CV87 - Graduate Diploma of Engineering

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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

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering provides three or four-year qualified engineers with an opportunity to develop further skills and knowledge in their current engineering discipline or in related areas. In this course, you may choose units from areas such as sustainability, mining, rail, and project management, as well as a range of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering units. This course is delivered in mixed mode, giving you the flexibility to study while working or living in a remote location. On completion of the Graduate Diploma, you may continue your study and obtain a Master of Engineering.

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 units 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 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
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) GradDipEng
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
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
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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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
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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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 Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
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 are consistent with their undergraduate studies. If in any doubt students are advised to contact the Course Adviser.

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.


Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CV86 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering
Exit Awards CV86 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School For some units for students enrolled in Online mode.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 50
Second year 50
Third Year 50
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Using your knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community to create solutions for a sustainable future, in accordance with the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics. In doing so, you will strive to serve the community ahead of other personal or sectarian interests.
  • Demonstrating integrity, scientific and technical competence, exude leadership qualities and promote sustainability, in the course of your professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours in relation to professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Approaching difficult situations with diplomacy and refraining from using inappropriate words/actions either verbally or in written communication.
  • Accepting that your professional practice is a human-centric activity and that you must therefore, develop your ability to work well with others.
  • Having the desire to solve problems in order to improve the standard of living of the people in the community.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Understanding and complying with all relevant policies and procedures applicable in work practice.
  • Complying with rules and regulations that apply in your practice location.
  • Recognising and positively responding to any legal compliance issues that arise and bringing them to the attention of the appropriate stakeholders.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Listening to other's point of view and actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with clients from differing socio-cultural environments in the delivery of projects and respond appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as in the professional practice environment.
  • Competently and appropriately constructing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional requirements.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and possessing basic computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Being adept and proficient in the use of discipline specific computer systems and able to analyse, manipulate and display scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in professional practice.
  • Discerning the wide variety of socio-economic environments that practice takes place in, and providing effective professional solutions to all these stakeholders.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear professional documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Retrieving correct information from appropriate sources, processing it and converting it into simpler terms if required.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills to make calculations that represent a system.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to make accurate interpretation of system response data.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve problems in a range of projects and services.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Accurately using instruments for measurements.
  • Observing and detecting subtle changes in responses to systems using instrumentation.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to be capable of hearing warnings when on site.
  • Interacting effectively with stakeholders including clients, members of the community, tradespeople and other members of the professional team.
  • Using a computer and other professional tools.
  • Climbing a ladder or steep stairs, walking along scaffolding and traversing a construction site.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course and professional experience.
  • Performing with the required physical and mental energy and endurance in performing professional skills and services during set time frames.
  • Showing persistence when learning a new concept, seeing it as a challenge to be solved rather than an insurmountable obstacle.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Conducting repairs to professional systems.
  • Transporting field equipment during the data collection phase of projects.
  • Traversing uneven ground on construction sites.
  • Manipulating instruments in tests and measurements.
  • Using knobs and dials in equipment used for field data collection.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Communicating with respect.
  • Consulting all stakeholders.
  • Creating and sustaining professional networks.
  • Listening to clients and stakeholders regarding their needs.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Using some of the Microsoft Office suite of products, in particular Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as Adobe Acrobat.
  • Being familiar with computer operating systems.
  • Being able to use keyboard and mouse.
  • Being able to connect to a Wifi network.
  • Being familiar with video communication software such as Skype or Zoom.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder requirements in complex engineering scenarios
  • 2. Design innovative solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements
  • 3. Apply advanced technical knowledge and skills in the design process
  • 4. Work collaboratively in diverse and complex 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 advanced 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 concept
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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