If you’re an engineer or a graduate wanting to further develop and expand your knowledge in a specialised area, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science is for you. This program will enable you to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards, provide opportunities for continuing professional development and interact with those at the cutting edge of their discipline. You will add breadth to your knowledge of engineering in general and expand your skills in engineering management, as well as developing your technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems.

There are 22 specialisations to choose from: Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Process Engineering; Civil Engineering; Transport Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Project Management; Water Engineering: Catchments to Coast; Water, Wastewater and Waste Engineering; Geospatial Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology; Structural Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Energy Systems; Food Process Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering and Management; Mechanical Engineering; Petroleum Engineering: Petroleum Engineering Open Learning; Photovoltaics and Solar Energy; Renewable Energy; and Telecommunications. This program also serves as a pathway towards the Master of Engineering Science.

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Why choose this degree?

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science allows you to develop your technical knowledge and skills in an existing engineering specialisation.

Who should choose this degree?

Engineers and graduates choose this program to advance and broaden their skills, and to progress to the Master of Engineering Science.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Project manager
  • Water engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Transport engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the program students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average. NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. Those without such a qualification are required to argue their prior learning is 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 and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Credit transfer

A student may apply for credit towards the program. For example, a student with a 4-year engineering honours degree could obtain a maximum of 24UOC of advanced standing. Applications for credit should be addressed to the Stream Authority (see relevant school site for further details).

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