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Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3694.3

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 074194F

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2021 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement year 2020, please refer to: 3694.2 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)

For commencement year 2015-2019, please refer to: 3694.1 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)

This is an exit award only. Students may choose to exit the Master of Engineering after completing 120 Credit Points with the degree of Graduate Diploma in Engineering.

Master of Engineering

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering provides an opportunity for professionals in Engineering and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamically developing and changing technological environment through the upgrading of their skills and knowledge. The course provides students with opportunities to foster a culture of life-long learning. Graduates of the course will have a foundation to maintain their skills as their specialised professional field evolves.

Study Mode
One and a half years full time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above


Graduate Diploma in Engineering will not be offered to commencing students. It will be made available only as an exit point for Master of Engineering students.

Course Structure

Qualification for the award of Graduate Diploma in Engineering requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as follows:

40cps of core units plus

60cps of single specialisation units plus

20cps of elective units at level 7.

To complete some of the components within the units in this course, students may be required to travel to other Western Sydney University campuses.

Core units for Graduate Diploma

301002Specialised Software Applications
301003Sustainable Systems
301395Engineering Project 1 (PG)


All students must enrol in a specialisation before enrolling in their units

Graduate Diploma in Engineering students can choose a single specialisation by following the course structure below.


Elective Units

Elective units must be chosen from level 7 units. Student can check available university-wide units at level 7 and the unit enrolment requirements from handbook.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Session 1

301003Sustainable Systems

Three specialisation units (see note)

Session 2

301002Specialised Software Applications

Three specialisation units or elective units

Year 2

Session 3

301395Engineering Project 1 (PG)

Two specialisation units or elective units


(1) Students must carefully follow the requirements of their chosen single specialisation in order to qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering award. If unsure, students must seek the advice of the Academic Course Advisor.

(2) Specialisation unit offering is subject to sufficient demand and may not be offered annually.

(3) Elective units must be at Level 7.

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