Concurrent Diplomas - Section contents

If you’re about to undertake an undergraduate (bachelors) degree at the University, you may also choose to study a concurrent diploma. A concurrent diploma can enhance your employability and allow you to develop detailed knowledge in an area outside your main area of study.

What is a Concurrent Diploma?

A Concurrent Diploma is a diploma qualification (100 points), taken at the same time as your undergraduate degree. While it usually adds a year onto your study, you may be able to cross-credit some of the study in your undergraduate degree to your diploma and take a 'fast track' to completion, potentially completing the diploma in the same time it takes to complete your undergraduate degree.

Types of Concurrent Diplomas

Diploma in Informatics

The Diploma in Informatics equips you with the tools and technologies to solve information-related problems. It offers skills in programming, designing online solutions, and developing web applications, and gives you the skills necessary to work effectively with people in other disciplines.

Diploma in Informatics (Course map)

Diploma in Languages

The Diploma in Languages offers an in-depth language study in conjunction with your degree. The diploma can be taken by students without previous language training, or by those seeking to develop existing language skills. Visit the Handbook for a full list of languages available in the diploma.

Diploma in Languages (Course map)

Diploma in Mathematical Sciences

If you have an interest in mathematics, this diploma offers you the chance to complete additional studies equivalent to completing a major sequence in mathematics and statistics within the Bachelor of Science.

Diploma in Mathematical Sciences (Course map)

Diploma in Music

This diploma comprises a three-year sequence of practical, ensemble and elective subjects, studied alongside Bachelor of Music students. Study areas cover music performance, ensemble studies and a basic understanding of the historical and theoretical knowledge that forms part of advanced musical training.

Diploma in Music (Course map)

How do I apply for a Concurrent Diploma?

Eligibility

  • Students enrolled in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science (unless majoring in Computing and Software Systems or Informatics) are eligible to apply.

Key dates

Diploma in Languages

Concurrent diploma commencement date Application due date Outcomes emailed to applicants
Summer Term 2017 Friday 2 December 2016 We aim to notify you of the outcome of your application within five working days.
Semester 1 2017 Friday 10 February 2017
Semester 2 2017
Note: Only currently enrolled students intending to begin the Diploma in Semester 2 2017 can apply.
Applications from commencing undergraduate degree students are not accepted at mid-year.
Friday 7 July 2017

Diploma in Music

Concurrent diploma commencement date Application due date Outcomes emailed to applicants
Semester 1 2017 Friday 10 February 2017 We aim to notify you of the outcome of your application within five working days.
Semester 2 2017
Note: Only currently enrolled students intending to begin the Diploma in Semester 2 2017 can apply.
Applications from commencing undergraduate degree students are not accepted at mid-year.
Friday 7 July 2017

Diploma in Informatics and Diploma in Mathematical Sciences

Application outcomes will be made in rounds.

December round
Who should apply? Application due date Outcomes emailed to applicants
  • Currently enrolled students intending to commence the Diploma in the Summer Semester must use this selection round.
  • Currently enrolled students intending to commence the Diploma in Semester 1 2017.
Friday 2 December 2016 Wednesday 21 December 2016
February Round
Who should apply? Application due date Outcomes emailed to applicants
  • Currently enrolled students intending to commence the Diploma in Semester 1 2017 who missed the December Round
  • Commencing students who wish to commence the Diploma in Semester 1 2017.
Friday 10 February 2017 Wednesday 22 February 2017
July Round
Who should apply? Application due date Outcomes emailed to applicants
  • Only currently enrolled students intending to begin the Diploma in Semester 2 2017 can apply.
    Applications from commencing undergraduate degree students are not accepted at mid-year.
Friday 7 July 2017 Wednesday 19 July 2017

Applying for all Diplomas
Languages, Music, Informatics or Mathematical Sciences

Prior to applying, you must:

  1. Fill out a course map for the Diploma you wish to apply for. The course map must be up to date (completed after the census date of the semester prior to when you want to start your Diploma).
  2. Attend a course planning appointment to discuss your course map.

To apply:

  1. Log into my.unimelb and navigate to the Student admin tab.
  2. Click Enrolment at the top of the page.
  3. Under the New course applications and offers heading, select 'Apply for another University of Melbourne Course'.
  4. Attach your completed course map to your application.
  5. If you are applying for a Diploma of Languages, you must also specify which language you wish to study, and upload your result from the Language Placement Test (if relevant).

Please note that only applications complete by the application due date will be assessed.

HECS exemption

If you're enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place and plan to undertake the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, you are entitled to complete the final 50 points of your diploma without incurring the HECS debt for those subjects. HECS exemptions are also available in the Diploma in Languages.