Diploma of Engineering

Macquarie University

The Diploma of Engineering provides an introduction to general engineering studies, with students gaining theoretical and practical knowledge in key engineering and related areas such as electrical, mechanical and software engineering, computing, mathematics and physics. Students who succeed in the program can choose from a number of undergraduate degrees offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and progress directly into the second year of the degree. KEY FEATURES Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Prepares students for entry into the second year of a Bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Teaching and learning activities focus on assisting students to acquire academic knowledge and also the study skills needed to succeed in higher education in Australia. English language skills are integrated into the academic subjects to assist students to increase their confidence and competence. SUITABLE FOR The course is for students who have completed Year 12 and are close to meeting the academic and English language requirements for direct entry into a Macquarie undergraduate degree. Course progression Students who complete the diploma program, and meet all entry requirements can articulate into the second year of the degree. DEGREE Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Economics Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electrical Engineering stream Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electronics Engineering stream Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical Engineering stream Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechatronic Engineering stream Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Telecommunications Engineering stream Bachelor of Science See 'Course Structure' tab for specific GPA requirements. NOTES Information on the structure and requirements for programs can be found in Course Finder and in the official Handbook. The course information contained on this page is proposed for the program commencing in 2019 and is meant as a guide only. Please check the official Handbook and the website prior to enrolment. Term dates

At a Glance

Course level Pathways
CRICOS Code 095020K
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 5 terms
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.


Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.


Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.



  • Research
    The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind. Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking. With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.
  • Connect
    The history, achievements and ambitions of Macquarie University are quite remarkable – we are a university like no other. Recognised globally for our excellence in key research disciplines and innovation, our many and varied partners enjoy a valuable place on our team. We’re home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities. Working with our partners, we foster a climate where collaboration thrives in the search for breakthrough discoveries that can have truly life-changing outcomes and benefit the world in which we live. With a long history of highly productive and collaborative relationships with communities, government, academic peers and organisations of all sizes – all of whom share our desire for discovery – Macquarie provides our partners with education, research partnerships, and connections to world-leading researchers, world class faculty and students.Connect with us and discover more at Macquarie.
  • Governance

    Macquarie University is made up of a Council, Professors and Academic Staff, graduates and students.
    Responsibilities and functions are bestowed upon specific groups under The Macquarie University Act 1989 and the Macquarie University By-law 2005. This is to ensure the University can achieve its stated goals: to promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, the interaction of research and teaching, and academic excellence.

  • Library
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  • Hospitals and Clinics
    Macquarie is pioneering health and wellness, with Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus. We apply the latest research discoveries in treatment via our on-campus clinics, to support a healthier, happier community.

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