INTERNATIONAL

Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)

CRICOS Code: 092138J
National Code: CRS1400353


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 (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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104 weeks
4
80 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
Commences

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 including Year 12 Maths; or Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related area; or overseas equivalent

Course Notes

  • Students who do not have Year 12, Maths at Year 12 or the overseas equivalent, may wish to complete the package of the Certificate III in Engineering-Technical and the Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management or Design Drafting). The Certificate III in Engineering - Technical will provide a foundation of Maths to prepare the student for success in the Associate Degree.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $8875
Total course cost ( 104 weeks)
AUD $35500
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $35500

* International students will be required to purchase text books, steel cap boots and a high-visibility vest, sometimes known as hi-vis or hi-viz, that has highly reflective properties. They will also need to purchase long sleeved tops and long trousers. The approximate cost of these items is between $200-$500. Further details will be provided upon commencement.

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • 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) (Major in Environmental Engineering)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Geotechnical Engineering)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Renewable Energy)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Structural Engineering)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Water Systems Engineering)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Construction Management)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Smart Technologies)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Defence Systems)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structual)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) with Honours
    Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) with Honours
    Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) with Honours
  • Packaged University Offer

    This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) at Flinders University.

    This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.

    The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

    • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
    • Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
    • Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
    • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
    • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

    See relevant Credit Transfer details below.

  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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