GC202 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Engineering

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Plan: GC202 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable 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 Certificate in Sustainable Engineering
Award abbreviation: GCSusEn
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Location: RMIT University, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The main objective of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Engineering 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 qualification in the burgeoning specialist area of Sustainable Engineering.

In line with this objective, the program has been designed to assist 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 considering the economic, sociopolitical, policy and environmental context affecting sustainable energy solutions.
  • communicate with a wide range of key stakeholders in a professional and effective manner.
  • lead, build and work with teams with trust and respect.

The program requires in-person attendance in the City Campus, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of Canvas, the online learning management system that is available to all students and provides scope for collaboration and remote access. 


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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Engineering are guaranteed entry into the MC229 Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) program and will receive 48 credit points.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Engineering, Science, Information Technology, Physics and Chemistry


Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

Prior studies in the chemistry of energy (thermo-fluid science) is desirable but not required.

International qualifications are assessed for equivalence with the above Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications.

English Language Requirements

Local applicants with international qualifications: If your international Bachelor degree was not taught in English you must undertake an IELTS test and achieve a score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

Applicants who are applying for postgraduate coursework programs may demonstrate they meet English language proficiency requirements with evidence of two years professional work experience in an occupation requiring English language proficiency.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

This program is not accredited by any professional body. This program does not qualify graduates for any level of membership or registration for practice.

Industry Links 

This engineering program has strong links with industry through its Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) and through research and teaching collaborations. Many program teaching staff are from local industry or have extensive previous industry experience and well-developed contact networks, and many are currently engaged in industry-funded research projects. These attributes, when integrated into teaching and courseware development, ensure that your learning experience is industry-relevant.

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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:

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers and group study rooms are available at each Library. One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service. 

For recommended texts and databases relevant to your discipline, refer to https://rmit.libguides.com/engineering

Find more information on Library resources and services at: 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.

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 www.rmit.edu.au/students

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