Graduate Diploma of Marine Engineering

The University of Adelaide

This program offers students the opportunity to further develop and enhance their skills and expertise in this field. The variety of specialised coursework electives and study options enables students to meet their individual needs as well as meeting industry-defined objectives. Industry-sponsored students can undertake work-based projects to enhance their practical experience. The University of Adelaide delivers most of the courses, though courses from a number of other leading universities throughout Australia are also included. Marine engineering programs are structured so that students can complete the degree in steps. This approach provides the opportunity to complete the graduate certificate, then graduate diploma and finally the master's degree, providing an opportunity for career-life balance. Intending students should consult the program coordinator prior to commencement to check whether particular courses or projects will be available.

Course Fee:

International: $40,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant work experience


This is a 24-unit program including 9 units of core courses and 15 units of elective courses.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

The Graduate Diploma can lead from the Graduate Certificate and to the Master of Marine Engineering.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Marine Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Part time 2 years
North Terrace No info No Full time 1 year

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