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C11238v1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering Studies

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Engineering Studies (GradCertESt)
UAC code: 940380 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 081084J
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
Other information


This course qualifies individuals who apply a body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional work and provides a pathway for further learning in engineering. Students with a bachelor's degree in a non-cognate engineering field can apply to this course. All applications are assessed individually and the course structure is tailor-made based on the basic qualifications that students possess.

Candidates without a degree, but who have a TAFE diploma or equivalent in engineering and with significant related work experience, may also apply for this course.

This course creates a pathway for students from a different engineering background to explore their potential to undertake postgraduate studies in engineering. Once students complete this course successfully, individual assessment is undertaken to articulate either 12, 18 or 24 credit points towards a master's course.

Career options

This course allows professionals who are currently employed, or would like to pursue employment in engineering organisations, to understand and gain advantage in securing and retaining employment.

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.

Applicants must hold a qualification in an engineering field, and are required to specify on their application which new or varied field of engineering they wish to pursue.

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 course is offered on a six-month, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

The course is tailor-made based on individual student needs and is made up of subjects that enable students to build their knowledge base in engineering. 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 according to the major and are determined prior to enrolment as well as 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.

Course completion requirements

CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp
49143 Engineering Review 1 6cp
49144 Engineering Review 2 6cp
CBK90230 Elective (Engineering) 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is shown below.

full time
Year 1
Autumn or Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
49144 Engineering Review 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90230 Elective (Engineering) 6cp  

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