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Diploma of Engineering

A comprehensive introduction to foundation concepts and skills in engineering and associated disciplines, opening an array of choices to pursue degree studies at UniSA.

Your pathway to UniSA

Stage 1 Core Courses

  • Academic Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Information and New Media Technologies
  • Communication; People, Place and Culture
  • Advanced Maths 1
  • Advanced Maths 2
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2

Stage 2 Core Courses

  • Computer Techniques
  • Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2

Stage 2 Elective Courses

Students must complete all 3 courses from their chosen stream

Civil

  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Management Principles

Electrical

  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Engineering Physics

Mechanical

  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Electricity and Electronics

Mechatronic Stream

  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Engineering Mechanics

Entry into 2nd year of the University of South Australia

Year 1 with advanced standing of the University of South Australia

Popular Careers for Graduates

Bachelor of Aviation

  • Flight Operations
  • Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Airline Administrator
  • Aviation Manager
  • Air Traffic Control

Bachelor of Built Environment

  • Construction
  • Manager/Supervisor
  • Estimators
  • Construction Planners

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

  • Design Consultancies
  • Government Agencies
  • Construction Industry

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

  • Mining Industry
  • Defence Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Ship Building Industry
  • Environmental Industry
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Building Services
  • Automotive Industry
  • Petrochemical Industry

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Ship Building
  • Telecommunications Industry

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)

  • Defence Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Aviation Industry
  • Automation Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Electronic Industry

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

  • Robotics
  • Power Stations
  • Vehicle Design

Bachelor of Environmental Science

  • Primary Industries and Resources
  • Environment and Heritage Industry
  • Land, Water and Biodiversity Industry

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

  • Financial Organisations
  • Insurance Organisations
  • Investment Organisations

Bachelor of Science

  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Environmental Management
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Oil and Mining Industries
  • Information Technology
  • Meteorology

Average Starting salaries

According to 2014 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, average national graduate starting salaries are:

  • Engineering: A$60,000
  • Aviation: A$55,000
  • Mathematics: A$60,000

Fees

Year International Students Australian Students

2016

Stage 1* Stage 2 Stage 1^ Stage 2

$19,920

$28,800 ($3,600 per unit)

$10,920

$16,200 ($2,025 per unit)

*Core courses = $3,200 per unit, stream courses = $2,400 per unit
^Core courses = $1,700 per unit, stream courses = $1,275 per unit