GC146 - Graduate Certificate in Systems Support Engineering

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Plan: GC146 - Graduate Certificate in System Support Engineering
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in System Support Engineering
Award abbreviation: GradCertSysSuppEng
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 year full time; 1 year part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
Partnered offering / Corporate client: University of South Australia
ASCED code: 039999
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in System Support Engineering has been developed to equip you with the knowledge to assist defence industry engineers and managers in the design and delivery of complex, service-oriented support solutions for their customers.

 

Defence contractors will increasingly be required to offer a full spectrum of support, including ownership, sustainment and operation of assets. To adapt successfully in this environment, defence industry organisations will need to build the capability in staff and business systems and processes to deliver solutions that cross a number of organisational and discipline boundaries. This program will qualify you to work in this dynamic and challenging area.

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Articulation and pathways

This program is offered by RMIT in collaboration with University of South Australia.  RMIT is responsible for all matters related to the program.  For courses delivered by University of South Australia, RMIT is responsible for both quality and delivery.

This program is fully articulated to the RMIT Graduate Diploma in System Support Engineering and the Master of Engineering (System Support Engineering).

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Entrance requirements

You must be a graduate of an engineering discipline or equivalent science or applied science degree from either an Australian university or a recognised overseas university.  Graduates from other disciplines will also be considered if you have at least 3 years of relevant experience.

If you do not have a formal first degree education background but have over 10 years of industry experience, you will be considered for special entry.  Application on this basis should be made directly to the Program Coordinator who will assess your application on a case-by-case basis, in accordance to prevailing RMIT policy supporting recognition of prior learning.

If you graduate from a university in a non-English speaking country, you need to provide certification that your undergraduate program is taught in English language.  Other international non-English speaking students will need to have one of the following English levels:

  • IELTS (Academic) — 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Paper based — 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL Computer based — 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL Internet based (iBT) — Overall score 92, minimum 20 in all sections
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External accreditation and industry links

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord, international recognition is offered by countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and South Africa. Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international standards.

The current policy of Engineers Australia is to admit engineering graduates based on their undergraduate program to membership at the relevant career grade, and allow reciprocal privileges by equivalent professional bodies overseas. In general, Engineers Australia does not accredit postgraduate programs (such as this one). However, you can be admitted to membership of Engineers Australia as:

  • A graduate from an accredited undergraduate program. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • A graduate from a non-accredited degree and completing a competency report. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • An experienced engineering professional. The career grade and discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More details for membership of Engineers Australia can be found at http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/.  Engineers Australia will recognise the achievements of members who satisfy the relevant leadership and management competency standards in the form of a new post-nominal Engineering Executive (EngExec). The status of EngExec will be available to professional engineers, engineering technologists and engineering associates who can satisfy the competency requirements, and who are members of Engineers Australia. If you are a member of Engineers Australia, you can apply for the EngExec status to Engineers Australia.

More details for application to Engineering Executive status can be found at:

http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/professional-development/engineering-executive/engineering-executive_home.cfm

Industry Links

Industry has played a key role in the development of the program. It has been sponsored by an industry consortium including BAE Systems, Saab Systems and ASC.

The industry partners will also be actively involved in the delivery of the program. You will also have access to advice and support from a range of defence industry professionals with expertise in the development and implementation of service support solutions.

In providing opportunities to explore and share the project work with fellow students, as well as academics, researchers and industry experts, the program (both coursework and research components) offers you a range of opportunities to link your study directly with the leading edge of industry practice.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.  
For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content:

As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

When you enrol to RMIT, you will be fully supported by the facilities set up for supporting active learning in RMIT.  You will have access to library resources, both on campus and online via myRMIT.  Since the courses are delivered by University of South Australia, RMIT will make arrangement that you will have access to similar facilities in University of South Australia.  You will also have access to libraries of other universities in Victoria and in Australia, through inter-library services. 

The distance learning mode of the program will be supported by existing facilities on myRMIT.  You will have access to the Blackboard learning system that is managed by the course coordinator.  From 2011, RMIT will have web-based interactive online collaborative tools installed on the Blackboard system to support virtual classroom, video conferencing and web cast sessions.  Through these functionalities, you can listen to lectures, interact with the lecturer, and work in small groups in much the same way as if you are collocated.

For courses that require special software for demonstration and assignment purposes, you will find the required software and facilities on myRMIT.

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