Graduate Certificate in Materials Engineering
Enable 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 support materials innovation are in high demand.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Certificate 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 six 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.
- 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 work with industry partners to develop wide bandgap semiconductors for portable disinfection devices. You could help create a highly insulative, anticorrosive and hydrophobic coating for submarines. Perhaps you’ll synthesise a sustainable substitute for rare-earth elements in mobile phones. You may even wish to continue your studies in a materials engineering graduate diploma or master’s degree.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. 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.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GC090 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake 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: 3GC090
CRICOS 099710G 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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 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
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $18,500 for 12 units
Tuition fees International student place: $22,250 for 12 units
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 Certificate in Materials Engineering is a 12-unit program comprising 6 units of core courses, and 6 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: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020