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.
Ballarat - SMB
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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.

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

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

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

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.

Approx. 16 hours contact per week: Tuesday (day) Wednesday (evening) Semester 1 & 2, plus Thursdays in Sem 2

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

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 a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

You will need to provide:

  • Safety boots
  • Coveralls
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Hair/beard protection (for those with beards or hair longe rthan collar length)
  • Scientific calculator
  • Prescibed textbooks - approx $300.00

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.

The Diploma of Engineering Technology offers an articulation pathway into Higher Education of up to one year credit towards the FedUni Bachelor of Engineering.

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

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Justin Bisson