First Year Diploma Programs
Completion of a Diploma Program allows for direct entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Digital Enterprise, Computer Science and Information Technology (IT)
Our Diploma Programs are two-semester courses that function as an alternative first year of an undergraduate degree at CDU. The programs are for students who are close to meeting academic and English entry requirements but require additional support in their first year of study.
Successful completion of a Diploma Program allows for direct entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Digital Enterprise, Computer Science or Information and Technology.
CRICOS course codes: Business Studies: 0100739, Information Technology: 0100740
Sample course progression
First Year Diploma programs finishing in November or February articulate into the second year of Bachelor degrees starting in Year 2 – Semester 1 (March).
First Year Diploma programs finishing in June articulate into Bachelor degrees starting in Year 2 –Semester 2 (July)
Degree progressions from First Year Diploma Programs
After completion of the First-year Diploma you may progress to the second year of one of the following degrees:
The Bachelor of Business provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the dynamic world of business.
This program imparts practical knowledge and understanding in the range of marketing, management, accounting, law and economics disciplines that are essential for a successful business career. The study modules reflect the demands of contemporary business and include topics such as e-commerce in the global business environment, strategic planning, international marketing, business ethics and many others. During your studies, you will develop skills in communication, presentation and problem solving, and learn how to apply key theories and practices to real-life business situations
The Bachelor of Digital Enterprise is a flexible, cutting-edge degree that combines management, marketing and information technology. It will give you a powerful, modern skillset in today’s competitive, global business environment.
During the course, you’ll combine practical and theory-based learning to develop knowledge and skills in:
• global management and marketing
• social and mobile aspects of business
• digital product innovation and development
• data and business analytics.
This focused combination of skills will equip you to strategically design and manage successful businesses, and give you a unique professional advantage.
The Bachelor of Accounting prepares you with professional skills to become an accountant or work in a range of roles that rely on accounting knowledge.
The course develops your communication, presentation and problem-solving skills. You will learn about financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, business law, corporate law, and finance.
You can also choose to study business units to complement your personal interests and career options. Or, you may choose electives from other areas, including language studies, anthropology, history, social science, indigenous studies, applied science and engineering.
The Bachelor of Computer Science will prepare you to be part of a continually evolving and diverse field, developing new applications and systems to improve the modern world.
You will develop skills and knowledge in the technical principles and applications of computer science as well as strengthen your problem solving, decision making and communication skills making you a confident and competent candidate for a role in the IT industry.
The Bachelor of Information Technology will prepare you to be responsible for more than just systems or software; you will be developing creative and innovative technologies for the modern world.
Throughout your studies, you will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as web design and development, networking, application development and systems.
You will also be encouraged to be an open-minded problem solver, a creative thinker and an engaging communicator, which will help progress your career in the IT industry.