Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Course code: 3266 ~ Course abbreviation: PGradDipElec&CompSysEng ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering
Study mode and course location
The program is intended to appeal both to recent graduates who wish to enhance their first qualification with studies in the area of electrical and computer systems engineering to improve their prospects in this area of sustained employment growth, and to mature students who wish to select units that suit their personal and professional needs as they develop from time to time and in so doing to accumulate credit towards the program over a period of some years.
Graduates will be able to update their knowledge in response to rapid changes in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and develop a broad understanding of inter-related topics and appreciate synergies between subject areas; communicate technical arguments effectively; plan, develop, run and manage projects; critically evaluate and manage their own work and work of others.
The postgraduate diploma requires the completion of units* totalling 48 points. This comprises units totalling 36 points from group 1, and up to 12 points from group 2 units currently approved for the Master of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering course. Alternatively students may select units totalling up to 12 points which may be taken from any postgraduate program of the university, as approved by the course director.
Group 1 units include level four units offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering related to the study of electrical and computer systems engineering and its applications, and units as determined by the course director.
The minimum length of the course is one year full-time, or the equivalent part-time. As the course is intended to be a professional development program, there is no maximum duration for completion of studies.
Select six units from:
Select the remaining two units from:
Total: 48 points
*Note that not all units will be available in any given year
Articulation and credit
Credit is available to candidates who transfer from the postgraduate diploma to the masters without graduating at diploma level. Articulation is subject to approval upon satisfactory academic performance.