Project Management - CVENET5341

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 5341 - Engineering Science


Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

The Graduate Diploma program is suited to practising engineers and other graduates wishing to pursue a specialised range of courses to enhance their career opportunities in a particular area.


In order to be admitted to the program a student would be expected to hold a Bachelor of Engineering with at least Honours II/2 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline or hold a Graduate Certificate of Engineering with at least a credit average or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution in order to be admitted to the program.

Those without such a qualification are required to argue their prior learning is equivalent to this qualification. For example, a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Engineering or Science combined with relevant discipline experience (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant to be decided by each specialisation) may be recognised.

Why do a postgraduate course work program?

Whether you choose to undertake a Postgraduate Coursework program straight after your undergraduate studies, a few years into your career or as part of continuous professional development, it will help you to:
  • Excel in your field: by extending your knowledge with highly specialised training.
  • Further develop key transferable skills: such as research and analysis, problem-solving, teamwork, management and communication
  • Expand your options: by complementing existing knowledge or retraining to open new career opportunities.

Stream Structure

Students must choose 48 UOC (8 courses) from the Disciplinary Knowledge, Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge, Research-related, Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) and Elective course lists below, with a maximum of 12 UOC of Elective courses.

Please note that the availability of the courses may vary from semester to semester and courses may be offered in alternate years.

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

Research-related Courses
Electives - maximum 12 UOC

Students may choose electives from a list of approved courses provided by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Prerequisite requirements for Level 4 Disciplinary Knowledge courses and Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses must be met. Up to 12 UOC of foundation courses (Level 3) may be approved by the Program Authority.

Engineering & Technical Management Courses
In addition, students may select any ETM elective in the consolidated Faculty list with approval.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may apply to the Program or Stream Authority for advanced standing or exemption as per the UNSW RPL Policy and Procedures. Program or Stream Authorities may grant up to 24UOC of advanced standing or exemption if they consider the student has prior learning (formal, informal or non-formal) where it can be demonstrated that the student has achieved equivalent learning outcomes to the particular course(s). Application for advanced standing or exemption would require substantiating evidence including documents such as academic records, continuing professional education, professional registration and statements of service from the employer.