Information Technology @ a glance

What?

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program: 8 pre-university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters.

Tertiary Access Program: 4 pre-university level units studied over a period of 1 trimester.

Diploma: 8 to 12 university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters. The Diploma has the same course content and structure as Year 1 of the respective Curtin undergraduate degree.

Why?

  • Much smaller classes than in the equivalent 1st year Bachelor degree. (30-40 students)
  • 3 intakes per year (Feb, June Oct) for most courses
  • Opportunity to complete in 8 or 12 months depending on start dates
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Situated on the main Curtin campus. Western Australia's largest university and only 8 kilometres from Perth CBD

How?

  1. Download the pdf below, for full details of this course.
  2. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button on this page.
  3. Click 'Apply today' to send through your application, or
  4. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Courses lead to...

Students who have successfully completed the Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program OR the Tertiary Access Program progress on to the Diploma, which is equivalent to the 1st year of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Prospective students who have already completed the equivalent of the Australian Year 12 standard and meet the academic and English entry requirements are eligible for entry into the Diploma program. Successful completion of the Diploma program leads on to Year 2 of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Note:Some courses have Higher English Language Requirements and compulsory course prerequisites. Refer to the English Language Requirements here.

 

About the Programs

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program

  • Communications II (COM 201A)
  • Communications III (COM 202A)
  • Introduction to Computing (BUS 107A)
  • Mathematics (BUS 104A)
  • Programming (COM 101A)
  • Statistics (BUS 105A)

Plus 2 optional units from the following:

  • Accounting (BUS 100A) or Economics (BUS 103A)
  • Management (BUS 108A) or Marketing (BUS 109A)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

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Tertiary Access Program

  • Communications III (COM 202A)
  • Programming (COM 101A)
  • Mathematics (BUS 104A)
  • Statistics (BUS 105A)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

Diploma of Information Technology

  • Statistical Data Analysis 101 (half unit)
  • Database Systems 120
  • Software Engineering 110
  • Unix & C Programming 120
  • Mathematics 103
  • Mathematics 135
  • Academic Communication for Engineers 100
  • Object Oriented Program Design 110
  • Data Structures & Algorithms 120

Entry into Curtin Year 2

Bachelor of Science (Computing)

CRICOS Code 061600D
Remaining duration of degree course: 2 years

With majors in:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security

Bachelor of Technology
(Computer Systems and Networking)

CRICOS Code 041280C
Remaining duration of degree course: 2 years

Popular careers

  • Information Technology Manager
  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)
  • and other IT related career opportunities