C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

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Plan: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)
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 (Civil Engineering Design)
Qualification national code: 22479VIC
Nominal hours: 1750
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Future Technologies (520T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code: 098561A

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Purpose of the Program

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology enables you to gain basic knowledge and hands-on technical skills in preparation for employment in the field of Civil Engineering Design.  

The graduates of this qualification at RMIT University will be able to:

  • recall and apply engineering and scientific principles in designing mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications based on a well-founded specialist knowledge domain
  • analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgments with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing solutions that have a basis in engineering technology
  • prepare a brief on technical solutions and concepts with options for various engineering environments and contexts
  • integrate and solve interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems
  • manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • manage autonomously a range of technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.


This program is available for on-campus study. 

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the C4386ENG Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation are guaranteed entry into the C6162 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design).

Further study

Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design) C6162 are guaranteed entry and will receive credit for 144 credit points into BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours). (Note: A standard year of full-time undergraduate study at RMIT University is 96 credit points).


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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12 students —there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

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

RMIT is applying to Engineers Australia for accreditation of Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design) program.  Once accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at Engineering Associate level.  https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au

The School has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. The committee includes members from many major Australian civil engineering consulting companies and government instrumentalities. The committee meets twice a year and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of industry and has provided their input into the design of this program.


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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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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