The University of Newcastle, Australia
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

489920
Newcastle

Start dates
  • First intake in 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

0 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program code: 40128

Study engineering

Develop your knowledge and skills of engineering through real world projects and problem solving.

The Diploma in Engineering has been designed to provide a core knowledge base that prepares you with the appropriate academic literacy, research, science, mathematics and introductory engineering skills required to go onto further study or into the workforce.

  • Increase your employability: widen your career prospects with our diploma qualification.
  • Guaranteed degree entry: complete the Diploma in Engineering and receive guaranteed entry into one of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees.
  • Receive credit: receive up to 80 units of credit towards an undergraduate degree.
  • No extra time or cost: You’ll complete your degree with no extra cost and within the same timeframe, depending on your choice of degree.
  • Extensive support: gain access to our support services, including the University Preparation Program (UPP) including prep courses taught by discipline experts and academic and peer learning support.
  • Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Diversify your skills and knowledge: get a taste of the different engineering disciplines with our directed course list
  • Internationally-experienced engineering graduates: the University of Newcastle is one of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global e3).
  • Blended learning: so you can access the majority of your content online should you choose.

Engineering student in the lab

Pathways ? The University of Newcastle is the largest provider of alternative entry programs in Australia
Top 200 ? in the world - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Ranked 13 ? in the world - Automation and Control
Top 100 ? in the world - Civil and Structural Engineering
Top 200 ? in the world - Mechanical Engineering

What you will study

The Diploma in Engineering has been designed to deliver a core knowledge base that prepares you with the appropriate academic literacy, research, science, mathematics and introductory engineering skills required for further study. You will also complete a short-directed list of courses, providing you with a taste of one of two discipline areas within our 12 engineering specialisations.

The Diploma in Engineering offers guaranteed entry pathway into all disciplines of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.


The Diploma in Engineering prepares students for a range of engineering career options; and provides students with a foundation to enable them for further studies associated with a of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

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