Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology (Z1M)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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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
Distance Launceston
Term 3

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

In this unit you will explore the application of material science in advanced manufacturing. You will examine the physical properties and characteristics of traditional and contemporary materials including metals, polymers and composites. You will also be introduced to fabrication principles,…

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 solutions to realistic problems. Your learning…

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 essential mathematical and programming concepts that are used to define variables,…

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
LauncestonTerm 3
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
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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
LauncestonTerm 4
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
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • An ATAR of 40 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered; or
  • Completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievement (SA) in five Level 2 subjects (or higher)
Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed at least two units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of Bachelor level study or four units (equivalent to 50 UTAS credit points) of Associate Degree level study. If you have failed any units, your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or University Preparation Program (UPP); or
  • Completed four or more units in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or UPP with no fail results

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed a Certificate III or higher in a related field of study; or
  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field of study
Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer you have sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.

Further information

We recommend 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 APPLICANTS

This course is not available for 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 Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology 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.

Students wishing to articulate from the Diploma of Equipment Design and Technology into other University of Tasmania courses may gain credit, subject to the receiving College's discretion.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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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Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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