Associate Degree in Engineering

Qualification: Associate Degree
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 16 units
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Awarded by: University of South Australia

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About this course

Studying this Associate Degree in Engineering program through Open Universities Australia is the first step toward launching your career as an engineer.

Upon completion of this course you will have the necessary knowledge and training to jump into an accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree, to complete your engineering training. This associate degree program will give you an educational foundation in key engineering principles and tools, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer techniques, electrical systems, and sustainable engineering practice.

This knowledge will help you to progress into more specialised areas of study if you choose to continue with the bachelor's degree.

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On-campus requirements

You will be require to attend the University of South Australia in Adelaide to complete practical and laboratory classes. The following subjects have practical components:

  • Electrical and energy sustems
  • Engineering and environmental geology
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Civil enigneering practice
  • Water chemistry
  • Fluid and energy engineering
  • Manufacturing processes

Eligibility

Anyone can apply. Eligible applicants will be required to purchase a copy of MATLAB software.

Areas of study

In this Associate Degree in Engineering program, some of the subjects you will study include:

  • Essential mathematics1: algebra and trigonometry
  • Essential mathematics 2: calculus
  • General physics
  • Introduction to chemistry
  • Sustainable engineering practice
  • Engineering drawing with SolidWorks
  • Engineering design and innovation
  • Mathematical methods for engineers 1
  • Mathematical methods for engineers 2
  • Engineering materials
  • Engineering mechanics

You will also be able to chose to major in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.

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A master’s degree through OUA was the best choice to further my career.

A qualification in engineering will give you a wide variety of career options within fields such as mining and natural resources, building and construction, industrial design, planning and development, defence and environmental engineering.

This associate degree is intended to provide a foundation for further study in engineering and is also particularly useful to those already working as engineering paraprofessionals, providing them with additional skills and training. Your engineering qualification will help you pursue a career as a technologist, designer, specialist technician or managing officer in either civil or mechanical engineering.

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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