University of Newcastle

Diploma in Engineering

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00109J

The Diploma in Engineering prepares students for a range of engineering career options; and provides them with a foundation for further studies associated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program. It is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program which offers a broad range of core courses and directed course options. Studying full-time requires a commitment of at least 40 hours a week, this includes preparing for and attending class, as well as individual study.


  • In the Diploma in Engineering program students are required to complete 80 units (made up of 8 courses worth 10 units each), which is comprised of: 70 units of core courses
  • and 10 units of directed courses.


  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics

Standard entry requirements

The University of Newcastle accepts a range of qualifications to determine eligibility for admission. These include, but are not limited to, Australian or overseas senior secondary qualifications (such as the HSC), prior tertiary studies, prior TAFE/VET studies, vocational/professional experience, and completed enabling programs. To be considered for admission, applicants must have an unadjusted ATAR (or equivalent) of 50 or above.

Study pathways

Further studies in Undergraduate Bachelor Engineering Degrees

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 50.00
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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