Computer Science/IT Pathways

The Computer Science Pathway is an accessible program for students without the recommended background in mathematics and who wish to complete a computer science degree at UNE.

The Computer Science Pathway program does not require you to have a background in science, and you may apply if you have not completed senior secondary education.

Mature age students may consider applying for the Computer Science Pathway as a way of commencing tertiary study, while professionals who require a qualification in computer science/information technology for their current role will also benefit from the Diploma in Information Technology.

The Diploma in Information Technology

If you do not have the recommended knowledge in mathematics, the Diploma in Information Technology will provide you with the opportunity to upgrade your mathematics skills to the level required for successful study in computer science as well as providing a foundation in computing. On successful completion of the Diploma you can transfer to the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Laws with credit for studies completed.

More information on the Diploma in Information Technology

Alternatively, if you have at least four years of full-time equivalent relevant experience in computing science/information technology you will be granted credit for four units and the flexibility to take on more advanced and specialised topics -- be that specific technical skills, professional skills, or mathematical areas related to modern computing.

More information on this pathway

The Diploma is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course which can be completed on campus or online.

For more information on Computer Science and Information Technology visit our study area web page.