What will I learn?

The Diploma of Engineering Technology is a blueprint for your engineering, drafting and design future and also makes up the first year of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology. Our multidisciplinary approach provides the opportunity to commence an Engineering program learning all essential basics before you specialise in one of two exciting Streams: Civil Engineering Design and Mechatronic Engineering Design.

Civil Engineering stream

Enhance your knowledge and gain practical and technical skills to work with Civil Engineers in the design and construction of Infrastructure projects.

The Civil Engineering stream in the Diploma of Engineering Technology allows you to work alongside Civil/Structural Engineers who are involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, frameworks, airports, railways, roads, dams and reticulation systems.

Mechatronic Engineering stream

Take your workshop engineering skills further and prepare for increased responsibility and greater earning potential.

This stream of the qualification will allow you to assist senior designers, production supervisors and professional engineers who are involved with the design, development, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of machines, mechanical and mechatronic systems, automated systems and robotic devices, materials and materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and process plant.

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Face-to-face, Classroom

Assessment Methods

  • written activities/assignments/reports
  • oral questioning/demonstration
  • test
  • portfolio presentation

Pathways to further study

Melbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Upon successful completion of the Diploma you will receive 6 subjects/6 months credit into Melbourne Polytechnic HEBETC Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Career Pathways

As a graduate of this course, you may gain employment in your specialised industry covering building and structural construction, steel detailing and fabrication, machinery/material handling or food and beverage production.

Which department am I in?

Department of Professional Practice



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$16,500.00 (8,83,298) per year
Tuition fees per semester: AUD $8,250

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 January 2022, 11 July 2022


Epping Campus

Cnr Cooper Street and Dalton Road,



3076, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$16,500.00 (8,83,298) per year
Tuition fees per semester: AUD $8,250

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 January 2022, 11 July 2022


Melbourne Polytechnic

Preston Campus,

77 St Georges Road,



3072, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency

English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognized equivalency. TOEFL iBT: 49 overall (Writing: 18, Speaking: 16, Reading: 8, Listening: 7); Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall (individual bands: 154); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS - 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.

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


About Melbourne Polytechnic

Spread across seven campuses, Melbourne Polytechnic offers industry-related degrees and pathways to top universities.

  • One of Australia's largest higher education providers
  • Home to international students from over 70 countries
  • Awarded for Excellence in International Education
  • Partnerships with top universities and organisations