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Information Technology, Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Progression to the Bachelor of Information Technology

International students may upgrade to the QUT Bachelor of Information Technology through the Diploma in Information Technology from the QUT International College at our Kelvin Grove campus.

Students who successfully complete these eight units with a grade point average of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale), and obtain a grade of at least 4 in Professional Communication 2 are given two semesters full-time credit (advanced standing) towards their degree and are guaranteed a place in the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: This course has been retitled 'Diploma in Information Technology' effective from 1st January, 2015 with a CRICOS code of 081616G.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Diploma in Information Technology units

  • Impact of IT
  • Computer Technology Fundamentals
  • Designing for IT
  • Building IT Systems
  • Programming Principles
  • Modelling Information Systems
  • Professional Communication 1
  • Professional Communication 2

Extension English Sessions

For first-semester students, these sessions take place during weeks two to eight. Other QUTIC students in University Entry Programs may join the sessions, if their timetable permits. The aims of Extension English are to improve the student’s English language proficiency in speaking, listening and overall writing ability in a relaxed environment.

In addition to developing these language skills, students have the opportunity to discuss cultural issues and ask questions about studying at university.

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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Academic Requirements

Subject prerequisites

  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9587 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9587 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2018: $9970 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units 
  • 2017: $9587 per study period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 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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