CV86 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

If you are a three or four year qualified engineer, the Graduate Certificate in Engineering will provide you an opportunity to develop further skills and knowledge either in your current engineering discipline or in related discipline areas.

You will study 24 credit units of units chosen from topics including sustainability, mining, project management and rail as well as a range of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering units.

You may also choose to continue your study towards a Graduate Diploma of Engineering or Master of Engineering.

This course is available in distance mode, giving you flexibility to study even if working or living in a remote location.

Career Information

This course is designed to give you continued professional development opportunities in a discipline area that enhances your employability or is of interest to you. You may wish to study a unit in sustainability, mining, project management or rail, building on your existing undergraduate qualification. Alternatively, you may wish to increase your knowledge in a second engineering discipline.

This course structure allows you to choose the units that suit your career goals while also providing you with a postgraduate qualification.

Course Details
Duration 0 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertEng
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088551G
  • MEL - 088551G
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2018

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2017

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

A completed 3 year Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, with an aligned engineering major, from a recognised tertiary institution. Degrees completed without standard engineering majors (Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical) will be assessed for compatibility with the Masters course on a case by case basis by the School.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge


Students are advised to choose units which is consistent with their undergraduate studies.  If in any doubt students are advised to contact the course advisor.


It is recommended that full-time students enrol in 24 credit points per term, and part-time students enrol in 12 credit points per term.


Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation


Learned Society Accreditiation Industry advisory committee of SEH

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School For students enrolled in distance mode in some units
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2017 1
2016 1
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder requirements in engineering scenarios
  • 2. Design innovative solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements
  • 3. Apply technical knowledge and skills in the design process
  • 4. Work collaboratively in teams
  • 5. Demonstrate critical self-review and self-management
  • 6. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
More Details
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