AWARD COURSE

Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)


National Code: CRS1400353
TAFE SA Code: AC00080


Description

This course was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the civil and structural consulting industry in South Australia. Designed in collaboration with industry, the course prepares you to become a design drafter. As a design drafter you will be preparing drawings, documentation and specifications, inspecting works and estimating costs.

Duration
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Up to 24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related area
  • or
  • Completion of Year 12 and Year 12 Mathematics with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • or
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140

Average cost per semester
Full Fee
$6,128
$24,511
    • This is a Higher Education qualification which leads to employment and/or fast-track into further study at university.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Civil and Structural Engineering underpins the planning, design and construction of private and public buildings and facilities, bridges and roads, water infrastructure and more. The industry has two major branches: design (also known as engineering consulting) and construction. The Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the engineering consulting industry in South Australia. This industry is in need of specialised highly trained paraprofessional staff. You will work as a design drafter or technical officer supporting engineers. Your work may involve preparing drawings, documentation and specifications, inspecting works and cost estimation.

    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 Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) (CRS1400353)
    Topics include construction practice, mathematics, computing for engineering, basic drawing, construction geotechnics, water infrastructure, civil drawing, structural analysis, environmental engineering, computer science and project management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Building Services Drafting 150
    Civil Drafting 150
    Civil/Structural Basic Drawing 150
    Computing for Engineering 150
    Construction Geotechnics 150
    Construction Practice 150
    Engineering Mechanics 150
    Exposure to Engineering Practice 3
    Infrastructure Engineering Project 150
    Mathematics 1 150
    Mathematics 2 150
    Project Management 150
    Structural Analysis 150
    Structural Design Drafting 150
    Water Infrastructure 150

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Advanced BIM (Building Information Modelling) 150
    Computer Science 1 150
    Environmental Engineering 150
    Mathematics 3 150
    Site Management 1 150
    Water and Wastewater Treatment 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 (Civil) (Honours)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structual)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Project Management)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) with Honours
    Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) with Honours
    Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) with Honours
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