At EIT we have a range of postgraduate engineering education options available. If you meet Master’s-level entry requirements*, you have the choice of applying for a Graduate Certificate (6 months – 4 units), a Graduate Diploma (12 months – 8 units), or a Master’s degree (2 years).
Whichever option you choose, these course types are all Australian-accredited postgraduate qualifications (some of our Master’s degrees are also internationally recognized).
If you are looking to progress your career with a shorter engineering qualification, our Graduate Certificate (6 months – 4 units) or Graduate Diploma (12 months – 8 units) qualifications are a great choice. These courses will introduce students to advanced and complex problems of the relevant discipline. The units are drawn from the relevant Master’s degree program.
Full credit into EIT Master’s Degree programs is available for those wishing to proceed. If you successfully complete one of our Graduate Certificates or Graduate Diplomas, you will receive full credit for the units you’ve completed should you choose to study the relevant discipline* Master’s degree afterward.
Discover our postgraduate engineering courses
We deliver graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s degrees, and a doctor of engineering. These program types have been designed to suit the needs of engineers and aspiring engineers from varied backgrounds.
Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Engineering Courses
All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions team, and meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. For the most detailed description of the entry criteria please refer to the relevant course page, and please feel free to contact our Course Advisors should you need any clarification.
As a general rule, to get entry into one of the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, or Master of Engineering, students are required to meet three main criteria:
Previous education level
English competency level
Math competency level
Previous education criteria for Graduate Diploma entry includes:
Bachelor of Science (3 years) or Bachelor of Engineering (4 years) degree previously completed. It’s preferred that a Bachelor of Science degree is in a congruent field of practice (please check these fields on individual course pages). Bachelor of Science graduates may be required to demonstrate some professional industry experience, training or project work; EIT graduates are exempt because our student projects already have this experience included.
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
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.
Evidence of mathematical competence:
Students must demonstrate completion of courses/units which include: Complex Numbers, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and Series, Multivariable Calculus, and Linear Algebra.
Graduate Certificates entry requirements
Graduate Certificates are shorter qualifications and can be utilized by candidates with either Vocational or Higher education backgrounds. Upon successful completion of an EIT Graduate Certificate, students may progress to Graduate Diploma of Master of Engineering qualification – subject to the EIT Admissions Team’s decision.
Applicants are required to:
Hold a recognized bachelor’s degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice. 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.
Have completed the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or are able to demonstrate recognized relevant work experience. 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.
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.
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