52810WA Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology

Course Overview


This advanced diploma is delivered with a strong practical focus and covers a variety of skills, such as the fundamentals and applications of mechanical engineering technologies. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering.

At a glance

  • 18 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
04 October 2021, 08 February 2022, 07 June 2022
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Mechanical Engineering

Program Details

This program aims to impart the necessary mechanical engineering skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Five threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of mechanical engineering. These threads comprise of fundamentals of mechanical engineering technologies, applications of mechanical engineering technologies, energy systems, industrial automation, and management. Due to the global nature of mechanical engineering today, students are exposed to international standards.

This practical program avoids too much emphasis on theory. The lecturers presenting this advanced diploma are highly experienced engineers who have worked in the mechanical engineering industry. The delivery methodology — live and interactive webinars with the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories and simulation software — ensures you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.


The program is composed of 21 modules. These modules cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of mechanical engineering.

Module Number Module Name Duration
1 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering 2 Weeks
2 Structural Mechanics 3 Weeks
3 Mechanical Drive Systems 5 Weeks
4 Ac Electrical Motors and Drives 2 Weeks
5 Rotating Equipment Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring 6 Weeks
6 Hydraulics 4 Weeks
7 Pneumatics 2 Weeks
8 Lubrication Engineering 3 Weeks
9 Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning 4 Weeks
10 Process Plant Layout and Piping Design 3 Weeks
11 Pipeline Systems 2 Weeks
12 Pumps and Compressors 6 Weeks
13 Mechanical Seals 2 Weeks
14 Safe Lifting 2 Weeks
15 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering 4 Weeks
16 Machinery Safety 3 Weeks
17 Energy Efficiency 4 Weeks
18 Renewable Energy Systems 4 Weeks
19 Industrial Automation 3 Weeks
20 Measurement and Control Systems 5 Weeks
21 Management of Hazardous Areas 3 Weeks


This advanced diploma is an accelerated, practical, work-oriented program. It is designed for engineers and technicians who have some background in the field. This includes those who have technical or ‘trade’ qualifications who want to move to the next career step, those with substantial relevant work experience who need to formalize and enhance their achievements, and those with higher-level qualifications in a related field who wish to develop specialist knowledge.

This means you are required to have either a trade certificate (Certificate 3) or equivalent, or at least three years of work experience within a relevant job and industry to gain entrance.  You may also have a higher level of qualification in a corresponding field and be looking to gain further practical knowledge.

Practical work experience in related areas of engineering would help enormously. It would not be suitable for a student with no relevant work experience.

We will review your application and may recommend pre-program studies if required.

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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

This advanced diploma is accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

  • Engineering Associate
  • Project Supervisor
  • Equipment Services Technician
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Mechanical Specialist
  • Process Service Technician
  • Production Technician
  • Technical Officer
  • Condition Monitoring Technician
  • Mechanical Designer/Draftsperson
  • Technical Sales Officer
  • Mechanical Estimator
  • Procurement Officer
  • Machiner Operator

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 18 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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