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.