This course enhances specialist training at a postgraduate level and enables you to adapt to a dynamically changing technological environment.
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The Engineering programs at Western Sydney University enable professionals and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamically developing and changing technological environment through the upgrading of their skills and knowledge. Engineering courses allow you to pursue a specialisation in civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, and telecommunications engineering.
The Graduate Certificate in Engineering is valuable for students from a learning environment outside Australia and for those who do not currently meet entry requirements for the Master of Engineering.
The course also allows practising Engineering professionals to study new techniques in the areas of their specialisation as well as in sustainable design and software applications.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures. Projects may cover residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. You may be an engineer in private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils.
This program includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems.
In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the course structure introduces students to units of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.
Mechatronics (and robotics) provides the skills necessary for the design of smart machines of all types: cruise control in automobiles, pilotless spacecraft, automated factories and medical telerobotics. The course, accompanied by an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, is essentially concerned with the design of intelligent mechanical systems and automation, and includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design. Graduates in the program acquire the combined skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are needed in leading-edge industries such as aerospace systems, the car industry, automation and robotic applications, biomedical engineering, laser systems, and building materials manufacture.
Recent advances in computer and telecommunications networked systems have increased the importance of network technologies in the discipline of computer science. This major gives you a thorough technical understanding of modern networked computer systems, how they work and the principles that govern them.
In the Environmental specialisation you will study Sustainable systems, Advanced Waste Management, Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment, Sustainability and Risk Engineering, Planning and Environmental Regulation, Safety and Risk Management, Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $31,680*
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Study Information
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
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As an engineering graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Water, roads and buildings
- Robotics and mechatronics
- Manufacturing and utilities
- Commercial, medical and industrial product design
- Product management, project management and consultancy
Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.
Performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals design, construct, install, service and support telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities.
Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.
Applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease
Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.