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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.

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
Become an electrician trained to meet Clean Energy Council Accreditation standards when you study the Electrotechnology national training package.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 13 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
Learn how to coordinate the complete construction of a residential, industrial or commercial building.
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
In this course you will learn advanced trade skills for a career in engineering. You’ll gain strong practical and theoretical knowledge that will ensure you are work ready.
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

Lay the foundation for a career in metal fabrication and engineering with a Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration: 4 years

Begin your career as a mechanical engineering tradesperson with the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Take a non-trades pathway into an engineering career with a Diploma of Engineering Technology at Victoria University Polytechnic.

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 regulations, safety and design with this three-year degree in building surveying.
Duration: 4 years

Take a leading role in exciting, large-scale building construction with VU's Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours).You’ll learn all the skills needed to manage residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Duration: 4 years

Launch your career as an architectural engineer with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural Engineering) at Victoria University.

Duration: 4 years
Prepare for a career designing practical and sustainable community infrastructure, with a degree in civil engineering from VU.
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
Get set for an exciting career inventing devices and generating clever solutions to engineering challenges, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering) from VU.
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

Prepare for a career working in nature, with a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Science from VU.

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

With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth-year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.

Duration: 1 year

Further your science degree by developing your knowledge of the science of food with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Nutrition and Food Sciences).

Postgraduate 7 courses

Duration: 2 years

The Master of Applied Information Technology (NMIT) is a flexible, accredited course, providing advanced training for students with an IT degree.

Duration: 1 year

Gain professional expertise in the latest fire-safety technologies and regulations, with a Graduate Diploma in Building Fire Safety from VU.

Duration: 2 years

Gain specialised skills in electrical power, telecommunications, process engineering or water management and aim for a top engineering career with the Master of Engineering.

Duration: 0.5 years

Take the next step in your career and improve your knowledge of building surveying and design and approval of performance-based building, in light of national and international fire codes.

Duration: 0.5 years

Learn the fundamental skills of project management and for a rewarding, in-demand career with the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Duration: 1 year

Prepare for a rewarding project-management role, or learn new skills for your current project-management position, with a graduate qualification from VU.

Duration: 2 years

You’ll gain a diverse and in-demand skill set for a challenging and rewarding career when you study the Master of Project Management.

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 with the Master of Engineering (by Research).

Duration: 4 years
Become a leading researcher and designer of innovative engineering solutions, with a PhD in Engineering from VU.
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
Contribute important findings with a PhD in Science conducted in VU's world-class research institutes and collaborative industry studies.
Duration: 4 years

Undertake important and innovative engineering projects. Our integrated program provides an alternative path to a PhD in Engineering.

Duration: 4 years

Aim for career as an academic, IT expert or computer scientist. Our integrated PhD teaches you best-practice research methods before you begin original and important study.

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, IT and science.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, IT and science.
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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