Post-Graduate Qualifying Program - IT

Future-proof your career with pathways into ECU's Master of Computer Science or Master of Cyber Security.

Course overview

The Post-Graduate Qualifying Program – IT (Stage 1) will develop the academic knowledge, skills and English Language Proficiency (ELP) for entry into the PQP semester and therefore Master’s degrees at ECU. 

The Post-Graduate Qualifying Program – IT (Stage 2) will equip students with the knowledge, skills and English Language Proficiency (ELP) for entry into masters degrees in the School of Science (Computing and Security) at ECU.  

Key Information


Stage 2: 4 months

Stage 1 + Stage 2: 7 months

Intake dates

Stage 2: February, July
Stage 1: April, October

Campus location

ECU Joondalup Campus West


Not available to Domestic students

Domestic International


2024 Stage 2: A$13,600

2023 Stage 1 + Stage 2: $19,600

2024 Stage 1 + Stage 2: $20,600

Post-Graduate Qualifying Program – IT (Stage 1)

CRICOS Code 085336F

The course is comprised of four core units which cultivate and build upon English language development and academic English skills.  

  • Academic English
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Effective Communication
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking

Post-Graduate Qualifying Program – IT (Stage 2)

CRICOS Code 085336F

The course is made up of four core units comprising three PQP units that embed and test academic rigour and language development, together with one discipline-based unit for which ECU will award advanced standing on transfer to the university.  A minimum of 50 percent pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

  • Networking Technologies*
  • Effective communication
  • Research Methods
  • Post-Graduate Preparation in Critical Thinking

* Advanced standing is granted for this unit

Entry into ECU master programs

Progress into one of these ECU master’s degrees

Your Post-Graduate Qualifying Program - IT can lead into ECU first year of the below postgraduate degrees:.