Graduate Diploma in Engineering
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate Diploma in Engineering may be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. This flexible course caters to engineering graduates who are seeking to complete further study in engineering and achieve a higher qualification. In this course you will complete core study in one area of engineering, and you may choose from a number of available engineering disciplines including chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and wireless engineering, among others.
The graduate diploma builds on the foundation of the graduate certificate. Coursework undertaken in the graduate diploma may be counted towards the requirements for the Master of Engineering.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- AERO5010 - Optimisation Methods in Engineering
- AERO5200 - Advanced Aerodynamics
- AERO5301 - Applied Finite Element Analysis
- AERO5400 - Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis
- AERO5500 - Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv
- AERO5520 - Aircraft Avionics and Systems
- AERO5700 - Space Engineering (Advanced)
- AERO5760 - Spacecraft and Satellite Design
- AMME5101 - Energy and the Environment
- AMME5202 - Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
- AMME5310 - Engineering Tribology
- AMME5510 - Vibration and Acoustics
- AMME5520 - Advanced Control and Optimisation
- AMME5602 - Product Life Cycle Design
- AMME5902 - Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing
- AMME5912 - Crash Analysis and Design
- AMME5951 - Fundamentals of Neuromodulation
- CHNG5001 - Process Systems Engineering
- CHNG5003 - Green Engineering
- CHNG5004 - Particles and Surfaces
- CHNG5601 - Membrane Science
- CHNG5602 - Cellular Biophysics
- CHNG5603 - Analysis,Modelling,Control: BioPhy Sys
- CHNG5604 - Membrane Engineering Laboratory
- CHNG5605 - Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace
- CIVL5257 - Concrete Structures: Prestressed
- CIVL5264 - Composite Steel-Concrete Structures
- CIVL5266 - Steel Structures - Stability
- CIVL5267 - Steel Structures - Advanced Design
- CIVL5268 - Structural Dynamics
- CIVL5269 - Concrete Structures - Strength & Service
- CIVL5351 - Geoenvironmental Engineering
- CIVL5450 - Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations
- CIVL5451 - Computer Methods in Geotechnical Eng
- CIVL5452 - Foundation Engineering
- CIVL5454 - Rock Engineering
- CIVL5455 - Engineering Behaviour of Soils
- CIVL5458 - Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
- CIVL5665 - Advanced Water Resources Management
- CIVL5666 - Open Channel Flow & Hydraulic Structures
- CIVL5668 - Wind Engineering for Design-Fundamentals
- CIVL5669 - Applied Fluid Engineering Computing
- CIVL5670 - Reservoir Stream & Coastal Eng
- COMP5114 - Digital Media Fundamentals
- COMP5116 - Design of Networks & Distributed Systems
- COMP5206 - Introduction to Information Systems
- COMP5416 - Advanced Network Technologies
- COMP5426 - Parallel and Distributed Computing
- COMP5427 - Usability Engineering
- DESC9014 - Building Construction Technology
- ELEC5101 - Antennas and Propagation
- ELEC5203 - Topics in Power Engineering
- ELEC5204 - Power Systems Analysis and Protection
- ELEC5205 - High Voltage Engineering
- ELEC5206 - Sustainable Energy Systems
- ELEC5207 - Advanced Power Conversion Technologies
- ELEC5208 - Intelligent Electricity Networks
- ELEC5211 - Power Systems Dynamics and Control
- ELEC5212 - Power Systems Planning and Markets
- ELEC5303 - Computer Control System Design
- ELEC5403 - Radio Frequency Engineering
- ELEC5507 - Error Control Coding
- ELEC5508 - Wireless Engineering
- ELEC5509 - Mobile Networks
- ELEC5510 - Satellite Communication Systems
- ELEC5511 - Optical Communication Systems
- ELEC5512 - Optical Networks
- ELEC5514 - Networked Embedded Systems
- ELEC5614 - Real Time Computing
- ELEC5616 - Computer and Network Security
- ELEC5618 - Software Quality Engineering
- ELEC5619 - Object Oriented Application Frameworks
- ELEC5620 - Model Based Software Engineering
- ELEC5622 - Signals,Software and Health
- ELEC5701 - Technology Venture Creation
- ELEC5723 - Found: Simulations & Numerical Solutions
- ELEC5803 - Advanced Bioelectronics
- ENGG5102 - Entrepreneurship for Engineers
- ENGG5103 - Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
- ENGG5202 - Sustainable Design,Eng and Mgt
- ENGG5203 - Quality Engineering and Management
- ENGG5204 - Engineering Professional Practice
- ENGG5205 - Professional Practice in PM
- ENGG5214 - Management of Technology
- ENGG5215 - International Eng Strategy & Operations
- ENGG5216 - Management of Engineering Innovation
- ENGG5811 - Critical and Systems Thinking
- ENGG5812 - Critical Thinking and Systems Assessment
- MECH5255 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Adv)
- MECH5265 - Advanced Combustion
- MECH5275 - Advanced Renewable Energy
- MECH5304 - Materials Failure
- MECH5305 - Smart Materials
- MECH5310 - Advanced Engineering Materials
- MECH5416 - Advanced Design and Analysis
- MECH5720 - Sensors and Signals
- MECH5900 - Thesis
- MTRX5700 - Experimental Robotics
- PLAN9061 - Planning Principles,Systems & Practice
- PLAN9062 - Planning Law
- PLAN9064 - Land Use and Infrastructure Planning
- PMGT5871 - Project Process Planning and Control
- PMGT5872 - People and Leadership
- PMGT5873 - Project Economics and Finance
- PMGT5875 - Project Innovation Management
- PMGT5876 - Strategic Delivery of Change
- PMGT5877 - Management of Project Organisations
- PMGT5879 - Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
- PMGT5886 - System Dynamics Modelling for PM
- PMGT5887 - Computer Applications in PM
- PMGT5888 - Global Project Management
- PMGT5889 - Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
- PMGT5891 - Project Risk Management
- PMGT5892 - Project Management Industrial Project
- PMGT5893 - Statistical Methods in PM
- PMGT6867 - Quantitative Methods: Project Management
- PMGT6869 - Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
- PUBH5111 - Environmental Health
Further course information
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering complete 36 credit points (cp) of study from their chosen discipline area in engineering. Candidates may choose to transfer to the Master of Engineering to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.
Graduates will have completed a major component of the higher levels of specialisation necessary to excel in their chosen field. This can be used for intermediate level career advancement or as a measure of a graduate's ability to undertake further study and achieve completion of the full master's degree outcomes.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering will hold a recognised Bachelor of Engineering degree with satisfactory academic performance (to be assessed on a case by case basis by the Faculty).
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.