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Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science GDNS

Program focus

The Graduate Diploma of 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 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


1 years full-time or 2 years part-time or by distance

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of 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 Diploma of 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

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Program objectives

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of 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
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Geographical Information Systems
    Power Engineering
    Structural Engineering

  • 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

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

  • 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 Diploma of Engineering Science comprises
eight single unit academic courses and two practice courses as follows:

Schedule A: Three core courses (Three units)

  • ENG5001 Professional Skills in Engineering

  • MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3

  • ENG3103 Engineering Problem Solving Computations

Schedule B: Five Major Courses (Five units)

Schedule C: Two Practice Courses (Zero unit)

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Exit points

Students who have completed four courses in the program may
satisfy the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science
and therefore may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science.

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 Diploma of Engineering Science credited to their new program.

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