Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science program is designed for engineers and graduates wishing to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in their current area of expertise. This will enable students to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and to provide opportunities for continuing professional development, as well as the opportunity to interact with those at the cutting edge of their discipline.

Designed for

Engineers and other graduates with appropriate experience wishing to pursue study enhance their career opportunities in a particular area


Students must complete 48UOC of courses to be eligible for the degree. This degree is offered in the different specialisations. They may be broad or narrow, and include options that cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries in the Faculty. Some specialisations include approved courses outside the Faculty of Engineering. A number of specialisation courses may be offered in both internal and external attendance modes and may be delivered in regular sessions, block or intensive modes on or off campus.


  • Chemical process engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Energy systems
  • Environmental engineering
  • Food process engineering
  • Geospatial engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology
  • Manufacturing engineering and management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Petroleum engineering open learning
  • Photovoltaics and solar energy
  • Project management
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport engineering
  • Water engineering: catchments to coasts
  • Water, wastewater and waste engineering

Standard entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the program students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.

Study pathways

A student may apply for credit towards the program. For example, a student with a 4-year engineering honours degree could obtain a maximum of 24UOC of advanced standing. Applications for credit should be addressed to the Stream Authority (see relevant school site for further details).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington Yes
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

Further information

Those without such a qualification are required to argue their prior learning is 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.

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