AWARD COURSE

Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering/Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering



TAFE SA Code: DT00003

Study pathway: Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering (CRS1400351)

Description

This qualification leads to the application of electronic components and computers to enable technologies like mobile communications, medical devices, mining equipment, robotics and more. You develop skills to select, commission, maintain and diagnose malfunctions of electronic sub-assemblies and systems.

Duration
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Up to 45 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees
Subsidised
$4,413
$33,097
Concession
$4,121
$30,910

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,001
$52,511

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $160.00 for Texts, tools, components and additional training..

Please note that fees and funding status only apply to the initial TAFE SA qualification. Check the course page or relevant university website for details on the secondary qualification. Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into.

  • Upfront Payment

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

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    FEE-HELP

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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

    The employment opportunities for Diploma graduates will be working as a technical officer in the rapidly-growing electronics industry and related areas like defence, mining, biomedical and communications. You may be commissioning and maintaining medical equipment or supervising production line activities in a manufacturing environment. Biomedical Engineering combines a knowledge of electronics with medicine and health industry practices. The Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering was developed in collaboration with SA Health and Biomedical Engineering (SABME), the main provider of biomedical engineering services for the State Government. The employment opportunities for the graduates of this course are in companies who offer biomedical engineering services to the Australian health institutions. Working as a biomedical paraprofessional you will be installing, commissioning, testing and fault-finding biomedical equipment used in the Health system. You will also find employment opportunities in electronics and related-industries. Graduates often choose to further their career by completing a University degree.

    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

    Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering/Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering
    The Diploma leads to the application of electronic components and computers to enable technologies like mobile communications, medical devices, mining equipment, robotics and more.
    You develop skills to select, commission, maintain and diagnose malfunctions of electronic sub-assemblies and systems.
    To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and elective units totalling 1460 points.
    A typical study program for the Associate Degree includes:

    • First year
    • engineering programming, anatomy and physiology, engineering practice, WHS and sustainability, engineering mathematics and physics, design, construction and test of basic analog and digital circuits
    • Second year
    • biomedical instrumentation, project management, design, construction and test of advanced analog circuits, 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 and 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 15 core and 2 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    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
  • 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 (Biomedical) (Honours)
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    Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering
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