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MEM60122 Advanced Diploma of Engineering
Mechanical - AE00

National ID
MEM60122
WA Course Code
AE00
CRICOS code
112016E
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Why choose this course?

Gain a competitive edge and develop technical skills for your future in engineering with this qualification.

During your studies you will learn how to apply engineering principles, systems and processes. You will also develop skills in drafting and design, gain analytical knowledge involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques, and learn to draw and design mechanical equipment.

On completion of this course, you may find employment in a range of industries in roles involving: computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and general engineering and technical functions.

Career opportunities

  • Associate Engineer
  • Detailed Drafter
  • Maintenance Technician

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering - Technical is required for entry into this course.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2024

At this campus
South Metropolitan TAFE has developed a prototype lab facility based on an international model to support training in both emerging and current technologies for advanced automated manufacturing. This facility is located at the Munster campus and allows you to experience a better understanding of the manufacturing and production industries. Computer Aided Design (CAD) labs are also available and have been simulated to reflect the technology and configuration found in an industrial setting.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $740
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 30 units. These 30 are comprised of 7 core units and 23 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your Letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM14085 Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM14089 Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM23003 Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004 Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23006 Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007 Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23008 Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • MEM23063 Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • MEM23109 Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23111 Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • MEM23113 Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
  • MEM23114 Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
  • MEM23115 Evaluate fluid power systems
  • MEM23120 Select mechanical machine and equipment components
  • MEM30005 Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006 Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • 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

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observations consisting of practical activities and role-plays, structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios, computer simulations and reports.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist training rooms and laboratories, specialised software, materials testing equipment, fluid mechanics equipment, thermodynamic equipment, dynamics equipment, 3D printers, ABS and PLA 3D printer elements, laser cutting machines, CNC machine, hydraulic equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

At this campus
South Metropolitan TAFE has developed a prototype lab facility based on an international model to support training in both emerging and current technologies for advanced automated manufacturing. This facility is located at the Munster campus and allows you to experience a better understanding of the manufacturing and production industries. Computer Aided Design (CAD) labs are also available and have been simulated to reflect the technology and configuration found in an industrial setting.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $740
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 30 units. These 30 are comprised of 7 core units and 23 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your Letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM14085 Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM14089 Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM23003 Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004 Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23006 Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007 Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23008 Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • MEM23063 Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • MEM23109 Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23111 Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • MEM23113 Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
  • MEM23114 Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
  • MEM23115 Evaluate fluid power systems
  • MEM23120 Select mechanical machine and equipment components
  • MEM30005 Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006 Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • 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

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observations consisting of practical activities and role-plays, structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios, computer simulations and reports.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist training rooms and laboratories, specialised software, materials testing equipment, fluid mechanics equipment, thermodynamic equipment, dynamics equipment, 3D printers, ABS and PLA 3D printer elements, laser cutting machines, CNC machine, hydraulic equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2025

At this campus
South Metropolitan TAFE has developed a prototype lab facility based on an international model to support training in both emerging and current technologies for advanced automated manufacturing. This facility is located at the Munster campus and allows you to experience a better understanding of the manufacturing and production industries. Computer Aided Design (CAD) labs are also available and have been simulated to reflect the technology and configuration found in an industrial setting.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $740
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 30 units. These 30 are comprised of 7 core units and 23 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your Letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM14085 Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM14089 Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM23003 Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004 Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23006 Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007 Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23008 Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • MEM23063 Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • MEM23109 Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23111 Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • MEM23113 Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
  • MEM23114 Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
  • MEM23115 Evaluate fluid power systems
  • MEM23120 Select mechanical machine and equipment components
  • MEM30005 Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006 Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • 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

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observations consisting of practical activities and role-plays, structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios, computer simulations and reports.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist training rooms and laboratories, specialised software, materials testing equipment, fluid mechanics equipment, thermodynamic equipment, dynamics equipment, 3D printers, ABS and PLA 3D printer elements, laser cutting machines, CNC machine, hydraulic equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2026

At this campus
South Metropolitan TAFE has developed a prototype lab facility based on an international model to support training in both emerging and current technologies for advanced automated manufacturing. This facility is located at the Munster campus and allows you to experience a better understanding of the manufacturing and production industries. Computer Aided Design (CAD) labs are also available and have been simulated to reflect the technology and configuration found in an industrial setting.
Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2026
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $15,400
  • Resources fee: $740
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 30 units. These 30 are comprised of 7 core units and 23 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your Letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MEM09157 Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM14085 Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • MEM14089 Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • MEM22013 Coordinate engineering projects
  • MEM23003 Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • MEM23004 Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM23006 Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • MEM23007 Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • MEM23008 Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • MEM23063 Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • MEM23109 Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • MEM23111 Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • MEM23113 Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
  • MEM23114 Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
  • MEM23115 Evaluate fluid power systems
  • MEM23120 Select mechanical machine and equipment components
  • MEM30005 Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006 Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30007 Select common engineering materials
  • MEM30009 Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • 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

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observations consisting of practical activities and role-plays, structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios, computer simulations and reports.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoint presentations and class handouts.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist training rooms and laboratories, specialised software, materials testing equipment, fluid mechanics equipment, thermodynamic equipment, dynamics equipment, 3D printers, ABS and PLA 3D printer elements, laser cutting machines, CNC machine, hydraulic equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on December 5, 2023