Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Develop academic language and literarcy skills required for University.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Successful graduates receive 1 year of credit (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. 

Highlights

  • Provides a premium 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.

Why choose this course?

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

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.

Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into the QUT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

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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. 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 first year academic content.
  • Develop academic language and literary skills through literature reviews and presentations.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Study on campus 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.

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

This course is being offered to Australian and New Zealand applicants for the first time in 2021.

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?

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Course code
EN02
QTAC code
420201
CRICOS code
086329G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
8-12 months full-time
2 semesters 96 credit points (February, June and October); and 3 semesters 96 credit points (February only)
Entry
February, June and October
Entry
February, June and October
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

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
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)

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

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Rank
68
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

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
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
5.5 5 5 5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
46 38 38 38 38
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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
Duolingo English Test (DET)
Test is temporarily accepted for admission into 2020 intakes and intakes commencing up to 31st March 2021.
* Pathway outcomes will be determined based on the student’s test score in conjunction with the performance in the final recorded speaking and writing components. Tests that do not include these speaking and writing component answers will not be considered.
90* -- -- -- --

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

2020 fees

2020 fees

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

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