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.
Did you know? This is a government subsidised short course as part of the Job-ready Graduates Package. You may be able to access a Commonwealth Supported Place.
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
2024 Start Dates
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- 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
- Credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.
- 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.