Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering

Program code

4176

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$32,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher (5.0 GPA)

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

085199K

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Why choose this program?

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering is an 80 credit point program that provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program for applicants who do not possess the required qualifications for direct admission.

The Griffith Sciences Group will be responsible for the overall supervision of the student and monitoring their progress throughout the program.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
4176 Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering (this program) Gold Coast, Nathan Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
3315 Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Engineering Gold Coast, Nathan Exit point only

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering is offered full-time on campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering are required to complete coursework and a dissertation.

Dissertation: During enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that students will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, students will be required to meet regularly with their supervisor and it is recommended that students discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with their supervisor prior to the start of the dissertation.

International students must maintain a full-time study load.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to plan and conduct research in their relevant field of study, and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be able to progress to higher degree by research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher with a Grade of 5 in the Dissertation component) are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher with a Grade of 6 in the Dissertation component) are eligible to apply for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering (4176)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 32.5 $406.25 $32,500.00
2018 Fee Band 32.5 $406.25 $32,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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