Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology (Z1M)

Overview  2020

ATAR

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

Cradle Coast
Term 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

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 course has been designed to address areas of current need as a result of the increased use of technology within production facilities in the manufacturing sector. The North-West region of Tasmania has long been recognised as a centre for traditional manufacturing. In recent decades, market changes have encouraged local businesses to focus on advanced manufacturing such as the supply of components to original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

This course is suited to individuals pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry across a range of roles. The primary roles available to graduates are in design and fabrication, with other positions available within quality control, logistics and project management.

The course design and cumulative learning approach is driven by themed problem-based learning projects that have a capstone assessment at the end of the first and second year. It is envisaged these problem-based learning projects may not only facilitate collaboration and placements with industry and opportunities to co-design and deliver projects with industry or work with industry as clients, but also strengthen applied knowledge and expose UC students to prospective employers.

Upon completion of the Diploma the opportunity for further study in this area can be obtained through the Associate Degree in Equipment Design and Technology, with full credit.

1. Explain and apply simple manufacturing tools, methods and techniques

2. Design and fabricate simple manufactured outputs and objects

3. Establish foundational knowledge of materials science, programming and mathematics required within a manufacturing lifecycle

4. Conduct inquiry and apply manufacturing skills, knowledge to solve problems

5. Communicate manufacturing knowledge and demonstrate safety awareness in a team based work environment

Work integrated learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology. In order to develop key transferrable practitioner skills, students are exposed to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. The work-based components will be tailored to individual student circumstances. Students with current employment will be encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within their work environment. At a minimum, students without access to a relevant work environment will be provided with authentic simulated experiences.

Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice, (ii) how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations. Students will develop personal responsibility for and autonomy in developing their portfolio (i.e. a Practice Manual that showcases professional, academic and personal development). This will be reflected in Professional Development Plans developed in consultation with Experiential Education Coaches.

Students will learn through projects (local and international), data for decision making, field work, case studies (local and international), action learning, design and creative thinking, simulated environments, work placements, internships, mentorship and wicked problems; and complete assessment tasks such as reflection, activities, mind maps, pitches, presentations, proposals, reports, activities (quizzes/tests), plans and posters. The course structure (and cumulative approach to learning) also allows for assessment tasks to be integrated or interlinked into problem-based learning projects which span across terms as an end of course capstone project.

Course structure

For assistance with enrolment, please email U.Connect@utas.edu.au or call 1300 361 928.

In this unit, you will be introduced to key features and contemporary practices in manufacturing, particularly in the equipment design and technologies industries. You will learn about trends, challenges and opportunities and gain an understanding of current and future workforce…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

You will be introduced to principles of material science for manufacturing. You will examine the physical properties (‘mechanics’) and characteristics of a range of materials, such as metals, composites and polymers. You will also gain an understanding of the fabrication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

You will be introduced to a range of design approaches and selected toolsets that are used in contemporary manufacturing and equipment design. This includes using design thinking approaches to envisage, conceptualise, test and evaluate sustainable solutions to realistic problems. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

You will develop your knowledge of programming principles and techniques as a foundation to the range of programming skills that are required within the manufacturing industry. This will include developing an understanding of essential mathematical and programming concepts that are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

You will work in a simulated manufacturing environment and undertake small-scale project work to create fabricated objects using common materials. This will include activities such as component fabrication, sheet metal work, welding and joining, surface finishing and coating, and forming…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will learn about the fundamentals of electrical circuits and systems. This includes studying voltage, current, impedance, electrical energy, power and resistors, inductors, capacitors, and electrical units and measurements. You will also investigate operational amplifiers, sensors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

You will learn to apply principles that are used to assure the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of manufacturing inputs, activities and outputs. This includes comparing frameworks and standards such Lean, Six Sigma, ISO9000, Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this unit, you will learn about the key fundamentals of digital control systems. You will learn about the real-life application of digital control systems as well as picking up vital skills in problem solving and critical thinking. A range…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Entry requirements

This Diploma is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

If you have completed Year 12 or completed Year 10 at least two years ago, you can gain Direct Entry in one of the following three ways:

  1. ATAR Entry - An ATAR result of 40 or greater achieved within the last 5 years.
  2. UTAS Pathway Entry – Completed the University Preparation Program or Diploma of University Studies (offered by University of Tasmania).
  3. Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry - A VET certificate III or higher (in a related field of study) within the last 10 years.

The following two Alternative Entry pathways are also available:

  1. Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) Entry - Completed the TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects.
  2. Personal Competency Entry – Completed a Personal Competency Statement as part of the application process and met the criteria for entry. This statement can include prior work experience, qualifications (e.g. VET qualifications), skills, competencies and/or previous education.

If you are unsuccessful in meeting the Alternative Entry criteria, you will be offered a place in the University Preparation Program.

Further information

It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Articulating into the Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology will be in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the course.

This course articulates to the Associate Degree in Equipment Design and Technology with students able to obtain credit for the first year (100 credit points). Students who complete the Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology will receive minimum credit of 25 credit points for units studied within this course toward the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

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.

How can we help?

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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