Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Civil & Environmental)
A foundation for advanced engineering
Civil and environmental engineers design sustainable solutions that address global environmental challenges. They build and improve on the infrastructure and systems underpinning modern life, ensuring a better tomorrow for our environment and future generations.
Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Civil and Environmental) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.
What will you do?
The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Civil and Environmental). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:
- practise civil engineering analysis and design
- study environmental science, modelling and management
- explore water and hydrology engineering
- develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.
Note: If you’re currently enrolled in the master program and wish to exit with the graduate diploma, see the academic requirements for this degree.
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Higher Education Study||A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline subject to assessment.|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Tertiary Qualifications||A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Civil, Mining or Environmental Engineering.|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $46,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
With the skills to plan, manage and assess the effects of major engineering projects on the natural and built environment, civil and environmental engineers should also be able to solve the associated environmental problems. In addition to environmental engineers, graduates may also find employment in a wide range of areas and organisations including multinational companies, government departments, small and large manufacturers, private consulting engineering practices and the defence, energy and information technology industries.
Some of the more common careers include water resources engineers, coastal engineers, geotechnical engineers, and transportation and highways engineers.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Natural Resource Manager, Catchment Management, Civil Engineer, Seismologist, Harbour / Water Engineering, Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Engineer
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
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Last updated: Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022