GD040 - Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication and Network Engineering

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Plan: GD040 - Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
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 Telecommunication Engineering
Award abbreviation: GradDipTelecomEng
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 semesters full time, 4 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031307

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Purpose of the Program

The program objectives are:

  • To develop your knowledge and skills in telecommunication engineering that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries including the aerospace, electronics, networks, communications, telecommunications, and defence industries.
  • To facilitate learning of telecommunication engineering concepts and applications that are directly linked to industry needs.
  • To provide a pathway for graduates from other engineering and appropriate science degrees to articulate into telecommunication engineering.
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Articulation and pathways

The program provides a pathway for engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and relevant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification specializing in Telecommunication Engineering.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Telecommunication Engineering can articulate into this program with full credit.

Opportunities also exist if you decide not to pursue the full Graduate Diploma qualification.  After completing 48 credit points you may choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate.

Graduates of this program can apply for entry to the Master of Engineering (Telecommunication Engineering).

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Entrance requirements

Academic (all students local and international)
Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering in computer, electronic, telecommunications or electrical disciplines; or be qualified technologist with relevant industrial experience.

English Language Requirements:
One of the following:
IELTS – 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL – Paper based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
TOEFL – Computer based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
REW – English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1&2

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External accreditation and industry links

There is no formal external accreditation available for this program.

The school has extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects, consulting, and industry sponsored design projects.  In a number of cases industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment.

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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

Resources available from the Library:
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

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.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

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
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at;ID=b3mism7rz4jd 

In addition, many academics have their notes printed for distribution to off-shore students.  These notes are also available from the RMIT Bookshop at a very affordable cost for local students.

The school has many laboratories, many with specialised equipment in the area of machines, high voltage and power protection, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities, and most of these labs have been upgraded in recent years, to ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

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