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Engineering & Science courses

Learn about the range of engineering and science courses from Victoria University. We offer everything from sports engineering through to environmental management. Gain the skills to take your career further - we scored 5 stars in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for learner engagement in science and mathematics.

VU also ranked among the state's best universities for our innovative engineering & technology subjects.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • building surveyor
  • engineer
  • project manager
  • information technology practitioner.

Colleges

Short courses 5 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.
Duration: 16 hours
Gain a fundamental understanding of control processes & applications of direct digital controllers (DDCs) in the HVAC and BMS sector.
Duration: 72 hours
Gain data cabling knowledge in electrical classification, rules, data and telephony installation techniques, dossiers and related mandatory documentation and inspections.
Duration: 40 hours
Study the Electrotechnology national training package to become an electrician trained to meet Clean Energy Council Accreditation standards.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 14 courses

Duration: 1 year
Take control of your building career and become a registered builder. Take the next step and learn the skills to run your own building business.
Duration: 2 years
Get the skills you need to work effectively as a builder. Learn essential skills from industry professionals including how to apply building codes and standards, select and prepare construction contracts plus more.
Duration: 1 year
Gain the specialist skills and knowledge to launch your career as a building estimator or building scheduler. Learn the skills of quantity surveying, tendering, planning and scheduling construction technology.
Duration: 2 years
Become proficient in the design, presentation and documentation process for residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Duration: 2 years
This course provides training in building theory and surveying related to residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Duration: 1.5 years
Gain the skills and knowledge to demonstrate broad theoretical concepts, application of skills and knowledge, problem solving, information interpretation and output responsibility.
Duration: 3 months
Lay the foundation for a career in the engineering industry with a Certificate II in Engineering pre-apprenticeship.
Duration: 1 year
Take your engineering interests to the next level. This course provides offers an opportunity for tradespeople to upgrade their qualifications, and entry into technician positions in industry.
Duration: 4 years
Start your career in engineering with a solid foundation. Learn how to problem solve, use your judgement and manage time and information.
Duration: 4 years
Lay the groundwork for your entry into a traineeship or apprenticeship in the metal trade industry. Learn the basics in theory and develop your skills in problem solving, using sound judgement and managing your time and information effectively.
Duration: 2 years
Equip yourself for a career in the engineering industries by improving your existing skills in CAD, robotics, and advanced manufacturing.
Duration: 1 year
Take part in our leading-edge course for a non-trades pathway into technician and engineering associate qualifications.
Duration: 2 years
Learn the technical skills to design, validate and evaluate electrical equipment and systems for a career in electrical engineering.
Duration: 1 year
Learn how to set up and maintain automated equipment and systems.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 12 courses

Duration: 3 years

Develop an independent and creative approach to building design and learn about the cultural, social, technical and sustainable issues that are associated with the built environment.

Duration: 3 years
Become a specialist in building and construction laws, codes and regulations, industry standards in professional practice, building safety and design with this three-year degree in building surveying.
Duration: 4 years
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural Engineering) covers the processes behind making safe buildings, with an emphasis on sustainable design concepts.
Duration: 4 years
Be part of a growing demand for Civil Engineers as communities and governments continue to expect well-engineered, effective and sustainable facilities.
Duration: 4 years
Gain practical and problem-solving skills working on projects in the workplace that will help launch a career as an electrical or electronic engineer.
Duration: 4 years
Prepare to contribute to the latest in technical innovations in electrical and sports engineering.
Duration: 4 years
Mechanical Engineers use their in-depth knowledge of the Physical Sciences and Mathematics to invent new products, devices and processes.
Duration: 3 years
Gain the skills and knowledge of IT applications needed to work in the field of network and systems computing.
Duration: 3 years
This course combines the areas of human health and disease with the complementary areas of pharmaceutical, design and synthesis and analysis.
Duration: 3 years
Study an industry focused science degree that offers intensive hands-on laboratory and fieldwork experience, has modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, provides opportunities for industry projects and placements which will prepare you for a career in science.
Duration: 1 year
Undertake an independent research project in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, ecology or physics.
Duration: 3 years
This course provides students aspiring to become specialist Maths/Science teachers with a solid foundation in Science and/or Maths.

Postgraduate 7 courses

Duration: 2 years
This flexible course provides advanced training in Information Technology for students with an IT undergraduate qualification.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your professional and advanced technical skills in a specialist discipline of fire science and technology.
Duration: 2 years
Acquire the specialised skills, knowledge and expertise from your engineering study area and apply it to research and complex technological problem solving scenarios.
Duration: 0.5 years
Take the next step in your career and improve your knowledge of building surveying and performance-based building and fire codes. Gain an in-depth understanding of key concepts and alternative frameworks for performance-based building and fire codes.
Duration: 0.5 years
The Graduate Certificate in Project Management will equip you with advanced project management techniques, enabling you to assume the role of project manager.
Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma in Project Management will equip you with specialised skills and techniques, enabling you to assume the role of project manager.
Duration: 2 years
Learn advanced project management principles and techniques specifically aimed at current and future project managers.

Postgraduate research 9 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years
Develop your knowledge and focus your practical skills on a specific research area in engineering. You will undertake research on a topic that you and your supervisor choose.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Engineering, (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Duration: 4 years
Make real advances in IT and mathematical modelling with original research in your PhD in Information and Computer Sciences.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Science (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, engineering and science and to enable a focusing of practical skills into a specific research area.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your knowledge across various research fields and focus your practical skills into specific research areas in health, engineering and science
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, engineering and science and to enable a focusing of practical skills into a specific research area.
Victoria University has been the perfect learning environment for me. Becoming a student mentor helped my all-round development and I want to continue providing support to new graduates in the future. As part of my final year project, I developed two remote observatories at West Preston and Avoca.
Shaun Clark

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