Graduate Diploma of Engineering

University of Wollongong

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering delivers skills and applied competencies to students who wish to further their engineering knowledge and progress to become a professional engineer. It also provides a broadening program for current professional engineers who wish to further develop their engineering skills. The Graduate Diploma in Engineering is designed to train and enhance professional practice, advance technical and specialist skills, and provide an opportunity to put theory into practice with applied projects and research. The degree also delivers the strategic project management and communication skills essential for practising engineers. This degree provides a pathway to the UOW Master of Engineering, which is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

Course Fee:

Australian: $32,016
International: $36,768

Entry Requirements:

At least a recognised three-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 60%; or a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%.


You will study a core of key engineering subjects in Innovation and Design, Advanced Laboratory, Communication and ICT Workplace Practice and Engineering Research Method. You will undertake four elective subjects in your chosen field of either computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering.

Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma will be eligible to apply for advanced standing of 48 credit points into the Master of Engineering (majors: Computer, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering).

Further information:

For many decades, UOW's Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences has developed postgraduate coursework degrees to provide professional engineers with further training. Well-designed laboratories, practical implementation of skills and an emphasis on innovation ensure graduates have the skills to meet modern engineering challenges. UOW has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry both in Australia and internationally. This concentration of high-quality research has ensured that the Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 - Group of Eight Associates, the top research faculties in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info No Part time 2 years
Wollongong No info No Full time 1 year
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

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