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 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)
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UNSW Sydney is number one in Australia for engineering and technology
Annual Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings by Subject 2020
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 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)
"It’s a great campus, great atmosphere and I wanted to study here."
FELIX, INDONESIA Diploma of Engineering, Renewable Energy
Dates and fees
|Enrolment||Finish||Start UNSW Degree||Price (AUD)|
|11 May 2020||30 April 2021||Term 2 - May 2021||$43,177*|
|31 Aug 2020||20 Aug 2021||Term 3 - September 2021||$43,177*|
|18 Jan 2021||10 Dec 2021||Term 1 - February 2022||$43,177*|
|10 May 2021||29 Apr 2022||Term 2 - June 2022||$43,177*|
|30 Aug 2021||19 Aug 2022||Term 3 - September 2022||$43,177*|
* Price is indicative only
Please see non tuition fees here.
For a breakdown of 2020 diploma tuition fees by course click here.
Please see Academic calendar for this program here.
Diploma entry requirements
View the full table of academic and English Diploma entry requirements.
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
"Being a leading university in Australia and worldwide, UNSW has an astounding reputation in creating career-driven, well-equipped students in this day and age. I would also like to add that this is one of the best universities in the field of computer science which is what I am currently studying."
- Yousif Midhat Khalid, Iraq
Find out how to apply or complete your application.
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Feed your curiosity with answers to FAQs and a glossary for diplomas.
- 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.
- 2020 and 2021 fees to be confirmed