What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering delivers skills and applied competencies to students who wish to further their engineering knowledge and progress to become a professional engineer. It also provides a broadening program for current professional engineers who wish to further develop their engineering skills.

This degree provides a pathway to the UOW Master of Engineering, which is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

What you will study
You will study a core of key engineering subjects in Innovation and Design, Advanced Laboratory, Communication and ICT Workplace Practice and Engineering Research Method. You will undertake four elective subjects in your chosen field of either computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering.

This degree
The Graduate Diploma in Engineering is designed to train and enhance professional practice, advance technical and specialist skills, and provide an opportunity to put theory into practice with applied projects and research. The degree also delivers the strategic project management and communication skills essential for practising engineers.

Why choose this course

For many decades, UOW’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences has developed postgraduate coursework degrees to provide professional engineers with further training. Well-designed laboratories, practical implementation of skills and an emphasis on innovation ensure graduates have the skills to meet modern engineering challenges.

UOW has a distinguished engineering research reputation, particularly in collaboration with industry both in Australia and internationally. This concentration of high quality research has ensured that the Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 – Group of Eight Associates, the top research faculties in Australia.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$37,536.00 (20,33,369) per year
Session fees: AUD $18,768

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%.

For international students

At least a recognised three-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 60%; or a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with an equivalent average mark of 50%.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students