Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099958E

Level of study: Pathways Programs


Engineering is a future-focused industry where professionals are always in demand. Looking to the future, strong growth is expected in this sector with job opportunities predicted to increase by 15% in an already underserviced industry. The world needs people who can solve problems, challenge different ways of thinking and conceptualise alternative approaches. Working in engineering, you’ll use your analytical skills and knowledge of different principles, technologies and materials to design new solutions to complex problems. With a current shortage of graduates in this industry, there’s never been a better time to pursue a career in engineering.

Gain essential engineering skills

This intensive course covers all the basics in two streams, providing a perfect starting point for your engineering, drafting or design career.

The Civil Engineering Design stream will prepare you for a career alongside civil and structural engineers designing and constructing buildings, bridges, railways, roads and other projects.

If you choose Mechatronic Engineering Design, you'll be prepared to for a career assisting senior designers, production supervisors and engineers with the design, development, manufacture, installation, operation and management of machines, mechanical and mechatronic systems and robotic devices, among others.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated state-of-the-art engineering facilities include a purpose built Building and Construction training centre, AutoCAD Training Centre, industrial robots and fully equipped workshops.


Where will this take me

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology is a widely-recognised qualification within the engineering sector. It’s a great entry point to the industry or a foundation for further studies. You’ll graduate ready to work as a computer aided design (CAD) draftsperson, engineering assistant, assistant project manager or construction engineer, construction materials lab technician or automated systems worker, depending on your stream. You may work in a range of industries, including building construction, steel fabrication, machinery handling or food and beverage production.


Melbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, you will receive 12 subjects/1.5 years credit into Melbourne Polytechnic's Engineers Australia accredited Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

How you learn

  • Blended
  • Face-to-face
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

  • written activities/assignments/reports
  • oral questioning/demonstration
  • test
  • portfolio presentation

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
17,175 Per Year
Read more8,588 per semester
Feb 2024 1 year
Full time
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072

Entry criteria

Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. General IELTS: 6.0 overall individual bands: min 5.5, TOEFL iBT: 49 overall Writing: 18; Speaking: 16; Reading: 8; Listening: 7, Pearson Global Scale of English: – PTE Academic: 42 overall communicative skills: 36, Cambridge English Scale (- Cambridge: First (FCE), - Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), - Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall individual bands: 154, Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.


Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
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