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Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering

This Graduate Certificate helps you meet the English language requirements to enter the QUT Master of Professional Engineering program.
International
This course is only available for international students.
This course is only available for international students.
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
CRICOS
096755G

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.

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 International College to enhance your academic English language skills, and two Engineering major units at the faculty from one of the following majors: Electrical Engineering 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 International 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.

Career 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
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
Entry
February and July

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements are based on QUT’s 7.0 point scale where 4.0 is a Pass. Your bachelor degree must be completed and recognised by QUT.

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

Electrical or Electrical and Management majors

A completed recognised:

  • four (4) year full time bachelor degree in an electrical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0; or
  • three (3) year full time bachelor degree an electrical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and two (2) years full time professional engineering work experience. Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a current curriculum vitae and employer statements detailing roles and responsibilities.

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

Mechanical or Mechanical and Management majors

A completed recognised:

  • four (4) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0; or
  • three (3)  year full time bachelor degree a mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and two (2) years full time professional engineering work experience. Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a current curriculum vitae and employer statements detailing roles and responsibilities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A completed recognised four year full time bachelor degree in engineering discipline with a grade point average (GPA) 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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 162 162 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 46 46 38
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14

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.

2020 fees

2020 fees

2020: $18,300 per course (48 credit points)

2019 fees

2019 fees

2019: $15,500 per course (48 credit points)

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