Study Engineering

Why study Engineering at UOW College?

Engineers are creative problem solvers. By combining mathematical theory with physical and biological sciences, engineers design practical solutions that make life work for everyone. 

UOW College provides programs of study involving students in first year Engineering subjects, but with additional levels of support which enhance their opportunity to succeed. Students are provided with a range of experiences and opportunities to engage with core engineering disciplines, including maths and physics, at the tertiary level. 

Tertiary skills development embedded in all subjects prepares you for successful participation at UOW, with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work. 

The program of study involves core first-year engineering subjects, which include theoretical and practical components, and hands-on experience in fundamental areas of engineering. Students will also complete subjects specifically designed to develop effective approaches to learning in the higher education context, to ensure future study success.

Engineering courses offered at UOW College

The Diploma of Engineering is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UOW

A Nationally recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.

What’s different about each course?

A Diploma of Engineering (Domestic) is a 3-session program with a duration of 12 months. This program is for individuals who may not have met the direct entry requirements to the relevant UOW bachelor program, or the Diploma of Engineering Fast Track (Domestic).

This course is applicable to any domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

What is a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)?

Under a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Australian government will pay for part of your tuition fees (called the subsidy amount), and you pay the rest (called the student contribution). To be eligible for a CSP for a Diploma, you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen, who be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
  • a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
  • a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.

The Diploma of Engineering Fast Track (Domestic) is a 2-session program with a duration of 7-9 months. This program is for individuals who may not have met the direct entry requirements to the relevant UOW bachelor program. Intensive study patterns allow Diploma graduates to qualify for university entrance in minimum time.

This course is only applicable to domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

What is a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)?

Under a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Australian government will pay for part of your tuition fees (called the subsidy amount), and you pay the rest (called the student contribution). To be eligible for a CSP for a Diploma, you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen, who be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
  • a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
  • a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.

A Diploma of Engineering (International) is a program with a duration of 12 months. This program is for individuals who may not have met the direct entry requirements to the relevant UOW bachelor program, or the Diploma of Engineering Fast Track (International). This program is also appropriate for individuals who would prefer to extend their study commitments over the whole year and qualify for university entrance in a less intensive timeframe.

This course is applicable to international students and any domestic students who are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) (see above for eligibility). 

The Diploma of Engineering Fast Track (International) is a program with a duration of 7-9 months. This program is for individuals who may not have met the direct entry requirements to UOW. Intensive study patterns allow Diploma graduates to qualify for university entrance in minimum time.

This course is applicable to international students and any domestic students who are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) (see above for eligibility). 

Meet Adam

UOW College allowed me to develop key foundational research study skills, whilst also providing a ‘refresher’ on the high school topics which were assumed fundamental knowledge for the engineering degree I wanted to pursue. The course also provided me with a great taste of university life.AdamDiploma of Engineering student

* Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.