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Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science Specialisation Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science Specialisation Mechanical Engineering (GDNS)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: One year full-time study is only available for Semester 1 (February) entry.

Overview

  • USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge and practical experience in mechanical engineering.
  • You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.
  • Through this eight unit degree, you will do a combination of advanced study and practice of mechanical engineering, empowering you to design, inspect, manage and test technologies, systems and procedures.

Further study

When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Engineering Science where you will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply your formal knowledge to a real world issue.

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland. It does however provide a pathway to the Master of Engineering Science which is provisionally accredited with Engineers Australia for membership as a graduate Professional Engineer.

Career outcomes

  • As a mechanical engineering graduate, you could work in manufacturing, refineries, mining, transportation, computing, energy, and education industries. Your experience could see you solving practical engineering problems and improving efficiency.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
    or
  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 7950
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28400

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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