Overview

Our Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is an engineering and digital technologies course developed in conjunction with our industry partners.

With three specialisations to choose from including: Advanced Manufacturing, Civil Infrastructure & Building Information Modelling, you’ll receive training that turns you into a technical expert within the engineering and technology sector.

You can study on campus at Swinburne, while also spending time with an industry partner to ensure you receive state-of-the-art coaching.

View the Associate Degree of Applied Technologies course handbook

Your major

Civil Infrastructure

The Civil Infrastructure major allows you to develop a range of technical, professional and Industry 4.0 skills, including: engineering, leadership, and innovation. Throughout the course you’ll apply your skills in real-world projects with an employer. Become equipped to work on large-scale civil infrastructure projects such as Victoria’s Big Build, now and into the future. 

Your industry experience

  • This degree was designed together with industry & includes work-based learning & industry-based projects. 

  • Students in the program are employed by industry and undertake studies at Swinburne and within their workplace

Skills you’ll learn

  • complex problem solving
  • principles of smart 3D modelling
  • product lifecycle management
  • implementation cyber physical systems using Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, cloud computing + more technology programs & methods.

Your career opportunities

  • Digital construction technician
  • BIM Manager
  • Systems Architect
  • Data Analyst

Key codes

International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

VTAC course codes (CSP)

  • 3400211761 - Civil Infrastructure

Qualifications

One of the following:
  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification or International Equivalent (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and/or higher qualifications).
     

Non Qualification Entry

  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and upon completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Course Prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in any Mathematics or equivalent

Other requirements

Applicants may need to attend an interview with Swinburne staff. Depending on chosen specialisation, the interview may involve selected industry partners.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

View course handbook

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

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Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about credit

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about RPL

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To qualify for the award of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies students must successfully complete 200 credit points.

3
Core units
+
12-13
Major units
=
2-year associate degree

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Working in Industry 4.0
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10008
Cyber Physical System Integration
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20018
Innovation for Industry 4.0
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20023
Major units (Civil infrastructure)
BIM Frameworks
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BUI10001
Construction Law and Contracts
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM20007
Road Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20005
Transport Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30003
Cost Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30004
Engineering, Design and Innovation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10001
CAD / CAM and Engineering Materials
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20016
Predictive Engineering Analytics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20022
Driving Collaboration in Projects
Major unit
EAT20034
Introduction to Digital Asset Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10016
Digital Trust and Inclusion
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT20022
Data-driven Decision Making
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10021
Leadership and Change Management
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20004

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

Total fee* ($AUD)

$17,896

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

Find out more about fees

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.
Learn more about paying your fees

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$326.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$326.00

Learn more about SSAF

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

Learn more about scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Learn more about scholarships

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC course codes (CSP)

  • 3400211761 - Civil Infrastructure
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