Diploma of Computing

The Diploma of Computing consists of Deakin University's first year degree units and provides you with the foundation for further study in areas of Computer Science, Games Design and Development, IT Security and Information Technology.

Your pathway to Deakin University


Year Duration International Students Australian Students


2 trimesters

A$24 130 (A$3016.25 per unit)

A$19 340 ($2417.50 per unit)



  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Eight to twelve months


  • March, June and October


  • 022638B

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

Core Units

Choose from:

  • SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • SIT102 Introduction to Programming
  • SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval
  • SIT104 Introduction to Web Development
  • SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT
  • SIT111 Introduction to Computer Science
  • SIT112 Data Science Concepts
  • SIT113 Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
  • SIT120 Introduction to Apps Design
  • SIT151 Game Fundamentals
  • SIT153 Introduction to Game Programming
  • SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media
  • SIT162 Interactive Media Systems
  • SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security
  • SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods
  • SIT191 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
  • SIT192 Discrete Mathematics

Entry into second year of

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
    (CRICOS Code 053993D)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
    (CRICOS Code 083695K)
  • Bachelor of Games Design and Development
    (CRICOS Code 083694M)
  • Bachelor of IT Security
    (CRICOS Code 083693A)