This course is only available to international students

Overview

  • 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 February, June, October
Note: 2 semesters (February, June and October); and 3 semesters (February only)
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
  • QUT International College
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code 086329G
Careers
  • Aerospace Avionics Engineer
  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Electrical and Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Engineer
  • Transport engineering specialist

Details

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

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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).

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Diploma in Engineering

You will complete six of engineering core units as well as two units of communication studies.

Diploma in Engineering units

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Energy in Engineering Systems
  • Introductory Engineering Mathematics
  • Foundations of Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Computation
  • Professional Communication 1
  • Professional Communication 2

Extension English sessions

For first-semester students, these language sessions take place during weeks 2-8.

Other QUTIC students in university entry programs may join the sessions if their timetable permits.

The aim of extension English sessions is to improve your English language proficiency in speaking, listening and overall writing ability in a relaxed environment.

In addition to developing these language skills, you will have the opportunity to discuss cultural issues and ask questions about studying at university.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

Previous study outside Australia

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

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.

Did you complete 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.

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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