Diploma of Engineering (3 session)

Course summary

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

This course is applicable to international students and any domestic students who are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Domestic students who are eligible for a CSP are invited to apply for the Diploma of Engineering (2 session) - Domestic students. Alternate fee arrangements apply.

The Diploma of Engineering is an in-depth preparation program designed to provide a guaranteed* pathway into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UOW. The program of study involves first-year core engineering subjects, which include theoretical and practical units, and hands-on experience in an area of engineering. You will also develop tertiary academic skills in preparation for study at UOW.

A recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.

See Course Outline here.

Delivery

We offer a range of blended course delivery options.  However, we encourage students to choose on-campus classes where they are offered. For classes that cannot be held on campus due to physical distancing requirements, or for students unable to come on campus due to COVID-19 related circumstances, online delivery will continue to be offered, wherever possible.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health. Check the most up-to-date University of Wollongong COVID-19 arrangements.


How to apply

You can apply online for this UOW College course.

There is no application fee and you can save your application at any point and come back and complete it later.

In Step 3 of your application, ensure you choose the following options:

  • Mode of Delivery: On Campus
  • Commencement Year: 2021
  • Campus: Wollongong
  • Course: Diploma of Engineering (3 session) 2903
  • Major: N/A
  • Session: Choose your preferred session start date

*Guaranteed entry into second year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree is subject to achieving 50% in all subjects.

Course information

Study area

Engineering, Pathway to UOW

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

2903

ATAR-SR

55*

IB Score

24-26

Duration

3 sessions over 12 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

0101925

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.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 55* or an IB of 24-26.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Successful completion of the Diploma of Engineering provides up to 48 credit points of advanced standing towards a UOW Bachelor of Engineering degree.Students who have successfully completed six subjects in the Diploma of Engineering may apply for admission to the first year of the UOW Bachelor of Engineering degree with specified credit, subject to meeting the Faculty's English language requirements

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$10,800 (2021)

$32,400 (2021)

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

FEE-HELP provides a loan to eligible fee-paying students to cover part or all of their tuition fees. You are eligible for FEE-HELP if:


  • you are enrolled as a non-Commonwealth supported, fee-paying student; and

  • you are an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

New Zealand citizens and other permanent visa holders are not eligible for FEE-HELP and must pay tuition fees up-front.

Students may borrow an amount up to value of the tuition fees charged for their course. However, over their lifetime, students will only be able to borrow a maximum of $50,000 (indexed). FEE-HELP can only be used to cover tuition fees for your course and cannot be used to cover other fees such as textbooks or accommodation.

Your offer of Admission will quote the full amount of tuition fees for your course. Students who accept an offer for a fee-paying course will be able to elect whether they wish to apply for FEE-HELP during enrolment.

For further information visit the FEE-HELP website.

* 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

  • ATAR equivalent 55 including minimum subject results as follows:
    • Year 12 Mathematics 2 unit (any result) or Mathematics standard 2 ≥80%
  • Interstate ATAR equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland's OP) and Year 12 subject results equivalents, OR
  • Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to minimum ATAR and individual subject results, OR
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

If any of the above entry requirements are not met, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

To gain entry into this course you need to have met the following requirements:
IELTS Academic 5.5 (min 5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent completed in the last two years; or
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirement if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement.
The following citizenships may be considered for an English language waiver under the above guideline: Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Successful completion of the Diploma of Engineering provides up to 48 credit points of advanced standing towards a UOW Bachelor of Engineering degree.Students who have successfully completed six subjects in the Diploma of Engineering may apply for admission to the first year of the UOW Bachelor of Engineering degree with specified credit, subject to meeting the Faculty's English language requirements

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$11,160 (2021)

$33,480 (2021)

* 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.

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 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 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 2020

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

2021 UOW College Summer (UOW Dates)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 18 October - 4 February

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

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Career opportunities: Architectural engineer, computer architect, computer systems engineer, civil engineer, construction manager, electronics engineer, electrical engineer, environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer, materials engineer, mechanical engineer, metallurgist, network engineer, production engineer, security engineer, software engineer, structural engineer, systems analyst, telecommunications engineer, transport engineer, water quality manager.

UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs, library and support services.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree

Guaranteed entry into UOW Bachelor

If you achieve a final mark of at least 50 per cent in all subjects of the Diploma of Engineering, you will receive 48 credit points (entry to second year) towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UOW. A recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities. This course is jointly delivered by the University of Wollongong and UOW College.

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

Career opportunities
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Computer Architect
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Transport Engineer
  • Water Quality Manager 
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