• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


This Engineering programme is designed by James Cook University to help you develop the necessary skills to be a successful university student. On completion you can graduate with the diploma and may receive advanced standing (credit) towards selected JCU degree programs.

Course highlights

  • The course includes core subjects plus elective subjects from JCU’s wide choice of engineering study areas.
  • Students can also complete prerequisite Maths and Science subjects required for admission into many JCU degrees.

Career opportunities

A Diploma of Higher Education is a great pathway if you don’t have the academic entry requirements for your preferred Bachelor degree. It gives you a ‘taste’ of university study and a kick-start to your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option is available for domestic students only

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Learning in a Digital Environment
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Essential Science
  • Introductory Ecology
  • Evolution of the Earth
  • Engineering 
  • Computing for Engineers
  • Electric Circuits
  • Statistics & Data Analysis 
  • Preparatory Physics
  • Process Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 082840C

  • Business Major – English (Maths B desirable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 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.

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