Graduate Certificate in Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3695.2

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 061593J

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 2017-2019, please refer to: 3695.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering enhances the specialist training of students at a postgraduate level and enables them to adapt to a dynamically developing and changing technological environment. The course also prepares students, especially those coming from a non-Australian learning background, for higher level postgraduate training.

Study Mode
One year full time or two years part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited three year undergraduate degree in Engineering Science or a recognised four year undergraduate degree in Engineering in one of the following specialisations: Civil, Biomedical, Environmental, Mechatronic, Mechanical, Electrical, Telecommunication.

Additional Information

Advanced standing may be granted for relevant prior studies for students who have successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited four year Bachelor of Engineering program.

Those who have successfully completed a recognised three year undergraduate degree in Science or four year Bachelor of Engineering in another specialisation or equivalent qualifications must undertake and complete specified non-award undergraduate engineering units with approval of the Director of Academic Program before articulation to the Graduate Certificate in Engineering.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed below.

Students must complete three core units and five specialised alternates from chosen area of specialisation.

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
301003Sustainable Systems


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

Students enrolled in 3695 Graduate Certificate in Engineering choose five specialised alternate units


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