University of South Australia (UniSA)

Graduate Diploma in Defence Systems Integration (LGDI)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Graduate Diploma in Defence Systems Integration is the next step for a range of engineers and defence industry professionals who are looking to further their formal engineering qualifications and extend their skills and knowledge in systems engineering. Students draw on their foundation of engineering knowledge to study further skills in systems engineering, tailored to the defence sector. Courses taught align with the University's research strengths including: engineering and systems integration, autonomous and unmanned systems, and System of Systems (SoS) integration. Students study a systems engineering approach to full life cycle development, from systems design and implementation, to test and evaluation and integration. The program will also develop skills in engineering management and integrated logistics support.


  • 36 units
  • 6 core courses and any 2 electives.


  • Defence Systems Integration

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline from a recognised higher education institution
  • Relevant disciplines include engineering (aeronautics, astronautics, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, nuclear, software, systems), chemistry, physics, computer science, or mathematics
  • Applicants with qualifications in other disciplines are encouraged to apply and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Study pathways

This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three programs (graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master). Each qualification extends to the next, so students can easily transition to a master level qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UniSA Online International: $27,300 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

Further information

This program is studied intensively in a blended mode, including both on-campus and online content.

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