Diploma of Engineering

Victoria University (VU)

The Diploma of Engineering is equivalent to first year of an undergraduate degree and provides direct entry to second year of Victoria University degrees in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Architectural Engineering. Graduating students who elect to continue into the Bachelor of Engineering are given 96 credit points of advanced standing. The supportive learning environment will give students a strong foundation skills and knowledge in areas of mathematics, physics, engineering practices and problem solving methods.

Course Fee:

International: $26,600

Entry Requirements:

Please note, this course is offered to international students only. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - INTERNATIONAL: Successful completion of an Australian Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Year 12 Mathematics or its equivalent. PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - MATURE AGE: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.


96 credit points; 8 core units of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering Mathematics 1; Engineering Physics 1; Engineering in the Community; Problem Solving for Engineers; Engineering Mathematics 2; Engineering Physics 2; Engineering Fundamentals; Introduction to Engineering Design

Study Pathways:

Graduating students who elect to continue their engineering education are given 96 credit points of advanced standing into the following VU degrees: Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) (Honours) (NHEA); Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours) (NHEC); Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) (NHEE); Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) (NHEM).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City Flinders No info No Full time 1 year
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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