Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Love designing and developing machines? Want to create the future of mobile phones, solar-energy systems and aircraft? FedUni's one-year Diploma of Engineering (Technical) will make youa highly skilled technician in turning energy into power and motion, whether it's for your future career in hydraulic power, robotics, ergonomics or even teaching these skills.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
MEM50212

Love designing and developing machines? Want to create the future of mobile phones, solar-energy systems and aircraft? FedUni's one-year Diploma of Engineering (Technical) will make you a highly skilled technician in turning energy into power and motion, whether it's for your future career in hydraulic power, robotics, ergonomics or even teaching these skills.

During your studies, you'll experiment with plasma cutters, 3D printers and the latest technologies as they are developed. You'll also set up circuits, calculate force systems within structures and perform computations.

Your subjects will take you through the areas of robotics, industrial automation, control technologies, advanced manufacturing technology, 2D CAD drafting and 3D solid modelling; preparing you for work in automotive, aviation, food, mining sectors, manufacturing and fabrication sectors.

From there, the sky's the limit for where you want to specialise. Perhaps you'll become the modern day Sir Isaac Newton. And if you decide you'd like to further your studies, you'll have earned credits towards FedUni's Bachelor of Engineering degrees.


 

  • CAD drafter
  • Engineering technical officer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Engineering estimator
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Engineering project officer
  • Paraprofessional engineer
  • Automation technician
  • Materials technician
  • Technician

Graduates are most suited to paraprofessional design work. Graduates find work within the automotive, aviation, food and mining sectors along with the manufacturing and the fabrication sectors. Commonly these industry sectors seek graduates to work in research and development of new components, processes and systems. Additionally, many graduates will also supervise teams and manage business projects and therefore be responsible for reporting, estimating and scheduling related activities. 

Opportunities exist in branching into numerous specialised related fields such as;

  • hydraulic and pneumatic power
  • robotics and automation
  • drafting, fabrication
  • environmental sustainability
  • ergonomics
  • work safety
  • teaching.

