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Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon's engineering courses will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles in various trade industries. With applicability to both the public and private sectors across all engineering streams and to small, medium and large enterprises, the Diploma of Engineering Technology provides a high level of training for support and technical staff in the engineering industry. At the Diploma level major areas of study include analysis, diagnosis and planning, and enabling the management of technical objectives in engineering organisations. At the Advanced Diploma level the course consists of analysis, diagnosis and design to enable the execution of judgements across a broad range of technical or management functions.
  • Entry requirements
    You will be expected to have sound language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to study the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology incorporating the Diploma of Engineering Technology. If you have completed a trade qualification you may be eligible for trade entry. Non-trade applicants are required to complete 200 hours of trade related studies in addition to the 600 nominal hours.
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Undertake Interactive Workplace Communication Perform Emergency First Aid     10
    Use Hand Tools     20
    Use Power Tools/Hand Held Operations     20
    Develop an Individual Career Plan for the Engineering Industry     20
    Perform Basic Machining Processes     40
    Apply Basic Fabrication Techniques     40
    Apply Electrotechnology Principles in an Engineering Work Environment     20
    Produce Basic Engineering Sketches and Drawings     20
    Use Basic Engineering Concepts to Plan the Manufacture of Engineering Components     20
    Handle Engineering Materials     20
    Produce Basic Engineering Components and Products Using Fabrication and Machining     60
    Perform Cutting, Griding and Turning Operations     60
    Form, Bend and Shape Engineering Materials     60
    Perform Basic Welding and Thermal Cutting Processes to Fabricate Engineering Structures     60
    Design and Prototype Components and/or Small Structures Using Engineering Design Principles     60
    Produce Drawings Manually     40
    Manage Projects     60
    Manage Operational Plan     60
    Build Client Relationships     50
    Apply Quality Management Techniques     40
    Apply Communications Management Techniques     40
    Manage Application of Project Integrative Processes     60
    Manage Project Communications     40
    Perform Engineering Measurements     30
    Dismantle, Replace and Assemble Engineering Components     30
    Apply Metallurgy Principles     40
    Set Up Basic Hydraulic Circuits     40
    Set Up Basic Pneumatic Circuits     40
    Apply Mathematical Techniques in a Manufacturing Engineering or Related Environment     40
    Use Workshop Machines for Basic Operations     20
    Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems     80
    Apply Statistical Methods for Quality Control and Reliability     40
    Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems     40
    Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Problems     40
    Apply Principles of Strength of Materials to Engineering Problems     40
    Apply Chemical Principles to Standard Engineering Problems     40
    Apply Calculus to Engineering Problems     40
    Use 2D Computer Aided Drafting Systems     80
    Use Advanced 2D and 3D Computer Aided Drafting Techniques     80
    Apply Computer Based Solid Modelling Techniques     80
    Annotate and Create Assemblies Using Solid Models     80
    Create and Modify Surfaces for Simple Consumer Products     80
    Use Extended Features of CAD     40
    Manage CAD Systems     40
    Manage CAD in a Business     80
    Plan, Implement and Apply Preventative Maintenance Procedures     80
    Establish and Manage Maintenance Procedures     80
    Select and Apply Lubrication Principles     40
    Select and Maintain Bearing and Rotary Shaft Assemblies     40
    Set Up Advanced Manufacturing Systems (AMS)     60
    Design Advanced Manufacturing Systems (AMS)     60
    Manage Advanced Manufacturing Systems     60
    Set Up Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Applications     40
    Design Tooling Jigs and Fixtures for Advanced Manufacturing     40
    Apply Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Processes     40
    Apply Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 2D Programming     40
    Apply Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Lathe Programming     40
    Program a 3D Milling Machine Centre     60
    Program 4th Axis Applications     60
    Create Advanced Programs for CNC Machine Centres     60
    Apply Basic Principles of Materials Science to Engineering Applications     40
    Apply Advanced Principles of Materials Science to Engineering Applications     60
    Plan for the Implementation of Mechanical Drive Systems     60
    Apply Fluid Mechanic Principles in Mechanical Engineering     80
    Set Up Fluid Power Controlled Engineering Systems     80
    Design Fluid Power Controlled Engineering Systems     60
    Apply Hydraulic Principles in Engineering     60
    Apply Pneumatic Principles in Engineering     60
    Set Up Mechatronics Engineering Systems     60
    Interface and Program Mechatronics Engineering Systems     60
    Perform Vibration Measurement And Control     60
    Design Mechanical Engineering Systems     60
    Program, Operate and Select a Robotics System     60
    Plan and Manage a Robotics System     60
    Apply Thermodynamic Principles in Engineering     60
    Design Mechanical Machines     80
    Implement Site Investigation Procedures     60
    Apply Construction Principles to Civil Engineering Works     60
    Apply Principles of Materials to Civil Engineering Applications     60
    Apply Environmental Issues to Engineering Projects     40
    Apply Principles of Mechanics to Engineering Structures     40
    Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology incorporates the Diploma of Engineering Technolgy. The Diploma is a part-time two-year course and the Advanced Diploma is a part-time four-year course. Students will attend class two nights a week for four hours a night. Student intakes are generally ongoing throughout the year.

    Selection Criteria
    Eligible applicants for the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology incorporating the Diploma of Engineering Technology will be interviewed and enrolled into appropriate units.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

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    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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