Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering
Course code: 0033 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipMatEng ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Clayton - P/T only)
It is expected that most recruits to this course will be drawn from graduates in science, applied science, metallurgy, or in branches of engineering other than materials engineering who, having been in employment for some time, find themselves in need of further training in the materials area. Experience gained with overseas students suggests that the course may have particular appeal to graduates from developing countries. At this stage, it is not expected that the graduate diploma will be taken as an immediate follow-up to a first degree, although applications from suitably qualified candidates will be considered. The graduate diploma will not be available to graduates in materials engineering from the Clayton campus.
This course gives those people employed in professional or middle management positions within materials technology to acquire training in the fundamentals of metallurgical, ceramic and polymer engineering.
Students complete units to the value of at least 48 points taken from third and fourth years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering in the field of materials engineering, with some suitable dispensation of prerequisites. MTE4525 Project I and MTE4526 Project II will normally be included among these choices. In addition, it is expected that some candidates may need to undertake preliminary units, particularly relating to materials in which they may have had little previous experience.
A course prescription will be arranged in consultation with each student and must be approved by the head of department. The selection of units will be such as to emphasise the interdisciplinary nature of materials engineering and to provide basic training in the three major classes of materials, ie metals, polymers, and ceramics. Students will then be required to develop a major interest in a chosen class of material.
Students select eight approved units from:
Total: 48 points