Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

  • Approved Abbreviation: DipEng/BEngSt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6033
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096983F

Program Status: CURRENT

Students have the opportunity to focus on a discipline area by selecting a major in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotic & Mechatronic engineering. The program has been developed with the view of enabling graduates to practice as an engineering technologist in their chosen field. The three year Bachelor of Engineering Science program may be used as a pathway to the four year Bachelor of Engineering program that meets Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements; an academic performance criteria will be the eligibility criteria for such transfer.

The first year of this program is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Engineering exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the program.

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

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Program Advice

For program advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below. 

College Admin

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Engineering Science.

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed some study in Mathematics and Science at a senior high school level or equivalent.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

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 College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes three College Preparatory units.

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

Parramatta City (George Street) and Penrith Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
First Term of Study  
GEDU 0008 Tertiary Study Skills in Engineering (WSTC Prep) 0
MATH 0008 Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep) 10
PHYS 0003 Foundation Physics 2 (WSTC Prep) 10
ENGR 1026 Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC) 10
ELEC 1008 Engineering Computing (WSTC) 10
Second Term of Study  
MATH 1023 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC) 10
ENGR 1010 Engineering Materials (WSTC) 10
ENGR 1013 Engineering Physics (WSTC) 10
Third Term of Study  
ELEC 1005 Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC) 10
ENGR 1020 Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC) 10
MATH 1018 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points100
 Total Credit Points100

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Engineering following a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

Students who progress to Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.

Western Sydney University Subjects

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Engineering Science.

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Year 2 - Year 3

Students must choose one of the following five majors when commencing their second year at Western Sydney University.