GD149 - Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy

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Plan: GD149 - Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy
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 Sustainable Energy
Award abbreviation: GradDipSustEn
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full time. 2 years (4 semesters) part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 053362B

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Purpose of the Program

The main objective of this program is to provide a pathway for graduate engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and significant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification in the burgeoning specialist area of sustainable energy.

In line with following this objective, the program has been designed to enable you to:

  • apply your specialist knowledge, understanding and skills obtained in this program to analyse complex sustainable energy systems and technologies.
  • find innovative solutions from an array of possibilities through a systematic problem solving approach taking into account the economic, sociopolitical, policy and environmental context affecting sustainable energy solutions.
  • handle business cases for sustainable energy projects professionally to deliver value for all stakeholders.
  • conceive novel sustainable energy system designs for challenging problems.
  • communicate with a wide range of key stakeholders in professional and effective manner.
  • lead, build and work with teams with trust and respect.
  • conduct research studies on a wide range of sustainable energy technologies and solutions, and breaking new grounds in this area.


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Articulation and pathways

On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Energy you can articulate to the final year (full time) of the Master degree program MC229 Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy).

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.


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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Entry into this program is through the program MC229 Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy). You may exit the program with a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy after successful completion of the courses listed in this program guide.


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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.
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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. 

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