Courses

Diploma of Engineering Technology

1. Civil/Structural - 2. Mechanical Building Services (MEP) - 3. Mechanical Manufacturing

Are you ready for a career in Construction Management, Structural Engineering or Transportation design and practice? Learn the basics before you specialise.

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Aquire transferrable skills and specialist knowledge

Gain essential skills in planning, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and project management, as well as specialist skills and knowledge in engineering.

We also encourage women to apply to our engineering courses for a rewarding and different career path.

Our Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil), provides you with the opportunity to start your career in construction management, structural engineering design (civil and municipal) or transportation design and practice.

This is a two-year program of study, supplemented by a supervised industry-based placement or an extended project-based classroom activity.

Industry connections and resources

Our Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil) was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia.

The program is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) with an optional exit point after two years at Associate Degree level.

Employment outcomes

You’ll gain a professional role within the Engineering sector as a technician, research assistant, construction supervisor or related role. You’ll be able to pursue further studies through our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil).

Assessment

Assessment consist of written activities, assignments, reports, demonstrations, tests and the presentation of a portfolio.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

22229VIC

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669414
Epping 6900269414

Campuses

EPPING, HEIDELBERG, PRESTON

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
800 hours

Part-time: 2 years
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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Face-to-face, Online, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$4850
Ineligible:$10450
Materials:$152

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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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. Once you have acheived your Diploma of Engineering Technology you may wish to continue on to the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Career Pathways

As 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

22229VIC

CRICOS Code

080803B

Campuses

PRESTON, EPPING, HEIDELBERG

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
800 hours

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Face-to-face, Online, Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

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.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6500
  • Tuition fees per year: $13000
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Pathways to further study

Melbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Once you have acheived your Diploma of Engineering Technology you may wish to continue on to the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Career Pathways

As 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

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
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 10
MEM16006A ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION 20
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS 20
MEM30007A SELECT COMMON ENGINEERING MATERIALS 40
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 40
MEM30031A OPERATE COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SYSTEM TO PRODUCE BASIC DRAWING ELEMENTS 40
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30
VU20903 PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING COMPONENTS AND PRODUCTS USING FABRICATION AND MACHINING 60
VU20910 PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES 20
VU20912 PERFORM BASIC MACHINE PROCESSES 40
VU20913 APPLY BASIC FABRICATION TECHNIQUES 40
VU21098 APPLY MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS TO ENGINEERING PROBLEMS 80
VU21100 APPLY PRINCIPLES OF MECHANICS TO ENGINEERING PROBLEMS 60
VU21109 SELECT AND MAINTAIN BEARING AND ROTARY SHAFT ASSEMBLIES 40
VU21125 APPLY CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES TO CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS 60
VU21126 APPLY PRINCIPLES OF MATERIALS TO CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS 60
VU21129 APPLY SURVEYING FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS 40
VU21130 PERFORM MEASUREMENTS AND LAYOUT TASK ON CONSTRUCTION SITE 40
VU21136 PRODUCE REINFORCED CONCRETE DRAWINGS 40
VU21137 PRODUCE ADVANCED ENGINEERING DRAWINGS FOR A REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE 40
VU21138 PRODUCE STRUCTURAL STEEL DRAWINGS 40
VU21139 PRODUCE ADVANCED ENGINEERING DRAWINGS FOR A STEEL STRUCTURE 40
VU21140 PRODUCE STRUCTURAL STEEL SHOP DRAWINGS 40
VU21143 PRODUCE ENGINEERING DRAWINGS FOR A STORMWATER RETICULATION SYSTEMS 20
VU21144 APPLY SURVEYING COMPUTATIONS TO ENGINEERING PROBLEMS 40
VU21145 Analyse piping designs 80
VU21159 APPLY COMPUTER BASED SOLID MODELLING TECHNIQUES 80
VU21160 Use extended features of CAD 40
VU21161 Manage CAD systems 40
VU21166 WRITE AND MODIFY BASIC CNC PROGRAMS 40
VU21177 Analyse refrigeration systems 100
VU21187 Apply codes and regulations to air conditioning designs 80
VU21189 Design commercial and industrial exhaust systems 40
VU21192 Estimate refrigeration heat load 20
VU21204 APPLY PNEUMATIC PRINCIPLES IN ENGINEERING 60
VU21232 PROGRAM, OPERATE AND SELECT A ROBOTICS SYSTEM 60
VU21233 PLAN AND MANAGE A ROBOTICS SYSTEM 60
VU21244 Apply principles of hydraulics to pipe and channel flow 80

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.