MEM50222 – Diploma of Engineering – Technical covers the skills and knowledge required for a draftsperson / technician producing specialist engineering drawings within an engineering design environment. The course will provide an integrated knowledge of the technical and design systems found in engineering environments, as well as an understanding of the administrative processes necessary in achieving the desired outcomes for engineering projects. This qualification may lead to employment as an engineering draftsperson / technician in the fields of civil, structural or local government engineering, among others.
The units that TasTAFE offer have been selected in consultation with industry to reflect current market needs and to ensure that graduates have the opportunity to develop relevant skills and knowledge. The skill-base students will develop in this course has been designed to be diverse enough to enable graduates to be adapt to varying engineering and associated professional environments, as well as provide the best possible employability outcomes for TasTAFE students.
This course may lead to the following career opportunities:
- Engineering drafting personnel
- Engineering technicians
- Employment by other allied professions such as architects, town planners and builders.
Pathways to further study:
Graduates of this course may consider pathways to studies in Engineering at university level.
To achieve a Diploma of Engineering – Technical, comprises 20 units packaged as 5 core units and 15 electives.
All units below must be completed successfully to gain the qualification:
5 Core Units
|MEM16008||Interact with computing technology|
|MEM16006||Organise and communicate information|
|MEM22002||Manage self in the engineering environment|
|MEM30012||Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
15 Elective Units
|MEM09229||Read and interpret technical engineering drawings|
|MEM30031||Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements|
|MEM30032||Produce basic engineering drawings|
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering|
|MEM09223||Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing|
|CPPBDN6106||Produce building information modelling for building design projects|
|MEM09226||Detail structural steel members|
|MEM09225||Detail standardised structural connections|
|MEM09222||Interpret and maintain or restore original drawings|
|CPPBDN5101||Produce digital 3D models of building designs|
|MEM09210A||Create 3D Solid Models Using Computer-aided Design (CAD) System|
|MEM09221||Create 3D Model Assemblies Using Computer-aided Design (CAD) System|
|MEM30005||Calculate Force Systems Within Simple Beam Structures|
|MEM30006||Calculate Stresses In Simple Structures|
|MEM09220||Apply surface modelling techniques to 3D drawings|
Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. A variety of tasks will be assessed over the duration of the course to help confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace. These may include written reports, hand sketches and drawings, CAD drawings and models and practical exercises to simulate a workplace environment.
Competency for each of the 20 units is evaluated over a number of assessment tasks. All assessment submissions are uploaded by the student to our eLearning platform, Canvas. Each assessment submission is received by a teacher, marked and returned to the student with a ‘satisfactory’ or ‘not yet satisfactory’ outcome and includes specific feedback on the work submitted. If the submission has been assessed as ‘not yet satisfactory’ the teacher feedback will guide students toward a satisfactory result using a re-submission process.
- IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification faster. For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/
You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.
It may also be possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.
MEM50222 – Diploma of Engineering – Technical