Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3694.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 074194F

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 2015 or later.

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.

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering provides an opportunity to 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.

Master of Engineering

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


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

The Graduate Diploma is a 120 credit point degree and is an exit award only from the Master of Engineering.

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma on completion of six core units, four specialised alternates from chosen area of specialisation and two 10 credit point electives.

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

301006Advanced Engineering Project 1
301007Advanced Engineering Project 2
301005Professional Practice and Communication
301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
301002Specialised Software Applications
301003Sustainable Systems


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

Students exiting with 3694 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Exit only), choose four specialised alternate units


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