Associate Degree of Engineering - XENG01 - 2018

Course overview

There are four areas of specialisation you can choose from, as detailed below.

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineers design and operate the processes involved in transforming raw materials into usable products. Key areas include oil and gas refining, minerals processing, plastics, food processing and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.

Civil and structural engineering

Civil engineers design, construct and manage the systems and infrastructure of modern life, for example, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures.

Electrical and electronics engineering

This is a rapidly developing area that covers the design, automation and control of the devices which make our modern life convenient. Typical examples are electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy.

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineers design and construct both large and small devices that enable rapid and convenient transportation, cost effective manufacturing processes and quality fabrication in specific areas such as mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines.

These two-year courses (or four years part time) all cover in year one the same broad engineering foundation subjects. In year two, you will acquire skills in your specialised area.

Why study with us

  • These courses were developed in consultation with employers and professional engineers to make sure your skills match industry requirements. You will be work ready on graduation.
  • You learn through practical project work and are exposed to industry and business through guest lecturers who are practising engineers, and site visits.
  • We tailor our courses to your needs: you can study online or on campus, and full time or part time.

Career opportunities

You can expect to find career opportunities in areas such as:

  • design
  • construction manufacturing
  • project management
  • process control
  • mining
  • oil and gas
  • government
  • consultation
  • minerals processing.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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