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  • UEE60211
  • 095222M

Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

At a glance

At a glance

Redefine your career in electronics and communications with this advanced course and develop the specialised skills and knowledge to become a senior technical officer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Senior Technical Officer - Electronics and Communications Engineering
COURSE OUTCOME

UEE60211 Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Course overview

Course overview

Redefine your career in electronics and communications with this advanced course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to become a senior technical officer.

Demand for specialised engineering professionals is growing in Australia. Over the next five years there are expected to be up to 25,000 job openings for telecommunications trade workers.

In this course you will develop expert skills to design and validate electronics and communication equipment and systems, manage risk, provide technical advice and estimate and manage projects. Our industry experienced teachers will give you the one-on-one guidance and support you need to succeed.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be qualified to work as an electronics and communications engineering senior technical officer. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further tertiary study in this area.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 1880 points. Please note, elective units have various points values. Please contact us for information about which electives should be included in your training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
UEENEEE015B
Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects
UEENEEE038B
Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEENEEE078B
Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEE117A
Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
UEENEEE137A
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
UEENEEH141A
Manage computer systems/electronics projects
UEENEEH167A
Commission electronics and communications systems
UEENEEH168A
Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems
UEENEEH188A
Design and develop electronics - computer systems projects
UEENEEK132A
Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWOR502B
Ensure team effectiveness
UEENEED101A
Use computer applications relevant to a workplace
UEENEEE011C
Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
UEENEEE072B
Write specifications for electronics and communications engineering projects
UEENEEE081A
Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
UEENEEE082A
Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems
UEENEEE102A
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
Solve problems in d.c. circuits
UEENEEE107A
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
UEENEEE110A
Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs
UEENEEE124A
Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
UEENEEE125A
Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
UEENEEE126A
Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
UEENEEE127A
Use advanced computational processes to provide solutions to energy sector engineering problems
UEENEEF114A
Set up and configure basic data communication systems
UEENEEH102A
Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
UEENEEH111A
Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
UEENEEH112A
Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
UEENEEH113A
Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
UEENEEH114A
Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
UEENEEH116A
Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus
UEENEEH118A
Fault find and repair electronic apparatus
UEENEEH138A
Fault find and repair complex power supplies
UEENEEH139A
Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
UEENEEH142A
Solve oscillator problems
UEENEEH146A
Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
UEENEEH148A
Design and develop advanced digital systems
UEENEEH160A
Plan large electronic projects
UEENEEH166A
Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
UEENEEH172A
Troubleshoot communication systems
UEENEEH181A
Design electronic printed circuit boards
UEENEEH183A
Analyse the performance of wireless-based electronic - communication systems
UEENEEH184A
Modify digital signal processing (DSP) based sub-systems
UEENEEH185A
Design signal-conditioning subsystems
UEENEEH189A
Provide Gate Array solutions for complex electronics systems
UEENEEI155A
Develop structured programs to control external devices
UEENEEI157A
Configure and maintain industrial control system networks
UEENEEP024A
Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230V supply

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

You are eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • mature age entry - direct entry
  • high school graduate - sound achievement in Year 12 English and Maths A, B or C
  • Queensland tertiary applications centre (QTAC) application
  • Engineering Trade Certificate III.

Students must either supply a copy of their Year 12 Certificate issued by the state certifying body in the state you completed year 12 or undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment by the first course census date.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • Or Successful completion of Certificate III in Engineering.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students may require the following materials:

  • scientific calculator
  • notebook
  • pen
  • appropriate enclosed shoes.

Other materials that may be required for assignment work will be advised in class. Recommended textbooks will be noted in the study guide, which will distributed by the teachers throughout the year. The recommended textbooks will be available from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Need to know

Students who successfully complete UEE60211 Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering can apply to continue their studies with:

  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Computer Engineering Dual Award or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic and Energy Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Microelectronic Engineering or
  • Griffith University in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering or
  • University of Southern Queensland in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Science (Computer Systems Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) or (Power Engineering) Dual Awards

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland