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Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering

GradDipSubsEng(Curtin) - GD-SBSENG Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

This course is an exit award for the Master of Subsea Engineering.

Duration 1 year full time

Offshore floating liquefied natural gas facilities and future deep-water, remote oil and gas production requires the development of new technologies to bring hydrocarbon reserves onshore.

Our Graduate Diploma in Subsea Engineering is a subsidiary to the Master of Subsea Engineering. If you have an engineering degree or significant expertise in subsea engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Subsea Engineering can help you to develop the highly specialised skills and knowledge required for working on locating, extracting and transporting offshore energy reserves. 

The course will provide you with a pathway for graduate entry into the subsea profession.

If you are an engineering graduate, this course provides an introduction to subsea engineering and is a pathway for entry to the Master of Subsea Engineering.

The Graduate Diploma of Subsea Engineering broadly covers offshore oil and gas development and subsea infrastructure. Throughout your studies, you will have significant interaction with leading industry experts working within various subsea disciplines. 

The course comprises coursework units in areas such as:

  • subsea infrastructure
  • construction and installation
  • operations and maintenance.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in engineering with honours, OR
  • Recognised bachelor degree in engineering with a high course-weighted average, OR
  • Significant expertise in subsea engineering. Candidates with other qualifications and experience may be considered.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $26,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Only the completion of the Master of Subsea Engineering meets the requirements of Engineers Australia for recognition as a Chartered Subsea Engineer.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

This course has been developed in close collaboration with the subsea industry to ensure the content is comprehensive and prepares you for a career or further studies in subsea engineering.

More information about Subsea Engineering