Diploma in Engineering Fast Track

  • Effective from: 2014
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipEng
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7035
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 068985C

This program applies to students who commenced in 2014 or later.

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is delivered at Parramatta City Campus - George Street, by Western Sydney University International College (03663C) under a third party agreement.

The Diploma in Engineering Fast Track is designed to engage students in, and further prepare students for, tertiary study in Engineering / Engineering Science and in so doing address any perceived deficiencies in the students’ mathematical and physics knowledge and skills. The Diploma presents students with subjects from the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering Science degree or the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). The Diploma aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering Science / Engineering (Honours) degree. The Diploma, completed in a smaller, more supportive learning environment than usually found in first year undergraduate programs, is designed to develop students to have greater ability in self-directed study and have the self-esteem that comes from prior achievement in a tertiary environment. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Engineering Fast Track will articulate into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing

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

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

Eight months full-time (two terms).

Students will be required to attend the Kingswood or Parramatta South campus for some learning experiences.

Program Advice

College Admin

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-George Street Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Full Time Internal See above

Admission

The aim of the program is to prepare students for tertiary study in Engineering. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students entering this Diploma 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 English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English subject, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Assumed to have a background in mathematics at senor high school level and assumed background Science knowledge, preferably in Physics.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Engineering Science), Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies program offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher

International students entering the Diploma must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

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

Assumed to have background in mathematics at senor high school level and assumed background Science knowledge, preferably in Physics.

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 Foundation Studies program offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.

Special Requirements

All students must complete Tertiary Study Skills with Western Sydney University, The College prior to completion of the diploma.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the subjects listed below.

Students must pass the following subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ELEC 1005Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC)10
ELEC 1008Engineering Computing (WSTC)10
ENGR 1010Engineering Materials (WSTC)10
ENGR 1013Engineering Physics (WSTC)10
ENGR 1020Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC)10
ENGR 1026Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC)10
MATH 1018Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC)10
MATH 1023Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC)10
Students must also pass the following non-award subject, which does not count for credit towards the Diploma:
GEDU 0008Tertiary Study Skills in Engineering (WSTC Prep)0
Total Credit Points80