Associate Degree in Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: AssocDegEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7022.3

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 Q3 2015 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 2014 - 7022.2 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 (full-time) in Engineering designed for people who have workplace experience and wish to upgrade their qualifications in Engineering and possibly continue to the full Bachelor 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 from the key programs in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Robotics & Mechatronics. If students choose to apply to study in the Bachelor of Engineering or from 2016, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) after graduating from the Associate Degree in Engineering they may be given advanced standing in up to 12 units.

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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 a minimum of three years industry experience or be a member in a suitable traineeship program.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Core Units

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

One alternate unit from the selected Key Program below

700118Professional Practice for Engineer Associates (WSTC AssocD)

One alternate unit from the selected Key Program below

700110Engineering Project (WSTC AssocD)

One alternate unit from the selected Key Program below

Students must also select one of the following key programs and successfully complete three alternate units from the one key program.

KT7003Robotics and Mechatronics

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