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Engineering Technology

Advanced Diploma Of

Code: 22479VIC Cricos: 099958E



Preston, Epping


Preston, Epping


2 years full time / available part time


2 years full time / available part time


Year 12 or equivalent. Diploma of Engineering Technology.


Diploma of Engineering Technology. Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0.

Next Intake


Next Intake

February, February

Design a future for yourself - and the world

Engineering is a future-focused industry where professionals are always in demand. Looking to the future, strong growth is expected in this sector with job opportunities predicted to increase by 15% in an already underserviced industry. The world needs people who can solve problems, challenge different ways of thinking and conceptualise alternative approaches. Working in engineering, you’ll use your analytical skills and knowledge of different principles, technologies and materials to design new solutions to complex problems. With a current shortage of graduates in this industry, there’s never been a better time to pursue a career in engineering.

Gain essential engineering skills

This intensive course covers all the basics in two streams, providing a perfect starting point for your engineering, drafting or design career.

The Civil Engineering Design stream will prepare you for a career alongside civil and structural engineers designing and constructing buildings, bridges, railways, roads and other projects.

If you choose Mechatronic Engineering Design, you'll be prepared to for a career assisting senior designers, production supervisors and engineers with the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation and management of machines, mechanical and mechatronic systems and robotic devices, among others.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated state-of-the-art engineering facilities include a purpose built Building and Construction training centre, AutoCAD Training Centre, industrial robots and fully equipped workshops.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology is a widely-recognised qualification within the engineering sector. It’s a great entry point to the industry or a foundation for further studies. You’ll graduate ready to work as a computer aided design (CAD) draftsperson, engineering assistant, assistant project manager or construction engineer, construction materials lab technician or automated systems worker, depending on your stream. You may work in a range of industries, including building construction, steel fabrication, machinery handling or food and beverage production.


Melbourne 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's Engineers Australia accredited Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Civil Engineering Pathways

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
VU22546 Apply principles of mechanics to engineering structures Core 40
VU22553 Produce advanced engineering drawings for a reinforced concrete structure Core 40
VU22503 Create and modify surfaces for simple consumer products Core 80
VU22474 Apply principles of strength of materials to engineering problems Core 60
VU22535 Apply advanced static principles to engineering problems Core 60
VU22545 Apply environmental solutions to engineering projects Core 40
VU22551 Produce an engineering design for a steel structure Core 60
VU22552 Produce advanced drawings for reinforced concrete structure Core 40
VU22452 Use commication network concepts and practices in manufacturing and engineering Core 40
VU22475 Apply scientific principles to engineering problems Core 60
CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design Core 100
MEM22013A Coordinate engineering projects (Capstone) Core 80
VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related Core 60
VU22542 Use advanced 2D & 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques Core 80
MEM234014A Design a robotic system Core 40
VU22550 Produce an engineering design for a reinforced concrete structure Core 40
VU22562 Apply principles of soil mechanics to civil engineering Core 60
MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE) Core 80
VU22564 Plan and manage a robotics system Core 60
VU22559 Design timber structures Core 60
VU22563 Set up mechatronics engineering systems Core 60
MEM234010A Design microcontroller applications Core 40
MEM234011A Design programmable logic controller applications Core 60

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$12450.00 - $25150.00
$8250 per semester
$16500 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.


  • 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)

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher, to include studies in mathematics or physics
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 Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Note: Diploma of Engineering Technology is a pre-requisite for international students

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400