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Associate Degree in Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: AssocDegEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7022.4

AQF Level: 6

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

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 2021 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.

For commencement year Q3, 2015 please refer to: 7022.3 Associate Degree in Engineering

For commencement year 2014 please refer to: 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 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 (Honours) after graduating from the Associate Degree in Engineering they may be given advanced standing in up to 12 units.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
Four years part-time

Course Advice

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The course has been designed in accordance to Engineers Australia standards and re-accreditation at the level of Engineering Associate will be sought from Engineers Australia.


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 (3) years industry experience or be a member in a suitable traineeship program.

Work Integrated Learning

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Quarter 1

700112Fundamentals for Engineering Studies (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 2

700106Engineering Computing (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 3

700103Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 4

700147Engineering Materials (WSTC AssocD)

Year 2

Quarter 1

700101Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 2

700153Engineering Physics (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 3

700104Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 4

700113Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)

Year 3

Quarter 1

700149Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 2

700114Introduction to Engineering Business Management (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 3

700307Management Practices for Engineer Associates (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 4

Alternate unit

Year 4

Quarter 1

700311Industrial Experience (Associate Engineer) (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 2

Alternate unit

Quarter 3

700110Engineering Project (WSTC AssocD)

Quarter 4

Alternate unit

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

Please note: Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.

KT7003Robotics and Mechatronics

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