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Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering)

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

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

Overview

  • UniSQ’s Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge and practical experience in power 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 power systems, including power generation, distribution and transmission.

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 where you will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply your formal knowledge to a real world issue.

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Professional accreditation

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

Career outcomes

  • Power engineers are at the forefront of alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy. As a power engineering graduate, you will increase your employability in power supply and distribution, power generation, mining, rail and transport, and consultancy.

Entry requirements

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

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.

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.

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
External/Online

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

AUD 35920
On-campus

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.

Scholarships

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

Intakes

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 

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