The Diploma of Engineering Technology is a blueprint for your engineering, drafting and design future and also makes up the first year of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology. Our multidisciplinary approach provides the opportunity to commence an Engineering program learning all essential basics before you specialise in one of three important streams - Civil/Structural Engineering, Mechanical Building Services (MEP) or Mechanical Manufacturing
Enhance your knowledge and gain practical and technical skills to work with Civil Engineers in the design and construction of Infrastructure projects.
The Civil/Structural stream in the 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.
Mechanical Building Services (MEP) stream
Building Services Engineering is concerned with aspects of the built environment, involving air conditioning and mechanical ventilation, electrical light and power, fire services, Fire Safety Engineering, water and waste services, data and communications, security and access control, vertical transportation, acoustics in buildings and energy management.
Mechanical Manufacturing stream
Take your workshop engineering skills further and prepare for increased responsibility and greater earning potential.
This stream of the qualification will allow 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 plant.
Get the skills to move up in Engineering
With a comprehensive practical content delivered by teachers with industry experience, the Diploma of Engineering Technology has obtained Provisional Accreditation by Engineers Australia.
Focusing on specialised topics such as 2D/3D Drafting, Design and Construction principles, Surveying, Robotics and Energy Management, the Diploma offers great opportunities to enter the workforce, go onto finished your Advanced Diploma and even gain pathways into Higher Education.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
VTAC CodePreston 6900669414Epping 6900269414
CampusesEpping, Heidelberg, Preston
Part time available to local students only.
Class Schedule: *
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - 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, Online, 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
- Applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 of VCE studies or equivalent, including units in English and Mathematics.
- Mature age students (non-VCE) with relevant experience may also apply.
- Students who do not have the necessary prerequisite studies may be required to undertake additional bridging units of study in mathematics and communications.
Pathways to further studyMelbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Upon successful completion of the Diploma you will receive 6 subjects/6 months credit into Melbourne Polytechnic HEBETC Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
Career PathwaysAs a graduate of this course, you may gain employment in your specialised industry covering Building and Structural Construction, Steel fabrication, Building Services, Machinery/Material handling, food and beverage production, Fluid power and Aerospace.
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.
|CPPBDN4004||SET UP BIM-CAPABLE SOFTWARE AND FILES FOR BUILDING DESIGN DRAFTING PROJECTS||40|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||20|
|MEM16008A||INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY||20|
|MEM22001A||PERFORM ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES||60|
|MEM22002A||MANAGE SELF IN AN ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT||40|
|MEM23003A||OPERATE AND PROGRAM COMPUTERS||80|
|MEM23004A||APPLY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS||80|
|MEM23109A||APPLY ENGINEERING MECHANICS PRINCIPLES||60|
|MEM30007A||SELECT COMMON ENGINEERING MATERIALS||40|
|MEM30012A||APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||110|
|MEM30029A||USE WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES TO COMPLETE AN ENGINEERING PROJECT||60|
|MEM30031A||OPERATE COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SYSTEM TO PRODUCE BASIC DRAWING ELEMENTS||40|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
|VU21174||PROGRAM CONTROL SYSTEMS||60|
|VU21232||PROGRAM, OPERATE AND SELECT A ROBOTICS SYSTEM||60|
|VU22330||SELECT AND INTERPRET DREAWINGS AND PREPARE THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS||20|
|VU22451||INVESTIGATE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AND RELATED INDUSTRIES||60|
|VU22452||USE COMMICATION NETWORK CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES IN MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS||40|
|VU22485||APPLY CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES TO CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS||60|
|VU22486||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS TESTING TO CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS||60|
|VU22487||APPLY SURVEYING FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS||40|
|VU22488||PERFORM MEASUREMENTS AND LAYOUT TASKS ON CONSTRUCTION SITE||40|
|VU22489||PRODUCE REINFORCED CONCRETE DRAWINGS||40|
|VU22490||PRODUCE STRUCTURAL STEEL DRAWINGS||40|
|VU22493||PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO ENABLE URBAN ROAD CONSTRUCTION||40|
|VU22497||ANNOTATE AND CREATE ASSEMBLIES USING SOLID MODELS||80|
|VU22554||APPLY SURVEYING COMPUTATIONS TO ENGINEERING PROJECTS||40|
|VU22567||USE EXTENDED FEATURES OF COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.