The Certificate IV in Engineering is offered in three streams: Fabrication; CNC Machining; Maintenance Fluid Power. This course has been specifically developed by Swinburne to be delivered to people interested in learning advanced skills in engineering with the aim to undertake positions of responsibility in in a wide variety of manufacturing and related industries. This course also offers a pathway progression for apprentices in an engineering trade who choose to study at a higher level either during their apprenticeship or at the end.
The Fabrication stream develops higher level skills and knowledge in welding processes, metallurgy, inspection and design. Students who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to apply for welding certification under AS1796. This assessment is conducted by the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia) and these various welding certifications are highly sought after by industry.
The CNC Machining stream provides students with the knowledge and skills in CNC technology to safely operate and program CNC machines. Students learn how to produce machined components to a high degree of accuracy in a workshop environment using milling machines, CNC lathes and CNC machining centres.
In the Maintenance and Fluid Power stream, students learn how to install and maintain mechanical equipment and machine tools used in mechanical and production engineering. In addition they learn how to design, install, maintain and diagnose faults in fluid power equipment. The students also learn valuable welding skills that are required to support the maintenance function.
Major study areas:
- CNC machining and programming
- 3D CAD modelling
- 3D CAM machining
- Hydraulics systems
- Pneumatic systems
- PLC maintenance
- Advanced welding - MIG, TIG