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Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science GCNS

Program focus


The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science is tailored to
provide an exit point from the Master of Engineering Science program that will enable domestic students to achieve different
career goals without having to complete the entire Masters or the
Graduate Diploma program. The program, through a specialised suite
of technical courses in nine different majors, will equip graduates
with academic, personal, professional, and technical knowledge of
Engineering and Spatial Science that will allow them to support practising
professionals.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

0.5 years full-time or 1 year part-time or by distance
education

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science is not accredited
by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

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Program aims

The primary aims of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science are:

  • to enable students, who hold appropriate three year engineering
    qualifications or equivalent in the relevant specialisation (major
    field), to complete a postgraduate program that will lead to an advanced
    level of knowledge in an engineering discipline and

  • to enable students who hold appropriate three or four year engineering
    qualifications or equivalent in a particular specialisation (major
    field) to change to another area of specialisation by completing a
    postgraduate program that will lead to an advanced level of knowledge
    in an engineering discipline.


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Program objectives

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science
will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • to enable students to acquire, and demonstrate that they possess,
    the specified graduate attributes and capabilities

  • to enable students to acquire in-depth technical competence
    in one of the following fields:
    Agricultural Engineering
    Civil
    Engineering
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Environmental
    Engineering
    Geographical Information Systems
    Mechanical
    Engineering
    Power Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Surveying

  • to enable students from diverse and non-traditional backgrounds
    and locations to enrol in the program and to provide them with opportunities
    to acquire the skills necessary to complete the program in the normal
    time

  • to enable students to be empowered as learners through the provision
    of a wide range of teaching and learning styles and modes in their
    program

  • to ensure that all students, regardless of the mode of study,
    have equality of opportunity in acquiring the specified graduate attributes
    and capabilities.


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Program structure

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science comprises
four single unit academic courses as follows:

Schedule A: One core course (One unit)

  • ENG5001 Professional Skills in Engineering


Schedule B: A Three course major (Three units)

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Exit points

Students who are unable to satisfactorily complete the program
may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering or the Bachelor of Spatial Science as appropriate.
They may also apply to have the courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science credited to their new program.

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