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Diploma of Engineering - Mechatronic

Diploma of Engineering - Mechatronic Stream

The Diploma of Engineering provides foundation knowledge in mathematics, an understanding of engineering practices, and specialised topics in civil, electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, enabling students to pursue professional engineering degrees offered by the University of South Australia. Listed below are the courses comprising the Diploma of Engineering (Mechatronic). You may have been granted exemption from some courses depending on your academic results. These will be listed in your offer letter and will be displayed on your course enrolment page, in the SAIBT student Portal.

Stage 1
Study Load Units

ITN002

Information and New Media Technologies   

You will be introduced to the use of the Internet, social media and associated technologies in society and business. Through the course, you will utilise Microsoft Office along with online tools for effective communication and discuss the ethical and security issues related to the use of Information Communication Technologies.

25%

4.5

ARC002

Academic Research and Critical Enquiry   

This course will introduce you to the basic principles of critical thinking. It also assists you in developing skills needed for the tertiary study environment, including academic reading, listening and note-taking, as well as written formats and referencing.

25%

4.5

CPP002

Communication: People Place and Culture   

In this unit you are introduced to the basic principles of communication and its role in society and culture. You will investigate the effects of different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication and describe cultural influences on the communication process.

25%

4.5

ADM001

Advanced Mathematics 1  

In this course you will gain a good understanding of calculus required for further studies. You will use algebra to solve mathematical problems involving functions and trigonometry, and gain an introduction to differential calculus.

25%

4.5

ADM002

Advanced Mathematics 2   

This course further develops your capabilities in calculus to prepare you for the level of mathematics required in Engineering. You will build on your existing algebra knowledge to solve mathematical problems including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic equations. Pre-requisite: Advanced Maths 1

25%

4.5

PHY001

Physics 1   

In this course you are introduced to the basic concepts of Physics, with a particular focus on motion and heat. You will learn appropriate equations and units for demonstrating different concepts and conduct experiments to analyse and test theories.

25%

4.5

PHY002

Physics 2   

This course further develops your skills in using the basic concepts of Physics to the level required for the study of engineering focusing on waves, optics, electricity and atomic physics. You will continue to develop your analytical skills, using appropriate diagrams as a form of communicating and discussing discrepancies in your results.

25%

4.5

ESS001

Essential Study Skills   

In this course students will be provided with an understanding and application of essential study skills, covering independent learning skills and styles, active listening, presentation and group work skills.

25%

4.5

Stage 2
Study Load Units

MATH1063

Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1   

You will be introduced to mathematical concepts relevant to engineering disciplines using both analytic and software approaches. The course includes topics in calculus, trigonometry, and vectors; in particular functions and their graphs, rates of change and derivatives, and integration techniques. Pre-requisite: Advanced Maths 2

25%

4.5

COMP1036

Computer Techniques   

The course will provide you with an understanding in the use of computer technology as a tool in visualisation and problem solving, in particular through the use of the C programming language and SolidWorks. You will further develop skills in understanding and producing 3D engineering models and engineering drawings.

25%

4.5

ENGG1003

Sustainable Engineering Practice   

You will be introduced to the role of the professional engineer, characteristics of modern engineering disciplines, critical analyses and reflective practice, principles of sustainable engineering and development; and practice effective teamwork, report writing, and presentations.

25%

4.5

EEET1026

Introduction to Computer Systems*   

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of computer systems, including number systems and codes, Boolean functions, logic operations and logic gates.

25%

4.5

MATH1064

Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2   

This course extends mathematical problems solving introduced in Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1. You will cover inverse trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, partial derivatives, convergence of infinite series and linear first and second order differential equations. Pre-requisite: Mathematics Methods for Eng. 1

25%

4.5

MENG1012

Engineering Mechanics   

This course provides foundational knowledge of Statics and a basic understanding of Dynamics to prepare students to design, model and analyse structural and mechanical systems. You will develop problem-solving skills to model and analyse; forces, moments and their effects on the equilibrium state of particles, rigid bodies and structural members. Pre-requisite: Physics 1

25%

4.5

EEET1025

Electricity and Electronics   

This course will introduce you to the concepts, applications, basic analysis and measurements in electrical and electronic systems. Topics include electrical components and circuits, AC and DC fundamentals, computer based instrument systems, analogue to digital conversion, and electrical power systems. Pre-requisite: Physics 2

25%

4.5

ENGG1004

Engineering Design and Innovation   

In this course you will seek to solve practical engineering design problems and to recognise the roles of systems thinking, innovation and creativity in the design process. Topics include: basic systems engineering concepts, the engineering design process, design concepts, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, test and evaluation processes, and project management principles.

25%

4.5