This course is only available to international students


  • Provides pathway into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the degree program.
QUT course code EN02
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 October, June, February
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 is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), 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 degree program. 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 the Bachelor of Engineering 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 English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test.

Progression to your related bachelor course

To progress into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you will need to:

  • successfully complete your diploma with a minimum GPA of at least 4.0
  • obtain a minimum grade of 4 in Academic Communication 1 and 2.

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).

Key course dates

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Entry requirements

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.

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.

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 68

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)
Overall 5.5
Listening 5.0
Reading 5.0
Writing 5.0
Speaking 5.0

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. We review fees annually.

2019: $14,340 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units (subject to annual review)

2018: $13,790 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units (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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