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Mechanical Engineering Design, Modelling and Drafting skill set

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Take your career in engineering design to the next level.

The skill set will offer you the analytical and practical design skills to understand mechanical industry standards and software.

Discover how to use tools like Solidworks simulation and CAE to construct and analyse design and evaluate its performance to Australian standards and codes. Use your designs to develop detailed schedules for workflow management and collaboration across teams or support functional groups.

Workers in industry have options available for flexible study. Explore the mechanical diploma and advanced diploma study pathway options.


  • knowledge of engineering-related analysis processes and techniques to investigate, synthesise and develop proposals, evaluate feasibility against criteria such as quality, cost efficiency, safety, and innovation 
  • to model/prototype to test and then reworked as necessary until an acceptable outcome is achieved in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as collision and interference detection
  • simulating various load conditions (static and dynamic) to determine the strength and stiffness of members/assembly by reporting component stress, strain, deformations, shear and torsion
  • drafting, scheduling and the production of detail drawings and specifications for mechanical assembly and commissioning
  • project manage the complete life cycle of the design process including conception and initiation, 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:

  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics 
  • MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles

For more information, visit the Applied Engineering and Mathematics skill set page or use the enquiry form at the end of this page to discuss your skills and experience.

Attendance on campus

Students will be required to attend campus on the last few weeks of the semester to complete 3D printing prototype.

At-home study

This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend Blackboard collaborate online sessions for your 3 hours weekly workshop.

As well as the Blackboard Collaborate 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 attendance on campus

For your on campus attendance you should bring stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

This skill set forms part of MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering, which provides pathways towards university entry requirements. 

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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