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    Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally for employability by the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely. 

This course will be available for students to study remotely whilst the Australian border remains closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

About this course

If you are an engineering graduate seeking to complete achieve a higher qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Engineering offers the opportunity to study several areas of engineering.
 
Elective subjects can be taken in engineering areas such as;
  • automation and manufacturing systems
  • biomedical engineering
  • chemical and biomolecular engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • sustainability and environmental engineering
  • geomechanical engineering
  • power engineering
  • structural engineering
  • telecommunications engineering
  • risk management

You can undertake this flexible course may full-time over one semester or part-time over one year. The graduate certificate will provide you with a foundation for the more intensive theoretical and practical work of the graduate diploma.

Subject areas

This degree does not have a specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Applying for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

There is no separate application required to apply for a CSP. Once you apply for admission, if you are successful in securing a CSP, you will receive notification via an offer of admission.

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is not guaranteed as there are a limited number of CSPs available for postgraduate courses. The number of available CSPs for a course can change each semester/year. CSPs are also not automatically awarded for course transfers and upgrades.

CSPs are awarded for the duration of a course based on academic merit determined by the University and eligibility criteria specified by the Australian Government. Learn more about CSPs. If you do not qualify for a CSP you may be offered a domestic fee-paying place.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering complete 24 credit points (cp) of study from their chosen discipline area in engineering. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or  
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent, and five years relevant professional work experience For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Career Pathways

Graduates will have completed a component of the higher levels of specialisation necessary to excel in their chosen field. This can be used for intermediate level career advancement or as a measure of a graduate's ability to undertake further study and achieve completion of the full Masters program outcomes.
Future study options

Domestic students

International students

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