University of Technology Sydney

C11236v1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GradCertE)
CRICOS code: 081083K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


This course is designed to provide an opportunity for professional engineers to extend their knowledge and update their skills in line with recent advances.

This course allows busy professional engineers to embark on postgraduate studies before committing to a master's degree. The course follows an integrated approach to professional practice through professional engineering subjects and subjects relating to a particular stream (major). Upon completion, students may articulate to a relevant master's program with credit for the subjects completed in this course.

Career options

Students who hold an undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their knowledge and skills in their respective streams (majors), enabling them to gain and hold employment in relevant engineering fields.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering graduates are culturally and historically informed, with awareness of ethical practices when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage a broad range of stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of needs and impacts of engineering systems.
C.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering graduates apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to design components, systems and processes to meet specified stakeholder requirements.
D.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering graduates exhibit an integrated understanding of engineering systems through specialised technical skills. They apply fundamental discipline concepts, to evaluate, implement and operate engineering systems.
E.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering graduates collaborate as an effective member of diverse teams both within and across disciplines and communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences.
F.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering graduates take responsibility for their own lifelong learning. They critically review and reflect on their own performance to improve themselves.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering and relevant to the applicant's proposed stream, with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The stream is selected at the time of application to the course. Applicants who do not intend to undertake a specified stream must complete a subject nomination form and attach it to their application.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is not available for this course.

The substitution of core subjects with an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a six-month, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in a standard mode (weekly attendance) or in block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject).

Course structure

Students are required to complete 24 credit points, comprising professional engineering (6 credit points), stream (12 credit points), and elective (6 credit points).

Course completion requirements

CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp
CBK90715 Engineering choice 12cp
CBK90230 Elective (Engineering) 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for the Civil Engineering stream for a full-time student commencing the course in Autumn session. Students in other streams follow a similar sequence. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

List of Engineering areas of study
STM90898 Biomedical Engineering stream   12cp
STM90899 Civil Engineering stream   12cp
STM90903 Computer Control Engineering stream   12cp
STM90904 Environmental Engineering stream   12cp
STM90900 Geotechnical Engineering stream   12cp
STM90906 Manufacturing Engineering and Management stream   12cp
CBK90714 No specified stream   12cp
STM90908 Software Systems Engineering stream   12cp
STM90901 Structural Engineering stream   12cp
STM90910 Telecommunications and Electronics stream   12cp
STM90911 Water Engineering stream   12cp
STM91238 Cyber Security Engineering stream   12cp
STM91304 Robotics stream   12cp
STM91410 Electrical Energy Systems stream   12cp
STM91820 Tunnelling and Underground Engineering stream   12cp
Civil Engineering stream
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90899 Civil Engineering stream 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90230 Elective (Engineering) 6cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (C06108), the Master of Engineering (C04271) and the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222