The future is moving fast. With evolving technologies creating opportunities for engineers of all stripes, there's never been a better time to grow your skillset in this high-demand and growing field.
If you're keen to launch your career in engineering, La Trobe's Associate Degree in Engineering Technology will give you solid foundations for success and a pathway to one of two world-class Bachelor's degrees in engineering.
Learn how to tackle the big problems faced by engineers every day. Develop essential skills in maths, physics and computer programming. Then set yourself apart from other graduates when you learn valuable human skills in innovation, business management and leadership.
In this highly practical degree, you'll collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and develop your problem-solving skills. Explore the impacts of climate change and find innovative engineering solutions to help create sustainable societies. You'll work with real-world engineering systems and learn current best practice from leading engineering experts.
Develop your written and oral communication skills. You'll build your confidence in relaying complex technical information and explore the technical, financial, legal and environmental impacts of engineering innovations.
Get a degree that's recognised by industry. Graduates can apply for membership with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Associate.
Once you've completed your Associate Degree, you'll be eligible to apply to La Trobe's Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial). You will then be able to apply for advanced standing to commence Bachelor studies at third year where you can further enhance your industry knowledge and experience by undertaking large-scale projects and work placements.
Get ready for a bright career in engineering.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 6 - Associate Degree.
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Associate Degree in Engineering Technology, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 WOMINJEKA LA TROBE: INDIGENOUS CULTURAL LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ABS0WOM 1 0 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN EMS1CAD 1 15 ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROBLEM SOLVING EMS1EDP 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING ELE1IEL 1 15 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS EMS1MS 1 15 MODELLING CHANGE IN SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND ENGINEERING MAT1002 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS A PHY1SCA 1 15 PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS CSE1PES 1 15 TOOLS FOR MODELLING THE WORLD MAT1001 1 15 ENGINEERING ENTERPRISE EMS2EEP 2 15 IDEAS TO INNOVATION EMS2ITI 2 15 SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DESIGN EMS2SRE 2 15 SYSTEMS MODELLING EMS2SYM 2 15
A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.
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Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology may find employment in a range of engineering fields including civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, structural, construction, mechanical, manufacturing, infrastructure development or project management.
Roles may include: