Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

RMIT University

Program Description

Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

RMIT University

Associate Degree in Engineering Technology

This program provides training in the basic engineering skills, which can provide you with a pathway into degrees in relevant streams.

This associate degree has 7 majors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Network Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering.

You’ll select your major at the end of the first year.

An associate degree is a 2-year higher education qualification that can be undertaken after Year 12 or following a certificate III or IV with industry experience.

This program provides a pathway into engineering and related professions that have been experiencing persistent skills shortages for many years.

Program structure

Combining lectures, and tutorials with practical laboratory and workshop sessions, including simulation and animation tools, will enhance your learning.

Year 1

Introduces you to basic engineering skills including drafting, use of hand and power tools, machine processes and manufacture.

Materials engineering includes metals, composites, plastics and adhesives. You’ll learn the processes used to construct objects from these materials and the external factors that can change the effectiveness of these materials. You’ll also develop skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD) using specialised software.

Year 2

Courses will be related to your chosen major.

All courses emphasise professional and personal development, allowing you to build your skills in communication, decision-making and team leading. You’ll undertake an engineering project to design, develop and present a product. The engineering project is either carried out in conjunction with industry or simulates a real engineering environment.

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50%.


Higher Maths or VCE Mathematical Methods (CAS)

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 550 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 79 with a minimum of 19 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade C
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 50 (no band less than 42).
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
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Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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Australia Victoria
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