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Diploma of Engineering

Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    DipEng

  • Course code

    2125106

  • Credit points

    96


Overview

Looking for a career in engineering? This pathway course will prepare you to work in the infrastructure, manufacturing and production industries at a paraprofessional level.

The one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Diploma of Engineering is designed for school leavers or those with a trade qualification who are seeking to upskill and move into supervisory, project management or technical roles. It has a focus on developing technical and practical skills needed by industry.

Successful completion of the diploma will enable entry and up to eight (8) units of credit towards the Southern Cross Associate Degree of Engineering or the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours).

The Diploma of Engineering is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist with academic and study skills.

 

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined engineering settings.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of engineering.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined engineering contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined engineering settings.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of engineering.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined engineering contexts.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined engineering contexts.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined engineering contexts.

Students develop the breadth of foundational technical and non-technical knowledge, skills and perspectives needed to characterise a broad range of engineering systems at a descriptive level and create simple engineering designs in defined contexts, which is relevant in paraprofessional roles in engineering professions.

Major areas of study include engineering technology and design, engineering governance, information and communication technology, mathematics, engineering materials, project management, professional development, and Indigenous world-views.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Engineering, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment information There will be a 1 day compulsory residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
ENGN1004 Engineering Governance
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1004 Engineering Governance
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
To be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Engineering from the Associate Degree of Engineering, students will need to complete the following exit pathway:
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
ENGN1004 Engineering Governance
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
To be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Engineering from the Bachelor of Engineering, students will need to complete the following exit pathway:
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
ERTH2004 Career Development and Professional Practice
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views