This course is only available to international students

Overview

  • Suitable for international students who do not meet the minimum language requirements to be admitted directly to QUT’s Master of Professional Engineering program (IELTS 6.5).
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in one of two engineering majors and develop your English language capability and academic literacy.
  • Learn how to effectively convey engineering information in diverse contexts.
  • Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for entry into the Master of Professional Engineering program and may apply for one semester of credit for prior learning.
QUT course code EN60
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
  • QUT International College
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CRICOS code 096755G

Details

This pathway course is designed for international students who do not meet the minimum language requirements for our Master of Professional Engineering program (IELTS 6.5). The minimum IELTS proficiency requirement for our Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering is 6.0.

You will undertake two communication units delivered by the QUT International College (QUTIC) and two units from one of these two engineering discipline study areas:

  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

The two communication units are designed to meet the IELTS 6.5 entry requirement. Successful completion of these units gives you the required English language proficiency to enter engineering courses without an additional external English language test.

The engineering units in the Graduate Certificate will prepare you for work in a specialist engineering area through a program of study that balances development of advanced level English proficiency with engineering content.

Why choose this course?

Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with advanced knowledge and communication skills relevant in your chosen engineering discipline and essential to further studies at masters level. You can also be granted up to one semester of credit for prior learning toward Masters of Professional Engineering (EN55).

You will:

  • develop advanced knowledge in your chosen engineering discipline, and a knowledge and respect for diverse cultural perspectives
  • develop the technical knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and produce solutions to engineering problems
  • be able to communicate ideas to a variety of audiences to the standards of academic and professional practice in an English-speaking environment
  • be prepared for higher level postgraduate study in an English-speaking context and equipped with enhanced language skills for professional practice.

Real-world learning

Our programs incorporate 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 QUTIC 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 QUTIC 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.

Career outcomes

The emphasis on report writing, oral presentation skills, academic and information literacy and engineering practice-based research skills in an English speaking context provides you with a depth of ability in seeking employment in mechanical or electrical engineering, or engineering management.

Course articulation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible for entry into our Master of Professional Engineering. You can be granted up to one semester of credit for prior learning towards the masters program.

Support services

In addition to the substantial support that will be offered to you by QUTIC, 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.

Units

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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.

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Entry 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

  • 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

  • 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 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)

Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

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

Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

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

Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

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

Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in an engineering discipline with a GPA of 4.0.

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Overall 6.0
Listening 5.0
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.0

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

We offer English language courses 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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2019: $15,500 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $15,900 per year full-time (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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