EIT is one of the only institutes in the world specializing in engineering.
Mechanical engineering is the field of engineering that applies physics and the material sciences to develop machinery. Mechanical engineers use the principles of force, energy, and motion to improve the safety, efficiency, and technological advancement of the world around us. Upon completion of this undergraduate certificate, you will acquire fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding of the key core units of the mechanical engineering discipline. You will also demonstrate scientific, mathematical, contextual factors, and design practice knowledge that has been contextualized to engineering applications.
At a glance
- 6 Months
- Undergraduate Certificate
Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design, manufacture, and operational processes of anything that moves, from the tiniest, simplest micro-particles to the largest, most complex spacecraft and everything in between. As a mechanical engineer, you have a skill set that is applicable to many industries in the world, including automotive, transport, manufacturing, power generation, medical, consumer goods, and more. Our undergraduate certificate provides you with cutting-edge skills that are valuable in the workplace.
With this qualification, you will have acquired the fundamental knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering.
You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering).
|Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|BSC101C||Engineering Mathematics 1||3|
|BSC103C||Engineering Dynamics and Mechanics||3|
|BSC203C||Engineering Design and Drawing||3|
|BSC107C||Physics and Chemistry for Engineers||3|
Entry into this program requires applicants to hold:
- A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past two years, with the following level of achievement in Maths:
- WA – WACE scaled score of 50.0 or more.
- ACT – a scaled mark of 125 or more
- NSW – performance Band 2 or above
- QLD – a level of Sound Achievement (S) or above
- SA/NT – a grade of C- or higher or a Subject achievement score of 10 or more
- TAS – an award of Satisfactory Achievement or above
- VIC – a study score of 25 or above
A minimum ATAR score is not an admissions requirement.
Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than two years ago are required to complete an online diagnostic test in Mathematics and score a minimum of 50% for entry; OR
- An Engineering AQF Diploma (or higher) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules; OR
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion with a minimum score of 24 including English and Maths completion; OR
- Foundation studies or bridging course completion in an engineering or science field with completion of Mathematics and English. e.g. Engineering enabling course; AND
- Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students); OR
- A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as IELTS at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or (or equivalent) as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.
Please note: Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The Undergraduate Certificate is a new, formally recognized qualification that has been added to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Its indicative AQF equivalence is AQF level 6.
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Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:
- Mechanical design and manufacturing
- Material fabrication
- Mechanical power
- Thermal power and diesel
- Mechanical engineering contracts, sales, commissioning and consultation
- Building systems
- Industrial operations and maintenance
- Mechanical project management and business development
- Automotive engineering
- Fluid mechanics, hydraulics, pumps and piping
Our undergraduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online undergraduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 28 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.
Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks before the start date to be considered for your desired intake.
A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.
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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We are one of the only institutes in the world specializing in engineering.