Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3694.2

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 2020 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 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.


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 five core units, five 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

301005Professional Practice and Communication
301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

From Autumn 2021, this unit will be replaced by 301387. Students are advised to select 301387 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies.

301387Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
301002Specialised Software Applications
301003Sustainable Systems
300597Master Project 1


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

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


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