The Diploma in Engineering provides an introduction to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). This two semester program is designed for international students and offers extensive English language and academic support. Students who successfully complete may gain access to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with full credit for the 8 units passed in the Diploma in Engineering.

Course Fee:

International: $31,028

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Senior High School; IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score less than 5 or TOEFL iBT overall score of 69 (at least 18 in writing and reading and 17 in listening and speaking); or other QUT accepted equivalent


The Diploma in Engineering provides an introduction to engineering units, concepts and data. The course features common engineering units to provide a broad understanding of foundation principles. Majors available after completing the diploma include: civil engineering; computer and software systems; electrical engineering; aerospace engineering; mechatronics; mechanical engineering; medical engineering; process engineering

Subjects you can Study:

Civil engineering materials; Engineering computation; Engineering mathematics; Energy in engineering systems; Foundations of electrical engineering; Introductory engineering mathematics; Professional communication

Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete the Diploma with a GPA of at least 4.0 and obtain a grade of at least 4 in Professional Communication, may gain access to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with full credit for the 8 units passed in the Diploma in Engineering.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 1 year

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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