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Who is this program for?
A UNSW Diploma is the perfect transition to university life in Australia. It’s ideal for international students who need extra support, including those who just missed out on direct entry into their preferred bachelor degree, or hold qualifications that aren’t recognised by UNSW Sydney.
Study a Diploma in Computer Science at UNSW Global2, and progress to Second Year at UNSW Sydney to study a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).
A UNSW Diploma makes it easy to adjust to university, with:
- smaller classes and at least 20% extra teaching time
- additional English and academic skill support
- course material equivalent to First Year courses within the UNSW Sydney degree, and
- access to the same facilities and resources as undergraduate students.
Why study Computer Science at UNSW Sydney?
Pursue your passion to create solutions that will change the world, with a career in the dynamic world of computer systems.
UNSW’s globally renowned School of Computer Science and Engineering is in the #1 Engineering faculty in Australia, providing world-class education that empowers students through a hands-on approach.
You will explore new ideas and diverse perspectives within a vibrant student community, through a wide choice of majors available in your Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).
Diploma in Computer Science program information
|Intakes||January, May, August|
|Terms||3 terms||See academic calendar|
|Courses||8 courses||See program structure|
|Weekly class time||Approximately 20-25 hours|
|Progression||Second Year, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at UNSW Sydney||Find out more|
|Scholarships||Up to $7,500||Find out more|
#1 in Australia
QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020
Top 4 subjects
ranked in the top 50 globally
QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020
Most employable graduates
AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Award, 2000
"The Diploma Program offers a more personalised introduction to your UNSW degree. Small class sizes allow you to get to know your lecturers and tutors. The program runs at a slower pace than the standard first year courses, helping you to balance your study and non-study time with less pressure."
Dr Noel Hanna
Progress to UNSW Sydney
Once you successfully complete a UNSW Diploma in Computer Science, you will progress to Second Year at UNSW Sydney to study a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and choose a degree major to prepare you for your future career.
The Diploma courses that you will study will be dependent on the major that you choose. To learn more about the program structure and courses you will study, view the UNSW Handbook.
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) majors:
Note: Diploma in Computer Science students must achieve a Satisfactory Grade (equivalent to IELTS 6.5) for the Communication and Academic Literacy course and a minimum pass for all other courses to progress to Second Year of the relevant degree program at UNSW.
Diploma entry requirements
Check if you meet the academic and English language entry requirements for a UNSW Diploma Program.
Note: The tuition fee that you will pay depends on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course. Fees are reviewed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed, so it’s important to remember that indicative tuition fees shown above are not guaranteed. Any update to fees is effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included. You can view non-tuition fees here.
“While studying the Diploma Program at UNSW Global, one of the most important things I learnt was time management – and balancing my study and social life. The great facilities, close proximity and similarities between the systems at UNSW Global and UNSW Sydney really helped to prepare me for further studies at UNSW.”
Aileen Inez Widjaja
- 1 QS World University Rankings, 2022 .
- 2 UNSW Diploma Programs are delivered on UNSW campus by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney.
- Australian permanent residents, Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens are not eligible to enrol in Diploma Programs at this time. If a student becomes an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen after they enrol, they must continue to pay international student fees for the duration of their Diploma Program and will be subject to additional competitive processes for entry into a UNSW Sydney program.