|Course Code:||WA95 (National ID: MEM60111)|| |
Design Draftsperson, Senior Drafter, Technical Officer. Engineering Associate
1 year (after the Diploma)
|How:||Full time|| |
|Where:||PERTH CAMPUS - Building 230 Aberdeen StreetNORTHBRIDGE6003|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1, Semester 2|| |
|International study available:||Yes|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||Yes|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This course further develops your understanding of scientific principles and how they apply to mechanical engineering situations. You will have the opportunity to participate in workshop projects, designing and developing your own machinery as well as learning about plant and process design.
This course also provides you with basic project management skills and gives you the opportunity to use CAD skills developed in the Diploma. For details about the subjects covered in the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) download the Course Map.
Students interested in further study at Curtin University can also elect units in Calculus and Advanced Mathematics in order to proceed straight into 2nd year.
View our brochure to see career pathways for our mechanical engineering courses.
Where this course can lead you
By studying a mechanical engineering/metallurgy qualification at Central you'll be entering an industry where mechanical drafters, designers and engineering technicians are in high demand.
Your Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) prepares you for roles such as:
The Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) opens the door for further qualifications at University. Upon completion of this course you could gain direct entry into one of Western Australia's leading Universities through Central's Pathway's to University program. With a higher qualification you can improve employment and earning potential.
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's mechanical engineering qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Produce engineering drawings
Draw 3D models
Understand manufacturing engineering
Understand process and plant design
Complete detailed drafting and design tasks
Your Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in mechanical engineering or for further study at university.
Connected with industry
At Central, you will learn from lecturers who are mechanical engineering professionals giving you valuable insight into the industry.
The software and practices this industry uses are replicated within Central, ensuring that when you leave, you'll be working with familiar technology and processes.
Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.
Central’s university pathway arrangements mean your Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) will provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and an advanced standing in a course at Curtin University or University of Southern Queensland.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Semester 1, Year 2, 200 credits
University of Southern Queensland
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Assessed on an individual basis, credit of up to one semester equivalent full time. Credit will depend on units completed.
Domestic students:The costs for this course for a semester are: $626 or $313 (concession). On top of this there is also a resource cost of $241. The resource fee is an estimate because the amount depends on which units you choose. You will be given the exact amount at enrolment. Find out more about how the costs are determined.
An estimate of the total cost of the course is $1734 (non conc) over the one year the course takes to complete.
Paying your fees
You will be expected to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment.
Fees can be paid at our student services offices at any of Central’s campuses. You can also pay by credit card over the phone, however, if you wish to pay by instalments, you will need to make your first payment in person and sign the payment plan terms and conditions.
Assistance may be available for those students experiencing financial hardship.
Find out more details about payment options
International students:The cost for international students is $13000, duration 1 year. You will need to pay for your course fees when you accept your offer and meet all the conditions.
|Description:||Complete 30 units; 7 core and 23 elective units|| |
Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS
Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below.
Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.
|D3655||MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|W5428||MEM30012A||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment|
|W5446||MEM30007A||Select common engineering materials|
|W5451||MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|W5452||MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
|W5671||MEM22001A||Perform engineering activities|
|W5672||MEM22002A||Manage self in the engineering environment|
Title: GROUP 02 - GROUP A
Description: Learners to complete 8 units listed below
|W5271||MEM30026A||Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits|
|W5426||MEM30001A||Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings|
|W5427||MEM30002A||Produce basic engineering graphics|
|W5441||MEM30025A||Analyse a simple electrical system circuit|
|W5442||MEM30003A||Produce detailed engineering drawings|
|W5443||MEM30004A||Use CAD to create and display 3D models|
|W5447||MEM30008A||Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications|
|W5448||MEM30009A||Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems|
Title: GROUP 03 - GROUP B
Description: Learners to complete units listed below.
|W5411||MEM09141A||Represent mechanical engineering designs|
|W5413||MEM09151A||Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to mechanical engineering designs|
|W5514||MEM14061A||Plan and design mechanical engineering projects|
|W5518||MEM14081A||Apply mechanical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of projects|
|W5674||MEM22004A||Manage engineering projects|
|W5677||MEM22007A||Manage environmental effects of engineering activities|
|W5682||MEM23003A||Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations|
|W5683||MEM23041A||Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations|
|W5684||MEM23051A||Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in mechanical and manufacturing engineering situations|
|W5685||MEM23061A||Select and test mechanical engineering materials|
|W5687||MEM23071A||Select and apply mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques|
|W5689||MEM23081A||Apply scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations|
|W5692||MEM23091A||Apply mechanical system design principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations|
|W5694||MEM23093A||Apply plant and process design principles and techniques in engineering situations|
|W8987||MSACMT230A||Apply cost factors to work practices|
Information for international students
Central is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the inaugural winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award and were again given this award in 2011.
Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent, state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.
As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.
We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs. Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding.
Visit our international pages to find out more about studying at Central and life in Perth.
Find out from international students about their experiences studying at Central.
Find out about applying to study at Central as an International student.
Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must complete the Diploma of Engineering-Technical (Mechanical) or demonstrate well developed maths and communication skills.
This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.
Applications to study this course in Semester 2, 2013 are now open
Apply online today to begin your study this year.