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- Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Designed for graduates with an engineering, science or technology degree, this course will help you specialise in a new discipline.
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Graduates will qualify for the Master of Professional Engineering where they will meet Stage 1 competencies for professional engineer status, subject to Engineers Australia accreditation.
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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:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Software Engineering
On completion you will qualify to enter the Master of Professional Engineering where you will meet the Stage 1 academic requirements for status as a professional engineer, subject to Engineers Australia accreditation.
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
Applicants require a Bachelor degree or equivalent 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)|
|Overall band score||6.0|
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
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- Curtin course code: GD-PROENG
- CRICOS code: 098139D
- Last updated on: February 12, 2021