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- Associate Degree Applied Engineering
Associate Degree Applied Engineering
The Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) is a two year degree designed to give graduates the theoretical and practical engineering skills required to design, develop, install, commission, maintain, repair and/or decommission renewable/sustainable energy technology solutions. The course covers the range of technologies across the renewable energy spectrum, with students choosing to specialise in either electrical or mechanical/civil engineering.
Graduates will be able to manage available resources effectively to realise viable renewable energy projects to meet client needs in a cost effective and sustainable manner.
Note: This course is subject to approval for professional accreditation by Engineers Australia.
This qualification was developed as part of a Consortium along with TAFE NSW-Hunter Institute, TAFE NSW-Sydney Institute, and the University of Newcastle.
Benefits to you
- Articulation into University. At the end of the two year Associate Degree, graduates will be eligible to articulate into the third and final year of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Renewable Energy) offered through the University of Newcastle.
- A supportive learning environment. Students learn in small classes with experienced, industry qualified teachers. Students learn through problem solving, team work and the application of theory to practical activities.
- Technical and industry skills. TAFE NSW is known for its practical hands on training, and its applied approach to learning. Teaching and learning will be aligned to engineering industry standards and practices.
- Specialisation. Students select electives from either the electrical engineering specialisation or the mechanical/civil engineering specialisation.
- Workplace learning. Students will complete six weeks of professional experience in a relevant engineering workplace.
- Career outcomes. This exciting new program addresses a rapidly evolving energy market. The clean energy industry is forecast to expand significantly over the next decade as governments and corporations set renewable energy targets and work towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Who should apply?
- School leavers and other students who prefer to continue their Higher Education initially at a TAFE Institution, rather than go directly to university. These students benefit from TAFE's smaller class sizes and accessible environment;
- Qualified trades people
- Para-professionals working in either electrical or mechanical/civil engineering who want to learn the theoretical and practical engineering skills required to design, develop, install, commission, maintain, repair and/or decommission renewable/sustainable energy technology solutions;
- Mature age students
Students are required to complete 16 subjects over 2 years (full-time) to obtain the qualification.
Each semester of full-time study contains 4 subjects.
Classes commence February 2016:
- Full time study (daytime classes):*
16 hours per week, 24 weeks per year, 2 years
- Part time study (evening classes):*
8 hours per week, 24 weeks per year, 4 years
*Availability of classes is dependent on enrolments and subject to change.
Lodging your application
Once complete, your application can be lodged in person, scanned and emailed or posted to:
Customer Service Office
TAFE Western Sydney
Mount Druitt College
Student Administration Block A
Corner Mount St and North Pde
PO Box 42
Mount Druitt NSW 2770
Once your application has been assessed and you are offered a place, you will be contacted and given details on how to enrol in the course.
Application Form - Associate Degree Applied Engineering (Renewable Engineering Technologies) (PDF, 200KB)
Course Structure - Associate Degree Applied Engineering (Renewable Engineering Technologies) (PDF, 234KB)
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