Diploma of Engineering

With a Diploma of Engineering, students will gain the skills to think logically, analyse problems and explore creative solutions to real world challenges across various engineering specialisations.

Your direct pathway to University

2018 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees



Per unit





Two or three semesters


February, June, October



Course structure

The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students select 8 units in total from the list below depending on articulation.

Core units

  • COMM103 Writing and Research for Science and Engineering
  • ENGN100 Fundamentals of Digital Technology and Design
  • MATH099 Foundations of Mathematics / MATH100 Mathematics A
  • ENGN150 Fundamentals of Engineering Studies
  • MATH100 Mathematics A/ MATH101 Mathematics B
  • ITEC102 Introduction to Programming
  • ENGN101 Physics
  • ITEC103 Introduction to Software Design

Assumed knowledge

To meet the entry requirements for this diploma program, it is assumed that students have completed HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics, or equivalent. If not, students may be required to study bridging subject(s) or support program.

Second year of your university degree

Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Bachelor of Engineering Honours


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

Computer, wireless and mobile telephone networking, electronics design and manufacturing, project and technology management, radio frequency electronics design, sales and service of technical equipment, telecommunications and networking, wireless systems and installation, energy conversion, mechanical design and manufacturing.

Average starting salaries

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Computer Science: A$51,000

Engineering: A$51,500

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)