Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Civil stream,Mechanical Manufacturing and Mechanical Building Services (MEP) (Advanced Diploma)

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The award
Advanced Diploma

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 13000 per year

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About Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Civil stream,Mechanical Manufacturing and Mechanical Building Services (MEP) at Melbourne Polytechnic




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Would you like to work in the Engineering sector and gain essential skills? Our Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology is a blueprint for your engineering, drafting and design future. Our intensive course covers all the basics, so you can decide in which area you'll specialise.

Our Engineering Technology course offers three exciting Streams: Civil/Structural, Mechanical Building Services (MEP) and Mechanical Manufacturing. Our Industry Engagement programs allow us to offer great opportunities to enter the workforce or pursue further studies. Our course has obtained Provisional Accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Major Studies

We focus on specialised topics. These include:

  • Civil / Structural Design Drafting (CAD)
  • Reinforced Concrete, Steel and Roads and Drainage Projects
  • Engineering Maths and Mechanics
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Engineering Construction Practices and Materials
  • Solid Modelling and 3D Printing
  • Robotics
  • Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Civil/Structural Engineering

Gain practical and technical skills to work with Civil Engineers in the design and construction of infrastructure projects.

This stream of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology allows you to work alongside Civil/Structural Engineers who are involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, frameworks, airports, railways, roads, dams and reticulation systems.

Mechanical Building Services (MEP)

Building Services Engineering is concerned with aspects of the built environment, involving air conditioning and mechanical ventilation, electrical light and power, fire services, Fire Safety Engineering, water and waste services, data and communications, security and access control, vertical transportation, acoustics in buildings and energy management.

Mechanical Manufacturing

Take your workshop engineering skills further.

This stream of the qualification allows you to assist senior designers, production supervisors and professional engineers who are involved with the design, development, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of machines, mechanical and mechatronic systems, automated systems and robotic devices, materials and materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and process plants.

Employment Outcomes and Career Opportunities

You'll gain a professional role within the Engineering sector depending on what stream you choose to specialise in. You may also wish to pursue further studies.

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Draftsperson
  • Reinforcement Scheduler/co-ordinator
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Estimating & Project Costing
  • Assistant Engineering
  • Assistant Project Manager / Construction Engineer
  • Construction Materials Laboratory Technician
  • Building Management Systems
  • Automated Storage/Packaging Systems


Assessment consist of written activities, assignments, reports, demonstrations, tests and a portfolio presentation.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Note: International students can gain an Australian nationally recognised engineering qualification for their current home country qualifications.

Assessment Methods

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


Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Entrance Requirements

  • successfully completion of Year 12 VCE studies, or equivalent, including units in English and Mathematics
  • mature age students with relevant experience may also apply
  • applicants without the necessary study prerequisite may be required to undertake additional bridging units of study in mathematics and communication

Pathways to further study

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 Engineers Australia Accredited program HEBETC Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)Civil Engineering Pathways

Career Pathways

As a graduate of this course you may gain employment in your specialised industry, covering Building and Structural Construction, Steel Fabrication, Building Services, Machinery/Material handling, food and beverage production, Fluid power and Aerospace

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardAdvanced DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 13000 per year

Entry requirements


Australian Year 12 equivalency


Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or equivalency

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