Graduate Diploma in Engineering

Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering delivers skills and applied competencies to students who wish to further their engineering knowledge and progress to become a professional engineer. It also provides a broadening program for current professional engineers who wish to further develop their engineering skills.

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

What you will study
You will study a core of key engineering subjects in Innovation and Design, Advanced Laboratory, Communication and ICT Workplace Practice and Engineering Research Method. You will undertake four elective subjects in your chosen field of either computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering.

This degree
The Graduate Diploma 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 and research. The degree also delivers the strategic project management and communication skills essential for practising engineers.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

649

Duration

12 months full-time or part time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

009237F

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 three-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 60%; or a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma will be eligible to apply for advanced standing of 48 credit points into the Master of Engineering (majors: Computer, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,344 (2020)

$32,688 (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 three-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 60%; or a 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 Diploma will be eligible to apply for advanced standing of 48 credit points into the Master of Engineering (majors: Computer, Electrical and Telecommunications 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)

$37,536 (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 synthesise information, and apply judgement in engineering design and project planning.
2 Interpret information and communication knowledge, ideas and procedures to a captive audience.
3 Employ independent learning strategies to update own knowledge in the field and keep pace with innovations in engineering techniques, industry trends and standards.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Graduate Diploma in Engineering, a candidate must accrue an aggregate of at least 48 credit points, comprised of the following.

  1. Core Subjects: ENGG950 Innovation and Design, and ENGG980 Professional Communications and Engineering Workplace Practice at 18cp
  2. Complete a set of subjects from your chosen stream at 30cp,  

Core Subjects 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ENGG950 Innovation and Design 6 Autumn
ENGG980 Professional Communications and Engineering Workplace Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021

 

Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Stream Engineering Stream

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students complete 30cp, which includes core subjects and electives as outlined below
Core Subjects
ENGG955 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn,
Spring
ECTE955 Advanced Laboratory  6 Autumn
Elective Subjects
Plus ONE subject (6 credit points) from Group A 
Plus TWO subjects (12 credit points) from Group B
Group A
ECT8333 Microcontroller Architecture and Applications 6 Annual
ECT8301 Digital Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECT8324 Power Engineering 6 Autumn
ECT8363 Communication Systems 6 Autumn
ECT8323 Power Engineering 2 6 Spring
ECT8344 Control Theory 6 Spring
ECT8364 Data Communications 6 Spring
Group B
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
ECTE896 Optical Communication Systems 6 Spring

Civil Engineering Stream

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students complete a total of 30cp, as outlined below
Students articulating to the Master of Engineering must complete
ENGG955 Engineering Research Methods* 6 Autumn, Spring
Elective Subjects
Plus THREE subjects (18 credit points) from List A 
Plus ONE subject (6 credit points) from List A or List B 
*Students not articulating to the Master of Engineering are NOT required to complete ENGG955 and instead select an additional elective (6 credit points) from either List A or List B
List A 
CIVL904  Sustainable Roads & Railway Engineering Spring 
CIVL908 Advanced Soil Mechanics 6 Spring 
CIVL909 Advanced Foundation Engineering 6 Autumn 
CIVL911 Structural Design Based on Australian Standards  6 Autumn 
CIVL912 Engineering Hydrology 6 Autumn 
CIVL916 Research Topics in Civil Engineering 6 Autumn, Spring 
CIVL958 Construction Management 6 Autumn, Spring 
CIVL980 Advanced Computer Applications 6 Autumn 
CMEE901 Tunnelling and Underground Construction 6 Spring 
With the approval of the Academic Program Director students may undertake an extensive research project:
CMEE940 Advanced Project 12 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
List B   
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
ENGG948 Sustainable Energy Technologies  Spring 
ENVE925 Water Quality Engineering and Management 6 Spring
ENVE929 Site Contamination and Remediation Technologies 6 Spring
ENVE930 Coastal, River and Groundwater Engineering 6 Autumn
MINE911 Studies in Surface Mining 6 Autumn

 

Environmental Engineering Stream

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students complete a total of 30cp, as outlined below
Students articulating to the Master of Engineering must complete
ENGG955 Engineering Research Methods* 6 Autumn, Spring
Elective Subjects
Plus THREE subjects (18 credit points) from List A 
Plus ONE subject (6 credit points) from List A or List B 
*Students not articulating to the Master of Engineering are NOT required to complete ENGG955 and instead select an additional elective (6 credit points) from either List A or List B
List A 
ENVE923 Industrial Waste Engineering and Cleaner Production Autumn
ENVE925  Water Quality Engineering and Management 6 Spring 
ENVE926 Air and Noise Pollution Management 6 Spring
ENVE927 Environmental Engineering Processes Design 6 Spring
ENVE929 Site Contamination and Remediation Technologies 6 Spring 
ENVE931 Membrane Processing and Applications 6 Autumn 
ENGG948 Sustainable Energy Technologies 6 Spring 
With the approval of the Academic Program Director students may undertake an extensive research project:
CMEE940 Advanced Project 12 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
List B   
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
CIVL912 Engineering Hydrology  Autumn
CIVL904 Design of Road and Rail infrastructures 6 Spring
MINE911 Studies in Surface Mining 6 Autumn

 

Mining Engineering Stream

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students complete a total of 30cp, as outlined below
Students articulating to the Master of Engineering must complete
ENGG955 Engineering Research Methods* 6 Autumn, Spring
Elective Subjects
Plus THREE subjects (18 credit points) from List A 
Plus ONE subject (6 credit points) from List A or List B 
*Students not articulating to the Master of Engineering are NOT required to complete ENGG955 and instead select an additional elective (6 credit points) from either List A or List B
List A 
MINE911 Studies in Surface Mining Autumn
MINE916 Mineral Valuation and Risk Analysis 6 Autumn
MINE920 Studies in Underground Mining 6 Spring
MINE822 Foundations of Mine Planning and Design  6 Autumn 
MINE912 Environmental Control in Mines 6 Autumn 
MINE961 Advanced Mining Safety 6 Spring 
MINE933 Advanced Mineral Resource Estimation Methods 6 Not offered in 2020
MINE923 Rock Mechanics 6 Spring
CMEE901 Tunnelling and Underground Construction 6 Spring 
With the approval of the Academic Program Director students may undertake an extensive research project:
CMEE940 Advanced Project 12 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
List B   
ENGG941 Sustainability for Engineers, Scientists and Professionals 6 Autumn
CIVL958 Construction Management Spring 
ENGG951 Engineering Project Management 6 Spring
ENVE929 Site Contamination and Remediation Technologies 6 Spring
ENGG939 Engineering Logistics 6 Spring
ENGG957 Project Implementation and Outsourcing 6 Not offered in 2020

 

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.