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Diploma of Engineering - Technical [Mechatronics]

National ID: MEM50212 | State ID: WB83

 

Learn to automate systems for advanced manufacturing and processing

Mechatronics is based on elements of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and computer science, but is a distinct discipline in its own right. A mechatronics engineer is someone who can understand and merge various pieces of technology and integrate them to produce a working system.

During this course you'll learn how to automate tasks in advanced manufacturing and processing using programmable logic controller (PLC) equipment for both pneumatic and electrical equipment. You'll also gain an understanding of engineering materials.

The Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechatronics) shares the same first semester with the Diploma of Mechanical Engineering. You can always switch streams between the two by choosing the correct electives.

Gain these skills
  • Use PLC equipment for automation tasks (materials handling, robotics, production)
  • Select and use engineering materials
  • Use material testing equipment
  • Techniques for writing technical documents
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • An interest in mechanics and electronics
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Methodical with an attention to detail
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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
Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers MEM30027A W5272
Produce basic engineering drawings MEM30032A WE079
Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications MEM23111A WE926
Set up basic pneumatic circuits MEM30011A W5263
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.

Engineering technician, junior drafter, junior project supervisor, industrial automation technician

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechatronics) or may lead to university entry.
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Where Northbridge Building 2
Duration 1 year (2 semesters) full time
HowFull-Time
International Students
Part-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.

 

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Certificate III in Engineering or related field

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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

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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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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 Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF Completion 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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