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Applications to CDU must be submitted online. The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date. There is no application fee when you apply online.

Please note: Information on applying for research programs can be found on the Research page.

The online application process allows you to attach the relevant documents to your application. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application.

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Application deadlines

Coursework: Please refer to the table below.

SEMESTER 1 2018Summer Semester  2017

Last date to submit

offshore applications

15 January 2018

06 October 2017

Last date to submit

onshore applications

31 January 2018

23 October 2017

Research: Applications are open all year round. Research scholarship applications follow the deadline published in the Research website.

Use a CDU Authorised Education Agent

CDU has authorised representatives in many countries and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are normally able to assist you with your visa application as well as your university application. Please be aware that some education agents may charge a fee.

See the list of CDU authorised representatives.

Courses are available in the following areas:

Arts & Creative Arts
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester IntakeCourse Code
Bachelor of ArtsN/A18,5203 YearsFebruary / JulyBAR
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)20,10018,5201 YearFebruary / JulyBAH22
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws20,75019,2605 YearsFebruary / JulyWARLA1
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts)N/A19,0003 YearsFebruary / JulyBCAIVA
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(Communication)
N/A19,0003 YearsFebruary / JulyBCAICM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(New Media Design)
N/A19,0003 YearsFebruary / JulyBCAINM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology21,90020,3004 YearsFebruary / JulyBCNMIT
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours)N/A19,0001 YearFebruary /JulyBCAIH
Building Design & Architecture
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Design21,60020,2003 YearsFebruary / JulyBDES
Business & Commerce
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting**21,25020,4403 YearsFebruary / JulyWACC01
Bachelor of CommerceN/A20,4403 YearsFebruary / JulyBCOMR
Bachelor of Business21,250N/A3 YearsFebruary / JulyWBUS01

**Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in all bands to meet the English language requirements for professional registration.

Education
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)****21,20019,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Visual Arts)****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary/ JulyBEDSVA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Health and Physical Education)****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSHP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Science) ****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSSC
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Music)****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSMU
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Mathematics)****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSMA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Information Technology)****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSIT
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)****N/A19,8004 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSHS
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching21,20019,8004 YearsFebruary /JulyBEDEC
Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry)21,20019,8002 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDGE

**** From 1 January 2013 the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will introduce changes to the assessment criteria for English language proficiency to be consistent with teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories. Find out more information at AITSL notice of change to assessment criteria (PDF 35KB).

 

Engineering
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Engineering Honours27,90026,0004 YearsFebruary / JulyVENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science27,90026,0003 YearsFebruary / JulyWENGS1
Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering27,90026,3745 YearsFebruary / JulyHENG01
Associate Degree in Engineering27,90026,0002 YearsFebruary / JulyXENG01

Diploma of Engineering

(Higher Education program)

27,900

26,000

1 YearFebruary / JulyYENG01
Environmental Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Environmental Science25,66023,8003 YearsFebruary / JulyBES
Health Sciences
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Counselling 22,40020,7161 YearFebruaryYCOUN1
Diploma of Psychology 22,40020,7161 YearFebruary / JulyYPSY01
Bachelor of Psychological Science22,40020,7163 YearsFebruary / JulyWPSYS1
Bachelor of Pharmacy28,00026,0004 YearsFebruary / JulyBPHAR
Bachelor of Health Sciences24,00022,8003 YearsFebruary / JulyBHSC
Bachelor of Midwifery***25,65024,2003 YearsFebruaryWMIDW1
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 26,30024,8004 YearsFebruaryBMLSC
Bachelor of Nursing***25,65024,2003 YearsFebruary / JulyBNRSG

*** From 19 September 2011 a revised registration standard on English Language skills has been implemented. Find out more at: www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Course at Charles Darwin University (CDU) who are undertaking units which involve a clinical placement must meet all pre-clinical requirements set by the University. For more information :

Go to the Nursing webpage and select the pre-clinical tab.

