Associate Degree in Engineering

  • Effective from: 2015
  • Approved Abbreviation: AssocDegEng
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7022
  • AQF Level: 6

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

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 program 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 majors 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 subjects.

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

Program Advice

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See above

 Accreditation

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

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

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

Admission

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 program. 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.

Program Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Quarter 1 sessionCredit Points
MATH 1010 Fundamentals for Engineering Studies (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 2 session
ELEC 1007 Engineering Computing (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 3 session
MATH 1022 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 4 session
ENGR 1009 Engineering Materials (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Quarter 1 session
MATH 1017 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 2 session
ENGR 1012 Engineering Physics (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 3 session
ELEC 1004 Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 4 session
ENGR 1019 Fundamentals of Mechanics (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Year 3
Quarter 1 session
ENGR 1025 Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 2 session
ENGR 1023 Introduction to Engineering Business Management (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 3 session
ENGR 2031 Management Practices for Engineer Associates (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 4 session
Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points10
Year 4
Quarter 1 session
ENGR 2030 Industrial Experience (Associate Engineer) (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 2 session
Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 3 session
ENGR 2010 Engineering Project (WSTC AssocD) 10
 Credit Points10
Quarter 4 session
Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points160

Students must also select one of the following majors and successfully complete three alternate subjects from the one major.

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.