Courses

Diploma of Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering

22478VIC

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 two exciting Streams: Civil Engineering Design and Mechatronic Engineering Design

Civil Engineering stream

Enhance your knowledge and gain practical and technical skills to work with Civil Engineers in the design and construction of Infrastructure projects.

The Civil Engineering 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.

Mechatronic Engineering 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/BIM Drafting, Solid Modeling, Design and Construction principles, Surveying, Robotics and Engineering Mechanics. The Diploma offers great opportunities to enter the workforce, go onto finished your Advanced Diploma or gain pathways into Higher Education.

Local Students

Code

22478VIC

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669414
Epping 6900269414

Campuses

Epping, Preston

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
900 hours

Part-time: 2 years
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, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$6150
Ineligible:$12450

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

  • written activities/assignments/reports
  • oral questioning/demonstration
  • test
  • portfolio presentation

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Entrance Requirements

  • 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 study

Melbourne 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 Pathways

As 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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 COMMUNICATION 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

Skills Recognition

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 5.