Indigenous Studies
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Applied Social ScienceN/A18,5202 YearsFebruary / JulyXASS01
Bachelor of Applied Social ScienceN/A18,5203 YearsFebruary / JulyWASS01
Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and LinguisticsN/A18,5202 YearsFebruary / JulyXINLL1
Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and LinguisticsN/A18,5203 YearsFebruary / JulyWINLL1
Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledges HonoursN/A18,5201 YearFebruary / JulyVINKH1
Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges20,10018,5201 YearFebruary / JulyYATSI1
Information Technology
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology 23,50021,6002 YearsFebruary / JulyXICT01
Associate Degree of Network Engineering23,50021,6002 YearsFebruary / JulyXNENG1
Bachelor of Information Technology23,50021,6003 YearsFebruary / JulyBIT
Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours23,50021,6004 YearsFebruary / JulyBSENGH
Bachelor of Computer Science 23,500N/A3 YearsFebruary / JulyWCOMS1
Bachelor of Computer Science/Master of Information Technology23,500N/A5 YearsFebruary / JulyHCSIT1
Diploma of Network Engineering23,50021,6001 YearFebruaryYNENG1
Law & Legal Studies
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Laws21,40019,9681 YearFebruary / JulyYLAW01
Bachelor of Laws21,40019,9684 YearsFebruary / JulyWLAW01
Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)21,40019,9683 YearsFebruary / JulyWLAWG1

Associate Degree in Legal Studies

21,400

19,968

2 YearsFebruary / JulyXLEST1
Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science24,00022,8002 YearsFebruary / JulyXEXSS1
Bachelor of Science24,600N/A3 YearsFebruary / JulyWSCI01
Bachelor of Science Honours24,60023,4001 YearFebruary / JulyBSCIH
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 24,00022,8003 YearsFebruary / JulyBESS
Diploma of Science24,60023,4001 YearFebruary / JulyYSCI01
Diploma of Exercise and Sports Science24,00022,8001 YearFebruary / JulyYEXSS1
Social Work & Community Development
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies20,10018,8803 YearsFebruary / JulyBHCS
Bachelor of Social Work20,50019,2004 YearsFebruary / JulyBSW
Non Award    
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Study Abroad - One Semester8,5008,5000.5 YearFebruary / JulyZSA1S1
Study Abroad - Two Semesters17,00017,0001 YearFebruary / JulyZSA2S1
Arts & creative arts
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester IntakeCourse
Code
Master of Public Policy25,400 24,1522 YearsFebruary / JulySPPOL1
Business & Commerce
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester IntakeCourse
Code
Master of  Professional Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
26,000 25,0002 YearsFebruary / JulySPAPP1
Master of Professional Accounting 26,000 25,0001.5 YearsFebruary / JulySPACC1
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
26,000 25,0002 YearsFebruary / JulyMBAP14
Master of Business Administration26,000 25,0001.5 YearsFebruary / JulyMBA14
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration26,000 N/A1 YearFebruary / JulyTBAD01
*Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain an IELTS of 7 in all bands to meet the English language requirements for registration. 
Education
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Graduate Certificate in Education (Global Learning)11,150*10,600*0.5 YearFebruary / JulyGCEI
Master of Education (Global Learning)22,300N/A1 YearFebruary / JulySEDI01
Master of Digital Learning Futures22,30021,2002 YearsFebruary / JulySDLF01

**** From 1 January 2013 the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will introduce changes to the assessment criteria for English language proficiency to be consistent with teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories. For more information about the requirements download Changes to AITSL Assessment Criteria (PDF 26KB).

Engineering
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Engineering28,900 26,9362 YearsFebruary / JulySENG01
Environmental Science
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Emergency and Disaster Management24,600 23,4002 YearsFebruary / JulyMEMDM
Master of Environmental Management25,100 23,8802 YearsFebruary / JulyMEM
Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management24,60023,4001 YearFebruary / JulyTEMDM1

 

Health Science
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Public Health24,600 23,4001.5 YearsFebruary

MCPHTH

Information Technology
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering)23,50022,0002 YearsFebruary / JulyMITSE
Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)N/A22,0002 YearsFebruary / JulySITBI1
Master of Information Technology (Information Systems and Data Science) 23,500N/A2 YearsFebruary / JulySITIS1
Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security)23,500N/A2 YearsFebruary / JulySITCS1
Master of Data Science23,500N/A2 YearsFebruary / JulySDASC1
Graduate Diploma of Data Science 23,500N/A1 YearFebruary / JulyTDASC1
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) 23,500N/A1 YearFebruary / JulyTINTC1
Indigenous Studies
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Policy DevelopmentN/A23,4001 YearFebruary / July

TIPD01

Law and Legal Studies
CourseFees  $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Laws **$26,80024,9991 YearFebruary / July

SLAW01

* Full course fee
** This course is only offered online and not available for international students visa holders.

