MEM60112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Duration: 2 years

Course Fees

Engineering Carreer

What's included in your course fees

  • Minimum of 21 hrs of teacher contact per week
  • Computers with required software
  • Free access to Microsoft 365 from anywhere
  • Printing & photocopying
  • Stationery as required
  • Student ID Card
  • Free WIFI
  • Tea and coffee supplied in the student lounge
  • Free special event lunch/BBQs

This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Engineering at the engineering associate level. This course is offered both full-time and part-time.

Note: The Diploma of Engineering - Technical is not a trade qualification. It is a para-professional engineering course, leading to a technical position within engineering companies.

Throughout this course you will develop a good understanding of Mechanical Engineering practices including;
Mathematics principles and techniques in engineering
Materials Science, the properties of materials and how they behave in engineering
Thermodynamics and Dynamics
Stress Calculations and the reactions of forces on beams etc
Drafting, including 2D & 3D CAD
Project management
Responsibilities of professional engineers
Sustainability and the effects of Engineering on the Environment

Course Requirements

To be awarded an Advanced Diploma of Engineering, competency must be achieved in thirty (30) units of competency.

Core Units

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


MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

MEM12024A Perform computations

MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures

MEM23063A Select and test mechanical engineering materials

MEM30031A Operate computer aided design (CAD) systems to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A Use computer aided design to create and display 3-D models

MEM09155A Prepare mechanical models for computer aided engineering

MEM09157A Perform mechanical engineering design drafting

MEM09204A Perform basic engineering detail drawing

MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

MEM14087A Apply manufactured product design techniques

MEM22013A Coordinate engineering projects

MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics

MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamic principles in engineering

MEM14089A Integrate mechanical fundamentals in an engineering task

MEM23109A Apply mechanical engineering principles

MEM23120A Select mechanical machine and equipment components

MEM23123A Evaluate manufacturing processes

CPCCSV5003A Produce working drawings for residential buildings

PMBTECH505B Choose polymer materials for an application

*The course unit selection may change without notice.

Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Job Outcome from this course

This qualification prepares people for jobs such as Design Draftsman, Engineering Technician, Estimator and other technical roles.

Pathways / Further Study

Ten (10) of the units from MSA30208 count towards the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Engineering with full credit to corresponding MEM competency codes.

Twenty (20) of the units from MEM50212 count towards the Advanced Diploma of Engineering with full credit to corresponding MEM competency codes.

This course has been designed to give advanced standing at university towards a Bachelor of Engineering.

Vet Student Loan - $15,514 CAP

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies. For more information on Vet Student Loans.


Enrolment Button

For fees look at the appropriate enrolment form as subsidies may apply.

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Brisbane Campus

Our Brisbane campus is located within the Mount Gravatt TAFE grounds just 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The campus facilities are modern, with plenty of free parking and is conveniently located with access to excellent transport facilities with two major bus lines stopping at the campus gates.

At Australian Institute of Advanced Studies everything is included in the cost of your course. You get to use the computers for course related work at anytime during business hours for the whole time you are studying your course, free of charge! You have access to full colour printers/copiers for course related work, free of charge! Your student ID is included and access to Microsoft 365 from anywhere is free of charge! (See course details for what's included in each course).

Higher Level Skills

Higher Level Skills program supports the Queensland Government's Working Queensland jobs plan.

The program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected certificate IV and above qualifications, or priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

For more information download: HLS Student Factsheet


All information was accurate at time of publication, however Australian Institute of Advanced Studies policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.