52884WA Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology

Course Duration
  • 18 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Mechanical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 2 July 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Mechanical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

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.

Course Benefits: 
• Skills in the latest mechanical engineering technologies
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• A world class Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology (provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia)

Program Details

The participants emerge from the course able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge, with considerable depth, in subject matter related to mechanical engineering.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of mechanical engineering and related industries to maintain their competitiveness in a global marketplace through the application of latest technologies, value adding to existing products, process and services and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

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.


As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate contemporary issues in mechanical engineering practice
  • Formulate engineering solutions suited to hydraulic and pneumatic applications
  • Differentiate and justify appropriate mechanical engineering technologies for process control systems
  • Assist with the development of appropriate procedures necessary to operate and maintain mechanical equipment and process instrumentation
  • Understand the application of engineering principles, processes and systems
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives and develop knowledge of professional practice in engineering
  • Communicate professionally and effectively
  • Prepare complex technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering environment and contexts

Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

Applicants must have at least a Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification or equivalent in a related field;


  • They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field


  • At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry **


  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0); or equivalent; OR
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

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VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:

This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.

If you have been approved for a VET Student Loan, the borrowed amount will be incurred as a debt that is repayable to the Commonwealth government.

Click here to learn more about your eligibility and applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) on this course.

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

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 course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

In addition, this advanced diploma is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

Provisional accreditation means that the program meets the accreditation criteria to the extent possible at the time of the evaluation and will likely receive full accreditation when a representative group of graduates have emerged.
EIT has commenced the accreditation process for full recognition with Engineers Australia and achieved the provisional accreditation status. Fully accredited courses are internationally recognized.

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

Students should satisfy themselves through their own research with their local accreditation before commencing the program.

  • 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

Program leader for this program is Aravin Arumugam.

This course may use the following software:

  • CodeSys
  • Excel
  • Fersa online catalog
  • FluidSim
  • Ftool
  • Online design calculators (pic-design.com, caldevice.com, renoldchainselector.com)
  • PsycPro
  • SmartDraw &AutoCAD P&ID
  • SMC PneuDraw
  • STI Sinusoidal Waveform Vibration calculator

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided.
Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here.

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, 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 has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learned from the webinar to the Learning Support Officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

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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