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Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Mechanical]

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National ID: MEM50212 | State ID: WB84

 

 

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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.

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

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. With the completion of two additional units you will be able achieve both the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) and the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechatronics).

Speak to your lecturer about this dual pathway once you have finished the first semester of your studies.

Gain these skills
  • Use and operate computer-aided (CAD) system to produce drawings and create 3D models
  • Set up basic hydraulic circuits
  • Apply technical mathematics
  • Produce basic engineering design drawings
  • Coordinate engineering projects
  • Environmentally sustainable work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Mathematics ability
  • Eye for detail and accuracy
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
UNITS

Core Units - Common to both

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related MEM30012A W5428
Interact with computing technology MEM16008A W5452
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A W5451
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655
Select common engineering materials MEM30007A AWA02

Elective Units

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
Coordinate engineering projects MEM22013A WE912
Operate computer-aided (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements  MEM30031A WE078
Perform laboratory procedures MEM15010B W5520
Perform mechanical engineering design drafting MEM09157A WE901
Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task MEM14091A WE909
Produce basic engineering drawings MEM30032A WE079
Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications MEM23111A WE926
Set up basic hydraulic circuits MEM30010A W5262
Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications  MEM23112A WE927
Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3D models MEM30033A WE080
Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project  MEM30029A WE970

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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)
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WhereNorthbridge Building 2
Duration

One year (2 semesters) full time.

HowFull-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Entrance Requirements

Certificate III in Engineering or related field

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

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School LeaverNon-School LeaverAQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

Entrance Requirements

 

School LeaverNon-School LeaverAQFCompletion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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Available Semester 1
1
Available Semester 2

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