GD001 - Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing

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Plan: GD001 - Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing
Campus: City Campus


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 Diploma in Manufacturing
Award abbreviation: GradDipMan
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030100
CRICOS code: 061670A

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Purpose of the Program

The program aims to provide potential manufacturing project leaders and managers with the knowledge and skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in manufacturing businesses.

The environment of manufacturing companies is undergoing dramatic change as new technology, customer expectations, and global competition combine to force new approaches to the design of factory systems; in particular to break the traditional trade-off between high efficiency (to achieve low cost) and flexibility (e.g. to customize products). As the pace of this change accelerates it brings the need for appropriately trained professionals versed in the new technologies and modes of manufacturing, and able to apply them strategically.

At the completion of the program you will be equipped to pursue a supervisory or middle management position in manufacturing engineering, operations; for example, as:

  • A Team Leader implementing new technology and operational strategies
  • An Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a manufacturing unit.

While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways

Not applicable. This is an exit point only from the Master of Engineering (Manufacturing).


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Entrance requirements

Entry into this program is through the MC224, the Master of Engineering (Manufacturing).  This normally requires a relevant undergraduate degree. Students may exit the program with a Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing after successful completion of the courses listed in this program guide.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

Industry Links

The School of Engineering Industry Advisory Committee reviews the program twice a year.

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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

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

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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.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
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