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 Engineering
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 full-time program duration is six months over 1 semester (or part-time equivalent). 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 is available to applicants who hold one of the following:
- A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past 3 years, with a minimum score of 60% in Maths.
Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than 3 years ago are required to also demonstrate 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
- A relevant Engineering AQF Certificate IV (or equivalent overseas qualification) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules and 2 years relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
- An Engineering AQF Diploma (or higher) (or equivalent overseas qualification) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
Entry to this course requires demonstration of English language proficiency at the level of an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5).
The methods of satisfying these English language proficiency requirements are generally through (but not limited to):
- An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent
- A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS (or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy).
- Satisfactory completion of another tertiary course offered in English
- Work history in an organisation where English is the language of communication
Note: 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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This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
The Undergraduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is a pathway into the Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), subject to meeting admission requirements and successful completion of the course. Students can receive up to 12 units of credits towards the Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) upon successful completion of the course.
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 full time. Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.
You must submit your application at least one week prior to 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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