Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering

National Code: CRS1400352
TAFE SA Code: AC00079


Secure a bright future with an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from TAFE SA. This course was designed in response to the workforce needs of the electrical industry, one of South Australia’s major employers with opportunities in a range of industries including electricity generation and distribution, production line processing, and mining. You may be involved in overseeing the condition of electrical equipment, the maintenance and commissioning of electrical equipment, or working alongside engineers to design and prototype advanced electrical technology. Be part of this exciting growth industry with your Associate Degree.

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24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related area
  • Completion of Year 12 and Year 12 Specialist Mathematics OR Mathematical Methods OR General Mathematics or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Skills for Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140

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Some classes may also be run at Regency Campus.

Average cost per semester
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  • 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.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering (CRS1400352)
    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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 14 core units and 3 elective units.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Basic Electrical Circuits 150
    Computing for Engineering 150
    Electrical Drawing 150
    Electrical Engineering Practice 150
    Electrical Engineering Project 150
    Electrical Machines 150
    Electronic Circuits 150
    Engineering Science 150
    Exposure to Engineering Practice 3
    Introduction to Electrical Energy Equipment 150
    Mathematics 1 150
    Mathematics 2 150
    Mechatronics 150
    Project Management 150


    Name Nominal Hours
    Building Services Drafting 150
    Computer Science 2 150
    Digital Electronics 1 150
    Mathematics 3 150
    Microcontroller Programming 150
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
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