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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

80

Course code

YAMAN1
SATAC/UAC codes
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Overview

The Diploma of Advanced Manufacturing will equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career within Australia's rapidly growing industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Over the next 10 years traditional workplaces will see significant change due to emerging technologies including Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Additive Manufacturing, Digital Twinning, Supply Chain 4.0, Robotics and Mechatronics. This course will equip you to be part of the growing workforce in these sectors.

With this diploma, you qualify for entry-level engineering roles, or you can continue onto other engineering and IT degree courses such as CDU's Associate Degree in Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of IT. 

Commencing students employed in the defence, aerospace, and associated manufacturing industries may be eligible to apply for a Commonwealth-funded place. Please contact testlab@cdu.edu.au prior to submitting an application to discuss your eligibility.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

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

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

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

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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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  • Study online or on campus, full-time or part-time
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What will I study?

No prior knowledge is required and an engineering and IT background is provided.

Course structure

The diploma can be entered at both the start or mid year, and offers Semester 1 and 2 units.

The course is structured to combine the basic IT and engineering knowledge necessary for an industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing ethos.

There will be 8 core units delivered by CDU staff.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Common Units
(1 units)
10cpCommon units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Core Units
(7 units)
70cpCompulsory Core units totalling 70 credit points as detailed below.

ENG175 Internet of Things
HIT137 Software Now
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science
ENG230 Industry 4.0 - CAD and CAM
ENG231 Industry 4.0 - Materials and Properties
ENG238 Advanced Manufacturing (replaces ENG235 from 2023)
PMO201 Project Management

 80cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

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 full time and part time 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.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
ENG238 Advanced Manufacturing (replaces ENG235 from 2023)COPMO201 Project ManagementCO
ENG231 Industry 4.0 - Materials and PropertiesCOHIT137 Software NowCO
ENG230 Industry 4.0 - CAD and CAMCOHIT140 Foundations of Data ScienceCO

 

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 full time and part time 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.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
  PMO201 Project ManagementCO
  HIT137 Software NowCO
  HIT140 Foundations of Data ScienceCO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCU  
ENG238 Advanced Manufacturing (replaces ENG235 from 2023)CO  
ENG231 Industry 4.0 - Materials and PropertiesCO  
ENG230 Industry 4.0 - CAD and CAMCO  

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

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 III 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 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

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

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Diploma of Advanced Manufacturing
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering

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.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

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Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
116371
591210
Online (CSP)
116371
591210
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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