Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering at NIC leads to year 2 of seven different streams of the Bachelor of Engineering(Honours) at the University of Newcastle. We place great importance on hands-on, research-led teaching and the solution of real world problems. Our close industry and professional partnerships mean that you can get valuable practical experience while studying one of our degrees. As a result, UON Engineering graduates have excellent employment rates and earn starting salaries higher than the national average (Australian Graduate Survey).

Your direct pathway to the University of Newcastle


Year Total 2019 Program Fees (A$)





Standard Track: 12 months (3 trimesters)

Fast Track: 8 months (2 trimesters)


February, June, October




Progression rule to bachelor’s degree Minimum 50 percent pass across eight courses


Select eight courses comprising of the following core and specified courses:

Core courses (all specialisations)

  • MATH1110 Mathematics 1
  • MATH1120 Mathematics 2
  • ENGG1500 Introduction to Professional Engineering Specified courses

plus five courses for the chosen specialisation:

Civil Engineering, Surveying

  • CIVL1100 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • ENGG1002 Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1
  • SURV1200 Introduction to Surveying
  • CIVL1200 Earth Systems

Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Systems Engineering

  • ELEC1710 Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • ELEC1310 Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • ENGG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1
  • PHYS1220 Advanced Physics 2

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

  • MECH1110 Mechanical Drawing/CAD and Workshop Practice
  • ELEC1310 Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • CIVL1100 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • ENGG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • PHYS1210 Advanced Physics1

Next level of study

Entry into Year 2 of:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Surveying Engineering (Honours)

Popular Careers

  • One of the great things about Engineering is that graduates can work almost anywhere in the world. Engineers go on to work in areas such as mining, construction of infrastructure, communication and even being a part of Formula 1 teams.
  • All Engineering degrees from the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international bodies.

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