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The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science program is designed for engineers and graduates wishing to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in their current area of expertise.* This will enable students to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and to provide opportunities for continuing professional development, as well as the opportunity to interact with those at the cutting edge of their discipline.

Students will add breadth to their knowledge of engineering in general and expand their knowledge and skills in engineering management. Students will develop their technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems. They will also gain further skills in solving engineering problems and justifying professional decisions.

(* It is also possible for students to acquire knowledge and skills in a different specialisation at the approval of the Stream Authority. This may require the student to take additional foundation and disciplinary knowledge courses at the discretion of the Stream Authority.)

The program is designed to enable students to fulfil a number of needs including:

  • Updating technical knowledge and skills in an existing engineering specialisation.
  • Acquiring new knowledge and skills in a different engineering specialisation.
  • Developing and expanding knowledge and skills in engineering management.
  • Updating qualifications and knowledge to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards.
  • Providing opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Providing opportunities for interaction with those at the cutting edge of the discipline.
  • Providing a pathway towards the Masters program.


Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, Distance, Research

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Graduate Diploma


Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science - GradDipEngSc



Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Additional Information

Computing Requirements

All software required for coursework is provided on the computers in the School computer laboratories. Some students find it advantageous to buy their own computer and software so that they can work at home. Some external courses may require students to own their own computer with Microsoft Office or equivalent. Specialist software packages that are required for external courses will be provided as part of the course pack to students.

All programs are available on a full-time or part-time basis. The part-time mode will usually require students to enrol in a minimum of 18 UOC over three consecutive sessions.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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