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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time

Intake

On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Not available to domestic students.
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required

80

Course code

YINTI1

Overview

The Diploma of Information Technology is designed to reflect general degree course objectives and build towards the graduate attributes of Charles Darwin University. These attributes describe creative, flexible and socially responsible graduates who are able to the acquire, understand and apply concepts and knowledge with a high level of skills in communication, leadership and team work.

The Up Education approach meets this commitment to learning through a focus on students, high quality teaching, strict academic standards and helping students to be well-rounded.

The Diploma Information Technology has been developed to parallel the existing first year course with the added dimensions of Academic English development, increased contact time with staff and focus on linguistic and cultural gaps that will exist for many students in first year units. Successful completion of this course allows you to enter the second year of the following courses at CDU: Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Science.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $28,000.00. This equates to $3,500.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

CDU International Student in the library

Why study IT and network engineering at CDU?

From dealing with technology-related crimes to software engineering and data collection, an IT degree at CDU is tailored to industry demand. You'll graduate equipped with the technical and analytical skills to future-proof your career across multiple sectors.

  • #1 in Australia for learner engagement in computing and IT (GUG 2022)
  • #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Use state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies

What will I study?

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Course structure

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student, you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.


A candidate must successfully complete 8 units totalling 80 credit points (cp) over two semesters (4 units each semester) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

All units are scheduled for five contact hours per week over a 12-week teaching semester.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(7 units)

70cp

Core units totalling 70 credit points as detailed below. 

IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
IDC103 Business and Professional Communications
IDI101 Computing Fundamentals
IDI102 Software Now
IDI103 Statistics
IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications
 

Specialist Elective Units
(1 units)

10cp

Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the units listed below.

IDB101 Quantitative Analysis for Business
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB103 Introduction to Management
IDB104 Business Economics
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
 

Electives
(0 units)
0cpThere are no elective units available in this course.
 

80cp

Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Summer 2021/2022

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2

Semester 3
(Summer)

Calendar Year 1
    IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCO
    IDI101 Computing FundamentalsCO
    IDI104 Operating Systems and ApplicationsCO
    One elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE
Calendar Year 2
IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO                                                              
IDC103 Business and Professional Communications CO    
IDI102 Software NowCO    
IDI103 Statistics CO    

Students commencing in Semester 1 2022

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCOIDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO
IDC103 Business and Professional CommunicationsCOIDI104 Operating Systems and Applications ICO
IDI102 Software Now COIDI101 Computing FundamentalsCO
IDI103 Statistics COOne elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE

Students commencing in Semester 2 2021

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO
  IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications ICO
  IDI101 Computing FundamentalsCO
  One elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE
Year 2
IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCO  
IDC103 Business and Professional CommunicationsCO  
IDI102 Software Now CO  
IDI103 Statistics CO  

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 50*.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 162, with no skill below 154.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B1.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no score lower than 36.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum score of 14 for reading, speaking and listening and a minimum score of 21 for writing.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers onlyATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer<5<5
Median rank to receive an offer<5<5
Highest rank to receive an offer<5<5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5N/P
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5N/P
International students 9 100.0
All students 9 100.0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Diploma of Information Technology
Faculty/College
CDU International College
Sector
HE
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0100740

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