C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

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Plan: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
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 (Mechanical)
Qualification national code: MEM60112
Nominal hours: 1650
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 Years
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Future Technologies (520T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code: 095308E

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Purpose of the Program

Based on consultation with the Industry Skills Council, the competencies in this program have been selected to enable graduates to work in mechanical manufacturing, design and maintenance at a paraprofessional level.

The objective of this qualification is to provide graduates with capabilities in the manufacturing industry. On completion of this qualification you will gain Technical Knowledge and Skills, Engineering Application Ability, and Professional and Personal attributes in the specialised industrial areas of: 

  • Defence
  • Manufacture
  • Automation
  • Project Management

As a graduate of this program you will have advanced technical and supervisory training required for technicians and engineers working in mechanical manufacturing, design and maintenance at a paraprofessional level. This will enable you to work in small, medium and large enterprises and the defence forces. The qualification covers a wide range of subject areas in the fields of mechanical engineering at the paraprofessional level (both civil and defence).  You will develop knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering drawing and drafting, computer aided design, managerial and professional attributes, computer software packages, technical and practical skills, scientific principles, factory automation, total quality management systems and technical investigation and troubleshooting. The program offers a specialised articulation stream if you aspire to undertake a degree.

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the C4386ENG Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation are guaranteed entry into the C6130 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical).

Further study

Graduates are guaranteed entry into the BH070, Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) with one and half years (144 credit points) of credit. 

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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:


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

The School has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from Mechanical 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 seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

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

The graduate capabilities for this program are designed to fulfil the requirements of the Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates. The capabilities are developed and reinforced by the selected competencies incorporated in the individual courses as you progress through the program.  The range and extent of the Stage 1 competencies varies from course to course and relevant competencies are indicated by the assessment components in each course.

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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 out 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, sports, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activities and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find out more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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