Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering (GDipMatE)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering is designed to meet the demand of future materials engineering, by delivering education for background, design and application of advanced materials with cutting-edge properties. The program will provide a strong practical and analytical framework to understand the challenges, problems and solutions of advanced materials. Students will develop theoretical and technical knowledge and learn to apply this through technical and organisational perspectives to provide materials engineering expertise to organisations. It provides a pathway, and advanced standing, to further learning in the Master of Materials Engineering.

The Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Condition of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1.  Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2.  Elective courses to the value of 12 units
Core courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM ENG 7055 Material Science & Engineering 3
CHEM ENG 7101 Materials Characterisation 3
CHEM ENG 7102 Computation for Materials Engineering 3
CHEM ENG 7110 Fundamentals of Materials 3