What will I learn?

The ANU Diploma of Computing is designed for students who are interested in studying a Bachelor of Information Technology at ANU. The diploma will provide you with a sound grounding in all the basic requirements for success in a degree in information technology including maths, information systems and computer science.

Computing and Information Systems fields of study at ANU were awarded 5 stars for graduate starting salaries and graduate employments.

Course Structure

Students will complete 2 semesters of 18 weeks each, and will be required to complete 48 units of study. The following are the compulsory courses:

ANUC1100 - Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

ANUC1710 - Web Development and Design

ANUC1110 - Introduction to Software Systems

ANUC2400 - Relational Databases

ANUC1101 - Professional Communication

ANUC1001 - Business Information Systems

ANUC1003 - Algebra and Calculus Methods

ANUC1005 - Discrete Mathematical Models

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major, minor or specialization.


Upon successful completion of the ANU Diploma of Computing with no more than one fail or incomplete grade, students will be eligible to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology at ANU.

If students do not achieve the required results they will need to begin at Year One and may apply for credit for courses undertaken in their Diploma.

All ANU diplomas are recognized Australian tertiary qualifications and are therefore nationally and internationally recognized and are valid to use to apply for entry to other institutions.

The Bachelor of Information Technology

Look around, Information Technology (IT) is everywhere your TV, laptop, gaming system, mobile phone, watch, music, movies and your next concert tickets. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and even socialize. If you are interested in driving this exciting revolution, within a truly globalized and fast changing industry, then the ANU Bachelor of Information Technology is for you.

The transition from the Diploma to the Bachelor will allow students to complete their Bachelor of Information Technology after only two additional years of study for the following majors:

  • Computational Foundations
  • Computer Engineering
  • Human-Centric Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Information-Intensive Computing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development

If the students preferred program is not a listed degree, or major within that degree, then there is no guarantee of entry although they are still eligible to apply competitively for entry and for credit for courses undertaken within the diploma.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science



Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
A$37,920.00 (US$ 26,457) per year

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

Start date

22 July 2019


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

IELTS - 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band

TOEFL (IBT) - Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)

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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