What will I learn?

Electrical Engineering deals with the generation, distribution, and use of electric power. This includes generators, motors, transformers, batteries and renewable energy systems. The electrical industry is one of South Australia’s major employers and one of the State’s growth areas.

The associate degree gives students a firm foundation in both theoretical study and practical skills, with an emphasis on strong site management skills as needed by the construction industry. A typical study program in the first year includes electrical engineering practice, including WHS and sustainability, engineering mathematics and physics, basic analog circuits, introduction to electrical machines, and engineering programming. The second year includes electrical machines, mechatronics, project management and final year engineering project. In your small class, you will work on real-world examples and combined with the guaranteed work experience in the field, you will develop the attributes needed to succeed in Australia’s technology-based industries. The course offers work placement and industry-based final year projects.

Employment Outcomes

Electrical Engineering deals with the generation, distribution, and use of electric power. This includes generators, motors, transformers, batteries and renewable energy systems. The Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the electrical industry in South Australia. The electrical industry is one of South Australia’s major employers – and one of the State’s growth areas. The employment opportunities for the graduates of this course are in a range of industries, including electricity generation and distribution, production line processing, mining and other industrial and commercial industries. Your work may involve overseeing the condition of electrical equipment, maintain and commissioning electrical equipment or work alongside engineers to design and prototype advanced electrical technology.

Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic):

The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

The course has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • A strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of engineering, particularly those relevant to the systematic development of electrical systems
  • An awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of electrical engineering
  • An ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Structured engineering work experience
  • The ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • An understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
  • An ability to undertake a substantial research-oriented project
  • Preparation for future management roles as professional engineers.

CRICOS

092137K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $35,500
Start date

31 January 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,

CLOVELLY PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 (ATAR 60 or equivalent) including a Mathematics subject or overseas equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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