National code: MEM60122

Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

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Overview About this course

Gain the skills to excel in engineering-related careers in the manufacturing, mining, mineral processing, oil and gas and automotive industries. Maximise your proficiency in project management and computer aided design (CAD).

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply mathematical techniques

  • Organise and analyse information

  • Interact with computing technology and use computer aided design (CAD) technology

  • Use engineering design

  • Manage engineering projects

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience producing drawings for design specifications

  • The ability to interpret and create drawing components for equipment manufacturing

  • Experience planning environmental management projects

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Successful completion of a Year 12 Higher School Certificate as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate

  • It is a requirement to have a high school pass in physics and mathematics to apply for this course OR

  • A Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Extensive work experience of more than 5 years in the engineering or construction industry

  • Competent computer skills and digital literacy

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: mechanical engineering technician, design engineer, maintenance planner, technical supervisor/manager and sales engineer.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 30 units of competency, including 7 core and 23 speciality units.

Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Organise and communicate information MEM16006

  • Interact with computing technology MEM16008

  • Perform engineering activities MEM22001

  • Manage self in the engineering environment MEM22002

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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