Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering at NIC leads to year 2 of seven different streams of the Bachelor of Engineering(Honours) at the University of Newcastle. We place great importance on hands-on, research-led teaching and the solution of real world problems. Our close industry and professional partnerships mean that you can get valuable practical experience while studying one of our degrees. As a result, UON Engineering graduates have excellent employment rates and earn starting salaries higher than the national average (Australian Graduate Survey).

Your direct pathway to the University of Newcastle


Year Total 2017 Program Fees (A$)





Standard Track: 12 months (3 trimesters)

Fast Track: 8 months (2 trimesters)


February, June, October





Select eight courses comprising of three core courses plus the five courses specified for each specialisation:

Core Courses (all specialisations)

  • MATH1100 Mathematics 1
  • GENG1803 Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • MATH1120 Mathematics 2

plus 5 courses to be selected for the chosen specialisation:

Civil Engineering, Surveying

  • GENG1001 Engineering Mechanics
  • GENG1002 Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • PHYS1205 Integrated Physics
  • SURV1100 Surveying 1
  • SURV1120 Surveying 2

Computer and Electrical Engineering

  • ELEC1700 Computer Engineering 1
  • ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1
  • GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1
  • PHYS1220 Advanced Physics 2

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

  • GENG1000 Computer Aided Engineering
  • ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1
  • GENG1001 Engineering Mechanics
  • GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • PHYS1205 Integrated Physics

Next level of study

Entry into Year 2 of:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)

Popular Careers

  • One of the great things about Engineering is that graduates can work almost anywhere in the world. Engineers go on to work in areas such as mining, construction of infrastructure, communication and even being a part of Formula 1 teams.
  • All Engineering degrees from the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international bodies.