Graduate Certificate of Engineering

Postgraduate coursework

Study the Graduate Certificate of Engineering and you'll develop research, technical and professional skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to design and implement engineering projects as part of a team.

Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

One year part-time

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Study the Graduate Certificate of Engineering and you’ll develop research, technical and professional skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to design and implement engineering projects as part of a team.

Throughout this degree, you will acquire advanced engineering skills and the forward-thinking and entrepreneurial skills employers are looking for through the pursuit of specialised study.

This course is designed for those with a 3-year undergraduate degree; or membership of Engineers Australia (Engineering Technologist) or equivalent professional body.

Domestic students who wish to undertake the Graduate Certificate as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity are advised to choose a specialisation area of study out of the six areas available to choose from the Master of Engineering (Professional).

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Course structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Engineering, you must successfully complete 4 credit points.

The course comprises a total of 4 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 4 credit points from a chosen specialisation
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of SEE700 Safety Induction Program (0-credit compulsory point unit)

Core

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)
  • 4 credit points from a chosen specialisation from S751 Master of Engineering (Professional)

    Specialisations

    Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

    Engineering specialisation (4-credit points):

     

     

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Engineering
    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    S550
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a 3 year Bachelor degree in a related discipline (Engineering) OR
    • membership of Engineers Australia (Engineering Technologist) or equivalent professional body OR
    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 10% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply through Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    Graduates of this course can apply to study S751 Master of Engineering (Professional) or any other postgraduate engineering coursework degree.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Respond to or initiate research concerned with advancing engineering and developing new principles and technologies within the specialist engineering discipline using appropriate methodologies and thereby contribute to continual improvement in the practice and scholarship of engineering.

    Communication

    Prepare high quality engineering documents and present information including approaches, procedures, concepts, solutions, and technical details in oral, written and/or visual forms appropriate to the context, in a professional manner.

    Digital literacy

    Use a wide range of digital engineering and scientific tools and techniques to analyse, simulate, visualise, synthesise and critically assess information and methodically and systematically differentiate between assertion, personal opinion and evidence for engineering decision-making.

    Critical thinking

    Identify, discern, and characterise salient issues, determine and analyse causes and effects, justify and apply appropriate assumptions, predict performance and behaviour, conceptualise engineering approaches and evaluate potential outcomes against appropriate criteria to synthesise solution strategies for complex engineering problems.

    Problem solving

    Apply technical knowledge, problem solving skills, appropriate tools and resources to design components, elements, systems, plant, facilities, processes and services to satisfy user requirements taking in to account broad contextual constraints such as social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political and human factors as an integral factor in the process of developing responsible engineering solutions. 

    Identify recent developments, develop alternative concepts, solutions and procedures, appropriately challenge engineering practice from technical and non-technical viewpoints and thereby demonstrate capacity for creating new technological opportunities, approaches and solutions.

    Self-management

    Commit to and uphold codes of ethics, established norms, standards, and conduct that characterises accountability and responsibility as a professional engineer, while ensuring safety of other people and protection of the environment.

    Teamwork

    Function effectively as a team member, take various team roles, consistently complete all assigned tasks within agreed deadlines, proactively assist, contribute to ideas, respect opinions and value contribution made by others when working collaboratively in learning activities to realise shared team objectives and outcomes.

    Approved by Faculty Board 3 September 2020