Highlights

  • Graduate with 1 year of credit (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
  • Study in a supportive learning environment with small class sizes, experienced educators and more contact hours.
  • Build foundational mathematics and physics knowledge essential for the engineering degree.
  • Participate in practical sessions in dedicated, state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Upon graduating, you'll progress straight onto the second year of your Engineering degree.

Highlights

  • Graduate with 1 year of credit (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
  • Study in a supportive learning environment with small class sizes, experienced educators and more contact hours.
  • Build foundational mathematics and physics knowledge essential for the engineering degree.
  • Participate in practical sessions in dedicated, state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Upon graduating, you'll progress straight onto the second year of your Engineering degree.
  • It is not possible to start this course online. This course is only available to you if you can attend classes on campus.

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). 

Whether you are a recent school leaver or are returning to study after a break, the QUT Diploma in Engineering provides you with a seamless transition to university without losing any time as you receive full credit for your diploma studies. Through QUT College, you will join a collaborative and close-knit learning community in which you will receive the support you need to succeed.

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

Explore this course

What to expect

The Diploma in Engineering draws on units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), introducing you to foundational engineering concepts, knowledge, and technical skills. In addition, the diploma has a strong focus on the development of academic skills required at university, preparing you for successful study.

All units adopt a blended approach to learning. On-campus classes are supported by online activities, helping you to become an independent learner. You’ll benefit from additional contact hours with experienced QUT educators in smaller class sizes allowing a more personalised learning experience.

Real-world learning

Engage with your peers and experienced educators through a combination of lectures, tutorials and labs in which you have opportunities to:

  • Work collaboratively to solve real-world problems
  • Design proposals
  • Present evidence-based ideas
  • Apply what you have learnt

 

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:

  • successful completion of the Diploma of Engineering. 

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).

It will take 3 years to complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • February and July entry with any major.

Other degrees

After successful completion of the Diploma in Engineering you are eligible for 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing towards the following degree programs.

Remaining duration and semester of entry into your chosen degree:

It will take 3 years to complete:

  • Bachelor of Property Economics - February and July entry
  • Bachelor of Science - February and July entry
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - February and July entry

It will take 4 years to complete:

  • Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (UD01) - February and July entry

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

Selection rank
60.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

Don't have a selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Course code
EN02
QTAC code
420201
CRICOS code
086329G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 months full-time
16 months part-time
Duration
12 months full-time
Entry
February, July and November
Entry
February, July and November
Commencing studies in 2022: this program is available for on-campus studies only.
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 strongly 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 or selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 98.00
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 65.40
Selection rank 67.30
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 57.95
Selection rank 61.10

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

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
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (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 in these areas:

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

More about assumed knowledge

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.

Applications in 2021 and 2022

In response to COVID-19, QUT has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered offshore. 

You must be onshore in Australia to study this course and cannot commence online. 

If the Australian Government makes any changes to the international border closure, QUT will communicate directly with students who have an offer and may be eligible to commence earlier than 2023.

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
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: 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)
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: 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 must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
90 and Production Score of 75 -- -- -- --

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.

Fees

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

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $29,828 per course (96 credit points)

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT College Merit Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance