Course Description

There is no new intake into this degree from 2014. This degree is in teach-out. Interested applicants should look at the Associate Degree in Information and Communication Technology.

The Associate Degree in Computing is a 2-year award which provides a solid foundation to the disciplines of Computing and Computer Science. Students complete 16 units with at least 10 relating specifically to IT. Some foundation units are allowed to better prepare students for bachelors degree study.

The associate degree articulates to the Bachelor of Computing, with appropriate unit choices, the Bachelor of Computing degree may be completed after one additional full-time year.

For more information see the introduction to the 73D Bachelor of Computing degree.


2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.2% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 81.5% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 60.4% (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: 19.0% (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: S2D

Entry Requirements

The program offers an alternative method of entry for applicants who do not meet the standard admission requirements. It prepares students for entry to degrees in science and engineering offered at the University of Tasmania. Specific units from the foundation component of the Associate Degree (Stage 1) may taken by students seeking admission to degree programs with specific admission pre-requisites.