About this course
|Award title||Diploma in Informatics|
|Year & campus||2020|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Undergraduate Coursework|
|Credit points||100 credit points|
|Duration||12 months full-time or 24 months part-time|
The Diploma in Informatics will provide students in almost all areas of study with the option of complementing their principal undergraduate major with a program in the IT area, designed to give them familiarity with a range of data manipulation and presentation techniques. The delivery format via a concurrent diploma is designed to build on and extend students’ main study, with the expectation that students will contribute problems and challenges from their main study area to their Diploma subjects.
Diploma in Informatics
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
- concurrent enrolment in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree (see Note below); and
- a weighted average of at least 65% in their current study; and
- successfully completed a minimum of 50 points of University study including the core subject COMP10001 Foundations of Computing.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants will satisfy the University’s English language requirements for the Diploma by meeting the English Language requirements for the Bachelor degree in which they are enrolled concurrently.
- entry to the Diploma excludes the following students: BSc students majoring in any of: Computing and Software Systems, Data Science or Informatics, or students in the B-DES majoring in Computing.
- students are permitted to enter the Diploma at the start of any semester before the completion of the companion undergraduate degree.
- students may cross-credit 50 points for Diploma subjects taken as part of the undergraduate degree.
- 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).
- course advice need to be sought prior to applying for the Diploma.
- 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.
Inherent requirements (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/
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
1. IT-based knowledge to solve a variety of different type of information-related
2. Knowledge in the use of technology to manage and present information across
different types of industries
3. Programming, designing online solutions and developing web applications
4. Ability to employ a range of data manipulation and presentation techniques in
different industry sectors.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Informatics, students should:
- Be able to demonstrate their understanding of the way information and communication technologies support integration of data from diverse sources;
- Be able to apply modern IT concepts and techniques to problems involving the acquisition, storage, manipulation, and presentation of data;
- Be able to critically analyse the information flows occurring in real-world data sharing situations and be able to design supporting on-line or web-based solutions; and
- Be able to provide informed advice to people in other disciplines about how best to implement on-line or web-based solutions to problems involving the acquisition, storage,manipulation, or presentation of domain-specific data.
Refer to statement of course ‘Objectives’
The Melbourne School of Engineering closely maps subject level attributes and knowledge to align with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), whilst also aligning with Attributes of the University of Melbourne Graduate, Engineers Australia competencies and its own School attributes”
The Diploma in Informatics requires a total of 100 points of specified study, of which up to 50 points can be cross-credited from the student’s main or underlying degree. To graduate with an undergraduate degree and the Diploma, students must complete between 350 and 400 points across both programs.
To be awarded the Diploma in Informatics students must have completed two compulsory subjects (COMP10001 which is the entry point subject to the Diploma, and one of SWEN30006 or INFO30005) and two level three electives, plus four electives from level one, two or three. Some of these elective subjects will be pre-requisites for the final compulsory subject (SWEN30006 or INFO30005).
Depending on a student’s individual circumstances and their personal desire, the Diploma may be taken in a variety of “Fast Track” modes or by adding the full 100 points (i.e. one full year) to their degree.
Fast Track modes will involve cross-crediting of up to 50 points and/or overloading in one, two or all three years of the course.
All students undertaking a Diploma must complete a minimum of 350 points and a maximum of 400 points for the degree plus the diploma
Students in the BSc majoring in any of Computing and Software Systems, Data Science, or Informatics, and students in the BDes majoring in Computing, are not allowed to enroll in the Diploma in Informatics.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|COMP10001||Foundations of Computing||
(approved alternate is INFO10001 Informatics 1: Data on the Web, completed prior to 2012)
Plus one of:
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|SWEN30006||Software Modelling and Design||
|INFO30005||Web Information Technologies||
25 points of Level 3 subjects from the following areas of study: COMP, INFO, ISYS, SWEN
50 points of Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 subjects from the following areas of study: COMP, INFO, ISYS, SWEN
Last updated: 11 February 2021