Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering
Accelerate industry’s material progress
Investment in the advanced materials market is expanding the world over—in the space industry, medical technologies, defence, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and more. Engineering professionals able to drive materials innovation are in high demand.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Diploma of Materials Engineering will equip you with high-level knowledge at the real-world interface between materials engineering, chemistry and physics.
The industry-driven content is delivered over 12 months full-time, through a flexible blend of online and intensive face-to-face learning; and if you’re currently employed full-time and looking to upskill, you can make the study fit you by taking courses individually or combined as a graduate certificate.
- work in the University’s state-of-the-art engineering research labs
- have access to cutting-edge on-campus research and development facilities
- work alongside world-class materials engineering researchers—including from the University of Adelaide Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, and the ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation.
You’ll also be able to take courses in your chosen specialisation: Energy; Quantum; or Optical.
Where could it take you?
You might make school lunches planet-friendly by developing biodegradable cling film. You could help create light, strong and cost-effective shipping containers to reduce global freight costs and fuel consumption. Perhaps you’ll develop an on-site fertilizer producing unit from sunlight, air, and water for local farmers. You may even wish to continue your studies in the Master of Materials Engineering.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD103 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology or related backgrounds with a minimum GPA of 5.0.SATAC Code: 3GD103
CRICOS 099709M Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology or related backgrounds with a minimum GPA of 5.0
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $36,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $43,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessNational and global opportunities await materials engineering graduates. Your career may take you from an office environment to the outdoors, a plant setting or a combination of these. You could contribute your expertise across a variety of areas including:
- quantum materials that can be used in light emitting diodes (LED) and high energy diodes production
- energy materials for energy generation and storage (e.g. Li-ion battery, solar-cell, fuel cell, hydrogen production)
- new catalysts for process intensification
- semiconductors and microelectronics (e.g. production of computer memory and central processing units, flat screen televisions)
- optical materials for healthcare and medicine
- management consulting (e.g. materials engineering business and financial consulting)
- launch entrepreneurial endeavours in materials engineering.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Advanced Materials Engineer, Materials Engineer, Optics Materials Engineer, Defence Engineer, Quantum Materials Engineer
Degree StructureThe Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering is a 24-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, and 12 units of elective courses.
International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019