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Associate Degree of Engineering ADNG

Agricultural Engineering major

This major prepares students for a career as an engineering
officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical
principles to the areas of sustainable agricultural production, agricultural
machinery hydraulics and hydrology.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available


2 years full-time, 4 years part-time or external

Professional accreditation

All majors (except Process Engineering) in this program have
received provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia. Provisional
accreditation for the Process Engineering major will be sought during
2012. Graduates of provisionally accredited majors in this program
are eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia
as an Engineering Associate (Officer). After further professional
development, a graduate member with an Associate Degree may apply
for chartered status as an Engineering Officer and, when granted,
may use the post-nominal MIEAust CEng.

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Program aims

The Associate Degree of Engineering is a tertiary level
program designed to educate engineering associates in the theory,
methods and practices necessary to support professional engineers.
To this end, the program is designed to provide a general understanding
of a broad field of knowledge, with Electives available in most majors
in the final stages of the program to allow a measure of specialisation.

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Program objectives

Graduates of the program should be able to demonstrate:

  • a knowledge of a branch of engineering practice, appropriate
    to those functioning at engineering associate level in that branch
    of the engineering work force

  • the ability to analyse and propose solutions to technical problems
    in accordance with established practices and precedents

  • the potential to assume technical responsibility for the completion
    of tasks and provide a support function for engineers

  • an awareness of their limitations and a willingness to seek
    advice and accept direction from senior engineering associates, engineering
    technologists and professional engineers

  • an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • a capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and to master
    new techniques

  • appropriate administrative and manual skills

  • an aptitude to undertake further learning and study.

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Program structure

The Associate Degree of Engineering program consists
of core, major study and in most majors Elective components. Students
enrolled in the Associate Degree of Engineering program may
undertake a specialisation in one of seven major discipline areas:

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Systems Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Power Engineering.

  • Process Engineering

The Associate Degree of Engineering program consists
of 16 Academic courses that can be completed in two years of full-time
study or four years of part-time study. The program is available in
on-campus and external modes of study.

Full-time, on-campus students may, with the permission of the
appropriate Program Coordinator, undertake courses by external study.
This may be desirable if students wish to extend the range of courses
open to them in the Elective areas.

The program structure for each of the major studies in the Associate Degree of Engineering is shown in the following pages.

Elective Courses

Elective courses are included in the list of Academic courses.
Students should select these courses from the Electives list.

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Exit points

Students who, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the Associate Degree of Engineering, and who satisfy all of the requirements
of the Diploma of Engineering Studies may be permitted to exit with
that award.

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