- Townsville: March, July
14 months full-time
Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate
Diploma of Engineering [Pathway]
Diploma (AQF Level 5)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Course Entry Requirements
Guaranteed entry where applicants have obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or passes in at least 3 academic subjects from Year 12 or equivalent
Satisfactory completion of the JCU Foundation Program (Science/Engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.00
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band P – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
27 credit points as per course structure
Minimum overall attendance level of 80% across all scheduled activities for the duration of the Diploma, including any support classes such as English language development. Students failing to maintain the required attendance will need to undertake additional requirements prior to graduating from the Diploma.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Diploma of Engineering at James Cook University, graduates will be able to:
MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
EG1000:03 Engineering 1
EG1002:03 Computing and Sensors
MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations
MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques
PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1
EG1011:03 Statics and Dynamics
EG1012:03 Electric Circuits
Select either English for Academic Purposes Level 3 or 4
English for Academic Purposes Level 3
LS0331:01 English for Academic Purposes Level 3a
LS0332:01 English for Academic Purposes Level 3b
LS0333:01 English for Academic Purposes Level 3c
English for Academic Purposes Level 4
LS0441:01 English for Academic Purposes Level 4a
LS0442:01 English for Academic Purposes Level 4b
LS0443:01 English for Academic Purposes Level 4c
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
|Students in this program who are planning to undertake the Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering major within the JCU Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree will be required to relocate to the Cairns campus following completion of this program.|
Expected time to complete
One year full-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Course includes mandatory Fieldwork
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
12 credit points
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
DIPLOMA OF ENGINEERING
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Exit with lesser award
Students who are awarded the JCU Diploma of Engineering are eligible for entry into the JCU Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), provided they also meet the relevant English Language entry requirement. Applicants meeting the entry requirements for the JCU Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will receive credit for all subjects successfully completed in this Diploma.
Successful Diploma of Engineering students will be able to articulate into all majors in the JCU Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, except the Chemical Engineering major.
Successful Diploma students may alternatively be granted credit for subjects successfully completed under this course towards any other Bachelor degree for which they satisfy the entry requirements.
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD29,200.00
Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
What you need to know before you apply
Certified copies of supporting documents
- English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
- Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)
Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.
If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.
Applications close 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1).
How to apply
Help with your application
International student - Sri Lanka
Isuru Don Siyadoris Appuhamilage
Diploma of Engineering
I chose JCU because it is a top university in Australia and has affordable course fees. I hope to enrol in the Bachelor of Engineering at JCU and major in civil engineering. The lecturers are friendly and the students are treated really well.
International Student - South Africa
Diploma of Engineering
I wanted to get the best education possible. I’m working towards enrolling in a Bachelor of Engineering when I complete my diploma. I have enjoyed my time at JCU College and have enjoyed meeting other students from all over the world.
Director and Principal JCU College
At JCU College, every student's needs are important. Classes are small and staff are committed to student success. We provide a highly supportive learning environment to ensure students meet our high expectations. The JCU College team is energetic and will work with you to achieve your study goals.