Associate Degree in Engineering (Specialisation) (22A)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 6

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Associate Degree in Engineering (Specialisation) is designed as both a pathway to further learning and as a stand-alone qualification.

There are four specialisations:

Maritime:

The Associate Degree in Engineering (Maritime) is your pathway to an exciting career. Broaden your skills and increase your knowledge across a range of industry relevant topics that focus on practical and design-based engineering specialities. This degree will lead you to a career as an Engineer Associate or you could use it as a pathway to further your learning with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering. More information.

Mechanical:

The Mechanical Specialisation focuses on the design, manufacture, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, manufacturing equipment, mechanical installations and mechanical facilities, under the direction of mechanical engineers and engineering technologists. More information.

Civil:

The Civil Specialisation focuses on the research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects such as roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems and provide technical support to civil engineers and civil engineering technologists. More information.

Electrical:

The Electrical Specialisation focuses on planning, design, selection, installation, starting up and maintenance of electrical equipment, facilities, power plant installations, parts and distribution systems and other duties which range between trades level (electricians) and electrical engineers. More information.

Career outcomes

This degree will lead you to a career as an Engineer Associate or you could use it as a pathway to further your learning with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours.

After completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply engineering theory to practice, and competently perform technical operations.
  • Permit informed, rational decision making in a specialist field of engineering and to implement these decisions.
  • Analyse and evaluate systems and produce required documentation through the inclusion of courses in English language, mathematics and project management.

Course structure

Semester 1

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The main objective of JEE135 Statics is to develop the student's ability to analyse engineering problems, related to objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying physics principles. Specific topics include vector…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course is designed to give students an overview of engineering design, creativity, visualisation, expression and technical communication using oral and written skills. It provides an introduction to graphical communication using manual sketching and computer-aided drafting. Topics include problem formulation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve maritime engineering problems using MATLAB. The emphasis is on developing solution algorithms, implementing these with computer programming, and presenting results in a clear and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit aims at developing the students' conceptual understanding and problem solving skills required to determine and identify various machine motions, and their force and torque effects, particularly in terms of kinematics and kinetics of rotating and translating rigid members,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an introduction to a range of concepts that are fundamental to understanding electrical theory. Students will develop their understanding of electrical circuits and circuit analysis through lectures and laboratory work. Students are provided with the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Choice of breadth unit (12.5 credit points at introductory level)

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger, poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggests the 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmental instability, economic inequality and risks to social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts? Following Bruce Mau's 'design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The challenge of ensuring adequate food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of good reasoning. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to identify and avoid common errors in reasoning; how to think logically and well; and how to communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consider yourself an ethical individual? Think you understand what is meant by social responsibility? We all know that ethical and value driven leaders are required in society and what this unit will do is challenge your current thinking and ask…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Asia and Australia: Bound by Sea takes an innovative approach to exploring connections and engagement between Australia and various places in Asia by focusing on the movement of peoples, materials, technology, resources, ideas and aspirations to demonstrate the sea's ongoing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Who owns art: the artist, the purchaser or the culture that it represents? How does art reflect our cultural identity? Why is art a priority victim of war, invasion and the black market?Students undertaking this breadth unit will examine art,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

What constitutes evidence, what should we believe, and what should we do, given we only have knowledge that is partial and uncertain? Being able to deal with uncertainty is key not only to the physical and social sciences, but also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit uses the theoretical concept of 'Lifeworlds' to frame an exploration of the life worlds of Indigenous peoples globally: across cultural, social being and doing of Indigenous peoples at the local (palawa/pakana)Tasmania, national (Noongar), Western Australia and international (Navajo…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explore the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision making.Energy science, technology, usage and energy policy affect almost all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    
In Year 2 students undertake units tailored to their chosen specialisation.Students also complete degree and student elective units and undertake a Capstone Design Project. Students are encouraged to seek projects in the workplace, however a project topic will be provided if they do not have one.

Entry requirements

Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS undergraduate general entry requirements:  http://www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements

Entry requirements for all Associate Degree in Engineering Specialisation courses are as follows:

Minimum Australian Tertiary Entrance Ranking (ATAR):  60

  • Potential students must have completed middle to upper level Maths and a Science subject (Physics or Chemistry recommended).
  • Successful completion of the foundation year from the Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway); or
  • Applicants with relevant VET or TAFE award of Certificate IV or higher who have also accrued at least two years of experience at a technical level in a relevant sector to their chosen specialisation.
TasmaniaMaths Methods and a Science subject
VictoriaMaths Methods and a Science subject
New South WalesMaths (2-unit) or Maths Ex 1 and a Science subject
QueenslandMaths B  and a Science subject
South Australia / Northern TerritoryMaths Studies and a Science subject
Australian Capital TerritoryMaths 3C/3D and a Science subject
International BaccelaureatMaths and a Science subject
New ZealandNCEA Level 3 with Calculus and a Science subject

Domestic students who do not meet the entry requirements may undertake the Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway).

Please note:  This course is not yet CRICOS registered and therefore is not available to international students. International students should visit www.international.utas.edu.au to confirm on-campus availability.

For further information, please contact AMC.Courseinfo.edu.au.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2018 is $298 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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