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Electrical Engineering Project skill set

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Discover how to work as part of a diverse engineering team.

Learn how to design, plan, manage, and execute electrical engineering projects with the use of industry leading tools and software. Work in the execution of mechatronics-based projects using automation tools such as logic controllers, pneumatic systems, sensors, actuators, automation software, and more.


  • develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects incorporating all client requirements and system design specification in accordance with Australian standards 
  • understand and use automation tools such as limit switches, level switches, reflective sensors, I/O devices (e.g. logic controllers), pneumatic and electrical actuators in the execution of electrotechnology projects
  • apply industry and community standards while carrying out engineering activities
  • produce detailed drawings of electrical control circuitry and layout 
  • analyse risk in line with Australian safety standards and develop a comprehensive risk management plan for any given electrotechnology project
  • project manage the complete lifecycle of the design process from conception and initiation, to planning, execution, performance/monitoring and project close

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

Students should have completed their WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or have year 12 equivalent to study this course.

Students will need to have studied the following units prior to undertaking this skill set:

  • UEENEEE101A– Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


    Attendance in class

    This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.

    At-home study

    As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

    Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. 

    You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. 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)

    No future dates planned

    This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the Get Help form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

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