Diploma in Engineering
The Diploma in Engineering fast tracks students directly into the the second year of an undergraduate degree of Engineering at UNSW Sydney.
Who is this program for?
The Diploma in Engineering is delivered by UNSW Global, the pathway provider which is fully owned by UNSW Sydney. As a Diploma in Engineering student you will be studying equivalent courses to first year undergraduates which are accredited by UNSW Sydney, but delivered in a program tailored to international students. You will be able to enjoy access to the same facilities and resources as first year undergraduate students.
After successfully completing nine courses specific to your chosen degree specialisation you will be awarded a Diploma in Engineering. This will allow you to receive full credit for the first year of your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program at UNSW Sydney and enter directly into second year of the degree program.
UNSW Sydney offers an extensive range of Engineering course specialisations for your future career (see list below)
The Diploma in Engineering (CRICOS Course code 095863M) is an 11 month program that will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in Engineering. Students will need to complete a set of 9 courses within 24 months to achieve their Diploma and receive credit (advanced standing) for first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UNSW Sydney.^ The selection of courses students choose, determines the specialisation they will be able to pursue in second year for their Bachelor of Engineering
Second Year Engineering (Honours) degree at UNSW Sydney on successful completion of Diploma
Term 1: 12 weeks
Term 2: 12 weeks
Term 3: 12 weeks
Up to 25 hours per week
9 courses (based on specialisation)
Program Start Date
9 September 2019 - 21 August 2020
20 January 2020 – 11 December 2020
11 May 2020 – 30 April 2021
31 August 2020 - 20 August 2021
18 January 2021 - 10 December 2021
Tuition Fees AUD
AUD $41,997 (2019)
Please see non tuition fees here
Diploma entry requirements
View the full table of academic and enlish Diploma entry recruitments in our hub.
Our courses are equivalent to those taught in the first year of an undergraduate degree at UNSW Sydney. The difference is that you get additional support in honing your English and academic skills.
Choose a degree specialisation to see the courses you will study
“Our diploma courses are based on UNSW Sydney first year undergraduate courses so that students have the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their degree studies.”
Dr. Suzann Malaney
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* Australian permanent residents, Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens are not eligible to enrol in Diploma programs at this time. If a student becomes an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen after they enrol, they must continue to pay international student fees for the duration of their Diploma program and will be subject to additional competitive processes for entry into a UNSW Sydney program.
*Note: Census date for Diploma Programs to be advised