What will I learn?

Look around, Information Technology (IT) is everywhere - your TV, laptop, gaming system, mobile phone, watch, music, movies, kitchen, car, bank and your next gig tickets. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and even socialize.

The ANU Diploma of Computing is designed for students who are interested in joining this exciting revolution. It provides a sound grounding in all the basic requirements for success in a degree in information technology including math’s, information systems and computer science. You will develop the study skills, increasing critical thinking skills and communicative capacity in an IT/Computing academic environment to support success at Bachelor level.

Students who complete the Diploma of Computing with no more than one fail or incomplete grade will be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in the second year.

This program is delivered by ANU College (CRICOS Code 01682E) a business of Study Group Australia, on behalf of ANU. Your transcript and test amur will be issued by the Australian National University.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science



Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (US$ 29,215) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants who complete a recognized secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed based on an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of the test. TOEFL - paper based test - A score of 550 with a TWE score of 4.0; internet based test: An overall score of 68, with a minimum of 18 in Writing; Cambridge CAE Advanced: An overall score of 169 with a minimum of 162 in all sub-skills; PTE Academic: An overall score of 57 with a minimum score of 50 in each of the communicative skills.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability