Diploma of Engineering – Technical CRICOS 091732K

Why choose this course?

Advanced manufacturing and engineering technologies form the basis of future innovation in industry. Workforce skills in these areas are key to increasing efficiency, productivity  and competitiveness of modern manufacturing. The Diploma of Engineering (Technical) provides you with the practical skills in organising and analysing information, interacting with computing technology and selecting engineering materials.

The Diploma of Engineering – Technical develops your existing knowledge in the engineering industry and will expand your skills in engineering drawings, quality assurance, CAD drafting, basic fluid power, production scheduling and basic mechanical design.

Course Information

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Entry Requirements

  • Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Students require a completed Year 12 or equivalent; or,
    Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band less than 5.0) or equivalent
  • Students successfully completing the Certificate III in Engineering – Technical may articulate into the Diploma of Engineering – Technical.

Unit Details

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSS402051A Apply quality standards

MEM12024A Perform computations

MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM30007A Select common engineering materials

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology

MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) systems to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

MEM30009A Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics

MEM23111A Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications

MEM23112A Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications

MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks

MEM3005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanic principles

MEM14085A Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques

MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer aided engineering

MEM23063A Select and test mechanical engineering materials

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training or other expertise. Recognition will involve mapping and submission of evidence in a portfolio form to be assessed by Site Institute assessors.


Job Prospects

CAD drafter, Mechanical engineer and entry- mid level positions in engineering.

Completion of a Site Institute Diploma of Engineering – Technical will provide you with a pathway into a bachelor degree at leading Australian Universities. This means you can cut down the amount of time and money you need to complete your degree, or in some cases even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Domestic Students

Domestic students may be eligible for Queensland Government funding for this course under the Higher Level Skills program.

Fees for eligible students are as follows:

  • Concessional students:$3,850
  • Non-concessional students: $4,796

See Higher Level Skills page for eligibility requirements.