National code: MEM50222

    Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Enter the next stage of your mechanical engineering career with skills that are transferable across multiple industries. Understand the manufacturing process, advance your skills in engineering design and graduate ready to take your engineering career to the next level.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Organise and analyse information

    • Produce basic engineering drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD)

    • Apply mathematical techniques

    • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

    • Produce engineering design calculations

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally accredited qualification at diploma level

    • Create and schedule a project plan, maintenance plan and design plan to be manufactured or built

    • Use industry specific programs to design and model engineering measurements and specifications

    • Liaise with industry peers and create a professional network

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

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

    • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    • You must attend an interview with a teacher to determine your suitability for the course. A teacher will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

    Entry recommendations

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

    • Some experience in engineering or manufacturing or have undertaken engineering studies or

    • Advanced Maths at a Year 12 high school level

    • Completed a Certificate III in Engineering (Technical)

    • An eye for detail and logic, spatial reasoning and are process oriented

    • Access to personal computer equipment outside of on-campus hours

    • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: engineering CAD draftsperson, quality assurance technician, design and development engineering technician and manufacturing/maintenance technician.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study0 Courses

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

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

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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

    Related study0 Courses

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

    The Diploma of Engineering - Technical (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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 units of competency, including 5 core and 15 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 informationMEM16006

    • Interact with computing technologyMEM16008

    • Manage self in the engineering environmentMEM22002

    • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environmentMEM30012

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    Info sessionsWant to know more?

    There are a total of 3 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

    You can select a study option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Engineering

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