Postgraduate Diploma in Materials Engineering
Course code: 3261 ~ Course abbreviation: PGradDipMatEng ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering
Study mode and course location
This course is intended for graduate engineers and scientists. The course structure is highly flexible, with opportunities in many units to work on projects of personal or professional interest. Materials engineering is a very broad discipline, incorporating elements of the physical sciences and the traditional fields of metallurgical, ceramic and polymer engineering. With the choice of units available, the units taken by a particular student will encompass generic skills applicable to a range of materials, as well as specialised knowledge in his/her area of need.
While the course will be offered flexibly in terms of study location, the units will be scheduled during the normal teaching semesters to take advantage of the university's off-campus learning (distance education) infrastructure. High-demand units may be additionally run as short, intensive units. While the normal progress through the course could be a minimum of two years (part-time), the duration of the course is unrestricted, allowing gradual accumulation of credit towards the award.
Graduates will gain an understanding of the role of materials selection in the design cycle of an engineering component; be able to evaluate alternative (unit dependent) manufacturing, processing or remediation scenarios; plan and execute an investigation into a practical materials-related problem and analyse the results of that investigation; communicate their arguments effectively to teams and clients and critically evaluate their own and work of others.
Select four units from:
Total: 24 points
Articulation and credit
Students who have satisfactorily completed 24 points of the postgraduate diploma may articulate to the Master of Materials Engineering degree by completing a further 24 points of units appropriate to the masters program, with the proviso that no more than 12 points of electives may be counted towards the masters.