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Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology


Not available to international students.
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
Online (CSP)
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
0.5 year/s
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Semester 1
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Can offers be deferred?
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code


Undergraduate Certificate (Science, Engineering and Technology)
College of Engineering, IT and Environment

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology is a 6-month course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain.

Available 100% online or on campus, this course will equip you with core skills in science, engineering and technology. It is also a direct pathway into higher education courses in these disciplines, should you wish to continue studying.

During this course you will learn about the principles that underpin the understanding of engineering, IT or science disciplines. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.

On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology, you will be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a:

  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Associate Degree of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering Honours
  • Diploma of Network Engineering
  • Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology
  • Associate Degree of Network Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours
  • Diploma of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

You may also use the Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.

Advanced standing may be granted for some or all of the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.

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

Contact details

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

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This 40-credit point course consist of one (1) core and three (3) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in science, engineering and technology, as well as the necessary skills for successful university studies.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
(1 unit)
10cp Compulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Specialist Elective
(3 units)



Specialist Elective units totalling 30 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:

SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics

20 credit points selected from the units below:
ENG175 Internet of Things
SPH141 Concepts of Physics
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
ENG235 Manufacturing
PMO201 Project Management

Information Technology
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT137 Software Now
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science
HIT234 Database Concepts
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
PMO201 Project Management

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics
ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV103 Environmental Issues
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A
SPH141 Concepts of Physics
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science

  40cp Total Credit Points


Study plan

Detailed course study plans will be published as soon as they become available.


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.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies


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





UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.




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.

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