Concurrent Diplomas

Concurrent diplomas give you the option to complete the equivalent of a major (100 points of subjects) in an additional area of study, including one outside your degree course itself.

What is a concurrent diploma?

  • A diploma-level qualification that lets you develop detailed knowledge in an area outside your main study discipline, and enhance your employability options.
  • 100 credit points, which usually involves an additional one year of full-time study – although part-time options are available.
  • Study undertaken at the same time as your degree. If you complete a concurrent diploma, you will graduate with two separate qualifications: your degree and your diploma.

Bachelor of Biomedicine students considering a concurrent diploma have the option of four types to choose from.

1. Diploma in Computing

Learn how to solve information-related problems, develop skills in programming, design online solutions and develop web applications.

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2. Diploma in Languages

In-depth language study in conjunction with your degree. This diploma can be taken without previous language training or if you’re seeking to develop existing language skills.

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3. Diploma in Mathematical Sciences

Complete additional studies equivalent to a major sequence in mathematics and statistics within the Bachelor of Science.

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4. Diploma in Music

Complete a sequence of practical, ensemble and music electives, usually taken over three years. Choose from all areas of study within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including music performance, ensemble studies and advanced musical training.

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Interested in doing a concurrent diploma?

Planning early helps maximise your subject choices and increase your chances of completing your degree and diploma at the same time. Seek advice from Stop 1 as soon as possible – especially if you are a student visa holder. For information on how and when to apply and cross-crediting subjects:

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