Highlights

Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Master of Professional Engineering.
  • Suitable for international students who have not met the minimum English language requirements to enter the Masters degree.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in one of two engineering majors and develop your English language capability and academic literacy.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 semester of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Master of Professional Engineering degree.

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering will help you to meet the English language requirements of the Master of Professional Engineering (EN55) program. This program will help you to improve your English language capability and academic literacy skills while studying advanced Engineering topics. On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Communication with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in the second semester of QUT's Master of Professional Engineering program.

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What to expect

This course is intended primarily as a pathway for international students who want to study Master of Professional Engineering (EN55) but have not met the English language requirements for direct entry. Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering is is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist Engineering discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy.

You will be studying two Communication units at the QUT College to enhance your academic English language skills, and two Engineering major units at the faculty from one of the following majors: Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Master of Professional Engineering with 1 semester of advanced standing.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Real-world learning

The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering incorporates real-world case analysis, inquiry-based learning experiences, as well as individual and group projects. You will also benefit from learning to give and receive feedback from your peers while developing your oral and written English language communication skills.

The Communication units work explicitly to provide you with the academic language, skills and strategies that will support you through the study of your two chosen Engineering discipline units. The dimension of language developed through the Communication units will move you beyond vocabulary, syntax and grammar, to cognitive, conceptual knowledge and formal academic language.

This course is primarily face-to-face learning, which is supported by online learning resources.

This course also provides you with opportunities to understand your own cultural identity and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that foster understanding of other cultures.

Support services

In addition to the substantial support that will be offered to you by the QUT College, our Science and Engineering Faculty also offers you specific programs of support. These include one-to-one support through STIMulate and Student Success (Academic Language Advisors), as well as online resources for technical and additional language support.

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Master degree

To progress into QUT's Master of Professional Engineering you will need to successfully complete your Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

Advanced Standing

After successful completion of this Graduate Certificate, you are eligible for 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing towards:

Refer to the 'Requirements' tab for more information.

Details and units

The Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering is designed around set of core and discipline units to provide engineering graduates with technical, theoretical and language skills for further learning.

To graduate with a EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering you are required to complete 48 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 24 credit points of core communication units
  • 12 credit points of core engineering units
  • 12 credit points of engineering discipline units for advanced specialised knowledge and technical skills.

Your engineering discipline unit is selected from either the mechanical or electrical unit options, depending on your engineering specialisation.

No credit for prior learning will be available for units in this course. Discipline units provide added depth and breadth in your chosen area of specialisation in an English speaking context.

Requirements

Course code
EN60
CRICOS code
096755G
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
Entry
February and July

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

Requirements for this pathway course are dependent your selected Master program and major.

 

Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical OR Electrical and Management Majors)

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and EN55 Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical OR Electrical and Management) (3 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in an Electrical engineering discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical OR Mechanical and Management Majors)

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and EN55 Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical OR Mechanical and Management) (3 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in a Mechanical engineering discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

Master of Professional Engineering (Civil OR Civil and Construction OR Civil and Management Majors)

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and EN55 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil OR Civil and Construction OR Civil and Management) (3 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in a Civil engineering discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

Master of Engineering Management

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and BN87 Master of Engineering Management (2 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil engineering with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

Master of Engineering (Electrical)

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and EN50 Master of Engineering (Electrical) (2 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in an Electrical engineering discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and EN50 Master of Engineering (Mechanical) (2 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in a Mechanical engineering discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

Master of Project Management

EN60 Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (1 semester) and PM20 Master of Project Management (2 or 3 semesters)

A completed recognised four year full time Bachelor degree in an Electrical, Mechanical or Civil engineering discipline with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
71 10 14 18 14
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 162 162 154
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
50 38 46 46 38

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021 fees

2021: $18,400 per course (48 credit points)

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