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Associate Degree of Engineering

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
Chemical 115131
Civil and Structural 115171
Electrical and Electronics 115181
Mechanical 115191
External Studies
Chemical 115131
Civil and Structural 115171
Electrical and Electronics 115181
Mechanical 115191
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
080419K
CDU Course Code

XENG01

Award
Associate Degree of Engineering
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

As a chemical engineering associate, you design, operate and manage the processes that transform materials into everyday products. You are involved in key areas such as oil and gas refining, minerals processing, plastics, food processing and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.

As a civil and structural engineering associate, you will continuously be challenging traditional construction methods with creativity and innovation to helping design and maintain structures for the modern world. Key areas include structures, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures.

As an engineering associate in the electrical and electronics industry, you are responsible for the design, automation and control of the devices which make modern life convenient. You are involved in electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy.

As a mechanical engineering associate, you are involved in the design and build of large and small devices which improve transportation, and provide affordable manufacturing and production solutions. Key areas include mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines.

Your skills and knowledge could lead you into paraprofessional careers in the chemical engineering field, or you can continue studying towards a professional engineering career.

Your studies will provide a sound base of fundamental engineering concepts, followed by the application of chemical, civial and structural, electrical and electronics or mechanical engineering theory and practice. The course offers hands on practical experience, which will help you in your future career as an engineering associate.

In addition to specific engineering knowledge, essential engineering skills including innovation, creativity and teamwork are developed.

This course was developed in consultation with and is supported by industry leaders. It provides a sound foundation of engineering knowledge which can lead to further engineering study or to employment as an engineering associate.

Credit can be given for studies in the associate degree towards CDU’s Bachelor of Engineering Science or the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from the chemical specialisation of this course may lead to paraprofessional engineering opportunities in areas such as design, project management, manufacturing, process control, mining, oil and gas, consultation, and minerals processing.

Graduating from the civil and structural specialisation of this course may lead to paraprofessional engineering opportunities in areas such as design, construction, water supply and treatment, infrastructure development, roads and traffic and project management.

Graduating from the electrical and electronics specialisation of this course may lead to paraprofessional engineering career opportunities in areas such as design, machinery, manufacturing and fabrication, process control, mining, oil and gas, consultation, and project management.

Graduating from the mechanical specialisation may lead to paraprofessional engineering career opportunities in areas such as design, machinery, manufacturing and fabrication, process control, mining, oil and gas, consultation, and project management.

  • Pathways for VET to Higher Education
    Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

    Campus notes

    External: this course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The two year course consists of 16 coursework units.

The first year of study introduces foundation engineering skills common to all areas of engineering. In the second year, students follow a study path specifically developed for their stream of engineering.
This course is available externally by distance learning for those who are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Distance learning requires reliable broadband internet access and on campus attendance at residential sessions for one week per semester of full-time study.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(6 units)
60cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering
ENG151 Statics
ENG174 Electrical Engineering
PMO201 Project Management
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
 

Specialist Elective
(6 units)
60cp
Units totalling 60 credit points selected from one of the specialist streams.

Chemical Engineering
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
ENG246 Process Analysis
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG248 Unit Operations
ENG341 Separation Process Principles

Civil and Structural Engineering
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
ENG364 Materials Engineering
ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
ENG227 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT365 C Programming

Mechanical Engineering
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG235 Manufacturing
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG252 Dynamics
ENG338 Machine Design Principles
ENG364 Materials Engineering
 

Electives
(2 units)
20cp
Select units totalling 20 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. Students may also take elective units via cross institutional enrolment.
 
160
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Students who have not completed ENG154 should complete either ENG227 or ENG248 or ENG338 or ENG368 as the appropriate specialist elective for their chosen stream.
Students who have completed ENG154 should not complete any of the units above. 

Discontinued Units from 2016: 
 

Unit Code Unit Title
ENG154 Engineering Foundations

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

Chemical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
ENG151 Statics CO PMO201 Project Management CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
Year 2
ENG246 Process Analysis SE ENG248 Unit Operations
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG341 Separation Process Principles SE
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
Elective (200 or 300 level) E Elective (200 or 300 level) E

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
ENG151 Statics CO PMO201 Project Management CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
Year 2
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE

ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)

SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
ENG364 Materials Engineering
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures SE
Elective E Elective E

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
ENG151 Statics CO PMO201 Project Management CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
Year 2
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
HIT365 C Programming SE ENG227 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
Elective E Elective E

Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
ENG151 Statics CO PMO201 Project Management CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
Year 2
ENG235 Manufacturing
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE
ENG364 Materials Engineering
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG252 Dynamics SE
Elective E Elective E

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

Chemical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
    ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
    PMO201 Project Management CO
Year 2
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
ENG151 Statics CO ENG248 Unit Operations
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE

SCH101 Chemical Concepts
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)

SE SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
ENG246 Process Analysis SE ENG341 Separation Process Principles SE
Year 3
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU    
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
Elective E    
Elective E    

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
    ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
    PMO201 Project Management CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
ENG151 Statics CO ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures SE
Year 3
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
ENG364 Materials Engineering
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
Elective E    

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
    ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
    PMO201 Project Management CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
ENG151 Statics CO

ENG227 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology

SE
Year 3
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE    
HIT365 C Programming SE    
Elective E    

Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO
    ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO
    PMO201 Project Management CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
ENG151 Statics CO ENG252 Dynamics SE
Year 3
ENG235 Manufacturing
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
ENG364 Materials Engineering
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
Elective E    

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Chemical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
ENG151 Statics CO ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO    
ENG246 Process Analysis SE ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO    
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
Year 3
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE PMO201 Project Management CO    
Elective E ENG341 Separation Process Principles SE    
Elective E ENG248 Unit Operations
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
           

Civil and Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
ENG151 Statics CO ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO    
Elective E ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO    
    Elective E    
Year 3
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE PMO201 Project Management CO    
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
ENG364 Materials Engineering
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
    ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures SE    

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
ENG151 Statics CO ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture SE ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO    
    ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
Year 3
HIT365 C Programming SE PMO201 Project Management CO    
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
Elective E ENG227 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology SE    
    Elective E    

Mechanical Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
ENG151 Statics CO ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering CO    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO    
Elective E ENG174 Electrical Engineering CO    
    ENG252 Dynamics SE    
Year 3
ENG235 Manufacturing
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE PMO201 Project Management CO    
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE    
ENG364 Materials Engineering
(external students must attend on-campus residentials during the mid semester study period)
SE ENG338 Machine Design Principles SE    
    Elective E    

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