Computing & IT

Be ready for university-level studies in computing, IT and cyber security with ECC's Diploma of Science (Computing/IT).

Key Information

Duration

Year 1: 8 units (8-12 months)
Year 2: 8 units (8-12 months)

Intake dates

Year 1: February, June, October
Year 2: February, June, October

Campus location

ECU Joondalup Campus West

2023 Fees

Year 1: A$14,800

Year 2: A$15,900

Domestic International

2023 Fees

Year 1: A$24,200

Year 2: A$32,340

Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) (Year 1)

The units you will study are designed to enhance your learning experience, and provide you with the underpinning knowledge necessary to prepare you for studies in computing, information technology and cyber security at university level. This program is taught on ECU’s state-of-the-art Joondalup Campus West.

The program consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters, and provides opportunities for scaffolded learning and the development of core academic and employability skills.  

  • Workplace Communication - Employability
  • Introductory Computing
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Information Design
  • Introductory Applied Maths or Elective
  • Year 1 Elective

15 Credit Points each unit

Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) (Year 2)

This program introduces you to the disciplines of computer science, software engineering, computer security, information technology and other emerging fields.  All computing programs at ECU are developed in consultation with the IT industry and have received the Australian Computer Society’s highest level of accreditation (Level 1). This program is taught on ECU’s state-of-the-art Joondalup Campus West.

The program consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters. Students who complete the ECC Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) (Year 2) will receive 8 units (120 credit points) advanced standing, the equivalent of the first year, in the respective bachelor’s degree at ECU. A minimum of 50% pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

  • Professional Science Essentials
  • Systems Analysis
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Programming Principles
  • Applied Communications
  • Computer Security
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Systems and Database Design

15 Credit Points each unit

Transfer to ECU

Progress to second year of your ECU degree

Your Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) can lead into the second year of the below undergraduate degrees:.