on January 11th, 2022

Whether your goal is to reskill or gain new compliance Undergraduate Certificates with EIT offers a valuable six-month qualification.

The aim of Undergraduate Certificates is to assist engineers to either get back into studying or to assist them to gain entrance into a Bachelor degree later on.

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Undergraduate certificates are available again in 2022 at EIT with the first intake starting on 14 February.

These certificates are a good option for recent school graduates that want to enter the engineering field since it offers a thorough introduction into core engineering disciplines, namely; Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering and Industrial Automation engineering.

At the same time, these six-month certificates offer working engineers an introduction into other disciplines and can also assist in gaining entrance into a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Upon successful completion of an Undergraduate Certificate, you can transfer credits of your courses to a Bachelor of Science degree with EIT in the same discipline as the Undergraduate Certificate.

What You Need to Know About Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Certificates in Engineering

Entry is available to applicants who hold one of the following:

  • Year 12: Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent), completed within the past three years, with a minimum score of 60% in Maths. Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) more than three years ago are required to also demonstrate two 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 plus two years relevant work experience in the field of study applied for.
  • 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 recognized English language test, such as IELTS (or equivalent).
  • Satisfactory completion of another tertiary course offered in English.
  • Work history in an organization where English is the language of communication

Note: All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

What Courses are Offered?

There’s a variety of courses to suit different engineering fields, and as a result, new graduates, as well as those upskilling, have an opportunity to really get to know a specific engineering field.

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Intakes for the courses are 14 February 2022 and 25 July 2022.

Our undergraduate certificates take six months over one semester to complete full time (or part-time equivalent). Students must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program.

Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material, attending tutorials and completing assessments.

The courses are presented online. Since EIT students can be from all over the world, classes are scheduled at different times and also recorded so there is always a way to attend your sessions.

During classes, students are allowed to raise questions and also learn from their lecturers and fellow students to ensure they have a thorough understanding of each concept

Engineering Remote Labs at EIT offer over 300 practical experiments and simulations that can be tailored for specific learning outcomes. The virtual labs offer cater-made engineering practice and a thorough introduction into technical aspects of engineering.

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1) Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering

This undergraduate certificate provides fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding of the key core units of the civil engineering discipline. You

will also demonstrate scientific, mathematical, contextual factors, and design practice knowledge that has been contextualized to engineering applications such as surveying.

Units to be covered include:

  • BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing

For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering).

2) Undergraduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering

Upon completion of this undergraduate certificate, you will have fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding of the electrical engineering discipline.

You will be able to apply fundamental physics, chemistry, electrical circuit theory, and analysis, demonstrate scientific, mathematical, contextual factors and design practice knowledge that has been contextualized for engineering applications.

Units to be covered include:

  • BSC102C Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis
  • BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing
  • BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers
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For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering).

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3) Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Automation Engineering

As industrial automation continues to develop with technological advancements, it is essential that prospective engineers graduate with skills that can be applied within the industry.

Our undergraduate certificate provides you with cutting-edge skills that are valuable in the workplace. This includes how to use computerized control systems for higher accuracy, precision, and cost-effectiveness. will have fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding of the electrical engineering discipline.

Units to be covered include:

  • BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing
  • BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers
  • BIA108S Process Instrumentation and Control

For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Industrial Automation Engineering).

4) Undergraduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

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.

Units to be covered include:

  • BSC103C Engineering Dynamics and Mechanics
  • BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers

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For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering).

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Domestic students may be eligible for subsidies provided by the Australian government, including through a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

Enrolling in a CSP means the Australian Government pays for part of your course. To be eligible for a CSP, you must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen, who will live and study in Australia for some of the course; or
  • A New Zealand citizen, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course; or
  • A permanent visa holder, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course.

Student Contribution

CSPs are currently available for our Undergraduate Certificate and Graduate Certificate programs. The student contribution amount for these courses if granted a Commonwealth Supported Place is only AU$500.

This means that the fees for these courses will be reduced from AU$4,195.20 (Undergraduate Certificates) or AU$4,760 (Graduate Certificates) to AU$500 (AU$125 per unit).

Eligible students are able to defer their student contribution payment through HECS-HELP. Eligibility requirements for deferring payment through HECS-HELP apply. Further information can be accessed here.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are currently available for the following undergraduate courses:

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All the courses are aimed to meet the requirements for engineers and technicians that are working or want to work in the field of engineering. These courses aim to provide an entry into the industry but also assist engineers to further their education by entering a Bachelor Degree with EIT.

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