Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, create and improve systems and machinery that is used for domestic, public, and industrial purposes.

About Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering caters for the manufacturing, mining and minerals industries, forest products processing, power generation, agricultural engineering and food processing, transport, fuels and energy industries.

Discipline-specific subject areas in  Mechanical Engineering (click on image to enlarge)

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Planning your course

The Engineering Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering can be completed in two years of full time study or part-time.  The degree comprises 16 subjects.  There are two foundation subjects, six core subjects common to all disciplines, and eight discipline-specific subjects (See tTable).  Depending on what level of mathematics and physical sciences you have completed you will be directed to different foundation maths and science options.  If you have completed TAFE qualifications, or if you have engineering work experience, you may be able to claim Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).

Your course will look like this:

EPRA Course structure

You will only be asked to enrol in one or both of the preparation units if you have not completed year 12 maths or physical science subjects (or do not have equivalent knowledge).

 

 

A typical Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Course

 

There is considerable flexibility in the choice of discipline specific subjects to cater for your interests.

This is a typical Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering course(click to enlarge):

Mechanical core snip

Mech Disciplines

When choosing your units please be aware that not all subjects are offered in distance mode. You may be able to choose a blended delivery by attending laboratory or workshops at a nearby TAFE college while enrolled in a University subject, for example.

Details of delivery mode and available dates can be found for each subject by clicking the ‘see more’ field for each subject.

NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION OF A COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF YOUR CHOICE, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF PARTICULAR SUBJECTS.

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About EPRA

A consortium of regional HE and VET providers will partner to create a Learning Platform for Engineering which aims to provide access to engineering pathways, to expand curriculum choice and coverage. It reduces individual campus delivery costs and cross-institutional barriers and improves the availability of engineers and associated para-professionals for regional resource and manufacturing economies.

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