ATHE - Level 4/5 Diploma of IT and Computing

The undergraduate ATHE - Level 4/5 Diploma of IT and Computing is the ideal pathway for students wishing to complete an undergraduate bachelor degree at some of the world's leading universities in such fields as IT, computer science, software engineering and more. 

This qualification is awarded by ATHE is government accredited by OFQUAL in the UK and is equivalent to the UK Higher National Diploma (HDN).  For information on UK qualification comparisons, click here.

Delivered by the Online Business School, the course is made up of 20 interactive learning modules that focus on the key subjects required to secure entry to a related bachelor degree or execute a profession in an IT related industry. 

      LEVEL 4 Course Modules

  • Introduction to Computing

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Introduction to Database

  • Requirements Engineering

  • Systems Analysis and Design

  • E-Commerce Applications

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • IT and Society

  • Information Systems Project Mgmt

  • Management Information Systems

      LEVEL 5  Course Modules

  • Innovative Technologies in Computing

  • Computing Research Methods

  • Software Development Methodologies

  • Computing Project Planning

  • Strategic Mgmt Information Systems

  • Ethical, Legal and Prof Issues in IT

  • Network Design and Management

  • Web Based Development

  • Cyber Security

  • Advanced Databases

Course duration

Full time students are expected to complete the Level 4/5 Extended Diploma of IT and Computing within 12 months


Entry requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a full secondary education

Intake dates

Students can enrol anytime (365 days / year)


Delivery method


University Pathways

Program inclusions

Each Pathway program includes full access to the IELTS preparation course and professional development short courses.


Although the courses are optional, we recommend that students take full advantage of these highly valuable education resources.

UPI graduates can to progress to a number of universities in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

For more information on university pathways, click here.