The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) is a 36-unit program offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within The Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The course articulates with The Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Electronics) and the Master of Engineering (Electronics), and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.

Admission requirements

Applicants normally must hold an approved undergraduate Engineering degree with appropriate electronic content, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. An applicant who has not previously studied electronics may be required to undertake appropriate bridging studies.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) is not available to graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Electronic), Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics), or equivalent undergraduate courses from other tertiary institutions. Graduates of these degrees or similar may apply for admission to the Master of Engineering (Electronics).

Course aims

The course has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • a foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of electronic engineering systems
  • an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of electronic engineering
  • an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
  • preparation for future management roles as professional engineers.

The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

Learning outcomes

 On completion of the award, students will be able to:

  • competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex electronic engineering systems
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
  • develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of electronic engineering
  • contribute successfully to project management.

Program of study

To qualify for The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Electronics), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

Core - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

 ENGR4742  Standards, Ethics and Compliance  (4.5 units)
 ENGR4751  Embedded Systems Architecture  (4.5 units)
 ENGR4761  Image Processing  (4.5 units)
 STAT5702  Statistical Methods for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 CSEM option topic*  (4.5 units)

plus two of:

 ENGR4711  Advanced Control Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR8701  Engineering Programming GE  (4.5 units)
 ENGR8721  Control Systems GE  (4.5 units)

plus one of:

 ENGR4712  Autonomous Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR8772  Sensors and Actuators GE  (4.5 units)
 ENGR4732  Instrumentation  (4.5 units)

*The CSEM option topic must be selected from Table A, which must chosen from those labelled as electronics (Group E).