Graduate Certificate of Engineering
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Learn professional skills and knowledge needed to work with complex engineering systems in an engineering discipline of your choosing. The Graduate Certificate of Engineering builds on your existing engineering studies and knowledge.
Select a specialisation from one of six options: Advanced Manufacturing, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Network Systems and Telecommunications or Structural Engineering.
Depending on your chosen specialisation, you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue work as an engineer in a range of areas.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$20300 (total for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- Four  prescribed specialisation-specific units of study (50 credit points)
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).
Units of study
View Swinburne Engineering Competencies relevant to learning outcomes for this course.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Engineering will be able to:
|CLO1||Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in area of chosen specialisation that will enhance students’ career prospects and practice|
|CLO2||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|
|CLO3||Describe contemporary and emerging trends and challenges in area of chosen specialisation|
|CLO4||Demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|CLO5||Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all personal work outputs|
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
- a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree* (minimum four years of full time study) in an approved cognate field, or
- a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)