Qualification details

MEM80112 - Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 20/Dec/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM80111 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering 19/Dec/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBLED705A - Plan and implement a mentoring programPlan and implement a mentoring program N/A
BSBLED706A - Plan and implement a coaching strategyPlan and implement a coaching strategy N/A
BSBLED710A - Develop human capitalDevelop human capital N/A
BSBREL701A - Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationshipsDevelop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships N/A
MEM23063A - Select and test mechanical engineering materialsSelect and test mechanical engineering materials N/A
MEM23064A - Select and test mechatronic engineering materialsSelect and test mechatronic engineering materials N/A
MEM23111A - Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applicationsSelect electrical equipment and components for engineering applications N/A
MEM23112A - Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applicationsInvestigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications N/A
MEM23113A - Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system componentsEvaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components N/A
MEM23114A - Evaluate thermodynamic systems and componentsEvaluate thermodynamic systems and components N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312999 Building And Engineering Technicians Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2128-79 Engineering Technologists Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0307 Mechanical And Industrial Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 211 Graduate Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312999 Building And Engineering Technicians Nec 06/May/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2128-79 Engineering Technologists Nec 06/May/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0307 Mechanical And Industrial Engineering And Technology 06/May/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 211 Graduate Diploma 20/Dec/2012 
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Modification History

Release 1 – This qualification supersedes MEM80111. Additional elective units included. Competitive manufacturing (MSACM) units replaced by Competitive Systems and Practices units.

Description

The MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering is a qualification for people with responsibility and accountability for engineering-related design and/or development, leadership or operations across a range of industries and disciplines. The work environment may be project based or relate to an ongoing senior paraprofessional role as a technical specialist or technical leader.

The MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering is designed to build upon existing expertise and provides high level specialist engineering design and engineering technical and project management skills.

The MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering can also provide an articulation pathway to professional qualifications.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

The MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering provides the skills and knowledge for people performing the role of a Principal Technical Officer or equivalent in a range of engineering disciplines. Job roles related to this qualification may include engineering leadership roles, project planning, product development, research and development, project management, operations management, engineering related design and other engineering related technical roles requiring the exercising of engineering related skills of a complex and sophisticated nature or skills in a particular field of technical work.

The MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering qualification satisfies the requirements for employment as a Principal Technical Officer under relevant Awards and Agreements. Individuals seeking further information on the relationship of this qualification to the Principal Technical Officer classification should seek advice from their relevant industrial organisation.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Engineering from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package
  • significant relevant vocational training and/or work experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a Bachelor of Engineering or other suitable higher education qualifications.

Additional qualification advice 

Units of competency selected from other Training Packages must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Many units of competency in this qualification assume a level of English, mathematics and science equivalent to a school sector Year 12 standard.

Note:  Manufacturing Skills Australia recommends that the design of any training delivery and assessment program to support the achievement of this qualification is based on the context required by the industry and/or enterprise.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering are:

  • an Advanced Diploma of Engineering or a Diploma of Engineering, or a
  • relevant Certificate IV or Certificate III together with significant relevant vocational practice in an engineering related role, or a
  • Bachelor Degree; or other higher education qualification, with relevant vocational practice in an engineering related role.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

  • Establish parameters to the brief or contract and provide initial advice
  • Communicate and negotiate with project stakeholders and contributors
  • Communicate with support professionals and technicians
  • Establish visual performance indicators
  • Motivate personnel
  • Review proposal with client to improve outcomes and overcome possible problems
  • Negotiate adjustments to brief or contract
  • Obtain sign-off

Teamwork

  • Coordinate the work of others, general and specialist, for projects that require complex and specialised knowledge to achieve objectives
  • Research and respond to organisational behaviour and management theory
  • Maintain a database of professional, trades and industry contacts
  • Establish and maintain continuous improvement teams

Problem-solving

  • Generate and evaluate complex ideas through the analysis of information and concepts at an abstract level
  • Develop continuous improvement processes
  • Implement problem solving and decision making tools, including root cause analysis and solution evaluation techniques

Initiative and enterprise

  • Initiate, analyse, design, plan, execute and evaluate major functions either broad and/or highly specialised within highly varied and/or highly specialised contexts
  • Generate a range of solutions using appropriate innovation, creativeness and conceptual skills
  • Establish and maintain project or operations management systems

Planning and organising

  • Optimise the implementation plan and schedule
  • Establish the budget and control measures for project or operations management to conform to the financial business plan
  • Establish physical resources requirements
  • Establish human resources and skills development requirements
  • Establish and maintain records of operations or project for accountability against project objectives, schedule and budget
  • Maintain a plan and schedule of priorities for project or operations activities
  • Establish and maintain records of legislative compliance
  • Coordinate project functions, including planning, budgeting and strategy

Self-management

  • Demonstrate full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs
  • Establish personal responsibilities for significant operations or projects
  • Establish, maintain and perform personal priorities
  • Establish and pursue a personal professional development program

Learning

  • Demonstrate the self-directed development and achievement of broad and/or highly specialised areas of knowledge and skills building on prior knowledge and skills
  • Establish human resources and skills development requirements
  • Research and respond to organisational behaviour and management theory
  • Research industrial and related law
  • Research financial management techniques
  • Research knowledge, skills and techniques appropriate to chosen technical electives, mechanical, fluid power, hydrodynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, PLC and microcontroller techniques, computer simulation, differential equations, machine design, noise and vibration, manufacturing and maintenance management techniques

Technology

  • Demonstrate an expert command of wide-ranging, highly specialised, technical, creative or conceptual skills in complex and/or highly specialised or varied contexts
  • Develop knowledge, skills and techniques appropriate to chosen technical electives, mechanical, fluid power, hydrodynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, PLC and microcontroller techniques, computer simulation, differential equations, machine design, noise and vibration, manufacturing and maintenance management techniques
  • Calibrate equipment, take measurements and analyse results
  • Use software for modelling, human machine interfaces, graphical user interfaces, and networks for data handling and control

Packaging Rules

The MEM80112 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Engineering requires achievement of ten (10)  units in accordance with the following rules:

  • three (3)  core units of competency
  • seven (7)  elective units of competency.