Graduates also have opportunities to further their education through existing pathways into an Advanced Diploma of Engineering and into Higher Education - FedUni Bachelor of Engineering.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
MSAENV272B
APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT
MEM30012A
SELECT COMMON ENGINEERING MATERIALS
MEM30007A
INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY
MEM16008A
ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION
MEM16006A
PERFORM BASIC WELDING AND THERMAL CUTTING PROCESSES TO FABRICATE ENGINEERING STRUCTURES
VU20915
FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW PRODUCT
MSS405075A
DEVELOP AND MANAGE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRACTICES
MSS405070A
DETERMINE AND IMPROVE PROCESS CAPABILITY
MSS405050A
MANAGE 5S SYSTEM IN AN ORGANISATION
MSS405040A
DEVELOP A JUST IN TIME SYSTEM
MSS405021A
DEVELOP QUICK CHANGEOVER PROCEDURES
MSS405020A
MANAGE WORKPLACE LEARNING
MSS405012A
MANAGE PEOPLE RELATIONSHIPS
MSS405011A
MANAGE RELATIONSHIPS WITH NON-CUSTOMER EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS
MSS405010A
DEVELOP BUSINESS PLANS IN AN ORGANISATION IMPLEMENTING COMPETITIVE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
MSS405004A
MANAGE A VALUE STREAM
MSS405003A
ANALYSE AND MAP A VALUE STREAM
MSS405002A
DEVELOP COMPETITIVE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES FOR AN ORGANISATION
MSS405001A
ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTING A PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE STRATEGY
MSS404082A
UNDERTAKE PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE ANALYSES
MSS404081A
APPLY STATISTICS TO OPERATIONAL PROCESSES
MSS404052A
UNDERTAKE PROCESS CAPABILITY IMPROVEMENTS
MSS404050A
MISTAKE PROOF AN OPERATIONAL PROCESS
MSS403051A
FACILITATE AND IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION OF 5S
MSS403040A
ANALYSE MANUAL HANDLING PROCESSES
MSS403032A
IMPROVE COST FACTORS IN WORK PRACTICES
MSS403030A
FACILITATE A JUST IN TIME SYSTEM
MSS403021A
FACILITATE CHANGE IN AN ORGANISATION IMPLEMENTING COMPETITIVE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
MSS403010A
ENSURE PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS ARE SUSTAINED
MSS403002A
IMPLEMENT COMPETITIVE SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES
MSS403001A
UNDERTAKE ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
MSS402080A
APPLY COST FACTORS TO WORK PRACTICES
MSS402030A
DETAIL BOLTS AND WELDS FOR STRUCTURAL STEELWORK CONNECTIONS
MSATCS302A
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
MSAENV472B
USE COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3-D MODELS
MEM30033A
PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
MEM30032A
OPERATE COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SYSTEM TO PRODUCE BASIC DRAWING ELEMENTS
MEM30031A
USE WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES TO COMPLETE AN ENGINEERING PROJECT
MEM30029A
ASSIST IN SALES OF TECHNICAL PRODUCTS/SYSTEMS
MEM30028A
PREPARE BASIC PROGRAMS FOR PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
MEM30027A
ANALYSE A SIMPLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CIRCUIT
MEM30025A
PARTICIPATE IN QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNIQUES
MEM30024A
PREPARE A SIMPLE COST ESTIMATE FOR A MANUFACTURED PRODUCT
MEM30023A
UNDERTAKE SUPERVISED PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES
MEM30022A
UNDERTAKE BASIC PROCESS PLANNING
MEM30018A
USE BASIC PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS
MEM30017A
APPLY BASIC JUST IN TIME SYSTEMS TO THE REDUCTION OF WASTE
MEM30014A
ASSIST IN THE PREPARATION OF A BASIC WORKPLACE LAYOUT
MEM30013A
SET UP BASIC PNEUMATIC CIRCUITS
MEM30011A
SET UP BASIC HYDRAULIC CIRCUITS
MEM30010A
CONTRIBUTE TO THE DESIGN OF BASIC MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
MEM30009A
APPLY BASIC ECONOMIC AND ERGONOMIC CONCEPTS TO EVALUATE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
MEM30008A
CALCULATE STRESSES IN SIMPLE STRUCTURES
MEM30006A
CALCULATE FORCE SYSTEMS WITHIN SIMPLE BEAM STRUCTURES
MEM30005A
APPLY METALLURGY PRINCIPLES
MEM24012C
ESTABLISH NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTS
MEM24011B
PERFORM BASIC PENETRANT TESTING
MEM24001B
DEVELOP ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
MEM23148A
APPLY ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
MEM23143A
APPLY ENGINEERING MECHANICS PRINCIPLES
MEM23109A
SELECT AND TEST MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MATERIALS
MEM23063A
APPLY CALCULUS TO ENGINEERING TASKS
MEM23007A
APPLY FLUID AND THERMODYNAMICS PRINCIPLES IN ENGINEERING
MEM23006A
APPLY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS
MEM23004A
SOURCE AND ESTIMATE ENGINEERING MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS
MEM22015A
MANAGE SELF IN THE ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT
MEM22002A
ANALYSE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT CONDITION MONITORING RESULTS
MEM18016B
USE HAND TOOLS
MEM18001C
REPORT TECHNICAL INFORMATION
MEM16014A
INTERPRET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS
MEM16012A
PROVIDE ADVANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE
MEM16003B
INSPECT PRE-PACKED ARTICLES
MEM15016B
MAINTAIN/SUPERVISE THE APPLICATION OF QUALITY PROCEDURES
MEM15012B
PERFORM LABORATORY PROCEDURES
MEM15010B
PERFORM ADVANCED STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
MEM15008B
PERFORM BASIC STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
MEM15001B
INTEGRATE MECHANICAL FUNDAMENTALS INTO AN ENGINEERING TASK
MEM14089A
APPLY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
MEM14085A
UNDERTAKE BASIC PRODUCTION SCHEDULING
MEM14003B
UNDERTAKE BASIC PROCESS PLANNING
MEM14002B
SCHEDULE MATERIAL DELIVERIES
MEM14001B
SUPERVISE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN AN INDUSTRIAL WORK ENVIRONMENT.
MEM13010A
USE GRAPHICAL TECHNIQUES AND PERFORM SIMPLE STATISTICAL COMPUTATIONS
MEM12025A
PERFORM COMPUTATIONS
MEM12024A
PROGRAM COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE (ADVANCED)
MEM12022B
CALIBRATE MEASURING EQUIPMENT
MEM12005B
CREATE 3-D MODEL ASSEMBLIES USING COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN SYSTEM
MEM09221A
APPLY SURFACE MODELLING TECHNIQUES TO 3-D DRAWINGS
MEM09220A
PREPARE DRAWINGS FOR FABRICATED SHEET METAL PRODUCTS
MEM09219A
PREPARE PLANS FOR PIPE AND DUCT FABRICATION
MEM09217A
INTERPRET AND PRODUCE CURVED 3-D SHAPES AND PATTERNS
MEM09216A
PERFORM ADVANCED ENGINEERING DETAIL DRAFTING
MEM09214A
PRODUCE SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS FOR HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC FLUID POWER SYSTEMS
MEM09213A
CREATE 3-D SOLID MODELS USING COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SYSTEM
MEM09210A
DETAIL BEARINGS, SEALS AND OTHER COMPONENTRY IN MECHANICAL DRAWINGS
MEM09209A
DETAIL FASTENERS AND LOCKING DEVICES IN MECHANICAL DRAWINGS
MEM09208A
PRODUCE DRAWINGS FOR MECHANICAL SERVICES
MEM09206A
PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING DETAIL DRAWINGS
MEM09204A
PRODUCE FREEHAND SKETCHES
MEM09202A
PERFORM MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN DRAFTING
MEM09157A
PREPARE MECHANICAL MODELS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING
MEM09155A
APPLY BASIC ENGINEERING DESIGN CONCEPTS
MEM09011B
INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
MEM09002B
WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS1001A
Approx. 16 hours contact per week: Tuesday (day) Wednesday (evening) Semester 1 & 2, plus Thursdays in Sem 2

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

It is expected that applicants have one or a combination of thefollowing:

  • Certificate III in Engineering
  • Year 12 education
  • Industrial training/experience

It is recommended that year 12 applicants have completed a Year 12 mathematics unit (any) and be proficient in basic algebra and trigonometry. Additional support in mathematics will be available.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

A minimum educational level of Year 12 or Certificate III in Engineering qualification is highly recommended.

Extra Requirements

There are no extra requirements for entry into this program although a minimum educational level of Year 12 or Certificate III in Engineering qualification is highly recommended.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700674234 (Ballarat - Admin Campus)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HZR

National course code: MEM50212

CRICOS code: 093983G

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Diploma of Engineering - Technical
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$0$6,110$13,160

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

VET Student Loans

A VET Student Loan from the Australian Government can cover all or part of your tuition fees for some Diploma/Advanced Diploma programs (subject to availability).

A VET Student Loan is available for this program – up to a maximum of $16,788

For more information visit our VET Student Loan page.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $305

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways from the qualification:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to:

Higher Education program

 

Articulate into Higher Education studies .  

Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

 

Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 19 December 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Design and Construc

Course coordinator

Justin Bisson