Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering is for students wishing to upgrade their Engineering knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronic Engineering. It provides a pathway for Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates to progress to Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering Studies qualifications.

Quick facts

Programme Code:AK3566
Level: 8
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Starting date: 26 February and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme have the opportunity to move into a variety of engineering organisations, such as large multinationals and specialised smaller companies. Job functions could range from consulting to technical sales.

  • Management of technology companies
  • Research career

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering an applicant must have completed:

(a) the Bachelor of Engineering Technology or equivalent or
(b) a relevant professional qualification or relevant professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

Guidelines to entry 


The Postgraduate Diploma consists of an industrial project and five papers. Students can specialise in the fields of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical or Electronic Engineering.

SELECT 120 points from the following:

General Papers
ENEL809 Advanced Control Systems (15 points)
ENEL895 Industrial Project (Electrical) (30 points)
ENGE800 Engineering Numerical Techniques and Statistical Analysis (15 points)

ENGE801 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (15 points)
ENGE802 Engineering Research Methodology (15 points)
ENGE803 Innovation Management (15 points)
ENGE804 Advancements in Solar Energy (15 points)
ENGE807 Selected Topics in System Modelling (15 points)
ENGE808 Advanced Measuring Systems (15 points)
ENGE809 Specialist Readings A (30 points)*
ENGE811 Specialist Readings C (30 points)*
ENME895 Industrial Project (Mechanical) (30 points)

Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering
ENBU800 Structural Engineering Design (15 points)
ENBU801 Structural Dynamics (15 points)
ENBU802 Architectural Systems (15 points)
ENBU803 Architectural Design and Development II (15 points)
ENBU804 Building Construction II (15 points)
ENBU805 Foundation Engineering (15 points)
ENBU806 Off-Site Construction (15 points)
ENBU807 Construction Utilisation and Equipment (15 points)
ENBU809 Architectural Acoustics (15 points)
ENBU810 Electrical Engineering Design (15 points)

Computer Engineering/Biomedical Technology
ENEL808 Computer Vision (15 points)
ENSE807 Digital Signal Processing (15 points)
ENSE809 Real Time Systems (15 points)
ENSE810 Embedded Software Engineering (15 points)

Telecommunications Engineering
ENEL800 Wireless Systems (15 points)
ENEL802 Network Engineering (15 points)
ENSE806 Intelligent Systems Engineering (15 points)*
ENSE813 Wireless Sensor Networks (30 points)

Power/Energy System Engineering
ENEL801 Electrical Machines and Drives (15 points)
ENEL803 Electrical Design and Protection (15 points)
ENEL804 Sustainable Energy Systems (15 points)
ENEL805 Power System Protection (15 points)
ENEL810 System Identification and Adaptive Control (15 points)
ENEL811 Optimal Control (15 points)*
ENEL812 Electrical Power Systems: Integrated Analysis (15 points)
ENEL813 Power Systems in Quality Management  (15 points)
ENEL815 Digital Signal Processing Applications (15 points)

Manufacturing/Material Technologies/Mechanical
ENME800 Robotics and Automation (15 points)
ENME803 Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis (15 points)
ENME804 Advanced Mechanical Design (15 points)
ENME805 Advanced Fluids and Heat Transfer (15 points)
ENME806 Biomedical Thermofluids Modelling (15 points)
ENME807 Advanced Manufacturing Technology (15 points)
ENME808 Advanced Operations Management (15 points)
ENME810 Selected Topics in Materials (30 points)
ENME811 Advanced CAD/CAM Applications (30 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).

Please contact the Programme Administrator, Josephine Prasad for programme information and availability of papers.

*Papers not open for enrolment in 2017

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.40pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.