Engineering (Information Technology) - 2636

Engineering (Information Technology)


IT works with industry to research and innovate. Be part of a dynamic field that is changing the way we communicate, the way business is conducted and the way we experience entertainment. IT makes business happen.

The Diploma of Information Technology offered at Monash College leads to a degree in information technology at Monash University.

Five reasons to choose the Diploma of Information Technology:

  1. A pathway into second year of an information technology degree at Monash University*.
  2. Learn on campus at Monash Clayton and interact with current students.
  3. You want to study information technology and would like to make a start on your future degree.
  4. Receive individual attention – benefit from small class sizes and learning support.
  5. Study the same curriculum and assessments as first year undergraduate students.

*Entry requirements into Monash College and Monash University apply.

The diploma is offered in two parts. Part 1 is taught at Australian Year 12 level and Part 2 is taught at first year level of an undergraduate degree and Studies provides entry to second year of Monash University Information Technology degrees.

Students are required to complete a wide range of compulsory subjects covering all aspects of information technology. They include data management, networks and algorithmic problem solving. This course is suitable for students who:

  • narrowly miss out on the entry scores required for directly entry into Monash University
  • need to bridge the gap between their highest qualification and those required for entry to Monash University
  • Want an alternative pathway than Year 12 or foundation studies

Choose the Diploma if:

  • want to fast-track into second year of an IT degree at Monash University*
  • have met the prerequisites in mathematics
  • have decided to study computer science or software engineering
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your future degree.
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At a glance

Part 1: 50

Part 2: 65

Course Details

Duration PART 1: 2 trimester (8 months). PART 2: 2 trimesters (8 months)
Start date First Trimester (February), Second Trimester (July), Third Trimester (October)
Qualification Diploma of Engineering (Information Technology Stream)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Equivalent to Australian Year 11 (part 1) or Australian Year 12 (part 2).

To be accepted into a Monash College Diploma, you must meet the academic and English language requirements. You will also need to check the age, subject and course prerequisites before you apply.

Prerequisite subjects

You must meet the additional course prerequisite subjects which are equivalent to Australian Year 11 (part 1) or Australian Year 12 (part 2).

Part 1

Part 2

Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics


Part 2: Students may need to complete a higher level mathematics unit as part of the Diploma for entry into the faculty.

Alternative academic entry requirements

For a full list of academic entry requirements and perquisites, by country visit the Monash College website.

Minimum age requirements

Part 1: 16 years

Part 2: 17 years. If you do not meet the age requirements, you may be offered a deferred place.

English requirements

Diploma Part 1
IELTS: 5.5 overall (no band lower than 5.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 52 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 15, Listening: 5, Reading: 5 and Speaking: 14 Equivalent approved English test

Diploma Part 2
IELTS: 6.0 overall (Writing not less than 6.0)TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 69 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July) and semester three (October)

Applications are submitted directly to Monash College and can be made by visiting the College website.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: 2636

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.