Would you like to work in the Engineering sector and gain essential skills? Our Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology is a blueprint for your engineering, drafting and design future. Our intensive course covers all the basics, so you can decide in which area you'll specialise.
Our Engineering Technology course offers two exciting Streams: Civil Engineering Design and Mechatronic Engineering Design. Our Industry Engagement programs allow us to offer great opportunities to enter the workforce or pursue further studies. Our course has obtained Provisional Accreditation by Engineers Australia.
We focus on specialised topics. These include:
- Civil / Structural Design Drafting (CAD/BIM)
- Reinforced Concrete, Steel and Roads and Drainage Projects
- Engineering Maths and Mechanics
- Engineering Surveying
- Engineering Construction Practices and Materials
- Solid Modelling and 3D Printing
Civil Engineering Design
Gain practical and technical skills to work with Civil Engineers in the design and construction of infrastructure projects.
This stream of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology allows you to work alongside Civil/Structural Engineers who are involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, frameworks, airports, railways, roads, dams and reticulation systems.
Mechatronic Engineering Design
Take your workshop engineering skills further.
This stream of the qualification allows you to assist senior designers, production supervisors and professional engineers who are involved with the design, development, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of machines, mechanical and mechatronic systems, automated systems and robotic devices, materials and materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and process plants.
Employment Outcomes and Career Opportunities
You’ll gain a professional role within the Engineering sector depending on what stream you choose to specialise in. You may also wish to pursue further studies.
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) Draftsperson
- Reinforcement Scheduler/co-ordinator
- Contracts Administrator
- Estimating & Project Costing
- Assistant Engineering
- Assistant Project Manager / Construction Engineer
- Construction Materials Laboratory Technician
- Automated Storage/Packaging Systems
VTAC CodePreston 6900669414Epping 6900269414
CampusesEpping, Heidelberg, Preston
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Blended, Face-to-face, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
- written activities/assignments/reports
- oral questioning/demonstration
- portfolio presentation
MaterialsLists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department
- successfully completion of Year 12 VCE studies, or equivalent, including units in English and Mathematics
- mature age students with relevant experience may also apply
- applicants without the necessary study prerequisite may be required to undertake additional bridging units of study in mathematics and communication
- All applicants must have successfully completed the Diploma of Engineering Technology (22478VIC)
Pathways to further studyMelbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, you will receive 12 subjects/1.5 years credit into Melbourne Polytechnic Engineers Australia Accredited program HEBETC Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) Civil Engineering Pathways
Career PathwaysAs a graduate of this course, you may gain employment in your specialised industry covering building and structural construction, steel detailing and fabrication, machinery/material handling or food and beverage production.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPPBDN5013A||DEVELOP AND COLLABORATE ON BUILDING INFORMATION MODELS FOR SMALL-SCALE BUILDING DESIGN PROJECTS||100|
|MEM09155A||PREPARE MECHANICAL MODELS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING (CAE)||80|
|MEM22013A||COORDINATE ENGINEERING PROJECTS (CAPSTONE)||80|
|MEM23007A||APPLY CALCULUS TO ENGINEERING TASKS||80|
|MEM234010A||DESIGN MICROCONTROLLER APPLICATIONS||40|
|MEM234011A||DESIGN PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER APPLICATIONS||60|
|MEM234014A||DESIGN A ROBOTIC SYSTEM||40|
|MEM30033A||USE COMPUTER-OPERATED DESIGN (CAD) TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3-D MODELS||40|
|VU22451||INVESTIGATE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AND RELATED INDUSTRIES||60|
|VU22452||USE COMMUNICATION NETWORK CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES IN MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS||40|
|VU22474||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS TO ENGINEERING PROBLEMS||60|
|VU22475||APPLY SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES TO ENGINEERING PROBLEMS||60|
|VU22503||CREATE AND MODIFY SURFACES FOR SIMPLE CONSUMER PRODUCTS||80|
|VU22535||APPLY ADVANCED STATIC PRINCIPLES TO ENGINEERING PROBLEMS||60|
|VU22542||USE ADVANCED 2D & 3D COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD) TECHINQUES||80|
|VU22545||APPLY ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS TO ENGINEERING PROJECTS||40|
|VU22546||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF MECHANICS TO ENGINEERING STRUCTURES||40|
|VU22550||PRODUCE AN ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR A REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE||40|
|VU22551||PRODUCE AN ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR A STEEL STRUCTURE||60|
|VU22552||PRODUCE ADVANCED DRAWINGS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE||40|
|VU22553||PRODUCE ADVANCED ENGINEERING DRAWINGS FOR A REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE||40|
|VU22559||DESIGN TIMBER STRUCTURES||60|
|VU22562||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF SOIL MECHANICS TO CIVIL ENGINEERING||60|
|VU22563||SET UP MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING SYSTEMS||60|
|VU22564||PLAN AND MANAGE A ROBOTICS SYSTEM||60|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6.