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Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

  • National Course Code: MEM60112
  • TAFE NSW code: MEM60112-04V02-22ULT-011

Location – Ultimo (International)


Full Time


On campus

Course Start Date

31 Jan 2022

Study Commitment

20 Hours per week


18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) prepares you to excel in engineering-related careers in the manufacturing, mining, mineral processing, oil and gas and automotive industries. Learn from industry professionals and upskill your current expertise.


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

  • Apply mathematical techniques
  • Organise and analyse information
  • Interact with computing technology and use computer aided drafting (CAD)
  • Use engineering design
  • Manage engineering projects


Develop the attributes to get ahead:

  • An interest in engineering design, principles, and concepts
  • Enthusiasm for practical skills in engineering and related areas
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • The ability to organise and analyse information
  • Mathematical abilities
  • Logical and critical thinking skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

Our graduates move into job roles like:

  • Design engineer
  • Maintenance planner
  • Technical supervisor/manager
  • Sales engineer


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • An Australian Year 12 school certificate or its international equivalent
  • A high school pass in physics and mathematics
  • A Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

TAFE NSW also offers the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) as a traineeship. In addition to meeting the above requirements, trainees must:

  • Be employed in the mechanical engineering industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


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

  • Extensive work experience of more than five years in the engineering or construction industries

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a full-time on-campus course. You must attend approximately 20 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 20 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2 days a week for 18 months.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM22001A Perform engineering activities
MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
MEM14087A Apply manufactured product design techniques
MEM14089A Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
MEM15001B Perform basic statistical quality control
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
MEM23063A Select and test mechanical engineering materials
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles
MEM23113A Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
MEM23114A Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
MEM23120A Select mechanical machine and equipment components
MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
MEM30026A Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
MEM30027A Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
MEM30029A Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
MSS402061A Use SCADA systems in operations
MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

On completion you may be eligible to enrol in other courses in the Metal and Engineering Training Package, apply to enrol in engineering courses at university.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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