Elective selection must include:

  • a minimum of four (4) Group A elective units
  • three (3) remaining elective units may be selected from any combination of:
  • Group A elective units
  • Group B elective units
  • units from any nationally endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses that are packaged at a Vocational Graduate Certificate or Vocational Graduate Diploma level.

NOTE : Units marked with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite unit/s which must be completed either before or concurrently with the listed unit.

Core units of competency 

  • Complete the following three (3)  units of competency.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM234002A

Integrate engineering technologies

MEM234035A

Maintain and apply technical and engineering skills

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Select a minimum of four (4)  elective units of competency from the following list.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM234001A

Plan and manage engineering-related projects or operations

MEM234003A

Design machines and ancillary equipment

MEM234004A

Design for engineering-related noise and vibration mitigation

MEM234005A

Design hydrodynamic pumping systems

MEM234006A

Evaluate and select thermodynamic systems or sub-systems

MEM234007A

Design fluid power systems

MEM234008A

Design plant using computer simulations

MEM234009A

Design computer-integrated manufacturing systems

MEM234010A

Design microcontroller applications

MEM234011A

Design programmable logic controller applications

MEM234012A

Design integrated maintenance management systems

MEM234013A

Plan and design engineering-related manufacturing processes

MEM234014A

Design a robotic system

MEM234015A

Design hydronic heat exchanger systems

MEM234016A

Design refrigeration systems

MEM234017A

Design exhaust, ventilation and dust collection systems

MEM234018A

Design heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration control systems

MEM234019A

Apply finite element analysis in engineering design

MEM234020A

Coordinate small lot manufacture using rapid manufacture processes

MEM234021A

Apply statistics to technology problems

MEM234022A

Apply advanced calculus to technology problems

MEM234023A

Apply differential equations to technology problems

MEM234024A

Apply advanced mathematics in technology problems

MEM234025A

Apply numerical methods to technology problems

MEM234026A

Develop and coordinate engineering-related contingency plans

MEM234027A

Plan and manage materials supply for an engineering project or manufacturing operation

MEM234028A

Produce and manage technical documentation

MEM234029A

Produce and manage technical publications

MEM234030A

Provide specialised technical and engineering guidance to other technical employees

MEM234031A

Manage installation, commissioning or modification of machines and equipment

MEM234032A

Manage fluid power related technologies in an enterprise

MEM234033A

Lead engineering-related quality operations in an enterprise

MEM234034A

Manage heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems or projects

MSS407012A

Lead a problem solving process to determine and solve root cause

MSL976003A

Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures

Group B 

A maximum of three (3) elective units of competency may be selected from the following list, Group A units not already chosen or units from other endorsed Training Packages where the units are available in a Vocational Graduate Certificate or Vocational Graduate Diploma.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM23063A

Select and test mechanical engineering materials*

MEM23064A

Select and test mechatronic engineering materials*

MEM23111A

Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications*

MEM23112A

Investigate electric and electronic controllers in engineering applications*

MEM23113A

Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components*

MEM23114A

Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components*

MEM23115A

Evaluate fluid power systems*

MEM23116A

Evaluate programmable logic controller and related control system component applications*

MEM23117A

Evaluate microcontroller applications*

MEM23118A

Apply production and service control techniques*

MEM23119A

Evaluate continuous improvement processes*

MEM23120A

Select mechanical machine and equipment components*

MEM23121A

Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms*

MEM23122A

Evaluate computer integrated manufacturing systems*

MEM23123A

Evaluate manufacturing processes

MEM23124A

Measure and analyse noise and vibration*

MEM23125A

Evaluate maintenance systems*

MEM234036A

Apply configuration management procedures in engineering management*

MEM234037A

Perform maintenance-related integrated logistic support management activities*

MEM234038A

Apply systems engineering procedures to engineering design project management

BSBLED705A

Plan and implement a mentoring program

BSBLED706A

Plan and implement a coaching strategy

BSBLED710A

Develop human capital

BSBREL701A

Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships

MSS407013A

Review continuous improvement processes

MSS407001A

Prepare for and implement change

MSS407002A

Review operations practice tools and techniques

MSS407003A

Analyse process changes

MSS407004A

Facilitate improvements in the internal value stream

MSS407005A

Undertake a qualitative review of a process change

MSS407006A

Build relationships between teams in an operations environment

MSS407007A

Respond to a major non-conformance

MSS407008A

Capture learning from daily activities in a organisation

MSS407009A

Facilitate improvements in the external value stream

MSS407010A

Improve visual management in the workplace

MSS407011A

Manage benchmarking studies

MSS408008A

Analyse data for relevance to organisational learning

MSS408001A

Develop the competitive systems and practices approach

MSS408002A

Audit the use of competitive tools

MSS408003A

Develop models of future state operations practice

MSS408004A

Develop the value stream

MSS408005A

Develop the learning processes of the operations organisation

MSS408006A

Develop and refine systems for continuous improvement in operations

MSS408007A

Develop problem solving capability of an organisation

MSS405007A

Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise

MSS405020A

Develop quick changeover procedures

MSS405022A

Design a process layout

MSS405023A

Develop a levelled pull system for operations and processes

MSS405032A

Analyse cost implications of maintenance strategy

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