Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and aptitude required to succeed in the changing world of technology.

Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and aptitude required to succeed in the changing world of technology.

Diploma of Information Technology

N/0611/4/0014 MQA/PSA 15870 (03.03.2028)

Swinburne’s Diploma of Information Technology program equips you with relevant skills, knowledge and aptitude required in contemporary software development industries.

The program incorporates new and up-to-date information on technological advancements that help equip you with the knowledge you need to attain a competitive advantage. Students will progressively acquire professional skills through authentic learning. The diploma is a pathway that aims to assure employability and/or further learning within the IT industry.

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February, September

2 years (Full time)

Course details

Course structure

To qualify for the Diploma of Information Technology, students must complete 225 credit points comprising:

  • 14 core units (175 credit points)
  • 4 electives units (50 credit points)
  • 1 non-credit unit.

Units of study

Core units

  • CSS101 Programming 1
  • CSS102 Discrete Mathematics
  • CSS103 Fundamentals of Networking
  • CSS104 Database Management System
  • CSS201 Programming 2
  • CSS202 System Analysis and Design
  • CSS203 User Centered Design
  • CSS204 Data Structure
  • CSS301 Software Project
  • DBC111 Preparatory English
  • DBC121Academic English
  • DBI121 Information Technology
  • DBI211 Fundamentals of Web Technology
  • DBI311Introduction to Business Information Systems.

Elective units

  • CSS205 Networks and Switching
  • CSS206 IT Security
  • CSS302 Digital Forensic
  • CSS303 Cyber Ethics
  • CSS207 Foundation of Statistics
  • CSS208 Introduction to Data Science
  • CSS304 Data Analytics
  • CSS305 Applied Data Science in Python.

Non-credit units

  • MPU2133 Malay Language Communication 1 (for International students) or
  • MPU2183 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (for Malaysian students only).

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM38,250 (total)
International students
RM45,054 (total)

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.


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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

  • SPM: A Pass with at least 3 Credits incl Mathematics, or
  • STPM: A pass with a minimum of Grade C (GP2.0) incl Mathematics at SPM level, or
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul (pass) and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent, or
  • A pass in SKM Level 3, and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level, or
  • A pass in any qualifications equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF) and a credit in Mathematics at SPM level.

Candidates without a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or its equivalent may be admitted if the Certificate programme contains subjects in mathematics that are equivalent to mathematics at SPM level. Candidates with a credit in computing-related subject at SPM level or its equivalent may be given preferential consideration.

English Requirements

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Application process

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped for roles in contemporary software development industries, and/or future learning within the IT industry.

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