GD186 - Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Micro-Nano Engineering)

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Plan: GD186 - Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Micro-Nano 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 Engineering (Micro-Nano Engineering)
Award abbreviation: GDEng(MicroNanoEng)
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full time, 2 years (4 semesters) part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031303
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the program is to provide students with an introduction to the field of Micro-Nano Engineering. The program has micro- and nano-engineering course offerings covering fundamentals, design, fabrication, and applications to provide students with a cohesive and comprehensive learning experience. The program structure is underpinned by a very strong research focus, multidisciplinary scope, and established research strengths in the disciplines related to micro- and nano-engineering at RMIT University which have been rated as above world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia 2012). 

The program objectives are:

  • To develop a graduate’s knowledge of MicroNano engineering from fundamentals all the way to applications by providing design, simulation, and hands-on micro/nano-fabrication experiences.
  • To provide a pathway for graduates from other engineering and appropriate science degrees to articulate into Micro Nano Engineering.

The program will prepare you for a career in the design of devices employing Micro-Nano Engineering fabrication techniques and also for a career in the development or management of such fabrication facilities in either a research or manufacturing context. Possible areas of employment are in the semiconductor industry or in the emerging area of biomedical device engineering.

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Articulation and pathways

This is an exit only program.

After completing 96 credit points from MC206 you may choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma. As this is an emerging highly specialised area there is no credit offered in the program for previous learning or experience.


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Entrance requirements

This is an exit only program. Please see MC206 Master of Engineering (MicroNano).

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Micro-Nano Engineering) 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 Engineering (Micro-Nano Engineering) may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

Industry Links
Industry partners, start-up companies and government organisations have many ongoing projects with School of Engineering researchers, academic staff and the MicroNano Research Facility - in the fields of silicon photonics, microfluidics, micro/nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, flexible electronics and electronic circuit design.

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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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Specialist Resources

The laboratory infrastructure for this program is a critical aspect in generating skilled graduates, and in showcasing a very unique flavour to the program – where graduates are trained on a state-of-the-art technology on high quality infrastructure. Laboratories for many courses of this program will be run in the MicroNano Teaching Facility (MNTF) which includes ~50 m2 of cleanroom space, vacuum equipment for deposition, and electronic characterisation and testing facilities.

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