Charles Darwin University

Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology is a 6-month course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain.Available 100%% online or on campus, this course will equip you with core skills in science, engineering and technology. It is also a direct pathway into higher education courses in these disciplines, should you wish to continue studying.Apply by 26 February to save 20%% on course fees for 2021.* During this course you will learn about the principles that underpin the understanding of engineering, IT or science disciplines. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology, you will be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a: Diploma of Engineering Associate Degree of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Science Bachelor of Engineering Honours Diploma of Network Engineering Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology Associate Degree of Network Engineering Bachelor of Computer Science Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours Diploma of Science Bachelor of ScienceYou may also use the Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.Advanced standing may be granted for some or all of the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer. * Discounted course fees for Undergraduate Certificates are only available to domestic students who apply by 26 February 2021 and enrol in Semester 1 2021. Refer to the fees tab for more information. Note: On current advice the Undergraduate Certificate must be completed by the end of 2021.


This 40-credit point course consist of one (1) core and three (3) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in science, engineering and technology, as well as the necessary skills for successful university studies.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore (1 unit)10cpCompulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologySpecialist Elective(3 units) 30cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 30 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:EngineeringSMA104 Concepts of MathematicsPLUS20 credit points selected from the units below:ENG175 Internet of ThingsSPH141 Concepts of PhysicsENG215 Surveying and ConstructionHIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureENG235 ManufacturingPMO201 Project ManagementInformation TechnologyHIT164 Computing FundamentalsHIT137 Software NowHIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsHIT140 Foundations of Data ScienceHIT234 Database ConceptsHIT220 Algorithms and ComplexityHIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitecturePMO201 Project ManagementScienceSBI171 Anatomy and PhysiologySMA104 Concepts of MathematicsENV101 Earth SystemsENV103 Environmental IssuesENV102 The Diversity of LifeSCH104 Introductory Chemistry ASPH141 Concepts of PhysicsHIT140 Foundations of Data Science 40cpTotal Credit Points 

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent). Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 125 or higher. Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina Domestic: $2,780
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
CDU Online Domestic: $2,780
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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