Diploma in Engineering

Diploma in Engineering helps you meet the academic and English language requirements to enter the second year of QUT Bachelor of Engineering degree.
International
This course is only available for international students.
This course is only available for international students.

Guide to entry thresholds

OP
14
Selection
rank
70
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
8-12 months full-time
Course starts
February, June and October
CRICOS
086329G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

 

Highlights

Highlights

  • Provides pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
  • Complete in 8 months full-time. 12-month Diploma option available for February entry.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

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Why choose this course?

Studying Diploma in Engineering at the QUT International College will fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will develop academic skills which will help you become more confident with your university studies and dramatically improve your English skills, all while enjoying a complete university experience. Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into the QUT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.

What to expect

The Diploma in Engineering is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (EN01), providing an introduction to engineering units, concepts and data. On completion of the Diploma with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree. As a Diploma student, you will receive additional academic and language support preparing you for successful study in the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with 1 year of advanced standing.
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Real-world learning

The Diploma in Engineering will incorporate a combination of lectures, tutorials and laboratories to engage students in learning. You will learn to:

  • Retrieve, evaluate, present and use information relevant to engineering
  • Design, build and test models
  • Analyse and solve problems.

This will allow students to gain hands on and real-world experience.

Key course dates

There are 3 intakes for this program each year. Find the course dates here

Careers and outcomes

Honours pathway

To progress into QUT's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you will need to meet the conditions listed in your offer letter, including:

  • successfully complete your Diploma with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale

To find more information regarding the progression requirements, refer to the 'Requirements' tab for your chosen Bachelor degree, and select 'Australia' from the country list.

Advanced Standing

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

After successful completion of Diploma in Engineering, you are eligible for 96 credit points (one year) of advanced standing towards Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (EN01).

Remaining duration (full-time) in your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will be 3 years / 6 semesters in any of the majors.

Other degrees

You are eligible for 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing

It will take 3 years / 6 semesters to complete:

  • Bachelor of Property Economics (UD05)
  • Bachelor of Science (ST01)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (MS01)

It will take 4 years / 8 semesters to complete:

  • Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (UD01)

Professional recognition

The Diploma in Engineering is designed for students to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) award, which is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Students who graduate from the Diploma will receive the Diploma award. As the Diploma program is not accredited by Engineers Australia, future employment would be in a para-professional support role. To practice as a professional engineer students will need to complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Details and units

Requirements

OP
14
Selection
rank
70

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Course code
EN02
CRICOS code
086329G
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8-12 months full-time
2 semesters 96 credit points (February, June and October); and 3 semesters 96 credit points (February only)
Entry
Entry
February, June and October
OP Guarantee
No

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
14
Rank
70

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
162 154 154 154 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5.5 5 5 5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
46 38 38 38 38
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
56 10 10 15 14

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021 fees

2021: $31,020 per course (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 fees

2020: $29,828 per course (96 credit points)

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