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Graduate Certificate in Engineering


City campus

Min. duration
0.5 years full time or
1 year part time

course codes
UTS: C11236v1
CRICOS: 081083K
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UAC codes

940302 NoSpecifiedMajor (Autumn session, Spring session)
940305 SoftwareSysEng (Autumn session, Spring session)
940308 Structural (Autumn session, Spring session)
940314 TelecommunicationsEng (Autumn session, Spring session)
940317 Water (Autumn session, Spring session)
940320 ComputerControlEng (Autumn session, Spring session)
940323 EnergyPlanningPolicy (Autumn session, Spring session)
940332 ManufacturingEngManagement (Autumn session, Spring session)
940352 Civil (Autumn session, Spring session)
940360 Geotech (Autumn session, Spring session)
940366 Operations (Autumn session, Spring session)
940369 Environmental (Autumn session, Spring session)
940372 BiomedEng (Autumn session, Spring session)

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for practising professional engineers or technologists to extend their engineering knowledge and to update their knowledge and skills in line with recent advances.

This course allows busy professional engineers to embark on postgraduate studies while working towards creating a work–life balance before making a commitment to start a master's degree. The subjects follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects and compulsory subjects relevant to a particular major. Once completed, all the subjects in this course can be credited towards a master's for a specific major.

Typical study program

A typical program for the Civil Engineering stream is shown below.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
STM90898 Biomedical Engineering stream12stm90898
STM90899 Civil Engineering stream12stm90899
STM90903 Computer Control Engineering stream12stm90903
STM90902 Energy Planning and Policy stream12stm90902
STM90904 Environmental Engineering stream12stm90904
STM90900 Geotechnical Engineering stream12stm90900
STM90906 Manufacturing Engineering and Management stream12stm90906
CBK90714 No specified stream choice12cbk90714
STM90907 Operations stream12stm90907
STM90908 Software Systems Engineering stream12stm90908
STM90901 Structural Engineering stream12stm90901
STM90910 Telecommunications Engineering stream12stm90910
STM90911 Water Engineering stream12stm90911

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,610 to A$50,140 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $698. The total credit points are 24.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Students who have a basic engineering undergraduate degree are able to enhance their ability and knowledge through this postgraduate course in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in their respective engineering fields.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90956 Choice (Professional Engineering)6
CBK90715 Engineering stream choice12
CBK90230 Elective6

Course structure explained

Students complete 24 credit points of study. Program details vary with the major and are determined prior to enrolment, in consultation with, and with the approval of an academic adviser designated by the Director, Teaching and Learning.

Some program majors may require students to complete prescribed subjects with or without an opportunity for electives. In these cases, the area of program major is recognised on the candidate's academic record.

Students with a bachelor’s in engineering may be allowed to complete this course without a major; subject selection should be clearly related to a professional theme.

Additional information

Course duration

This is offered as a six-month, full-time course or can be complete in one year of part-time study.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in a standard mode (weekly attendance) or in block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject). Some subjects may be available in distance mode.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering and relevant to the major being applied for.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (C06108), the Master of Engineering (C04271) and the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277).

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

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