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Studying this Associate Degree in Engineering program through Open Universities Australia is the first step toward launching your career as an engineer. Upon completion of this course you will have the necessary knowledge and training to jump into an accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree, to complete your engineering training. This associate degree program will give you an educational foundation in key engineering principles and tools, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer techniques, electrical systems, and sustainable engineering practice. This knowledge will help you to progress into more specialised areas of study if you choose to continue with the bachelor's degree. Worried your online qualification won't be recognised? Think again.
You will be required to attend the University of South Australia in Adelaide to complete practical and laboratory classes. The following subjects have practical components:
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In this Associate Degree in Engineering program, some of the subjects you will study include:
You will also be able to chose to major in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
A qualification in engineering will give you a wide variety of career options within fields such as mining and natural resources, building and construction, industrial design, planning and development, defence and environmental engineering. This associate degree is intended to provide a foundation for further study in engineering and is also particularly useful to those already working as engineering paraprofessionals, providing them with additional skills and training. Your engineering qualification will help you pursue a career as a technologist, designer, specialist technician or managing officer in either civil or mechanical engineering.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, HECS-HELP or scholarships.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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