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.


  • Ranked #48 in the World for Computer Science and Engineering*
  • Taught by our research-active staff and industry experts
  • Gain credit towards the Master of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)

*ARWU, 2021

Entry Requirements

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This is an Exit award for the Master of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) SATAC Code 3CM059

Domestic applicants

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $43,500

Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

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 Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
  1. Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in:

Natural Resource Manager;  Catchment Management;  Civil Engineer;  Seismologist;  Harbour / Water Engineering;  Hydrogeologist;  Water Resources Engineer

Degree Structure

 

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

 

Example Study Plan

Core Courses

Students must complete all of the following:

ELEC ENG 7164 Business Management Systems PG

MATHS 7025 Research Methods and Statistics

PROJMGNT 5021 Project Management Fundamentals

Core Course, choice of

Students must complete one of the following:

COMP SCI 7317 Using Machine Learning Tools PG

ENG 7057 Communication & Critical Thinking

MECH ENG 7056 Systems Engineering 1

PROJMGNT 5004 Risk Assessment and Management

PROJMGNT 7012 Project Governance and Contracts

PROJMGNT 7038 Project Leadership and Communication

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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Jan 2024