C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

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Plan: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Qualification national code: UEE62111
Nominal hours: 2000
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years full time or part time over a longer period
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
CRICOS code: 078614C

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification provides enabling competencies to design and validate/evaluate electrical equipment and systems and provide technical advice/sales.

The objective of this qualification provides enabling competencies to gain skills and knowledge in electrical design, programmable logic controllers, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, PLC networking and motor control to work in the electrical industry at a technician and para-professional level.

As a graduate of this program you may become responsible for electrical and control support, and administering and upgrading electrical facilities in small, medium or large-sized enterprises. The program is well structured to support you in the installation, maintenance and administration of electrical and automation infrastructure. Your skills will be applicable to a wide range of business, manufacturing and operational occupations where application of knowledge in electrical technology underpins the business operations.

The RMIT program is a blend of practical experience with electrical and control applications built on a strong theoretical foundation.

You will achieve competencies in testing, assembly, installation and maintenance of electrical and automation control. You will gain skills in operating a wide range of automated equipment and systems, manage risk, develop and manage maintenance programs, and provide technical advice.  You will develop knowledge and skills in electrical control systems including programmable logic controllers structured in an industry-based network called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); electrical design, motor control, computer programming and software applications.

The program offers a specialised articulation stream if students aspire to undertake a degree.

The qualification is structured to deliver competencies, knowledge and skills required by the nationally accredited Electrotechnology Training Package. It includes a number of core and elective competency units in the major study areas.

Areas of specialised study include:

  • Computational solutions
  • Electrical design
  • Electrical drafting
  • Electrical installations
  • Electromagnetic circuits
  • Electronics
  • Engineering software including Auto CAD
  • Industrial control systems Motor control
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Project management
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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed C6120 Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology – Electrical  (UEE62111), you may gain entry into the BH073, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) or the BH075, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours).

Detailed information on the GPA requirements and other information on this pathway can be found in the program guide for BH073, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and  BH075, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours).


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Entrance requirements

Entry to the first year of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering program requires the successful completion of an approved Australian Year 12 (e.g. VCE) or an equivalent program of study; and/or work experience in the relevant industry sector.

If candidates have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (e.g. through prior paid or voluntary work experience), they can be assessed and have these skills and knowledge formally recognised at any point during the program. There is information on the RMIT University website about the application process for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – refer to:


RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success. All of the Advanced Diplomas offer entry through the SNAP and SEAS pathways that identify students in specific disadvantaged categories

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at Engineering Associate level .

The School has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from Electrical Industries based locally. The committee meets twice yearly and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in industrial seminars and visits, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit)

or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:



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