Associate Degree in Engineering

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Shortest full-time duration

2 years

Lowest ATAR


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This course offers a broad-based point of entry into employment as an associate engineer or a pathway into an undergraduate engineering degree. You’ll study undergraduate-level units including specialisation units in civil, mechanical or mechatronics. You’ll benefit from a supportive vocational environment, including smaller class sizes and more one-on-one time with teachers.

Graduates may seek employment as an associate engineer after two years of study, or have the option of progressing to the second or third year (depending on specialisation) of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), where you can choose to specialise in architectural, biomedical, civil, construction, electrical and electronic, mechanical, product design, robotics and mechatronics, software, or telecommunications engineering.  

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This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Engineering group.

Professional accreditation

Graduates may be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia at Associate Level.

Graduate career opportunities

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Para-professional engineer, Engineering officer, Associate engineer

Post graduate study pathways

Successful completion of the Associate Degree of Engineering allows you to progress to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) double degree with advanced standing. Learn more about pathways.

Course fees

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Scholarships available

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