Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) – MEM60122

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Course Duration

12–36 Months

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Study Mode

Face-to-Face, Online, Correspondence, On-the-Job, Combination

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What is an Advanced Diploma of Engineering?

An Advanced Diploma of Engineering (MEM60122) gives students the specialised skills, knowledge and experience needed to become a mechanical engineering technician, associate or paraprofessional. You’ll learn more advanced technical and practical skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD), producing drawings for specific designs and interpreting drawings for the manufacture of equipment, such as electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment.

This course is ideal for those looking to progress their career in STEM into more advanced areas of the automotive, gas, oil, manufacturing, mining and mineral processing industries. With our hands-on approach to coursework and our industry-experienced trainers, you’ll have the support, knowledge and confidence to take on the next level of your career.

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What can I do with an Advanced Diploma of Engineering?

Engineering-based industries, including mining, make up more than 78% of the Australian export market. This takes into account the work engineers do on designing, scoping and project management across a range of industries, including infrastructure, mining, rail, utilities, IT and more. 

An Advanced Diploma of Engineering opens up your pathway to a successful career in paraprofessional mechanical engineering roles, including hands-on roles in designing, manufacturing and repairing some of the most critical equipment and machinery around the world.

These are just some of the roles you can explore with your Advanced Diploma of Engineering from Outsource Institute:

  • Engineering Project Officer
  • Engineering Development Officer
  • Engineering Estimator
  • Engineering Technical Officer
  • CAD Drafter
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

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What is the difference between a diploma and an advanced diploma of engineering?

A diploma in engineering will have varying levels of specialisations and course levels, while an advanced diploma of engineering is a specific advanced qualification for higher levels of education. Whether you choose a diploma or advanced diploma in engineering will depend on your current skill set and your career pathway.

At the Outsource Institute, we offer both diplomas of engineering and advanced diplomas of engineering. Having specialised in the engineering education field for more than 20 years, we work with students to find the right pathways to help get them to their goal career. 

Give us a call on 1300 308 233 or send us a message for personalised support to help you on your career journey.

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Units of Competency

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  • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16008 Interact with computing technology
  • MEM22001 Perform engineering activities
  • MEM22002 Manage self in the engineering environment
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30012 Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSAENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM12024 Perform computations
  • MEM23004 Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30032 Produce basic engineering drawings
  • MEM30033 Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3D models
  • MEM23109 Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23063 Select and organise mechanical engineering material tests
  • MEM23111 Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • MEM09155 Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM14085 Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM30008 Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • MEM30005 Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006 Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM23007 Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM14089 Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM23120 Select mechanical machine and equipment components
  • MEM23123 Evaluate manufacturing processes
  • MEM22012 Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects

To undertake an Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical), students must:

  • Have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to complete their training and assessment successfully. This will be assessed through the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), which will determine any necessary support requirements.
  • Have completed the required prerequisite units prior to undertaking particular units in the training, as outlined on the MEM60122 page on the website.

To ensure your success, you will be required to access:

  • Course materials, such as textbooks, manuals, workbooks and online resources provided by our team at Outsource Institute.
  • Computer and internet access to access course materials, complete assignments and communicate with instructions.
  • CAD software, which is provided as part of this program. However, you may need to discuss different CAD software used in the workplace with your trainer. 
  • Project management software is not mandatory, but you may wish to use Trello, Asana or Microsoft Project to manage tasks, schedules, budgets, etc. more effectively.
  • General software, like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, will be required.
  • Communication tools, such as email, instant messaging, video conferencing or discussion forums to interact with trainers and classmates.
  • A notebook or journal, to take notes as track your progress.
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Study an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Online or Onsite

At the Outsource Institute, we work with engineering students of all levels throughout Australia. From the apprentice wanting to gain the skills to be ready for a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering to current engineers looking to advance their careers into new areas, we help shape and guide students of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Our RTO is located in Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane, acting as a central hub for students who wish to study onsite and to provide resources for those studying online. This flexibility, as well as our range of flexible payment options and interest-free payment plans, gives students the ability to work and study at the same time, and open up new windows of opportunity.

For more than 20 years, we have given aspiring and advancing engineers access to industry-experience trainers, and our partners and collaborators to get them ready for their new roles or next step. You receive the support, hands-on experience and latest information to prepare you for a confident future.

Enquire now to start the next stage of your journey.

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Explore Your Diploma of Engineering Flexible Payment Options

Studying to advance your career can be hard to budget. This is why, at the Outsource Institute, we offer a range of flexible payment options and interest-free payment plans to support our students and give them every opportunity to take their mechanical engineering career to the next level.

Plus, depending on which state you reside, you may be eligible for State Government rebates, subsidies or concessions. Every state has different eligibility criteria and programs, so we recommend exploring your options on our Payment Options page.

Study a Bachelor’s Degree at Griffith University, Southern Cross University & University of Southern Queensland

Students can and are encouraged to take advantage of our relationship with Griffith University, Southern Cross University and the University of Southern Queensland to continue their studies in a number of different Bachelor degree programs accessible after an advanced diploma. We can provide guidance to students on potential courseways.

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