The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science is designed for engineers and graduates wanting to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation. It will enable you to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and provide opportunities for continuing professional development as well interaction with those at the cutting edge of their discipline. You will add breadth to your knowledge of engineering in general and expand your knowledge and skills in engineering management, as well as developing your technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems.

The specialisations available include: Civil Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Chemical Process Engineering; Energy Systems; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Design and Management; Engineering Resilience; Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering; Renewable Energy Engineering; and Telecommunications.

The program articulates to the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science with full credit for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate.

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Why choose this degree?

This program articulates to the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science and is the first step on your pathway to the Master of Engineering Science.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone looking to update their technical knowledge and skills in an existing engineering specialisation will choose this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires:

  • A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average.

Those without a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average may submit a detailed statement outlining how their prior learning may be considered equivalent to this qualification.

For example, a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Engineering or Science combined with relevant discipline experience (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant to be decided by each specialisation) may be recognised.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


As part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package, additional Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are now available for this program for T2 2021.

^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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