Diploma of Computing and IT Studies

Get a head start to university with a Diploma of Computing and IT Studies after completing Year 11.

Key Information


16 or 24 months

Intake Dates

February, June, October

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Campus Location

Coglin Street Campus

Programs are delivered through a variety of modes, not excluding online studies

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A$26,300 (Stage 1) 

$34,700 (Stage 2)

Program overview

Your pathway to The University of Adelaide degrees

Gain direct entry into bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science at The University of Adelaide with a Diploma of Computing and IT Studies. 

The two-stage program consists of Stage 1 (2 or 3 trimesters) and Stage 2 (a further 2 or 3 trimesters), making a total study period of 4 – 6 trimesters.

Stage 1 of the Diploma can be completed in as little as 8 months and will gain you direct entry into Stage 2, which is equivalent to the first-year of a bachelor’s degree. 

After completing your Diploma of Computing and IT Studies, you gain direct entry into the first or second year of selected bachelor’s degrees at The University of Adelaide

The subject material covered in Stage 2 of the Diploma of Computing and IT Studies is exactly the same as what is studied in first year at university, and also the same as the material covered in the One-Year Diploma of Computing and IT. With a comprehensive introduction to computing and IT you will be ready to pursue your career goals.

Program structure

Required modules (Stage 1)

Students study 8 core modules from the below list:

Required modules (stage 2)

Stage 2 of the Diploma of Computing & IT Studies is exactly the same module content as the One-Year Diploma of Computing & IT, and is also the same content as is taught in first year at university.

There are eight core modules that all students must complete.

Topics covered in this module include: history of computing, computer and operating system concepts, cloud concepts, and IT Business Context.

This module provides students with the skills and knowledge required to implement design thinking through participating and contributing to an effective team. Topics covered in this course include: working in teams, communicating your ideas, design thinking principles and methodology, and career planning and preparation.

In this module you will learn to develop problem solving skills and core programming techniques. Topics covered in this course include: a problem solving process, problem solving approaches, data types, variables and constants, Math and Boolean expressions, control structures (sequence, selection and loops), functions and user-defined functions, strings, lists, standard file I/O, and debugging. 

Topics covered in this module include: introduction to networks, basics of network protocols and communications, the OSI and TCP/IP networking models, IP addressing and subnetting IP networks, network design, and network operating systems and configuration of networking devices.

This module provides students with the skills and knowledge to construct dynamic websites that utilise queries to retrieve data from a database. Topics covered in this course include: relationship databases, structured queries, database design, web technologies and architecture, dynamic website, and web technologies.

To translate a problem description into a robust object oriented program. Topics covered in this course include: the programming environment, object oriented approaches to program design and development, object concepts and class design, testing, inheritance and polymorphism, and exceptions.

This module enables students to derive the systems requirements for a given problem statement, and design the user experience for an information technology solution. Topics covered in this course include: introduction to design methodologies, requirements gathering, systems analysis, documenting the requirements, user centred design, user experience, and evaluation and validation.

This module provides students with the skills and knowledge to interpret a problem statement and model system requirements. Topics covered in this course include: requirements gathering, formal approaches to documenting requirements, planning and conducting a project, and professional profile and employability skills.

Meet the program coordinator


Sam Seo commenced his role as Program Coordinator at Eynesbury College in 2020 and currently teaches modules relating to IT Project Management. With over four years of teaching at Eynesbury College, Sam has guided students in understanding the concept of scheduling, cost control, risk management, leadership, methodologies, business case writing, and product delivery. Sam is also teaching design thinking that helps students develop skills that apply human-centred techniques in solving problems in creative and innovative ways. 

Sam has a diverse background and multicultural experience, working in multiple countries, including Malaysia, Japan, Australia and Solomon Islands. Sam has developed multilingual communication skills that enable highly effective relationships with students from diverse backgrounds. Sam speaks fluent English, Malay, Pidgin, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects. He was a programmer and project manager in the IT industry before coming to Australia.

Sam had extensive security research on SCADA system in critical infrastructures during his master degree and uncovered technical vulnerability in SCADA system communication protocol. Sam is accredited as Cyber Security Specialist by Australia Computer Society and is currently doing his PhD in Data Governance in Internet of Things. Sam has published six research papers in the areas of information security, communication protocol and the Internet of Things.

Additional information


Classes run between 9am and 5.30pm on weekdays (Adelaide time zone, ACST). You can expect between 4-6 hours of private study per module, per week. 

Entry requirements

Direct entry into The University of Adelaide

Progression requirements

Get a head start with your Eynesbury Diploma of Computing and IT and complete your Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Adelaide in two and a half years. 

Progression requirement


Courses credited (Max. 8)

Duration (years)


Bachelor of Computer Science




Bachelor of Information Technology



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