Direct to Second Year
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 eight 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).
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The Diploma in Engineering (CRICOS Course code 095863M) is a 12 month program that will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in Engineering. Students will need to complete a set of 8 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 (Major) they will be able to pursue in second year for their Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
Diploma in Engineering program information
|Intakes||January, May, August|
|Terms||3 terms||See academic calendar|
|Courses||8 courses||See program structure|
|Contact hours||Approx 20-25 hours per week|
|Progression||Year 2 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UNSW Sydney||Find out more|
|Scholarships||Up to $7,500||Find out more|
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Dates and fees
|Enrolment||Finish||Start Year 2 - UNSW|
|18 Jan 2021||10 Dec 2021||Term 1 - Feb 2022|
|10 May 2021||29 Apr 2022||Term 2 - Jun 2022|
|30 Aug 2021||19 Aug 2022||Term 3 - Sep 2022|
Note: The tuition fee that you will pay depends on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course. Fees are reviewed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed, so it’s important to remember that indicative tuition fees shown above are not guaranteed. Any update to fees is effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included. You can view non-tuition fees here.
Diploma entry requirements
View the full table of academic and English Diploma entry requirements.
Progress to UNSW Sydney
Once you successfully complete a UNSW Diploma in Engineering, you will progress to Second Year at UNSW Sydney to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
The Diploma courses that you will study will be dependent on the major that you choose. To learn more about the program structure and courses you will study, view the UNSW Handbook.
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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.