Diploma of Science (Computing/IT)

Key Information


8 units (8 to 12 months)*

*Part-time students who are enrolled in less than 4 units per trimester are expected to take additional trimesters to complete.


February, June & October


ECU Sri Lanka Campus



LKR 95,000.00 per unit



USD 620.00 per unit


ECU’s campus in Sri Lanka campus offers pathway programs through partner institutes Edith Cowan College, Perth (ECC) and Australian College of Business and Technology (Pvt) Ltd (ACBT).

Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) program introduces you to the disciplines of computer science, software engineering, computer security, information technology and other emerging fields.

The program consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters.

Students who successfully complete 4 units under the ACBT Diploma program will receive Advanced Standing in the ECC Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) Program – Year 2 (CRICOS Code 092035D).

Students also have the possibility of receiving up to 8 units (120 credit points) advanced standing, the equivalent of the first year, in the respective bachelor’s degree at ECU.

A minimum of 50% pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

Course Structure

No.CodeCourse UnitsCredits
1SCI1125Professional Science Essentials15
2MAT1252 Mathematics for Computing15
3CSI1241 Systems Analysis15
4CSP1150 Programming Principles15

No.CodeCourse UnitsCredits
5CSG1105 Applied Communications15
6ENS1161*Computer Fundamentals15
7CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
8CSI1101Computer Security15

*MAT1252 is a pre-requisite for ENS1161

Entry into 2nd Year

Students can also enter into many universities in Australia or Navitas-partnered Universities for the 2nd year in IT related majors such as Networking, Computer Security, Information Systems, Internet Computing, and Graphic Design etc.

Transfer to ECU

Completion of the University Foundation Program and the ECC Diploma Year 01 program can lead into the first year undergraduate degrees at ECU.

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