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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice

Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice (GEPR)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
  • Toowoomba
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep
Note: This degree is pending CRICOS registration. Offers will not be issued to international students wanting to study on-campus until CRICOS endorsement is granted.


  • If you want to extend your knowledge within a certain engineering field and already have a three-year bachelor degree in engineering, science, or technology, UniSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice is a great stepping-stone to further your career.
  • The core courses will develop your understanding of project management practices and asset management to be able to solve complex problems in an engineering environment. 
  • You have the opportunity to then select courses from a range of engineering areas, such as structural design, geomechanics, construction methods, environmental pollution, stress analysis, mechanical thermodynamics, electrical and power systems, and design of machine elements, which will continue to broaden your expertise.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree and relevant engineering experience, you may be able to take credit and go on to study the Master of Engineering Practice.

Career outcomes

  • Depending on courses chosen, graduates will gain specialised knowledge in their professional field and develop skills to manage engineering projects and assets.
  • Graduates who continue on to study and graduate from the Master of Engineering Practice may be eligible to become a professional engineer. 

Entry requirements 

  • Completion of an Australian university 3-year bachelor degree in engineering, science, or technology, 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.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

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.


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

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
2 x approved courses 2
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of 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 study (4 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 8948
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 30240

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

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.


At UniSQ, 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 UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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Why study a Grad Cert of Engineering at UniSQ?
At UniSQ, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive and practical approach to Engineering education. Our Graduate Certificate in Engineering Practice is designed to extend your knowledge in the engineering field, building on your existing qualifications in engineering, science, or technology. With a focus on real-world problem-solving and industry-relevant skills, UniSQ is the ideal choice for advancing your engineering career.
What are the subjects we will cover in a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Practice?

What you will learn when studying a postgraduate Certificate in Engineering will vary depending on the education provider you choose. 

At UniSQ our Grad Cert in Engineering includes core courses that develop your understanding of project management practices and asset management. You'll also have the opportunity to select courses from a range of engineering areas, such as:

  • structural design
  • geomechanics
  • construction methods
  • environmental pollution
  • stress analysis
  • mechanical thermodynamics
  • electrical and power systems
  • design of machine elements. 
What are the entry requirements?

To study a Grad Cert in Engineering Practice at UniSQ, you must hold a three-year bachelor degree in Engineering, Science, or Technology (or an equivalent qualification). 

For further information on the entry requirements, please view the entry requirements section of this page. 

How does a Certificate in Engineering Practice enhance professional engineering skills?
Our Grad Cert  in Engineering Practice enhances professional engineering skills by developing specialised skills in your chosen field and equipping you with the knowledge needed to manage engineering projects and assets effectively. It focuses on solving complex problems in an engineering environment, preparing you for advanced roles in the industry.
What are my study options after completing a postgraduate certificate in engineering?
Upon successful completion of our Graduate Certificate in Engineering Practice, you can take credit and go on to study the Master of Engineering Practice. This stepping-stone is ideal for those looking to become professional engineers and seeking additional qualifications in their choose field. 
Are flexible study options available?
UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our degrees. We provide a range of study options to cater to diverse needs, including on-campus and online learning formats. Whether you prefer to study your degree part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments.