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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

The Graduate Diploma in Transport focuses on 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.

Subject areas
Shared pool

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 Diploma in Transport complete:

  • a minimum of 36 credit points of Transport core units
  • a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units

Units of Study

Admission requirement

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

  • an Australian bachelor's degree or higher 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.

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 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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