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Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Approved Abbreviation: DipEng/BEngSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6033.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096983F


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students have the opportunity to focus on a discipline area by selecting a key program in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotic & Mechatronic engineering. The program has been developed with the view of enabling graduates to practice as an engineering technologist in their chosen field. The three year Bachelor of Engineering Science program may be used as a pathway to the four year Bachelor of Engineering program that meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements; an academic performance criteria will be the eligibility criteria for such transfer.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Engineering exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Engineering Science.

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
College Course EnquiriesAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed some study in Mathematics and Science at a senior high school level or equivalent.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes three College Preparatory units.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Parramatta City (George Street) and Penrith Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 1

First Term of Study

700169Tertiary Study Skills in Engineering (WSTC Prep)
700146Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep)
700145Foundation Physics 2 (WSTC Prep)
700148Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC)
700018Engineering Computing (WSTC)

Second Term of Study

700100Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC)
700152Engineering Materials (WSTC)
700151Engineering Physics (WSTC)

Third Term of Study

700024Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC)
700023Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC)
700019Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Engineering following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Engineering Science.

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Year 2 - Year 3

Students must choose one of the following five key programs when commencing their second year at Western Sydney University.

KT3154Civil
KT3155Construction
KT3156Electrical
KT3157Mechanical
KT3158Robotics and Mechatronics


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