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MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical~ - International

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Next intake February 2025
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

Are you looking to develop your engineering career or gain practical engineering experience before undertaking a university degree? This course is for those who want to work as an engineering technician, carrying out engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring tasks. The course covers CAD, drafting, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and non-destructive testing.

If you see your future developing and designing projects, systems or infrastructure, then this course could provide you a pathway for entry into one of Deakin University’s internationally-recognised engineering bachelor degrees.

How often do I attend?

FT - 3 days per week | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Civil Engineer.
  • Quality Control Engineer.
  • Production Supervisor.
  • Maintenance Engineer.
  • Automotive Engineer.
  • Assistant Executive Engineer.

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Applications & attendance

2025 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2024
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
Full-time: 12 months    


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent) – Equivalents can be found on our English language equivalency page.
*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment MEM30012A 40
Interact With Computing Technology MEM16008A 20
Organise And Communicate Information MEM16006A 20
Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices MSAENV272B 30
Select Common Engineering Materials MEM30007A 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Analyse A Simple Electrical System Circuit MEM30025A 40
Apply Basic Engineering Design Concepts MEM09011B 60
Apply computer aided manufacturing (CAM) processes VU22509 40
Apply technical mathematics MEM23004A 80
Coordinate engineering projects MEM22013A 60
Grade Point Average GRADEPOINTAVE 0
Interpret Technical Drawing MEM09002B 40
Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements MEM30031A 40
Perform Computations MEM12024A 30
Prepare Basic Programs For Programmable Logic Controllers MEM30027A 20
Set Up Basic Hydraulic Circuits MEM30010A 40
Set Up Basic Pneumatic Circuits MEM30011A 40
Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models MEM30033A 40
Use Graphical Techniques And Perform Simple Statistical Computations MEM12025A 20
Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project MEM30029A 60
Write and modify basic CNC programs VU22505 40


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

Materials AUD $1,435.00 Once

  • Bachelor of Engineering at Deakin University

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 20/11/2023 4:14:03 PM