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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Transport focuses on the areas concerning the engineering, urban planning, and business management of transport.

This professional qualification is ideal for graduates wanting to pursue a career in the ever-growing global transport sector or professionals already in the field wanting to upskill.

It is designed to develop your critical understanding about the prevalence and identification of transport systems, core capabilities for analysing and designing such systems, and proficiencies in broad interdisciplinary analysis.

It is based on our Master of Transport but requires fewer units of study.

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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. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February 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 (March) or 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 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 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 (March) or Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Transport complete 24 credit points, consisting of:

  • a minimum of 18 credit points of Transport core units of study
  • a maximum of 6 credit points of electives

Units of Study

Admission requirement

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

  • an Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in a cognate* discipline

*A cognate discipline includes business, management, commerce, economics, project management, engineering, physics, geography, architecture or planning.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited to the graduate diploma. Students are able to apply to upgrade from the graduate diploma to the master's degree.

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 Master of Transport program outcomes.

Future study

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer, industry leadership and commercialisation. Research activities in the faculty focus on a wide range of areas including transport as well as civil engineering , urban planning, logistics and supply chain management, robotics and mechatronic engineering, and complex systems. If you would like to be part of Sydney's engineering, business, or architecture, design and planning research community, you may consider applying for admission to a research degree. Students completing a Master of Transport program with excellent average marks are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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