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Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (GDNS)
CRICOS: 067688J

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Toowoomba
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Embark on a career in aerospace engineering with UniSQ’s Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering. 
  • Gain an understanding of advanced aerospace systems to ensure safe operation and proper maintenance of aircraft and space vehicles.
  • UniSQ’s aerospace specialisation has two sub-disciplines – the Mechanical strand and the Electrical and Electronic strand. Choose specialisation courses that suit your career goals and explore thermofluids, aerodynamics, propulsion systems, aerospace transport structures, simulations, navigation systems, communication systems, or human-machine interfaces to gain more insight into flight safety, fuel and cost efficiency, and environmental impact.
  • Develop transferrable skills in engineering project management, communication, sustainable development, problem solving, and safety management.
  • You can choose to study aerospace engineering online or on-campus, full-time or part-time to suit your lifestyle and work commitments.

Further study

When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Eningeering) and gain a Professional Engineer qualification by Engineering Australia.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates may find work as an aerospace technician, aerospace electro-magnetic compatibility engineer, data analyst, aircraft mechanic, inspection manager, technical sales engineer, mechanical or electrical engineer, data engineer. 
  • Aerospace engineers may find work in diverse areas, such as aerodynamics and performance, communication and electrical systems, component EMI compatibility, flight simulators and flight management systems, environmental effects, fuels and lubricants, hydraulic systems, radar and satellite systems, risk management, cabin environment and cockpit ergonomics, noise and acoustic effects, propulsion systems, vehicle launch and recovery in Australian industry and Defence.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in the area of engineering in the relevant cognate specialisation (major), or equivalent.
  • Completion of an appropriate four-year embedded honours Bachelor degree in the area of engineering in a non-cognate specialisation (major field), 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 Diploma of Professional Engineering 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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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 8 units.

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

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

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

AUD 35920

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

AUD 35920

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.


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.

CRICOS: 067688J


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

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

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