Advanced Diploma of Engineering


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)


112 weeks, including term breaks

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Advance your skills by performing detailed mechanical engineering drafting and design and administering the maintenance and installation of a range of machinery.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $51,800 per year.

Course Overview

This course will deepen your technical aptitude in engineering principles and processes, drafting, quality systems, project management and team work. The overall engineering concepts will involve the study of science, mathematics, engineering drafting, computing and graphics, maintenance and management strategies. You get real engineering work experience by taking part in realistic projects using our industry parallel computing facilities and student mechanical workshop.



Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student have:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age (over 18 years at the time of commencement) and


What you'll learn

What you’ll learn:

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

The minimum requirements for achievement of the MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering are:

  • completion of the seven (7)  core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of twenty three (23)  elective units, to bring the total number of units to thirty (30) .

Group A and Group B elective units must be selected as follows:

  • up to eight (8)  general elective units from the list in Group A
  • at least fifteen (15)  specialist elective units from Group B, to bring the total number of elective units to twenty three (23) .
  • Note that when selecting elective units any prerequisite units must also be completed and count towards the required number of elective units

Mandatory 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

Elective Units


MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM30010A Set up basic hydraulic circuits
MEM30011A Set up basic pneumatic circuits
MEM30013A Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
MEM30014A Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
MEM30015A Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
MEM30016A Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
MEM30017A Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools
MEM30018A Undertake basic process planning
MEM30019A Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
MEM30020A Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
MEM30021A Prepare a simple production schedule
MEM30022A Undertake supervised procurement activities
MEM30027A Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
MEM30028A Assist in sales of technical products/systems
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) system to create and display 3-D models
MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


MEM09157A Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
MEM09158A Perform mechatronics engineering design drafting
MEM09204A Produce basic engineering detail drawings
MEM09205A Produce electrical schematic drawings
MEM14001B Schedule material deliveries
MEM14002B Undertake basic process planning
MEM14003B Undertake basic production scheduling
MEM14089A Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
MEM14090A Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task
MEM14091A Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task
MEM14092A Integrate maintenance fundamentals into an engineering task
MEM22012A Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation
MEM22013A Coordinate engineering projects
MEM22014A Coordinate engineering-related manufacturing operations
MEM22015A Source and estimate engineering materials requirements
MEM22017A Coordinate continuous improvement and technical development
MEM22018A Coordinate sales and promotion of engineering-related products or services
MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23005A Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
MEM23008A Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
MSS404081A Undertake proactive maintenance analyses
MSS405002A Analyse and map a value stream
MSS405003A Manage a value stream
MSS405004A Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
MSS405005A Manage competitive systems and practices in an organisation responding to individual and unique customer orders
MSS405010A Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations
MSS405011A Manage people relationships
MSS405012A Manage workplace learning
MSS405020A Develop quick changeover procedures
MSS405021A Develop a Just in Time system
MSS405022A Design a process layout
MSS405023A Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes
MSS405030A Optimise cost of product or service
MSS405081A Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

Teaching and assessment

Timetable: Monday- Thursday, Work placement optional (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face) and industry placement (optional). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work. You’ll also produce a portfolio of work.

Resources provided: Student will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit, Safety boots and Intech T-shirt on the induction day. We also recommend that the students wear protective clothing, safety glasses suited to the automotive industry.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.


Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer

Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Individual Support!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    – Employment History (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    – Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    – References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    – Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skills sets and statements of attainment.

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Potential Career Pathways:

You may find a career as an:

  • Engineering Associate – Mechanical
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Associate – Mechanical Maintenance
  • Engineering Associate – Mechatronics

University Credits: Upto 8 Credits at specific Universities.

Work Placements:

Students are encouraged to seek industry workplace experience to gain the maximum benefit from the course. The greater the practice of skills, the higher the skill levels the student will achieve and the more likely the student will not only meet but exceed the learning outcomes. InTech may assist in securing industry work placements – conditions apply.

Fees and funding

Fees:  AUD 20 ,000-no hidden fee

The  student tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

How to apply

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technical certificate.

This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the

Additional information

Pathways into the qualification:
Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed one of the following:

  • MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering,
  • MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade,
  • MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade,
  • MEM50212  Diploma of Engineering
  • or other relevant qualifications.


What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

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