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

High School


2nd year University of South Australia


Stage 1 Core Modules

  • 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
  • Essential Study Skills

Entry from Stage 1 into the 1st year of the University of South Australia

Stage 2 Core Modules

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

Stage 2 Elective Modules

Students must complete all 3 modules from their chosen stream


  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Management and Organisation


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


  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Electricity and Electronics

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 (Management/Pilot)

  • 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 2015 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, average national graduate starting salaries are:

  • Engineering: A$62,000
  • Aviation: A$55,000
  • Mathematics: A$60,000


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