• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Enter directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) on successful completion of this one-year diploma designed specifically for international students at James Cook University. A strong focus on providing a supportive environment empowers you to succeed in your studies.


Experience a future in engineering through this pathway degree and benefit from small classes allowing easy access to world-class lecturers.

Develop the knowledge needed to succeed in future engineering studies. You will study foundation subjects and understand the key concepts of the engineering profession.

In this Engineering Diploma at James Cook University you will learn how to effectively communicate as a professional engineer and gain essential practical experience through laboratory classes and field trips to local and regional industry partners.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Receive a university diploma qualification upon successful completion of this degree. If you achieve the relevant English language requirements, you can enter the second year of the nationally and internationally accredited Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • JCU College Foundation Program (Science/Engineering) with GPA of 4.5; or 
  • OP 14 | Maths B (4,SA) over four semesters; 
  • ATAR 64.95 | Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4, C) over four semesters; 
  • or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29200 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.