22229VIC - Diploma of Engineering Technology

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This leading-edge, current technology focused course provides a non-trades pathway into technician and engineering associate qualifications.

It also offers an opportunity for tradespeople to upgrade their qualifications, and for entry into technician positions in industry.

Learn all about:

  • Environmental and Structural Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering - learn how to design components
  • Manufacturing engineering - how to make the production line work
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) - using 5-axis machine tools
  • Rapid Manufacturing, or 'prototyping'.

Course essentials

Careers

Our graduates work in advanced technical and management roles in:

  • the public and private sector of engineering
  • water and roads industries
  • automotive industries
  • manufacturing

Course objectives

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

  • implement and utilise engineering solutions in mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications requiring substantial theoretical concepts;
  • analyse, diagnose and plan with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing engineering solutions that have a basis in engineering technology;
  • use complex technical information and concepts to plan and implement solutions for a range of engineering environments and contexts;
  • troubleshoot interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems;
  • provide substantial support in managing complex projects within given time and budgetary constraints, and
  • manage prescribed 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 240 hours and undertake electives to make up a minimum of 560 hours to provide a course total of 800 hours.

The choice of electives should be relevant to the student’s vocational needs and should be made up of: 1. A minimum of 50% of the training effort must be from units first packaged at an AQF level 5. 2. The balance of units 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.

Elective unit selection is subject to College Approval

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.

This qualification can be used as an exit point from 21622VIC Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Core Units

General Electives

Civil Engineering

Water and Sewage Management Stream

Mechanical Engineering

Additional Elective Options

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:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

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

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

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.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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