Diploma of Computing and IT

Master the fundamentals of computer science, programming and information technology.

Key Information


8 or 12 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$36,500 (A$4,562.5 per module)

FEE-Help available

CRICOS Code: 072821M

Program overview

Your pathway to the University of South Australia degrees

Gain direct entry into your second year of a wide range of bachelor’s degrees at the University of South Australia with a Diploma of Computing and IT. With a comprehensive introduction to computing and IT you will be ready to pursue a career in the ever-expanding field of IT.

Program structure

Required modules

Students study 8 core modules.

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.

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 (Computing and IT) 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

Students who have completed Australian Year 11, or equivalent, or who are not eligible for entry into the Diploma of Computing and IT may be eligible for the two-stage Diploma of Computing and IT Studies Program

Second year entry into the University of South Australia

Progression requirements

Enter the below Computing and IT specialisations at the University of South Australia with a full year of credit from your Eynesbury Diploma of Computing and IT