Graduate Diploma of Engineering

Graduate Diploma of Engineering

Handbook year

2019

Course code

118307

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) (extending skills and knowledge in a professional area previously studied)

Professional accreditation status

This program is not accredited

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in a discipline cognate to one of the streams.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion
requirements

Not applicable

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced technical knowledge including an understanding of recent developments, in one or more engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced engineering methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, contemporary project management tools, and decision-making strategies through their application in engineering practice
  • Articulate and communicate ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media
  • Contribute to teams to achieve engineering project goals through advanced professional and leadership skills, self-motivation, creative thinking and entrepreneurship

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

EG5210:03 Risk Engineering and Systems Safety

MA5800:03 Foundation for Data Science

EG5220:03 Advanced Asset Management and Reliability

LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management

PLUS

Select one of the streams below

Stream 1: Electrical and Renewable Energy

EE5410:03 Renewable System Integration

EE5500:03 Sustainable Power Generation and Distribution

EE5610:03 Industrial System Automation and Control

EE5300:03 Non-Conventional Electronics

Stream 2: Internet of Things and Data Engineering

CC5501:03 Privacy and Security in IoT

CC5901:03 Low-Power and Wide-Area IoT Communication Network

MA5832:03 Data Mining and Machine Learning

MA5831:03 Big Data: Management and Processing

Stream 3: Technology and Management

EC5205:03 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

EC5218:03 Economics and Sustainable Resource Management

LB5133:03 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

LB5124:03 Business Innovation and Technology Management

Stream 4: Water Resource Management

CS5108:03 Advanced Ground Water Modelling and Management

CS5208:03 Advanced Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

EA5090:03 Applied Hydrology

EV5454:03 Natural Hazards

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Only Internet of Things and Data Engineering stream is available in Cairns

Townsville

Internet of Things and Data Engineering stream is not available in Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Nil

Course includes mandatory FieldworkNo

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Advanced Standing will only be granted for subjects aligned to the current course’s learning outcomes and if the applicant demonstrates sufficient prior knowledge and skills to achieve the course learning outcomes in the time available in the course

Maximum allowed

Up to 12 credit points may be granted for an AQF Level 8 qualification

Where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ENGINEERING

Approved abbreviations

GDipEng

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the following award:

  • Graduate Certificate of Engineering

Course articulation

Students who successfully complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Engineering (Professional), and will be granted advanced standing for all subjects successfully completed under this course.

Special Awards

Not applicable