Graduate Certificate in Engineering

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering will provides foundation for the more intensive theoretical and practical work of the Graduate Diploma. The program articulates to the Graduate Diploma of Engineering program with full credit for the subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate. Alternatively you may exit from this program with the Graduate Certificate award once you have completed the course requirements.

This degree also provides a pathway to the UOW Master of Engineering, which is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

What you will study
You will study Engineering Research Methods and three technical subjects in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering.

This degree
The Graduate Certificate in Engineering is designed to train and enhance professional practice, advance technical and specialist skills, and provide an opportunity to put theory into practice with applied projects.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1188

Duration

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

085496A

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

At least a recognised 3 year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 60%.

Four year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate will be eligible to apply for advanced standing of 24 credit points into the Master of Engineering (majors: Computer, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering) or the Graduate Diploma of Engineering.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,344 (2020)

$16,344 (2020)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

At least a recognised 3 year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 60%.

Four year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate will be eligible to apply for advanced standing of 24 credit points into the Master of Engineering (majors: Computer, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering) or the Graduate Diploma of Engineering.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$18,768 (2020)

$18,768 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 14 February 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 20 July 2020
Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Research and analyse information to conduct preliminary research on a topic of interest in engineering.
2 Interpret information and communication knowledge, ideas and procedures to a captive audience
3 Employ learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field of engineering.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, a candidate must accrue an aggregate of at least 24 credit points, comprised of the following.  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ENGG955 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn
Spring
Plus 6 credit points from
ECT8301 Digital Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECT8324 Power Engineering 1 6 Autumn
ECT8363 Communication Systems 6 Autumn
ECT8344 Control Theory 6 Spring
ECT8364 Data Communications 6 Spring
Plus 12 credit points from
ECTE801 Multimedia Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECTE833 Embedded Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE841 Intelligent Control 6 Autumn
ECTE882 Network Engineering 6 Autumn
ECTE832 Computer Architecture 6 Spring
ECTE871 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 Spring
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
ENGG950 Innovation and Design 6 Autumn
ENGG951 Engineering Project Management 6 Spring
ENGG952 Engineering Computing 6 Spring
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory 6 Autumn
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

For many decades, UOW’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences has developed postgraduate coursework degrees to provide professional engineers with further training. Well-designed laboratories, practical implementation of skills and an emphasis on innovation ensure graduates have the skills to meet modern engineering challenges.

UOW has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry, both in Australia and internationally. This concentration of high quality research has ensured that the Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 – Group of Eight Associates, the top research faculties in Australia.