This course is only available to international students


  • Qualify for direct entry into QUT's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), if you currently don't meet the academic or language requirements.
  • Get academic credit for the units you study in this course, letting you go straight to the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
  • Students who do not progress into the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will graduate with a completed Diploma of Engineering.
QUT course code EN02
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2017 & 2018 February, June, October
Note: 2 semesters (February, June and October); and 3 semesters (February only)
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
  • QUT International College
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CRICOS code 086329G
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The Diploma in Engineering provides a high quality introduction to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). This two semester program is designed for international students and offers extensive English language and academic support. Students who successfully complete the Diploma with a GPA of at least 4.0 and obtain a grade of at least 4 in Professional Communication, may gain access to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with full credit for the 8 units passed in the Diploma in Engineering.

The Diploma in Engineering provides an introduction to engineering units, concepts and data. The course features common engineering units to provide a broad understanding of foundation principles. Majors available after completing the diploma include:

  • civil engineering
  • computer and software systems
  • electrical engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • mechatronics
  • mechanical engineering
  • medical engineering
  • process engineering

Key course dates

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Why choose this course?

The Diploma in Engineering is specifically targeted at international students who want a pathway into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Real-world learning

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

Students 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.

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).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in 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.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

    Subject prerequisites

    • Maths B
    • English

    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 cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 14
    Rank 70

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 5.0
    Writing 5.0
    Reading 5.0
    Listening 5.0
    Overall 5.5

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

    We offer English language courses 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.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

    2018: $13790 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units (subject to annual review)

    2017: $13262 per study period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

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

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    How to apply for Diploma in Engineering

    You're ready to apply if you have:

    1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
    2. Checked important dates
    3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents

    All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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