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C11236v1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GradCertE)
UAC code: 940302 (No specified major) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940305 (Software Systems Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940308 (Structural Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940314 (Telecommunications Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940317 (Water Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940320 (Computer Control Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940323 (Energy Planning and Policy) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940326 (Cyber Security) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940332 (Manufacturing Engineering and Management) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940352 (Civil Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940360 (Geotechnical Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940366 (Operations Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940369 (Environmental Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session), 940372 (Biomedical Engineering) (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 081083K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


This course is designed to provide an opportunity for practising professional engineers or technologists to extend their engineering knowledge and to update their knowledge and skills in line with recent advances.

This course allows busy professional engineers to embark on postgraduate studies while working towards creating a work–life balance before making a commitment to start a master's degree. The subjects follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects and compulsory subjects relevant to a particular major. Once completed, all the subjects in this course can be credited towards a master's for a specific major.

Career options

Students who have a basic engineering undergraduate degree are able to enhance their ability and knowledge through this postgraduate course in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in their respective engineering fields.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering and relevant to the applicant's proposed major, with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This is offered as a six-month, full-time course or can be complete in one year of part-time study.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in a standard mode (weekly attendance) or in block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject). Some subjects may be available in distance mode.

Course structure

Students complete 24 credit points of study. Program details vary with the major and are determined prior to enrolment, in consultation with, and with the approval of an academic adviser designated by the Director, Teaching and Learning.

Some program majors may require students to complete prescribed subjects with or without an opportunity for electives. In these cases, the area of program major is recognised on the candidate's academic record.

Students with a bachelor’s in engineering may be allowed to complete this course without a major; subject selection should be clearly related to a professional theme.

Course completion requirements

CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp
CBK90715 Engineering stream choice 12cp
CBK90230 Elective (Engineering) 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical program for the Civil Engineering stream is shown below.

List of Engineering areas of study
STM90898 Biomedical Engineering stream   12cp
STM90899 Civil Engineering stream   12cp
STM90903 Computer Control Engineering stream   12cp
STM90902 Energy Planning and Policy stream   12cp
STM90904 Environmental Engineering stream   12cp
STM90900 Geotechnical Engineering stream   12cp
STM90906 Manufacturing Engineering and Management stream   12cp
CBK90714 No specified stream   12cp
STM90907 Operations stream   12cp
STM90908 Software Systems Engineering stream   12cp
STM90901 Structural Engineering stream   12cp
STM90910 Telecommunications Engineering stream   12cp
STM90911 Water Engineering stream   12cp
STM91238 Cyber Security Engineering stream   12cp
Civil Engineering stream
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90899 Civil Engineering stream 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90230 Elective (Engineering) 6cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (C06108), the Master of Engineering (C04271) and the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277).

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Engineering degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222