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Diploma of Engineering

Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering is your first step toward specialisations in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical engineering programs. With the skills you develop during your diploma studies at SIBT, you will be able to think logically, analyse problems and explore creative solutions to real world challenges. Graduates of the Diploma of Engineering will be qualified to gain entry level engineering technician positions using the practical and communication skills which they have acquired whilst studying at SIBT. Graduates are also able to articulate into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering.

Your direct pathway to University

2021 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees




8 or 12 months


March, July, October 


Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney 



Course structure

The course can be completed over two or three sessions. Students commencing from Session 1, 2021 will study 8 core units in total from the list below.

Core units

  • COMM103 Writing and Research for Science and Engineering
  • ENGN120 Materials Science and Engineering 
  • MATH099 Foundations of Mathematics OR MATH100 Mathematics A*
  • ENGN130 Computing for Engineers 
  • MATH100 Mathematics A OR  MATH101 Mathematics B
  • ENGN110 Principles of Electric Circuits 
  • ENGN101 Physics
  • ENGN150 Fundamentals of Engineering Studies

Our friendly Student Advisors will help you to choose the most appropriate elective units for your program.

*You will be required to undertake a Maths Readiness Test prior to finalising enrolment. The Readiness Test
will determine if you will need to take an additional support maths program and which maths unit you will
study in Session 1.


Assumed knowledge

To meet the entry requirements for this diploma program, it is assumed that students have completed Australian year 12 maths or equivalent. If not, students may be required to study a bridging subject or support maths program.


Admission requirements can be found at  



Second year of your university degree
Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)

Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil)

Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical)

Bachelor of Engineering Science (Mechanical)

Successful completion of an SIBT Diploma will allow you to enter a bachelor’s degree at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus with 8 units of credit. 

You must complete and pass the required eight units for your Diploma. Graduates who achieve an overall average of 50% (taking into account all units attempted) will gain entry into Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus. Students who do not achieve this will be considered for entry on an individual basis.

Employment and career paths

Manufacturing, project and technology management, sales/service maintenance of technical equipment, energy conservation, electronics, sustainability, construction, water, electricity and infrastructure.

Average starting salaries

According to research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia ( average national graduate starting salaries are:

  • Engineering: A$60,000

Professional recognition

Engineering (Honours)
  • Institution of Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer

TEQSA accreditation

Provider Registration Number: PRV12046

Course ID: CRS1200502

This program is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

This program is available to domestic students and to international students studying in Australia on an Australian student visa provided the applicant meets the published entry requirements.

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