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Diploma in Informatics (D-INFO) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

All commencing undergraduate degree and commencing BE students may apply to undertake this Diploma. The mode of undertaking the diploma, either Fast Track or by addition of a full year to their degree will depend on each student’s particular circumstances (i.e. the overload policy requires a particular level of performance/achievement be attained for permission to overload).

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree are also eligible to apply to undertake the Diploma, but note that course advice need to be sought prior to applying for the Diploma.

To be eligible to apply for entry to a Diploma, students must have gained admission to and be enrolled in an UoM undergraduate degree and have successfully completed a minimum of 50 points of University study including the core subject COMP10001 Foundations of Computing. In addition students must have a weighted average of at least 65% in their current study to ensure entry into the Diploma.

The mode of undertaking the Diploma (either fast-track or by adding a full year to their degree), will depend on each student's particular circumstances (i.e. the overload policy requires a particular level of performance/achievement be attained for permission to overload).

Note that Diploma places cannot be deferred and you cannot be admitted in the Diploma if you are within the last 50 points of your undergraduate degree.

English Requirement

All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University's English language entry requirements in accordance with Selection Principles: Regulation 11.1.A2 – Admission and Selection to Courses. http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language- requirements (http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/ language-requirements)

For graduate students the University's English language entry requirements are set out at: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language- requirements/graduate-toefl-ielts (http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry- requirements/language-requirements/graduate-toefl-ielts)

The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)

The UMELBP provides a direct English language pathway from Hawthorn-Melbourne to specific courses at the University of Melbourne. Students who have achieved an IELTS band 0.5 lower than their University of Melbourne course entry requirement may be able to proceed directly to their University studies upon successful completion of the UMELBP. More information is available from the Hawthorn Melbourne website.

http://www.hawthornenglish.com/ (http://www.hawthornenglish.com/)

The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/english-requirements.html (http:// www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/english-requirements.html)

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/