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.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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 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:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology or related backgrounds with a minimum GPA of 4.5.|
|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 RequirementsMore Information
|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
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.
- 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
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 Plan
I chose to study because the difference degrees offered are well balanced content and have great links between academia, government and industry.
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Last updated: Friday, 22 Oct 2021