Diploma in Engineering
The Diploma in Engineering or Diploma in Technical Studies is a technical degree below the undergraduate rank which aims to provide students with some basic knowledge of engineering, scientific, computing, mathematical techniques, a sound knowledge of English to communicate in the job field and ability to apply the basic problem solving techniques. Its duration is 3–4 years. Many countries in the world recognize it as equivalent to Inter-Science or Pre-Engineering for further studies purpose. After successful completion of Diploma in Engineering course, students can either continue further Engineering studies in undergraduate level or get employment as supervisors, foremen, sales engineers, workshop technicians, draughtsman, service station managers, auto engineers, agricultural overseers, farm managers, junior instructors, workshop superintendents etc. In most of the countries one can apply for studying diploma in engineering degree after completion of 10th grade or the secondary school certificate.
Diploma in Engineering degree can be obtained from one of the following disciplines:
- Aeronautical engineering
- Automobile Engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer systems engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic engineering;
- Environmental engineering;
- Geographic information systems;
- Mechanical engineering
- Mining Engineering
and many more engineering, vocational or technical subjects.
In India, a diploma is a specific academic award usually earned in professional/vocational courses, e.g., Engineering, Pharmacy, Design, etc. In such cases, a diploma is specific in rank than a Bachelor's degree of that discipline but equivalent to general degree in that discipline, e.g., Diploma in Engineering of Electronics Engineering is rated differently from Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering but is equivalent to Bachelor of Science in Electronics. Also diploma is concentrated for the area of study, e.g., Diploma in Engineering of Electronics Engineering may be in Advanced Communication Systems (ACS) or Integrated Circuits (IC) or Industrial Electronics (IE). succef Engineering Studies (subject to course selection) allows articulation (also known as Lateral Entry) into the second year of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology programs.
In Bangladesh Diploma in engineering degree can be obtained from the government (e.g. Dhaka Polytechnic Institute or Chittagong Polytechnic Institute) or private Polytechnic Institutes where a student have to study for a period of four years. A student can apply for admission to Diploma course after completion of Secondary School Certificate. After completion of Diploma course one can apply for 1st year undergraduate admission in some of the public (e.g. DUET or SUST) and most of the private universities where they have to study for 4 years to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Engineering but university's in Australia and United Kingdom accept at latest one year progression(Recognition of prior learning) for Diploma in engineering graduate from BTEB.Diploma in Engineering degree is comparable to BTEC National diploma by UK NARIC.
Diploma Holders can sit for the exam of Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (A.M.I.E) membership, Member of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh without any subject exemption whereas in IEI Diploma Engineers can sit only for four subject in section A/1.
In India a Diploma in Engineering is a specific academic award usually awarded in technical or vocational courses e.g. Engineering, Pharmacy, Designing, etc. Studies of Diploma in Engineering is usually held in Polytechnic institutes recognized by respective State Boards of Technical Education/Examination (e.g. Uttar Pradesh Board of Technical Education) and/or State Departments/Directorates of Technical Educations and All India Council for Technical Education. Diploma Holders can sit for the exam of Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (A.M.I.E) membership, Member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering,Navi Mumbai which is equivalent to the BE Degree. Diploma holders are also eligible for lateral entry to the third semester Engineering Courses in various Technical Universities like UPTU, VTU, etc. Diploma holders are eligible for part-time entry to Bachelor of Engineering Courses in various Technical Universities like Sri Sai Group of Institutes (Pathankot, Amritsar, Palampur), Manipal Institute of Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia and Delhi Technological University][NTTF Technical traing center]
In Pakistan, a Diploma is a specific academic award usually earned in professional/vocational courses e.g. Engineering, Nursing, Fashion, etc. In such cases, a dipelor's degree of that discipline. As diploma studies started on vocational route of study after school for three years, the Bachelor of Technology is the logical next degree for diploma graduates. Also Diploma is concentrated for the area of study, e.g., Diploma in Engineering of Electronics Engineering or Industrial Electronics, Civil Engineering. Graduates of Diplomas work as associates to Engineers and are often called Associate Engineers. Few Postgraduate Diploma or PGD are ranked higher than the Bachelor degree as they are completed after graduation. These are normally a year's worth of coursework after a university degree.