University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Engineering

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for practising professional engineers or technologists to extend their engineering knowledge and to update their knowledge and skills in line with recent advances. This course allows busy professional engineers to embark on postgraduate studies while working towards creating a work-life balance before making a commitment to start a master's degree. The subjects follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects and compulsory subjects relevant to a particular major. Once completed, all the subjects in this course can be credited towards a master's for a specific major.

Designed for

Engineers or technologists; graduates in cognate disciplines; immigrant engineers


  • Students complete 24 credit points of study. Program details vary with the major determined prior to enrolment, in consultation with, and with the approval of an academic adviser designated by the Director, Postgraduate Coursework Programs, UTS: Engineering. Some program majors may require students to complete prescribed subjects with or without an opportunity for electives. In these cases, the area of program major is recognised on the candidate's academic record. Students with a bachelor's in engineering may be allowed to complete this course without a major
  • subject selection should be clearly related to a professional theme.


  • Biomedical Engineering stream
  • Civil Engineering stream
  • Computer Control Engineering stream
  • Environmental Engineering stream
  • Geotechnical Engineering stream
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Management stream
  • Operations stream
  • Software Systems Engineering stream
  • Structural Engineering stream
  • Telecommunications and Electronics stream
  • Water Engineering stream
  • Cyber Security Engineering stream
  • Robotics stream
  • Electrical Energy Systems (GC)

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. It is a requirement that the bachelor degree be in engineering and relevant to the major being applied for. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Further information

To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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