Note: The University will review tuition fees annually and the new annual fees will apply to all international students, regardless of the commencement date of study.

Postgraduate Research

CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Doctor of Philosophy (EHS)22,300-25,000*19,360-22,720*4 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHEHS
Doctor of Philosophy (IAS)22,300-25,000*19,360-22,720*4 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHIAS
Doctor of Philosophy (LBA)22,300-25,000*19,360-22,720*4 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHLBA
Doctor of Philosophy (ACIKE)22,300-25,000*22,7204 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHIKE
Master by Research (EHS)22,300-25,000*19,360-22,720*2 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSEHS
Master by Research (IAS)22,300-25,000*19,360-22,720*2 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSIAS
Master by Research (LBA)22,300-25,000*19,360-22,720*2 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSLBA
Master by Research (ACIKE)22,300-25,000*22,7202 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSIKE

* Non Lab-based fees: AUD$ 22,300 - Lab Based-Fee:AUD$ 25,000

Find out more about International Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

Note: The University will review tuition fees annually and the new annual fees will apply to all international students, regardless of the commencement date of study.

Business & Commerce
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
BSB40215Certificate IV in Business7,400*7,000*0.5 YearFebruary / July
FNS40615Certificate IV in Accounting7,400*7,000*0.5 YearFebruary / July
BSB30115Certificate III in Business7,400*7,000*0.5 YearFebruary / July
FNS30315Certificate III in Accounts Administration7,400*7,000*0.5 YearFebruary / July
Environmental Science
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
AHC51116Diploma of Conservation and Land Management7,600*7,200*0.5 YearJuly
AHC40910Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management7,600*7,200*0.5 YearFebruary
AHC31410Cert III in Conservation and Land Management7,600*7,200*0.5 YearJuly
AHC21010Cert II in Conservation and Land Management7,600*7,200*0.5 YearFebruary
Hospitality
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
SIT50416Diploma of Hospitality Management14,80014,0002 YearsFebruary / July
FDF30710Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)14,80014,0001 YearFebruary / July
SIT30716Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House)7,400*7,000*0.5 YearFebruary / July
SIT30816Certificate III in Commercial Cookery14,80014,0001 YearFebruary / July#
SIT40516Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 14,80014,0002 YearsFebruary / July
Education
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
CHC50113Diploma of Early Childhood Education And CareN/A20,5001.5 YearsFebruary / July
Beauty Services
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
SHB30416Certificate III in Hairdressing14,80014,0001 YearFebruary / July
SHB30115Certificate III in Beauty Services7,400*7,000*0.5 YearFebruary / July
SHB50115Diploma of Beauty Therapy14,80014,0001 YearFebruary / July
Building Design & Architecture
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
CPP40115Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting15,30014,4321 YearJuly
Information Technology
Course CodeCourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester Intake
ICT41015Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology13,000N/A1 YearFebruary / July

* Full course tuition fee

# These are the intakes for Palmerston Campus. Alice Springs Campus only has February intake.

CDU Sydney

Undergraduate
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting**21,25020,4403 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberWACC01
Bachelor of CommerceN/A20,4403 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberBCOMR
Bachelor of Business21,250N/A3 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberWBUS01
Postgraduate
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of  Professional Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
26,00025,0002 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSPAPP1
Master of Professional Accounting 26,00025,0001.5 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSPACC1
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
26,00025,0002 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSBAPP1
Master of Business Administration26,00025,0001.5 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSBAD01
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration26,000N/A1 YearFebruary / July / NovemberTBAD01
**Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in all bands to meet the English language requirements for professional registration.

CDU Melbourne

International students can study selected Charles Darwin University courses in Melbourne through a partnership between Charles Darwin University and the Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC).

CDU CRICOS Provider No: 00300K (VIC), ATMC CRICOS PROVIDER NO: 03013D.

Undergraduate
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting**21,25020,4403 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberWACC01
Bachelor of CommerceN/A20,4403 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberBCOMR
Bachelor of Business21,250N/A3 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberWBUS01
Postgraduate
CourseFees $AUD per year (2018)Fees $AUD per year (2017)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of  Professional Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
26,00025,0002 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSPAPP1
Master of Professional Accounting 26,00025,0001.5 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSPACC1
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
26,00025,0002 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSBAPP1
Master of Business Administration26,00025,0001.5 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSBAD01
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration26,000N/A1 YearFebruary / July / NovemberTBAD01
**Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in all bands to meet the English language requirements for professional registration.