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Undergraduate

Diploma of Engineering

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
116211
591030
Online (CSP)
116211
591030
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
060196G
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Annual Fee
$33,480.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YENG01

Award
Diploma of Engineering
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

The Diploma of Engineering is ideal if you are curious about studying engineering and would like to learn more, though are unsure about committing to a full undergraduate degree.

During your engineering studies, you will explore some of the general concepts, principles and practices of engineering, develop your technical skills and build upon your maths and science knowledge.

With the diploma, you qualify for entry-level engineering roles, or you can continue onto other engineering degree courses such as CDU's Associate Degree in Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering Honours.

Career opportunities

Graduating from the Diploma of Engineering may lead to entry-level engineering roles.

Credit transfers & pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

  • There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

Course structure

A strong general engineering background is provided, suitable as a pathway into all areas of engineering.

This course is available externally by distance learning if you are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.


This course is being reaccredited and students should re-check the course structure and study plans early in 2021 for possible changes.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(5 units)
50cp Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.

ENG151 Statics
ENG175 Internet of Things (replaces ENG174 from 2021)
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics
SPH141 Concepts of Physics

Students enrolled prior to 2021 should refer to the transition arrangement provided below.

Elective
(1 unit)
10cp

Units totalling 10 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2021

Course Structure: Core units have increased from 40 credit points to 50 credit points and Elective units decreased from 20 credit points to 10 credit points.

Core unit changes:

ENG174 Electrical Engineering has been replaced by ENG175 Internet of Things
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics has been added as a core unit from 2021

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2020

Course Structure: Core units have been reduced from 50 credit points to 40 credit points and an Elective totalling 10 credit points has been added.
Unit discontinuation: ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering has been discontinued from 2020 and removed as a required core unit. Students who have already completed ENG142 will count this unit as one of their elective units.

Study plan


This course is being reaccredited and students should re-check the course structure and study plans early in 2021 for possible changes.


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability or Elective CU/E
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability or Elective CU/E ENG151 Statics CO
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics CO ENG175 Internet of Things CO
SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO

 

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics CO SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability or Elective CU/E CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability or Elective CU/E
ENG151 Statics CO ENG175 Internet of Things CO

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    ENG175 Internet of Things CO
    SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics CO
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU    
ENG151 Statics CO    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO    
Elective E    

 

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics CU
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability or Elective CU/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO ENG175 Internet of Things CO
Year 3
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability or Elective CU/E    
ENG151 Statics CO    

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $33,480.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

 

MyNextCourse

Applications via MyNextCourse are only for previous domestic CDU or BIITE* students who have graduated from one of the following:

  • a completed CDU or BIITE enabling program - ZTEP01, PTS or TEP2 (excluding TEP1)
  • a completed CDU Certificate IV or Diploma
  • a completed undergraduate course.

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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