Maintain professional accreditation standards and complete professional development in less than a year.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 - 0.7 Year(s)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science is designed for engineers and graduates wanting to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation. It will enable you to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and provide opportunities for continuing professional development as well interaction with those at the cutting edge of their discipline.

You’ll add breadth to your knowledge of engineering in general and expand your knowledge and skills in engineering management, as well as developing your technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems.

Key features

Complete a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science in less than a year to meet or maintain professional accreditation and expand on your knowledge. Upgrade your skills by focusing on your discipline of choice or opt for a multidisciplinary approach when choosing your electives. This program offers both disciplinary and advanced disciplinary knowledge, with a strong enquiry-based learning component for proactive learning.

You can choose from a number of specialisations when you study the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science. The specialisations available include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Chemical Process Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Management
  • Engineering Resilience
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Telecommunications

The program articulates to the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science with full credit for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate.

Why study at UNSW?

Postgraduate study at UNSW Engineering gives you the opportunity to make a career change or progress in your current field. We offer study options in more engineering disciplines than any other Australian university. Our degrees are designed to help you specialise in your field and supercharge your career in engineering.

UNSW Engineering is a leader in engineering education and research. We’re ranked number 1 for engineering in Australia* and 36th globally.

We’re also ranked: 

  • 1st for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia 
  • 1st for Electrical Engineering in Australia 
  • 1st for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia
  • 3rd for Mineral and Mining Engineering in Australia 
  • 4th for Chemical Engineering in Australia 
  • 4th for Computer Science and Information Technology in Australia

UNSW Engineering is the largest engineering faculty in Australia. With eight schools and more than 70 years’ experience, our researchers are at the forefront of exciting technological developments engaging in partnerships both here and overseas.

UNSW is known for its graduate employability, UNSW placed in the GradConnection AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards in 2020 and 2021. Australia’s top employers prefer UNSW Engineering graduates over any other university and we’re ranked 22nd in the world for employer reputation.

At UNSW Engineering you’ll benefit from a diverse and welcoming community with plenty to keep you busy. UNSW Engineering boasts 16 student societies including a society for each school. Get involved in Engiqueers, Women in Renewable Energy Society or Robogals. UNSW’s Women in Engineering (WIE) society runs social and industry events as well as programs designed to mentor and develop female engineers.  

 

Program Code
7320
CRICOS Code
084278G
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
N/A

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Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires:

  • 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.

Those without a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average may submit a detailed statement outlining how their prior learning may be considered equivalent to this qualification.

For example, a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Engineering or Science combined with relevant discipline experience (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant to be decided by each specialisation) may be recognised.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Admission to this program requires:

  • 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.

Those without a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average may submit a detailed statement outlining how their prior learning may be considered equivalent to this qualification.

For example, a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Engineering or Science combined with relevant discipline experience (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant to be decided by each specialisation) may be recognised.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

When you choose to study a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science at UNSW Engineering you’ll choose from ten specialisations.

Deepen your knowledge in your chosen field or embark on a multidisciplinary education with a related engineering discipline. Choose from:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Chemical Process Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Management
  • Engineering Resilience
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Telecommunications

Full program structure

Degree structures can vary depending on your specialisation of choice, the number of courses you choose and timetabling, to give you an indication you can consider the below.

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science is a program made up of 24 Units of Credit which means you’ll study four courses. Depending on your specialisation and your previous studies/professional experience you may choose to study from a range of:

  • Foundation Disciplinary Courses, Disciplinary Courses or Advanced Disciplinary Courses
  • Engineering and Technical Management Courses
  •  Electives in your area of interest

Through the Disciplinary and Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses you’ll learn the technical knowledge and skills you need for your chosen specialisation. You’ll also update your knowledge in cutting-edge developments in your area of interest.

Engineering and Technical Management courses help you build skills in communicating and justifying professional decisions, employing ethical approaches to practice, and developing the abilities required for roles more focused on project and or staff management, leadership and strategy.

Some specialisations require you to complete core courses, which ensure you have the foundational knowledge in the area before you customise your certificate according to your career path.

This program articulates to the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science and is the first step on your pathway to the Master of Engineering Science.

Future careers

UNSW Engineering graduates are some of the most sought-after engineers in Australia and abroad thanks to the reputation of our research and teaching.

Your career opportunities will depend on your area of specialisation. Visit the various engineering degree specialisations for examples of career opportunities.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

Commonwealth Supported Places

2022 Indicative CSP First Year Fee

$4,110*

2022 Indicative CSP Fee to Complete Degree

$4,110*

There are many Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available for this degree. This means that the government subsidises a large portion of the fee for eligible domestic students, significantly reducing the cost to the student. Your eligibility to receive a CSP will be automatically assessed when you apply. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

2022 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$18,240*
2022 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$18,240*

Full Fees are the cost of the degree for students who do not receive a CSP place.​

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$24,620*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$24,620*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


  • Top 50
    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

  • Most
    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

  • Leading
    Innovation

    #1 Australian uni attended by start-up founders.

I love that everything in the world is being engineered by somebody.
Engineering alumni Rachel Mcvittie

Rachel McVittie

Engineering Alumni

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