Graduate Certificate in Hardware and Software Development for the Emerging Technologies
SAE Creative Media Institute - Online

Course outline

The Graduate Certificate in Emerging Technologies is a graduate-level, skills-focused program designed to enhance professional skills and experience in emerging technologies. The program seeks to develop students’ skills and knowledge in Virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence for games, scripting and game development, 3D printing and prototyping, and microcontroller programming and development. Designed for graduates with a bachelor degree or experienced professional practitioners, this course will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies whilst expanding their cognitive skills to generate and evaluate complex technologies.


Duration is three months full-time.

Fee notes

Please note that for any Commonwealth Supported Place and all Undergraduate courses, you must be enrolled full time and the selected course must be completed by 31st of December 2022.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Prior study; Interview

Additional entry requirements

A completed bachelor degree or higher in media production (obtained within the last 10 years), or an Australian bachelor’s degree or higher in a non-related field with demonstrated skills and expertise in creative media or experience based entry: Applicants without a relevant bachelor’s degree can apply for entry to the graduate certificate via the experience based entry process and, on completion, apply to transfer to the Diploma/Master of Creative Industries. At least five years of documented relevant work experience related to media production with evidence of artistic ability and achievement or practice comparable to that of undergraduate degree holders in relevant disciplines must be provided, combined with the successful completion of year 12 or higher. Please contact an SAE course advisor on 1800 723 338 for more information on the postgraduate experience based entry process.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

XR developer, Augmented reality application designer/developer, Virtual reality application designer/developer, Game developer,
Application developer, Transmedia developer, Producer, and Interaction designer.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$9,280 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Graduate Certificate
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

1/4 years Full time