Graduate Certificate in Fluid Power Engineering

Course Overview

GCFP

This Graduate Certificate in Fluid Power Engineering will provide you with an opportunity to design, test and work with fluid dynamic principles, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, process engineering in the context of industrial applications of these mechanical engineering domains. 

It offers an opportunity for industry professionals in the field to enhance their knowledge and skills in fluid power systems without having to complete a full Master’s degree in mechanical engineering. 

Funding available*

For a limited period the Australian Government is offering a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for eligible students* for this program. This means that the fee for this course will be reduced from AU$4,760 to AU$100 (AU$25 per unit).

At a glance

Duration
  • 6 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
27 June 2022
Course Type
  • Graduate Certificate

Program Details

Fluid power industry is one of the fastest growing engineering sectors today. The Graduate Certificate in Fluid Power Engineering covers knowledge and skills needed to work with process operations and fluid power systems. You will gain an in-depth understanding of industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including design optimization, operations, troubleshooting and maintenance. You will also understand, analyze and evaluate application of various pumps, compressors, turbines and drives used in oil & gas, mining, minerals processing industries.     

The learning outcomes of the course are designed to equip the students with professional engineering skills and knowledge to formulate the models necessary to study, analyze, and design process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams and fluid systems through the application of these concepts, and to develop the problem-solving skills essential to good engineering practice of fluid dynamics in practical real-world application. 

You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Master of Engineering (Mechanical).

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
MME503 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
MME504 Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Drives 3
MME505 Process Engineering 3
MME506 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 3

Applicants are required to:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice*,
  • Have completed the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or are able to demonstrate recognized relevant work experience.
  • Have an appropriate level of English Language Proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)**, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-congruent engineering field are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the entry requirements (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialisation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee).

Applicants who do not hold a recognized bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification. A minimum of an Australian Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) in Engineering and 5 years of technical work experience at a technologist level or above in a relevant engineering field is required for an application to be considered (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialization and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee) ***

Please note:

  1. All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience
  2. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

* Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Mechanical Engineering content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Production Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control, and Automation

**Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT

*** Applicants who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Master’s Degree may not be eligible for Engineers Australia recognition. However, students can lodge a personal application with Engineers Australia to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Commonwealth Supported Places

The Australian Government is currently offering a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for eligible students for this program which means they will subsidize part of your program fees which makes the cost to students much lower. If you are eligible for a CSP your subsidized course fees will be AU$100 (AU$25 per unit).

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). This Graduate Certificate is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

As a graduate you will have the ability to undertake work in a wide range of projects in mechanical engineering, fluid power systems, plant operation and consultation. 

Our graduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online graduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for both our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks prior to the start date to be considered for your desired intake.

A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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