(MEM50212) Diploma of Engineering – Technical

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Course Duration
96 weeks
Intake Dates
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
$28,500 (prices include material fees)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Required Prior Study

Course Overview:

MEM50212 – 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.

Career Opportunities:

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.

Course Structure:

To achieve a Diploma of Engineering – Technical, 20 units must be successfully completed:

MEM16008A Organise and communicate information
MEM16006A Select common engineering materials
MEM30007A Interact with computing technology
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment
MSATCS301A Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing
CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
MSATCS502A Detail structural steel members
UEPMNT419B Perform civil drafting
MEM30023A Prepare A Simple Cost Estimate For A Manufactured Product
MEM09011B Apply Basic Engineering Design Concepts
MEM09210A Create 3-D Solid Models Using Computer-aided Design (CAD) System
MEM09221A Create 3-D Model Assemblies Using Computer-aided Design (CAD) System
MEM30005A Calculate Force Systems Within Simple Beam Structures
MEM30006A Calculate Stresses In Simple Structures
MEM09220A Apply surface modelling techniques to 3-D drawings

Assessment Process:

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 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.

Entry Requirements:

  • 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.


MEM50212 – Diploma of Engineering – Technical