Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (AU001)

Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 will profoundly change the skills mix required as part of the workforce of the future. The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies contextualizes the role of digital technologies for modern engineering, and is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver Industry 4.0. The course content has been developed through University and industry partnerships and is designed to equip learners with both technical and professional skills. The course will develop programming, control, and digitalisation knowledge and skills through an approach of real-world problem solving. It will include innovation and entrepreneurship skills applied to product lifecycle management from design and production to system management.

Course overview

Award abbreviation
ADAT
Course type
undergraduate associative course
Status
current / 2022
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Administered by
Engineering

Course details

Structure
96 points comprising 16 six-point units. Students take four units in the semester.
Available to international students
No
Attendance type
Full- or part-time
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth), South Metro TAFE
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Year 1

Note: Students will complete 36 points at TAFE.

Take all units (18 points):

Note: Students are required to complete PACM1101 Communication in Practice in their first semester.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2MATH1720Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or with permission
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
3 x 1 hr lectures and 1 x 1hr workshop
S1, S2MATH1721Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Prerequisites:
( Mathematics Applications ATAR or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals ) or ( Mathematics Methods ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and STAT1520 Economics and Business Statistics
Lectures: 3-hours per week; Workshops: 2-hour per week
S1, S2PACM1101Communication in Practice
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ENGL2280 Professional Writing; COMM1901 Communication in Practice; SOCS1901 Communication in Practice
3 hours per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2CHEM1003Introductory Chemistry
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
lectures: 3 hours per week; workshops: 1 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week (for 6 weeks) (unsatisfactory attendance and/or performance at the laboratory sessions leads to a laboratory mark of zero)
S1, S2CITS1001Software Engineering with Java
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; workshops: 1 hour per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1CITS1003Introduction to Cybersecurity
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CITS3004 Cybersecurity
Lectures: 2-hours per week; Workshop/Practicals: 2-hours per week
S1, S2CITS1401Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Lectures: 2-hours per week; Labs: 2-hours per week; WorkshopS: 1-hour per week
S1, S2GENG1010Introduction to Engineering
Prerequisites:
( Enrolment in BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science or CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
workshop sessions: 2 hours per week; practical sessions: 3 hours per week
S1, S2MATH1722Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites:
( Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods ) or ( Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
lectures: 4 hours per week; workshop: 1 hour per week
S1, S2PHYS1030Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites:
( Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods ) or ( Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
a scaled score greater than or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or equivalent or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers or PHYS1002 Modern Physics or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics

Year 2

Take all units (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1GENG2007ERDi Testlab for Industry
Prerequisites:
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (ID 5108) PACM1101 Communication in Practice (ID 1149)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures/seminars: 3 hrs per week (first 3 weeks and last 3 weeks) Workshops/practical sessions: 3 hrs per week (middle 6 weeks)

Rules

Title

1. These rules are the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

(3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

English Language competency requirements

5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) completion of a TAFE Diploma in a relevant field;

or

(b) at least 5 years of relevant work experience undertaken in an English-language environment (including manufacturing or mechatronic technician, service technician, system architect or technician, data analyst, or a similar field across the manufacturing or service sectors);

(2) Interview with the Program Chair

Admission ranking and selection

7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Course structure

8.(1) An Associate Degree course consists of 48 credit points (normally 8 units).

Satisfactory progress

Progress status

Deferrals

12. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules
Recognition of Prior Learning

11. Students who have completed a Diploma of Applied Technologies from South Metropolitan TAFE, will get an RPL for the following units: MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals; GENG1203 Prepare Mechanical Models for Computer-Aided Engineering; and GENG1204 Develop, Enter and Verify Discrete Control Programs for Programmable Controllers.