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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.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Gain these skills:

  • 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

Next dates for delivery

Future dates to be announced



Requirements of the course

This course requires both on-campus practical and theory classes; and connectivity to learning management systems for self-paced study. 


 On-campus practical and theory classes:
For 3 hours every week, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus. 



 Connectivity to learning management systems for self-paced study:
Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus. Your study will include 6 to 8 hours a week using Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. To access the full suite of software activities, you will need to use College computers at Munster campus.

Engineering study pathways that lead to jobs of the future

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

This skill set is one of three made of units from the MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical. SM TAFE delivers these skill sets in tandem with the diploma qualification each semester, so that workers seeking to specialise in mechanical or electrical engineering can reach their study goals flexibly. 

You can choose to study one or all the skill sets from the diploma, but we recommend you enrol into the Diploma if you plan to study all the skill sets and wish to apply for a VET Student Loan

Download the full advanced mechanical study pathway infographic(opens in a new tab) to see how you can begin your journey to advanced engineering.

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.

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

Study options and next steps

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When All year round
Where Munster
How Part Time-Self Paced Onsite-Local-Skill Set

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