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Diploma in Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: DipEng


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7034.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 063562M


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


This course replaces 7023 - Diploma in Engineering Science from 2014.

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The Diploma in Engineering is designed to engage students in, and further prepare students for, tertiary study in Engineering / Engineering Science and in so doing address any perceived deficiencies in the students’ mathematical and physics knowledge and skills. The Diploma presents students with units from the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Science degrees. The Diploma aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Engineering Science degrees. The Diploma, completed in a smaller, more supportive learning environment than usually found in first year undergraduate programs, is designed to develop students to have greater ability in self-directed study and have the self-esteem that comes from prior achievement in a tertiary environment.

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

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One year full-time. Students will be required to attend the Kingswood or Parramatta South campus for some learning experiences.

Course Advice

NameEmail
College AdminAdminApp@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 City Campus-George StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

The aim of the course is to prepare students for tertiary study in Engineering. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students entering this Diploma 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 English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English unit, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Assumed to have a background in mathematics at senor high school level and assumed background Science knowledge, preferably in Physics.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Engineering) or from 2016, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies course offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

English Entry Requirements. International students entering the Diploma must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

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

Assumed to have background in mathematics at senor high school level and assumed background Science knowledge, preferably in Physics.

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 Foundation Studies course offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

Students must pass the following units

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 100 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

700024Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC)
700018Engineering Computing (WSTC)
700152Engineering Materials (WSTC)
700151Engineering Physics (WSTC)
700023Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC)
700148Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC)
700019Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC)
700100Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC)

Students must pass the following preparatory level units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the Western Sydney University degree program

700145Foundation Physics 2 (WSTC Prep)
700146Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep)

Students must also pass the following non-award unit, which does not count for credit towards the Diploma

700169Tertiary Study Skills in Engineering (WSTC Prep)


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