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UEE50120 Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

National ID: UEE50120 State ID: BFQ6
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Are you ready for a high end technology career?

When you complete the Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering you'll be well on your way to a career as an engineering associate, technical officer, or computer systems technician.

By completing this course at South Metropolitan TAFE you'll also gain valuable skills in Cisco CCNA and Cisco Wireless.

Dual qualification: Students will have the opportunity to concurrently complete the Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering with this course as many units are common to both courses. Ask for more information.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2024. This means that students starting in 2024 will enrol into new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.


  • assemble, test, maintain, and troubleshoot a range of electronic devices and computer systems
  • fault-find digital and microcontroller systems
  • develop skills in design, configuration and fault-finding computer networks
  • PCB CAD design
  • microcontroller and object oriented code programming
VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 to 3.5 days per week when studied across 3 semesters full time.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office - Word; Excel, for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:

  • full sleeve shirt
  • closed shoes
  • full length pants
  • safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application. 

Semester 1, 2024

Duration 3 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 3 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

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