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Diploma of Engineering, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Sydney, Australia
The Diploma of Engineering from Macquarie University introduces you to the fundamental concepts of electronics, electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, as well as in computing, mathematics and physics.
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The Diploma of Engineering from Macquarie University is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. If you successfully complete the diploma, you can choose from a number of undergraduate degrees and progress directly into the second year without losing any time.

Key features

  • This diploma will prepare you for entry into the second year of a Macquarie bachelor degree.
  • You’ll study two units in each term, allowing you to deeply engage with your chosen area of interest.
  • Teaching and learning activities focus on assisting you with academic knowledge and study skills.
  • Our small class sizes ensure you get personalised support from our highly qualified and experienced teachers.
  • You’ll have the option of completing free, non-credit bearing English and Mathematics Advantage Modules to support your progression and academic success.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Principles
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Physics 1A

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification with a minimum Selection Rank of 60; or
  • HSC (or interstate) board exam with minimum average mark* of 60.
  • International students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of commencement and have a qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 with an ATAR of 60.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    9527 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9527 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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