Diploma of Engineering [Pathway]

Take the first step towards a diverse and innovative career in Engineering with the Diploma of Engineering [Pathway]. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills for tertiary study and the hands-on, practical experience to equip you to tackle problems and propose innovative engineering solutions across several industries. Successful completion of this pathway course will see you transition to a JCU Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

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Hands-on learning

Build the skills to succeed in a supportive environment

5 Stars

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  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate

English language requirements

Band P

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



Course detail

Real stories

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) student Aliesha Smith


    Aliesha Smith

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Studying engineering has been amazing. I get so excited and passionate about this course that it reminds me why I’ve done it. I’ve met amazing people and had heaps of opportunities. Working on projects and problem-solving and doing it for yourself, is the best thing about the course. You won’t get that anywhere else.

  • Dane Lennon, Campbell Scientific Australia


    Dane Lennon

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    I wanted a career change after 4 years in the ADF and began studying engineering at JCU. JCU provided the support I needed to make the change and the industry exposure to ensure I had a job at the end. The uni familiarisation workshops aided the transition and introduced me to mates I still have today.

  • Lecturer Mechanical Engineering


    Dr Elsa Dos Santos Antunes

    Lecturer, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    JCU Engineering students enjoy small class sizes, access to lectures after class, hands on projects, industry thesis projects, and a program design based on industry feedback and needs. Students have accepted jobs in a wide range of industry sectors with all of our students securing employment after graduation.

  • Jim Greatorex, GHD


    Jim Greatorex


    Approximately 75% of our professional staff in North Queensland have studied engineering at JCU. GHD continues to prioritise students that have studied locally as the quality of education and resilience of character that local graduates bring to our business is exceptional.