Associate Degree in Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: AssocDegEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7022.2

AQF Level: 6

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2014 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2013 - 7022.1 Associate Degree in Engineering

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The Associate Degree in Engineering is a two year program in Engineering designed for people who are currently working in engineering or related areas with a trade or Certificate IV qualification or higher who wish to upgrade their qualifications in Engineering and possibly continue to the full degree program.

The Associate Degree in Engineering has a common first year program for all engineering disciplines, exposing students to a wide range of experiences in the first year. In the second year students may choose units from the elective pool that will allow them to follow their interests in the various Engineering disciplines. If students choose to apply to study in the Bachelor of Engineering after graduating from the Associate Degree in Engineering they will have completed at least 12 units in eight of the current key programs.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time. Students will be required to attend the Kingswood campus for some learning experiences.


Applicants may be regarded as eligible for admission if they have completed the NSW HSC and attained the required ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), or have completed other equivalent qualifications such as a recognised Certificate III or Certificate IV and vocational experience and attained the required entrance standard set for entry to the course. This may include bridging/preparatory courses, para-professional and other post-secondary qualifications.

Admission to the Associate Degree in Engineering also requires an applicant to have relevant industry experience (5 years) or be a member in a suitable traineeship program.

Course Structure

Core Units

700112Fundamentals for Engineering Studies (WSTC AssocD)
700106Engineering Computing (WSTC AssocD)
700114Introduction to Engineering Business Management (WSTC AssocD)
700149Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC AssocD)
700103Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC AssocD)
700109Engineering Management for Engineer Associates (WSTC AssocD)
700113Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)
700147Engineering Materials (WSTC AssocD)
700101Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC AssocD)
700153Engineering Physics (WSTC AssocD)
700118Professional Practice for Engineer Associates (WSTC AssocD)
700104Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC AssocD)
700110Engineering Project (WSTC AssocD)

plus three alternate units

Alternate Units

700116Mechanics of Materials (WSTC AssocD)
700102Mathematics for Engineers 2 (WSTC AssocD)
700120Surveying for Engineers (WSTC AssocD)
700111Fluid Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)
700119Soil Engineering (WSTC AssocD)
700115Introduction to Structural Engineering (WSTC AssocD)

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