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2018: February and July
1 year
2018: A$12,200 per semester

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The Diploma of Engineering is a pathway for international students to Bachelor of Engineering courses at Victoria University.

The course is designed to help you transfer into the second year of your chosen Bachelor of Engineering specialisation (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Architectural) or to apply for other bachelor level courses at VU or other universities.

You'll learn foundation skills in mathematics, physics and problem-solving. With these basic technical skills, graduates of this course can begin entry level work in engineering fields or go on to further studies in engineering.

Please note, this course is offered to international students only.

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Graduates from the Diploma may find employment in areas where entry level positions require strong technical and problem solving skills. 

The course itself does not have any external professional accreditations. To gain professional accreditation from Engineers Australia students must complete an additional 3 years at the degree level.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degrees and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Diploma of Engineering, a total of 96 credit points must be completed.

Year 1

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate fundamental knowledge in mathematics, physics, statistics and information technology within the engineering discipline;  
  2. Investigate and solve basic engineering problems utilising the latest technologies;  
  3. Adapt theoretical knowledge applicable to the discipline, for innovative and sustainable engineering practices;  
  4. Exhibit a range interpersonal and academic skills with a strong focus on development practice in an independent or collaborative environment;  
  5. Determine professional ethics and accountabilities of their engineering practice.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.


Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Year 12: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) , including Units 3 and 4 of any Maths.
  • International: Successful completion of an Australian Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Year 12 Mathematics or its equivalent. PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.