6 month full-time or equivalent part-time
6 months full time
The Graduate Certificate of Engineering equips students with professional skills and knowledge required for the systematic development of complex engineering systems in a particular specialisation.
Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Engineering requires students to complete units of study to the value of 50 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Full-time study: 50 credit points/eight standard units of study per year
Part-time study: 25 credit points/four standard units of study per year
One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Engineering will be able to:
Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in area of chosen specialisation that will enhance students’ career prospects and practice
Identify and describe issues and trends in area of specialisation that strengthen and broaden the students’ engineering capabilities to provide solutions to complex problems using critical thinking and independent judgment
Describe contemporary and emerging trends and challenges in area of chosen specialisation
Demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all personal work outputs
The skills attained from the program should assist graduates gaining employment as a professional engineer in a range of industries including electrical power generation, safety and distribution, renewable energy systems, systems and embedded design, mechanical systems design, manufacturing systems design, telecommunication networks design, civil engineering project management, structural engineering and construction.
Graduates may wish to progress towards a Graduate Diploma of Engineering, a Master of Engineering, or a Master of Engineering Science.
Completion of this course may assist graduates in meeting eligibility criteria for membership to various levels of Engineers Australia.
Volume of Learning
The Graduate Certificate of Engineering consists of 50 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 points each. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Graduate Certificate of Engineering is typically 6 months full time (or part-time equivalent).
Information about Swinburne's general admission criteria can be found at Admissions at Swinburne - Higher Education webpage.
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