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Diploma of Information Technology, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Sydney, Australia
The Diploma of Information Technology from Macquarie University provides an introduction to key theoretical and practical knowledge in information technology including programming, computer science, business systems, database design and digital media.
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Students who succeed in the Diploma of Information Technology from Macquarie University can choose from a number of undergraduate degrees offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and progress directly into the second year of the degree.

Key features

  • Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.
  • Prepares students for entry into the second year of a Bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • Teaching and learning activities focus on assisting students to acquire academic knowledge and also the study skills needed to succeed in higher education in Australia.
  • English language skills are integrated into the academic subjects to assist students to increase their confidence and competence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Communication in Science
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Database Design and Management
  • Introduction to Digital Media

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification with a minimum Selection Rank of 60;
  • HSC (or interstate) board exam with minimum average mark* of 60.

International students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of commencement and have a qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 with an ATAR of 60.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    9527 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9527 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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