on February 11th, 2022

Updated for January 2023 intakes

Answering the growing demand for engineering micro-credentials, there are now 13 Graduate Certificates offered by EIT.

Graduate certificates are one of our online short courses, comprising of 4 units, and can be completed in just 6 months.

These short qualifications are known as micro-credentials and have become increasingly popular in recent years. Researchers from Edith Cowan University and Flinders University suggest this is because these short courses are able to align themselves closely with industry needs through collaboration, and deliver targeted skills pivotal in the workplace.

The expanded range of Graduate Certificates provides specialization in the following key areas:

Mechanical Engineering: CAD and computational techniques, Chemical, Thermal, and Process Engineering

Civil Engineering: Structural Analysis and Design, Railways Infrastructure

Electrical Engineering: Power Systems engineering

Industrial Automation Engineering: Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, PLC and SCADA, Safety and Reliability Engineering

These courses cover the areas in high demand by employers and offer skills and knowledge sought after in the workplace.

Studying Graduate Certificates online

Benefits of EIT Graduate Certificates

  • Master’s level content with a shorter commitment
    Most of our Graduate Certificate units are drawn from our Master’s programs (and some Doctor of Engineering programs). This means students graduate with specialized skills and knowledge that enhance their ability in the relevant field but within a shorter commitment of 6 months.
  • Fast upskilling or branching into other areas of engineering
    Studying Masters content in 6 months helps with quick upskilling and provides opportunity for career path changes.
  • AQF Level 8
    AQF Level 8 is equivalent to a Bachelor Honours qualification level. Students can level up their qualification without committing to a full Masters.

    Learn about EIT course pathways here.
  • Gain credit into Masters
    Our Graduate Certificates provide an opportunity for credit into Masters, should students meet the relevant entry requirements.
  • 5 years relevant industry experience pathway allows students who hold an Advanced Diploma qualification to apply
  • Increased employability

Graduate Certificates & Increased Employability – Our Past Graduates

Through a Graduate Certificate in Industrial Automation Engineering and Professional Certificate of Competency in Safety Instrumentation Systems for Process Industries with EIT, Renée was able to build transferable skills and build on her existing background in chemical and software engineering, moving on to employment at South32, a global player in the mining industry where multi-skilled engineers can thrive.

Read more about Renée’s experience.

Entry Requirements

Graduate Certificate 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 specialization 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)

Note: Entry requirements for each course will vary slightly. Students should visit the relevant course page below for more information

Ready to apply?

Please check individual course requirements before applying, and we are looking forward to assisting you with your engineering career.

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