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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
PGDipE

No new enrolments

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or an equivalent qualification.

2. Notwithstanding Regulation 1, and at the discretion of Academic Board, candidates who have successfully completed 450 credits in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours may be admitted into the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering provided:

(a) the candidate's previous work within the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is of a satisfactory standard; and

(b) the candidate enrols for the remaining course(s) for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in the first year of enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering.

(c) Should the candidate not pass the remaining course(s) for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in the first year of enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, the Postgraduate Diploma will not be awarded and/or continuation of enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma shall be suspended until the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours have been met.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 120 credits at 700 level or above from the Schedules A and B for the Qualification.

and including:

(b) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering may be completed with or without an endorsement.

5. Candidates may complete an endorsement by completing at least 45 credits in an endorsement from Schedule A for the Qualification.

6. Approved endorsements are Electronics and Computer Engineering*, Energy Management*, Engineering and Innovation Management*, Mechatronics*, Packaging Technology*, and Renewable Energy Systems*.

*No new enrolments

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering may be awarded with distinction or merit, provided that the diploma has been completed within one year of first enrolling for full-time study, or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

Schedule A: Endorsements

Electronics and Computer Engineering (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

281.755 Digital Signal Processing 15 credits P 281.272 R 124.344, 143.333, 281.333
281.756 Image and Video Processing 15 credits P 281.272 R 281.473
281.776 Advanced Communication Engineering 15 credits P 281.273, 281.374 R 143.448, 143.466, 281.448, 281.466
281.785 Advanced Computer Engineering 15 credits P 281.384 R 143.474, 281.474
281.786 Advanced Micro- and Nano-electronics 15 credits P 281.281 R 124.345, 143.457, 281.457

Energy Management (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits R 142.740
228.741 Energy Systems 15 credits P 228.743 or 228.769 or 280.271 R 142.741
228.742 Energy Economics 15 credits R 142.742
228.743 Energy Management 15 credits P 228.741 or 228.769 or 280.271 R 142.743
228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits R 142.748
228.755 Sustainable Energy Systems and Society 15 credits  
228.756 Energy Efficiency (Systems Analysis and Auditing) 15 credits R 142.756
228.757 Energy Efficiency (Industrial and Commercial Technology) 15 credits P 142.756 or 228.756 R 142.757
228.766 Integrated Energy Resource Planning 15 credits P 142.740 or 142.741 or 228.740 or 228.741 R 142.766
228.767 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Analysis 15 credits P 142.748 or 228.748 R 142.767
228.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits P 228.741 or 228.743 R 142.769

Engineering and Innovation Management (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

287.706 New Product Development Practices 15 credits P 228.311 or 228.312
287.740 Innovation Management 15 credits P 228.311 or 228.312 R 287.703
287.741 Quality System Development and Management 15 credits P 228.371 R 287.730
287.742 Business Process Improvement 15 credits P 228.371 R 287.730
287.743 Lean Operations 15 credits P 228.311 or 228.312 R 143.331, 143.343, 287.343
287.744 Advanced Manufacturing Strategies 15 credits P 228.311 or 228.312 R 287.463

Mechatronics (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

282.758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation 15 credits R 143.458, 282.458
282.762 Robotics and Automation 15 credits P 281.384, 282.372 R 143.462, 282.462
282.772 Industrial Systems Design and Integration 15 credits P 159.270, 282.371, 282.372 R 143.472, 282.472
282.778 Mechatronics 15 credits P 281.353, 282.371 R 143.478, 282.478

Packaging Technology (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

228.733 Packaging Technology II 15 credits R 183.746
228.734 Packaging Design Technology 15 credits R 183.748
228.735 Packaging Technology III 15 credits R 183.749
228.736 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Packaging 15 credits R 183.760
228.737 Packaging Materials I 15 credits R 183.719
228.738 Packaging Materials II 15 credits R 183.719

Renewable Energy Systems (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits R 142.740
228.741 Energy Systems 15 credits P 228.743 or 228.769 or 280.271 R 142.741
228.742 Energy Economics 15 credits R 142.742
228.743 Energy Management 15 credits P 228.741 or 228.769 or 280.271 R 142.743
228.744 Case Studies of Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits R 142.744
228.745 Renewable Energy Conversion Devices 15 credits R 142.745
228.746 Renewable Energy Resources 15 credits R 142.746
228.747 Renewable Energy Systems Design 15 credits C 228.745 R 142.747
228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits R 142.748
228.750 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 15 credits P 228.312 R 142.750
228.755 Sustainable Energy Systems and Society 15 credits  
228.767 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Analysis 15 credits P 142.748 or 228.748 R 142.767

Schedule B: Elective courses

119.728 Research Practice 15 credits  
141.708 Food Packaging, Preservation and Storage 15 credits P 280.201, 141.311
228.797 Research Methods in Engineering 15 credits R 228.340
280.760 Industrial Refrigeration 15 credits R 142.760

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