Study at one of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research1.
Join a university ranked in the top 10 in Australia for teaching quality in engineering2.
Use your qualification as a pathway into a professional career in civil, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical engineering and/or surveying.
Graduate with credit towards an Undergraduate Engineering degree, such as the UniSA Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
Study course content that has been informed by the latest advancements in the field.
Learn introductory mathematics, physics and chemistry along with core engineering courses.
1UniSA's Engineering research rated well above world-class. 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).2ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19 (Undergraduate). Public universities only.
Study On Demand – this is a 100% online engineering qualification designed specifically for online learning. With UniSA Online, you can take full control over your study, access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Graduate with the skills to transition from tradesperson to engineering professional with the knowledge and skills required in higher-level technical and management roles. Your qualification is also a great starting point if you’re looking to change careers and enter the engineering industry for the first time.
This two-year qualification is an introduction to the university-level study and is a pathway towards UniSA’s Bachelor of Engineering degrees, which has specialisations in civil, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical engineering and/or surveying. Depending on the combination of courses you choose, you could be eligible for up to 1.5 years of credit towards an Engineering (Honours) Bachelor degree with UniSA. Alternatively, you may choose to go directly into employment as an engineering associate, designer drafter, developer or engineering technical officer across a range of industries.
What you'll learn
Study a broad range of subjects that cover essential maths, physics and chemistry topics, and first-year courses from UniSA’s engineering bachelor degrees. Be introduced to core concepts across civil, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines. Graduate with a solid understanding of the relationship between each field and challenges that may arise when working on multidisciplinary projects.
Discover how engineering intersects with essential business management practices across diverse environments. Uncover market forces, business realities and ethical, legal and environmental factors that impact engineering projects. Study systems and design thinking techniques and learn how innovation and creativity are essential ingredients in generating new ideas and solutions.
Engineers apply science and maths concepts to solve practical problems. The maths insights and skills you gain throughout your studies will be an essential foundation to further your understanding of more complex engineering concepts. You’ll learn the basics in algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
Cover basic concepts in chemistry and physics and their practical application to engineering. Explore fluid mechanics and thermal energy, circuits and signals, and the structure and properties of materials. You’ll also learn to produce 2D engineering drawings and 3D engineering models, which is an essential skill to communicate visual designs.
Our practical approach to learning means you’ll gain the skills to hit the ground running. Throughout your studies, you’ll learn to use industry-standard software such as SolidWorks to produce 3D CAD models that bring your designs alive, Enovia (Dassault Systems) to develop detailed project plans, MATLAB to process data and Mulitsim to instantly visualise and analyse electronic circuit behaviour.
Why Associate Degree in Engineering
As one of Australia's leading universities for engineering research, your course content is informed by the latest advancements in the field.
Your qualification takes an industry-focused, project-based approach to learning. Be involved in projects developed by Engineers Without Borders, which supports real projects in developing countries around the world. Discover the ways in which engineering is fundamental to creating positive change and improves the quality of life for disadvantaged communities.
With changing business models and digital innovations transforming the sector, an emerging skill set is in demand. While technical abilities are essential, employers are now seeking professionals who also possess effective communication and business management skills. Your associate degree will establish your skills and help you stay ahead of the competition.