University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Studies

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

This course qualifies individuals who apply a body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional work and provides a pathway for further learning in engineering. Students with a bachelor's degree in a non-engineering field, who are professionals in fields related to engineering and are interested in pursuing engineering at postgraduate level, can apply to this course. All applications are assessed individually and the course structure is tailor-made based on the basic qualifications that students possess.


Students complete 24 credit points of study. Program details vary according to the major and are determined prior to enrolment as well as 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.


  • Engineering studies

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. Students must also have a previous qualification in an engineering field, and are required to specify on their application what new or varied field of engineering they want to pursue. Candidates without a degree, but who have a TAFE diploma or equivalent in engineering and with significant related work experience, may also apply for this course. 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.

Study pathways

This course creates a pathway for students from a different engineering background to explore their potential to undertake postgraduate studies in engineering. Once students complete this course successfully, individual assessment is undertaken to articulate either 12, 18 or 24 credit points towards a master's course.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $22,128 Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

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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