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Professional Engineering

Professional Engineering

Graduate Diploma

GD-PROENG

Course
Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Designed for graduates with an engineering, science or technology degree, this course will help you specialise in a new discipline.

Mining students inside a mine

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Professional recognition

Graduates will qualify for the Master of Professional Engineering where they will meet Stage 1 academic requirements for chartered status. 

This course is designed for those who wish to convert into a different engineering discipline, or from an undergraduate science or technology degree. It provides foundational knowledge, skills and professional competencies for an engineer in your chosen discipline.

You can choose one of the following specialisations:

On completion you will qualify to enter the Master of Professional Engineering where you will meet the Stage 1 academic requirements for chartered status as a professional engineer.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • apply technical and theoretical knowledge and skills to identify and evaluate innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • recognise the importance of culture, including that of local First Peoples, and be able to work respectfully and productively across cultures
  • analyse contemporary industry needs generate creative and innovative engineering solutions
  • apply engineering skills and knowledge, sustainability frameworks, and ethical approaches to address issues of international relevance
  • use technology to facilitate problem solving and communicate effective and innovative solutions in an engineering context
  • recognise the role of a professional engineer in society and work ethically and morally to develop a professional profile as an engineer

Admission criteria

Applicants require a Bachelor degree or equivaleent from a relevant science or engineering discipline for entry into the course.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $27,200*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: GD-PROENG
  • CRICOS code: 098139D
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019