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.

Course Notes

*If students do not have Year 12 maths or overseas equivalent, they may wish to undertake the Diploma of Electronics and Communication Engineering prior to this Associate Degree as a package. The Diploma will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge in math’s to receive entry into the Associate Degree.

This qualification has provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia. Graduates of this course are eligible for migration skills assessment by Engineers Australia. The occupational outcome of this assessment is in the Engineering Associate (Draftsperson) category. The specific occupation code depends on the program studied and on the Engineers Australia guidelines. See the Engineers Australia website for further details

This course is offered in blended study mode. This means that you learn in a mixture of classroom and online environments. On campus learning will be scheduled but online learning can provide more flexibility. Lecturer support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.

The Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering will be taught 70% at Tonsley Campus and 30% at Regency Campus, and some classes may be held in the evening. More details will be provided upon commencement into the Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Parts of the course may be used towards the educational component of the ‘Electrical Worker’s license’. This course does not lead to an ‘Electrical Worker’s license’.

As part of the Associate Degree program, TAFE SA will provide work experience and/or industry-based project opportunities. While optional, these activities, will give you first-hand experience of the workplace, allowing you to test your skills and make valuable industry contacts.

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.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering (CRS )

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.

Which department am I in?

Building and Construction

CRICOS

092137K

Study options

Full Time (104 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$17,750.00 (9,50,214) per year
Total course cost (104 weeks): AUD $35,500. International students will be required to purchase text books, steel cap boots and a high-visibility vest, sometimes known as hi-vis or hi-viz, that has highly reflective properties. They will also need to purchase long sleeved tops and long trousers. The approximate cost of these items is between AUD $200-AUD $500. Further details will be provided upon commencement
Start date

31 January 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

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 including *Year 12 Maths; or overseas equivalent

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

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