Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering consists of Deakin University's first year degree units and equips you with the skills and knowledge required for a full spectrum of opportunities in the engineering field. You will choose to specialise in civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical, and mechatronics when you enter second year at Deakin University.

Your pathway to Deakin University


Year Duration International Students Australian Students


2 trimesters (Fast track)
3 trimesters (Standard track)

A$30,320 (A$3915 per unit)

A$25,040 ($3130 per unit)




  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


  • Eight to twelve months


  • March, June and October


  • 063385A

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

Core Units

Choose from:

  • SEJ102 Electrical Systems Engineering Project (2 credit points)~ or SEJ103 Materials Engineering Project (2 credit points)^ 
  • SEJ101 Design Fundamentals (2 credit points)
  • SEB101 Engineering Fundamentals (1 credit point)
  • SIT172 Programming for Engineers (1 credit point)
  • SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling (1 credit point)
  • SIT199 Applied Algebra and Statistics (1 credit point)

All Diploma of Engineering students must complete SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning, which is a 50-minute safety training program. This is a 0 credit point compulsory unit and does not count toward your total credit requirements.

^ For students intending to articulate into either the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

~For students intending to articulate into either the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours);

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