Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Duration
  • 12 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Mechanical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 24 June 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma
Course Fees

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) will provide you with the requisite skills in mechanical engineering technology and maintenance to take advantage of the growing demands of the industry.

This program is offered standalone or as an exit point after the first year of the two-year master’s degree.

What will I learn/gain:

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in the latest developing technologies in mechanical engineering
  • Practical guidance from mechanical engineering experts from around the world
  • Global networking contacts in academia and industry
  • Evaluate theory and applications of materials, hydraulics, pneumatics, drives, pumps and compressors
  • Analyze and implement heat transfer and fluid dynamic concepts within process engineering
  • Assess and demonstrate knowledge of concepts in advanced fluid dynamics, design appropriate systems, and refine problem-solving skills applicable to real-world applications.
  • Refine your business knowledge and communication skills and add technical knowledge necessary to lead engineering teams and execute complex solutions.
  • In the last unit you’ll examine gas turbines at an advanced level, considering aspects such as expected reliability level, financial considerations and environmental effects.

Not sure if this is the right course for you? Please check out other Postgraduate Engineering Study Options at EIT.

Program Details

The Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering offers eight core units that address specific core competencies and the associated knowledge and aptitudes required of mechanical engineers. Students with a background in mechanical, instrumentation & control, electrical, or industrial plant and systems engineering will be particularly well-placed to benefit from this program as it is designed to prepare you for further career development in the mechanical design and maintenance industries.

The program is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks.

Term Unit Code Unit Title  Credit Points
Term 1 MME501 Materials for Engineers 3
Term 1 MME502 Heat Transfer 3
Term 2 MME503 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Term 2 MME504 Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Drives 3
Term 3 MME505 Process Engineering 3
Term 3 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
Term 4 MME506 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 3
Term 4 MME508 Industrial Gas Turbines 3


To gain entry into Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical), we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program; AND
  5. An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to 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.

* With integrated compulsory twelve-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which six weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.

** 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.

Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application.

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Payment Methods

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

Dr. Milind Siddhpura (Course Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. Arti Siddhpura (On-campus Lecturer and RPL Coordinator)
Dr. Hadi Harb (Research engineer, with experience in the development and management of Artificial Intelligence and Audio Signal Processing projects)
Mr Vijay Veera (Unit lecturer and Course Coordinator at EIT, Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. Shakil Ahmed (Course developer/unit coordinator)
Dr. Rumana Sultana
Dr. Vinnu Madhav
Dr. Aravin Arumugam
Dr. Mehran Rahmanian
Dr. Lucas Skoufa
Mr. Parthiv Rajgor

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 Diploma is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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

This course is classified as Level 8 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

This course may use the following software:

  • Interactive Heat Transfer software
  • Automation Studio
  • ANSYS SpaceClaim
  • ANSYS Meshing
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • Gas Turb

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided. Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here

  • Mechanical engineering design and consultation
  • Supply chain management, quality assurance, and sales
  • Operations, field services, and technical support
  • Mining
  • Oil & gas
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Industrial project management and business development
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintenance and condition monitoring
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Cities/councils
  • Water utilities

The online Graduate Diploma is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

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.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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