Diploma of Engineering

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Key Information

Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3

Location

Mount Gravatt Campus (Brisbane)

CRICOS 070423G

Fees

Domestic Students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$27,750
2024 Tuition Fees: A$29,400

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees

DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL

Fees

International Students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$37,750
2024 Tuition Fees: A$40,800

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees

Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering will teach you the key skills and central concepts of engineering, before you progress to the bachelor degree to specialise in your choice of engineering major.

You will learn from internationally-experienced lecturers with strong industry experience. This ensures you receive industry-relevant foundational knowledge, practical experience and problem-solving skills that employers are seeking, both now and in the future.

Pathways to a Griffith University Engineering Degree

QTAC codeDegree codeProgramCampusCredit points*
086071/ 0860811546

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Majors: Civil / Electronic / Electronic & Energy / Electronic & UAV, Electrical & Renewable Energy / Electrical & Electronic / Environmental / Mechatronics / Mechanical

Gold Coast80 CP
086071/ 0860811542

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Majors: Civil / Electronic / Mechanical / Environmental
Extended Majors: Electronic & Energy / Electronic & UAV / Mechatronics

Nathan80 CP
Credit eligibility for other programs
0860611584Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of AviationNathan70 CP
0860511407Bachelor of Industrial DesignGold Coast30 CP
0861511656Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)Gold Coast / Nathan60 CP
N/A1619Bachelor of Laws (Honours)Gold Coast / Nathan40 CP
Progression:
Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies. Diploma students who do not meet the progression requirements for their pathway to Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants subject to QTAC admissions requirements and processes.

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

Degree codeProgramCampusCredit granted*Min. GPA requirements†
1546Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Majors: Civil / Electronic / Electronic & Energy / Electronic & UAV, Electrical & Renewable Energy / Electrical & Electronic / Environmental / Mechatronics / Mechanical
Gold Coast80 CP3.75
1542

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Majors: Civil / Electronic / Mechanical / Environmental
Extended Majors: Electronic & Energy / Electronic & UAV / Mechatronics

Nathan70/80 CP‡3.75
Credit eligibility for other programs
1584Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of AviationNathan70 CP3.75
1407Bachelor of Industrial DesignGold Coast40 CP4
1656Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)Gold Coast / Nathan60 CP4
1619Bachelor of Laws (Honours)Gold Coast / Nathan40 CP5
*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.
†International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.
‡Lower amount of credit applied if students are required to undertake language enhancement course (unless students have an IELTS 7.0)
§Students commencing in June for a pathway to a bachelor degree with only a trimester 1 intake, will be issued a 2 trimester offer, and they will need to pass the maths quiz to be exempted from CME100. If they do not pass the quiz, they will need to study CME100 and in turn their duration for their duration program will be extended to 3 trimesters. This will result in their progression to the bachelor degree being delayed until trimester 1 of the following year.

Where Could This Diploma Take Me?

With a Diploma of Engineering from Griffith College you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Software engineering

"Griffith College students have more class time per unit course than at the university, which allows more time to understand the course.

It also helps develop key skills and knowledge such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning, organisation, and self-management."

 

T. Fantabil, Diploma of Engineering

First Trimester

Sample Program Structure

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development Modules as part of their program.

This course assists students to develop and/or refresh the fundamental mathematics knowledge and skills required for success in the diploma maths or maths related course. It is a free, non-weighted, and competency based (pass/fail), which means that it does not count towards students GPA (grade point average) and consequently, students are not permitted to drop this course. However, it is compulsory and must be completed in order to graduate and it is a prerequisite for the following Diploma of Engineering courses: Mathematics 1A, Mathematics 1B and Engineering Science and students will be given maximum two attempts to successfully complete this course.

* Students who demonstrate success in the Mathematics Ready Quiz prior to commencing their study may be exempt from completing Core Maths Skills and hence potentially reduce the duration of their diploma program.

This course introduces modern programming concepts and techniques in a general-purpose programming language (C) and a mathematical programming environment (MATLAB).

This course offers students a broad introduction to the skills involved in acquiring information and in displaying knowledge to others. It includes the basic knowledge skills required to successfully participate in an undergraduate degree program and to operate effectively in a professional context.

Second Trimester

This course introduces basic vector algebra in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, probability and revises basic functions. It provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences for later studies in science and engineering.

This experiential learning-based course introduces the natural and physical sciences that underpin the practice of engineering. Through experiments and projects students will identify, discuss, apply, analyse and evaluate science fundamentals through systematic investigation, interpretation, and analysis of some engineering problems. Topics covered include basic Newtonian mechanics, electrical and magnetics principles.

This course provides students with core professional empowering skills required to complete their engineering degree, gain work experience and begin their engineering careers. The course is taught through using several modes including: Problem-, Project- and Experiential-Based Learning. Students learn by undertaking a design project using commercial methods and practices. The course provides basic techniques in the use of CAD software for preparation of drawings needed for their project. Oral and written communications also form major components of the course. The course also contains generic skills required for tertiary study of engineering including: engineering ethics, sustainability and engineering design theory. The course is intended to equip students with the generic Engineering skills and professional responsibility to others that should be integral to their University studies and later professional practice.

Third Trimester

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic mathematical principles that lie behind calculus. It provides a foundation in the mathematical sciences needed for later studies both in an engineering and science context.

The course explores the mechanical concepts of stress, strain, elongation, and material failure (including testing) and the phenomenon of electrical conduction.

Engineering Mechanics is both a foundation and a framework for most engineering disciplines. This course provides a basic knowledge of Newtonian mechanics, rigid-body mechanics, elasticity and structural analysis. In particular, the principles of statics and their applications in engineering, the methods of static analysis, and techniques of engineering computation are expounded. Students are expected not only to acquire a good grasp of the principles but also to develop the computational and analytical skills which are vital in obtaining correct engineering solutions. In practice, a wrong solution can lead to an engineering disaster. This course is designed to enable students to acquire fundamental knowledge in engineering.

†For students going on to Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - majoring in: Civil / Environmental / Mechanical.