Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering Design)
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Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
A$20260 (annual for 2023)*
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This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure, units of study and specialisations.
This course is delivered in a combination of engaging face-to-face classes, workshops, tutorials, lectures and online activities. Students learn the core concepts of engineering materials, advanced technology applications, mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, computer-aided machine design and project management. Students go beyond the classroom and participate in industry projects and practical workshops.
Swinburne also offers this qualification with specialisation in Civil Engineering Design or in Mechatronics Engineering Design.
This course is based at Hawthorn with some workshop components delivered at Wantirna.
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.
- all 11 core units listed below making up 500 hours
- elective units to a minimum of 1250 hours
Units of study
Interact with computing technology (MEM16008A)
Manage self in an engineering environment (MEM22002A)
Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements (MEM30031A)
Apply engineering mechanics principles (MEM23109A)
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment (MEM30012A)
Use workshop equipment and processes to complete and engineering project (MEM30029A)
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (MSMENV272)
Program, operate and select a robotics system (VU21232)
Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings (VU22330)
Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment (VU22472)
Apply principles of strength of materials to engineering problems (VU22474)
Apply scientific principles to engineering problems (VU22475)
Plan for the implementation of mechanical drive systems (VU22476)
Select rotating electrical machines (VU22477)
Design and prototype components and/or small structures using engineering design principles (VU22478)
Apply fluid mechanic principles in mechanical engineering (VU22479)
Use advanced mathematics for engineering (VU22482)
Set up manufacturing processes for engineering applications (VU22501)
Apply finite element analysis (VU22537)
Design mechanical engineering systems (VU22538)
Design mechanical machines (VU22539)
Generate design solutions (VU22540)
Implement advanced materials science principles to engineering applications (VU22541)
Use advanced 2D & 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques (VU22542)
Careers and graduate outcomes
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Aims and objectives
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Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements, English language requirements and course prerequisites.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
Completion of Australian equivalent Year 12 studies.All other students: Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%
- minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)
- any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
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Satisfactory completion of any following VCE Year 11 or 12 (or equivalent) mathematics subject:
- General Maths
- Further Maths
- Maths Method
- Specialist Maths
International equivalent maths topics should include: Arithmetic and number, Geometry, Measurement, Trigonometry, Algebraic manipulation and equations, Graphs and relations, Collecting and analysing numerical data.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059