22228VIC - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

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Equip yourself for a career in the engineering industries.

Improve your existing skills in CAD, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. The flexible course structure allows you to add further endorsed or specifically designed units of competency to help meet the industry’s future needs.

Course essentials

Careers

  • advanced technical worker
  • manager in engineering

Course objectives

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • recall and apply engineering and scientific principles in designing mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications based on a well founded specialist knowledge domain;
  • analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgments with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing solutions that have a basis in engineering technology;
  • propose and brief on technical solutions and concepts typically with options for various engineering environments and contexts;
  • integrate and solve interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems;
  • manage complex projects on time and within budget;
  • and manage autonomously a range of technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.

Units and electives

To fulfil the requirements for the qualification learners must complete all the core units listed making up 280 hours and undertake electives making up a minimum of 1,120 hours to provide a course total of 1,400 hours. The choice of electives should be relevant to the student’s vocational needs and should be made up of: 1. A minimum of 30% of the training effort must be from units first packaged at AQF level 6. 2. The balance of electives may be drawn from Table 3, or other endorsed training packages, provided the units of competency are of an appropriate AQF level and relevant to an engineering job function or to enterprise requirements. Unit Selection will be subject to College approval. On completion of this course, students are also eligible for the Award 22229VIC Diploma of Engineering Technology. Learners exiting prior to meeting all of these requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing those units of competency that they have successfully completed.

Core Units:

Diploma Core Units:

Additional Core Unit for Advanced Diploma:

Standard General Electives:

Civil Engineering Stream:

Water and Sewerage Management Stream:

Mechanical Engineering:

Additional Electives:

Admission information

  • TAFE: Successful completion of a Certificate III in Engineering (from Training Package MEM05) or equivalent
  • Year 12: Minimum requirement is the completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • International: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Mature: Relevant experience as assessed by the University

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 31 October 2014.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

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You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

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Apply through VTAC

Applications close on 30 September 2014.

When you're ready:

  1. Apply via the VTAC website.
  2. As part of the application you may need to complete extra requirements such as:

Extra requirement details are available in the VTAC Guide.

You need to complete all extra requirements by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

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