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MEM60112

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Redefine your engineering career with this high-level course and develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or engineering associate.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Acacia Ridge Start date: 06 Feb 2023 Duration: 2 years
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$14,520
Subsidised
$15,840
Full Fee
$20,190
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Course overview

Redefine your engineering career with this high-level course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a mechanical engineering technician or associate. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, mechanical engineering draftspersons and technicians are specialised occupations that have high skill levels and earning potential. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic. 

In this course you will gain detailed drafting and design skills, and learn how to oversee the installation and maintenance of machinery. You will also develop your knowledge of engineering processes and principles, project management, quality systems, and team building. Our supportive, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a mechanical engineering technician or associate. You can also continue with further tertiary study in this area.

What can I do?

  • Engineering Associate
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

Course outcome:

MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 23 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16006A
    Organise and communicate information
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16006A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise and communicate information

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM22001A
    Perform engineering activities
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM22001A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the performance of technical aspects of engineering work in accordance with established engineering principles and practices.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM16006A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform engineering activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16008A
    Interact with computing technology
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16008A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interact with computing technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM22002A
    Manage self in the engineering environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM22002A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers performing work ethically and competently, making judgements about work priorities and information requirements to achieve effective working relationships and engineering outcomes.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    MEM16006A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage self in the engineering environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30007A
    Select common engineering materials
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30007A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers recognising common materials used in engineering, assisting in the selection of a material for a specific application, and performing tests to evaluate the properties of materials.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Select common engineering materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30012A
    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30012A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers applies the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within the individual's area of engineering expertise.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
2 years
Self-paced 15 hours per week
Online
  • Concession: $14,520
  • Subsidised: $15,840
  • Full fee: $20,190
Acacia Ridge
06 Feb 2023
2 years
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $14,520
  • Subsidised: $15,840
  • Full fee: $20,190
Acacia Ridge
06 Feb 2023
from 2 to 5 years
Part time 2 nights per week (one night per unit)
Monday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $14,520
  • Subsidised: $15,840
  • Full fee: $20,190
Acacia Ridge
10 Jul 2023
from 2 to 5 years
Part time 2 nights per week (one night per unit)
Monday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $14,520
  • Subsidised: $15,840
  • Full fee: $20,190
Acacia Ridge
10 Jul 2023
2 years
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $14,520
  • Subsidised: $15,840
  • Full fee: $20,190

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Advanced Diploma of Engineering (MEM60112)

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Advanced Diploma of Engineering

COURSE CODE: MEM60112
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Sound Achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

For the Online Study Mode, no classroom time is required for twenty (20) of the thirty (30) units required to complete the full qualification. At this time the remaining ten (10) units must be completed in full or part time mode at Acacia Ridge.
Note: additional distance units may be added as they become available.

Students who successfully complete MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Technical can apply to continue their studies with:

  • CQ University Australia in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Specialisation) Dual Award or
  • University of Southern Queensland in an Associate Degree of Engineering

For further information please refer to University pathways.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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