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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

If you are an engineering graduate seeking to 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 course full time over one year or part-time over two years. The graduate diploma builds on the foundation of the graduate certificate. You may count coursework you undertake in the graduate diploma towards the requirements for the Master of Engineering.

Subject areas

This course does not offer a specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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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) 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 - 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) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering complete 36 credit points (cp) of study from their chosen discipline area in engineering. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Master of 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.

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