DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
The Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering has been designed to develop knowledge and skills in civil engineering that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries.
Designed for qualified engineers considering specialising in civil engineering, this qualification will help you gain knowledge and skills in this discipline and its related technologies, combined with advanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, and project management skills.
The curriculum is informed by the industry trends and the capabilities required of an engineering graduate to successfully engage in a professional capacity with the relevant engineering industries of the 21st century.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to work on a range of engineering projects including major projects such as structure analysis and assessment, stability of earth structures, advanced geotechnical design and mining engineering, and surface and underground transport systems. You will also be capable of working on the planning, assessment and upgrade of infrastructure in a wide range of civil engineering applications.
Throughout this graduate certificate, you will develop the skills to describe, investigate and analyse engineering systems and associated issues using systems thinking and modelling techniques. You will be able to identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of engineering activities.
You will be able to comprehend and apply theory-based understanding of civil engineering fundamentals, and have a strong grasp on natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences, and have the skills to apply systematic approaches to solve engineering problems.
The Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering curriculum has been developed to satisfy the demand for specific skills required by the international industry, and in so doing will provide you with a global passport to learning and work.
This certificate is primarily delivered in blended mode, which includes a combination of online, self-directed and some face-to-face activities at the Melbourne City campus and is likely to include lectures, tutorials, workshops and labs.
Assessment throughout this qualification will vary based on subject requirements. You can expect to undertake assignments and projects, assessed tutorials or presentations, self- and peer-assessment, and technical reports.
To graduate from this certificate, you must undertake and successfully two of the following subjects:
- Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems
- Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design
- Innovation and Technology Management
- Risk and Project Management
In addition, you must also choose and successfully complete two of the following:
- Infrastructure Planning and Management
- Infrastructure Asset Management
- Railway Infrastructure
- Engineering Geology and Advanced Laboratory Testing
- Mining Geomechanics and Civil Tunnelling
- Stability of Earth Structures
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|Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering||City Campus||
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
0.5 years full-time
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Program code: GC203
Upon completion of this graduate certificate, you will have established and strengthened knowledge in civil engineering, and will be qualified to pursue a career in this field. You will be able to pursue roles leading or managing proects to introduce new technologies and operating practices in engineering, operations, management, or consultancy and contribute to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of organisations, and the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry.
You may also choose to undertake further study in the Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering).
Applicants must have:
- An Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in Engineering, Science or Technology with a major in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Systems, Structural Engineering or Mining Engineering.
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience.
International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).
Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
2022 indicative fees
- Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$3,985 to AU$14,630*.
- Full-fee places: AU$17,760.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The full-fee amount quoted is the 2022 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
If you are offered a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible to apply for a HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package.
The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2022. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands. NOTE: Graduate certificates typically consist of 48 credit points.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2022 for commencing students
Student contribution band by course (subject)
Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2022
Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture
|$3,985 per standard year
$498 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology
|$8,021 per standard year
$1,002 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$11,401 per standard year
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture
$14,630 per standard year
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
Looking for answers or more general infomation?
For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.