Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering

Course summary

The UOW College Australia (UOWCA) Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering provides a program of study involving students in first year engineering subjects, but with additional levels of support which enhance their opportunity to succeed. Students are provided a range of experiences and opportunities to engage with core engineering disciplines, including maths and physics, at the tertiary level. The course also provides students with a broad educational and skills base as preparation for a variety of entry level positions in industries and businesses requiring engineering knowledge and aptitudes. Successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate of Engineering provides students with entry into the UOWCA Diploma of Engineering with 24 points of credit.

Undergraduate Certificates are higher education qualifications of six months duration that may be used to articulate with existing qualifications at AQF levels 5, 6, or 7. They qualify individuals with knowledge and skills for further study, professional upskilling, employment and participation in lifelong learning. See the course outline for more information.

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

Progression Guidelines

To qualify for the award of the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering, students must achieve a minimum result of 50% in any four approved subjects. Students who meet the requirements for the award of the Undergraduate Certificate can progress to the Diploma of Engineering with 24 points of credit. The Diploma of Engineering articulates into the following course at the University of Wollongong with up to 48 credit points of advanced standing:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)

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

Course information

Study area

Engineering, Pathway to UOW


UOW College Wollongong

Course Code



1 session over 14 weeks


Distance, On Campus


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 55
  • Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR
  • Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%

HSC Assessment Results

Students can be admitted into a Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering based on their HSC Subject performance as indicated below:

  • 4 HSC subjects ≥ 70%, OR
  • 3 HSC subjects ≥ 75%


  • Minimum ATAR 45 (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), OR
  • Interstate ATAR equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland OP), OR
  • Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to minimum ATAR, OR
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

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


* 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



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)


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




2022 UOW College Autumn UOW CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 February - 23 June

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


2022 UOW College Spring UOW CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 25 July - 17 November

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


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.

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