Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering (GDipMatE)

Program Code

GDME

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field driving the development of advanced platform materials for emerging technologies such as solar cells, batteries, quantum communications and sensing, green hydrogen energy, and environmental remediation and recycling processes. The objective of materials engineers is to enhance the properties of existing materials (e.g., to make then stronger, lighter, functional, sustainable, cost- competitive) and develop novel materials by designing and engineering their structure and composition at the nanoscale, harnessing cutting-edge fabrication technologies. Materials engineers combine a broad range of knowledge across chemical engineering, physics, mathematics, and chemistry, to generate ground-breaking advances that are driving a thriving job market worldwide.

The Master of Materials Engineering will equip students with high-level knowledge and practical research skills in emerging materials engineering disciplines.

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

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of the background, market demand, and state-of-the-art practice of Materials Engineering, especially in the area of energy materials, quantum materials, and optical materials. Be aware of the contemporary issues in the relevant areas.
2. Develop skills and techniques necessary for modern materials engineering practice, able to conduct analysis on experiments in materials engineering, including modelling, synthesis, characterization, and testing of materials.
3. Develop the ability to apply core concepts in Materials Engineering to engage in professional practice, and the ability to handle normal engineering and technical issues using data analysis. Understand the importance of life-long learning.
4. Be able to effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences within a technological framework.
5. Be aware of the social, safety and environmental consequences of the work as a materials engineer. Develop capability to construct and produce professional advice relating to the technical practice and project management of Materials Engineering.
Conditions

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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

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
MAT ENG 7101 Materials Characterisation 3
MAT ENG 7102 Computation for Materials Engineering 3
MAT ENG 7110 Fundamentals of Materials 3