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Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Mechanical]

National ID: MEM50212 | State ID: WB84


This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge in electrical machinery, mechanical principles and mechanical equipment to produce drawings for design specifications.

Gaining a range of computer aided drafting (CAD) skills, you will be able to interpret and create drawings components for the manufacture of equipment. Learning about fluid power will give you the skills and knowledge to set up and connect hydraulic equipment.

The Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) shares the same first semester with the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechatronics). In simple terms, mechanical and mechatronics have many common elements, but as the name suggests mechanical is more geared toward mechanical design but does have some electrical, electronics and programming content.

You can always switch streams between the two by choosing the correct electives. 

Mechanical engineering is applied across a wide variety of employment areas including:

  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Aviation and shipbuilding industries
  • Electrical power generation and distribution
  • Road and rail transport
  • Defence
  • Agriculture, fishing and food processing

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an engineering technician.

Junior drafter, junior project supervisor, mechanical technician

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth
Northbridge Building 2

One year (2 semesters) full time.

How Full-Time
International Students
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an engineering technician.

Junior drafter, junior project supervisor, mechanical technician

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Entrance Requirements

Certificate III in Engineering or related field

Stage 1

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment MEM30012A W5428
Coordinate engineering projects MEM22013A WE912
Interact with computing technology MEM16008A W5452
Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements MEM30031A WE078
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A W5451
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655
Perform laboratory procedures MEM15010B W5520
Produce basic engineering drawings MEM30032A WE079
Select common engineering materials MEM30007A W5446
Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models MEM30033A WE080

Stage 2

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply technical mathematics MEM23004A WE917
Calculate force systems within simple beam structures MEM30005A W5444
Calculate stresses in simple structures MEM30006A W5445
Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems MEM30009A W5448
Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task MEM14091A WE909
Perform mechanical engineering design drafting MEM09157A WE901
Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications MEM23111A WE926
Set up basic hydraulic circuits MEM30010A W5262
Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits UEENEEE003B W7805
Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project MEM30029A WE970

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III


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Page last updated August 17, 2017