Advanced Diploma of Engineering - MEM60112

Outsource Institute (AUS)

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03713J

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It provides a comprehensive technical and theoretical base for working in the mechanical, mechatronic, manufacturing and maintenance fields at the para-professional level. This program includes a broad knowledge base of theoretical concepts which are transferred to practical applications.


  • 30 units: 7 core
  • 23 elective


  • Undertake basic process planning
  • Perform basic eddy current testing
  • Perform computations
  • Implement competitive systems and practices
  • Lay out avionic flight management systems
  • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • Select mechanical machine and equipment components
  • Evaluate moulding tools and processes
  • Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Work safely with ionizing radiation
  • Evaluate rapid tooling applications
  • Undertake basic process planning
  • Coordinate servicing and fault-finding of HVACR control systems
  • Select and test mechatronic engineering materials
  • Represent aeronautical engineering designs
  • Perform engineering activities
  • Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design/development of engineering projects
  • Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
  • Exercise external quality assurance
  • Apply configuration management procedures in engineering project management
  • Lay out and set up aircraft systems
  • Manage self in the engineering environment
  • Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • Participate in quality assurance techniques
  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
  • Apply basic aircraft design characteristics
  • Undertake value analysis of product or process costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • Complete a building thermal performance survey
  • Perform penetrant testing
  • Evaluate stamping and forging tools
  • Apply statistics to operational processes
  • Perform advanced statistical quality control
  • Contribute to the design of heat exchanger systems
  • Select and apply avionic engineering methods, processes and construction techniques
  • Lay out avionic systems
  • Perform radiographic testing
  • Integrate maintenance fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Evaluate rolling tools and processes
  • Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques
  • Produce electrical schematic drawings
  • Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements
  • Program coordinate measuring machines (advanced)
  • Analyse and map a value stream
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability
  • Apply engineering mechanics principles
  • Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics
  • Produce basic engineering detail drawings
  • Manage people relationships
  • Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste
  • Undertake basic production scheduling
  • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
  • Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes
  • Perform mechatronics engineering design drafting
  • Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications
  • Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes
  • Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques
  • Use hand tools
  • Develop a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Use planning software systems in operations
  • Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
  • Apply automated systems principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
  • Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation
  • Perform ultrasonic thickness testing
  • Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Perform basic penetrant testing
  • Design a process layout
  • Assist in the analysis of a supply chain
  • Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures
  • Apply computer-aided modelling and data management techniques to avionic engineering designs
  • Evaluate programmable logic controller and related control system component applications
  • Undertake supervised procurement activities
  • Perform basic radiographic testing
  • Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms
  • Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects
  • Evaluate jigs and fixtures
  • Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • Facilitate the development of a new product
  • Apply calculus to engineering tasks
  • Evaluate suitability of materials for engineering-related applications
  • Apply scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
  • Measure and analyse noise and vibration
  • Prepare a simple production schedule
  • Evaluate fluid power systems
  • Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components
  • Represent avionic engineering designs
  • Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
  • Manage competitive systems and practices responding to individual and unique customer orders
  • Perform magnetic particle testing
  • Coordinate sales and promotion of engineering-related products or services
  • Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project
  • Perform ultrasonic testing
  • Improve cost factors in work practices
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform eddy current testing
  • Apply systems engineering procedures to engineering design project management
  • Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations
  • Source and estimate engineering materials requirements
  • Apply avionic engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects
  • Determine and improve process capability
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Apply production and service control techniques
  • Apply avionic system design principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations
  • Manage workplace learning
  • Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
  • Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Set up basic hydraulic circuits
  • Perform laboratory procedures
  • Assist in sales of technical products/systems
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Perform mechanical engineering design drafting
  • Develop and manage sustainable energy practices
  • Manage 5S system in an organisation
  • Apply advanced algebra and numerical methods to engineering tasks
  • Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits
  • Contribute to the design of heating systems
  • Evaluate industrial robotic applications
  • Perform basic statistical quality control
  • Apply computer-aided modelling and data management techniques to aeronautical engineering designs
  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task
  • Contribute to the design of commercial and industrial exhaust systems
  • Evaluate thermal loads for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Apply technical mathematics
  • Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
  • Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications
  • Coordinate continuous improvement and technical development
  • Evaluate rapid prototyping applications
  • Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Monitor a levelled pull system of operations
  • Mistake proof an operational process
  • Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation
  • Manage a value stream
  • Undertake proactive maintenance analyses
  • Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations
  • Select and test mechanical engineering materials
  • Evaluate computer integrated manufacturing systems
  • Coordinate engineering-related manufacturing operations
  • Optimise cost of a product or service
  • Prepare mechatronic models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Evaluate microcontroller applications
  • Schedule material deliveries
  • Evaluate rapid manufacturing processes
  • Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
  • Apply metallurgy principles
  • Apply manufactured product design techniques
  • Plan and design avionic engineering projects
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical business
  • Coordinate engineering projects
  • Analyse manual handling processes
  • Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
  • Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing
  • Evaluate continuous improvement processes
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes
  • Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering
  • Evaluate maintenance systems
  • Use SCADA systems in operations
  • Conduct product and/or process capability studies
  • Manage environmental effects of engineering activities
  • Apply mechatronic engineering analysis techniques
  • Apply statistics and probability techniques to engineering tasks
  • Design an experiment
  • Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout
  • Select and test avionic engineering materials
  • Contribute to the design of hydronic systems
  • Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Establish non-destructive tests
  • Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project
  • Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
  • Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment.
  • Calibrate measuring equipment
  • Undertake process capability improvements
  • Develop a Just in Time system
  • Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product
  • Produce basic engineering drawings
  • Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications
  • Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations
  • Contribute to the design of industrial refrigeration systems
  • Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components
  • Perform maintenance-related integrated logistic support management activities
  • Select and test aeronautical engineering materials
  • Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools
  • Contribute to the design of a commercial refrigeration system
  • Develop quick changeover procedures
  • Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • Facilitate a Just in Time system

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane Technology Park No
Custom Fluid Power Brisbane No
Custom Fluid Power Mackay No
Custom Fluid Power Newcastle No
Custom Fluid Power Perth No

Fee comments

Campuses: Brisbane Technology Park, Custom Fluid Power Brisbane, Custom Fluid Power Mackay, Custom Fluid Power Newcastle, Custom Fluid Power Perth.

Fees can vary depending on if the course is taken online only or with other specifications. Payment Plans are available to help with the fees. These fees can be spread across 6 or 12 month instalments, as opposed to a lump sum payment.

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