Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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Mechanical Technologist | Automotive Technologist
You have a knack for problem-solving and want an exciting career in technology. Take your first career step with this Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course from Edith Cowan University.
A unique qualification tailored for students interested in working in the motorsports industry, this comprehensive qualification covers both the science of motorsport technology design, simulation and fabrication, and the management issues associated with the production of complex automotive systems.
In this course, you'll build both technical skills to help solve design problems, and the management, teamwork and problem-solving skills required to thrive in the industry after course completion. You'll build a foundation in maths, physics, engineering and design, and specialise your knowledge with subjects including mechanical design, engineering and systems processing.
This course also acts as a straightforward pathway to working professionally as an engineer - articulation may be available towards the Master of Engineering, allowing you to become qualified as a professionally accredited engineer with just two further years of study.
If you enjoy working with details and like problem-solving, this course could be your first step towards a meaningful new career in the exciting motorsports industry.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively, applicants can complete bridging units during the first year of their studies, if required.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) from Edith Cowan University.
This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of motorsport technology. After completing this course, you may choose to work as an automotive technologist or a mechanical technologist.
You may also choose to seek employment in the automotive industry more broadly, seeking work in product design and development, manufacturing, marketing and project management.
This course also acts as a pathway to working professionally as an accredited engineer. After completing this qualification, you may choose to apply for the Master of Engineering course, and pursue work as a professionally accredited engineer.
Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs.
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!
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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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