Diploma of Engineering (Domestic)

Course summary

The Diploma of Engineering Standard Session can get you guaranteed* entry into the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) with 42 credit points at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The course is designed for domestic students, studying in Australia.

How do we solve problems using mathematical theory with physical and biological sciences? How can we design practical solutions for real world problems?

In the Diploma of Engineering Standard Session you will address these fundamental questions and gain the skills to be better prepared to succeed at your UOW bachelor. The course involves core first-year engineering subjects, which include theoretical and practical components, and hands-on experience in fundamental areas of engineering. You’ll explore various engineering disciplines, including maths and physics. You will also graduate with a Higher Education Diploma to help get you into the workforce while completing your bachelor's degree.

UOW College is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for eligible students for this course. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To qualify for this fee subsidy, you must meet the criteria, i.e. be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. *Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

We offer three intakes a year, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you commence. The duration of this course is 18 months full-time, or part-time equivalent. See the course outline for more information.

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Course information

Study area

Engineering, Pathway to UOW

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

3188

Duration

1.5 years (3 sessions over 18 months)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum ATAR 35;
    OR;
  • Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects;
    OR;
  • Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects;
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy online test to determine eligibility for this course.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES

UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced and achieved any result OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 and achieved minimum 80%. Applicants who do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course but have achieved minimum 60% in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 will be required to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further information. Applicants who do not meet either of the assumed knowledge options are strongly advised to consider alternate course options.

FEES

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for eligible domestic students. This means that students can benefit from zero up-front tuition fees.  Please see our fees page for more information and eligibility criteria.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 UOW College Summer College CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 17 October 2022 - 3 February 2023

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2023 UOW College Autumn College CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Spring College CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Summer College CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to the following UOW courses:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (All Specialisations) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year with 7 subjects, 42 credit points

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