Diplomas on offer
Undergraduate students have access to a range of diplomas that can be completed concurrently with a bachelor degree.
The diploma normally consists of a sequence of first, second and third-year subjects in a relevant area of study. Applications for concurrent diplomas are made following enrolment in an undergraduate degree.
Diploma in Informatics
The Diploma in Informatics provides an option for students in all Melbourne degrees to complete a sequence of study in the IT area, to complement their main major. This is a concurrent diploma, which means it must be undertaken in conjunction with a degree in another discipline at the University. Students can enrol in the Diploma of Informatics after completing 50 points of Informatics subjects.
Note: Students in the Bachelor of Science majoring in any of Computer Science, Science Informatics or Software Systems cannot enrol in the Diploma in Informatics.
Diploma in Languages
The Diploma in Languages enables students to gain an undergraduate diploma in a single language, in an integrated sequence. The concurrent diploma may be awarded provided students complete 50 points of subjects in addition to the 300 points required for the Melbourne degrees. Some studies completed in the Bachelor of Arts will also be credited toward the diploma. Where possible, these diplomas can be completed within three years. The following languages are available: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.
Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences enables students to complete one specialisation of the Mathematics and Statistics major from the Bachelor of Science. Students who take appropriate mathematics or statistics subjects within the breadth component of their bachelor degree will be eligible to complete the diploma by taking an extra 50 points (four subjects) in Mathematics and Statistics, in addition to the 300 points needed for your bachelor degree. In some circumstances it may be possible to complete both the bachelor degree and the diploma within three years.
Diploma in Music (Practical)
The Diploma in Music (Practical) provides students with the opportunity to pursue practical music study, but without committing to professional music training. The Diploma is structured around a three-year sequence of practical study, to which a student adds a suite of six Music Skills electives and two Advanced electives. The practical subjects involve weekly one-to-one tuition and instrumental/vocal master classes, as well as the opportunity to perform in regular concert classes.
Completing two degrees sequentially
Students, who complete one Melbourne undergraduate degree, such as Science, may apply to undertake a second or sequential Melbourne undergraduate degree. Applicants who meet the entry requirements for the second degree (including prerequisites) will be granted 100 points of credit. Most sequential (or second) degrees can be completed in two years of full-time study, but the sequencing of subjects may necessitate three years in some degrees.