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Undergraduate

Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Science, Engineering and Technology

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
108061
593080
Online (CSP)
108061
593080
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

NSET01

Award
Undergraduate Certificate (Science, Engineering and Technology)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE

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.

Apply by 26 February to save 20% on course fees for 2021.*

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.

* Discounted course fees for Undergraduate Certificates are only available to domestic students who apply by 26 February 2021 and enrol in Semester 1 2021. Refer to the fees tab for more information.

Note: On current advice the Undergraduate Certificate must be completed by the end of 2021.

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

Admission criteria

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent).
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III 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 125 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

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.

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
Core
(1 unit)
10cp Compulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Specialist Elective
(3 units)

 

30cp

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

Engineering
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics
PLUS

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

Science
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


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.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

ENGINEERING - Civil and Structural - Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO    
ENG215 Surveying and Construction SE    
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics SE    
SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE    

ENGINEERING - Civil and Structural - Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics SE ENG175 Internet of Things or
PMO201 Project Management
SE

ENGINEERING - Electrical and Electronics - Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE    
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics SE    
SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE    

ENGINEERING - Electrical and Electronics - Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics SE ENG175 Internet of Things or
PMO201 Project Management
SE

ENGINEERING - Mechanical - Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO    
ENG235 Manufacturing SE    
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics SE    
SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE    

ENGINEERING - Mechanical - Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics SE PMO201 Project Management SE

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO    
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals SE    
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications SE    
HIT234 Database Concepts SE    

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO Any 2 units from:
HIT137 Software Now
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
 
SE
Any 1 unit from:
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT234 Database Concepts
SE

SCIENCE - Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO    
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics or
SPH141 Concepts of Physics
SE    
SCH104 Introductory ChemistryA SE    
ENV102 Diversity of Life or
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SE    

SCIENCE - Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2 2021.

 

 

Course fees

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.

All commonwealth supported students who apply by 26 February and commence this undergraduate certificate in 2021 will receive a 20% discount on their student contribution. The total cost of this course ranges from $2,780.00 - $3,835.00 + Student Services & Amenities fee and is dependent on your unit choice. The undiscounted price for this course ranges from $3,475.00 - $4,793.75 + Student Services & Amenities fee and is dependent on your unit choice.

Information about unit fees can be found at Domestic Fees.

Domestic - Undergraduate Certificate studies

SATAC

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

 

 

 

APPLY THROUGH SATAC

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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