Advanced Diploma of Engineering
- Program code: C6114
- Campus: City campus
- National curriculum code: MEM60111
This program offers advanced technical and managerial training for technicians and engineers working at a paraprofessional level in aerospace manufacturing, design and maintenance.
Aircraft maintenance engineers install, maintain and repair:
- aircraft engines
- airframes and airframe systems
- radio systems
- aircraft sheet metalwork.
Specialist areas include:
- aircraft design and layout
- mechanical (fault diagnosis of airframe and engine systems)
- structures (producing, maintaining and repairing sheet metal, bonded and non-metallic composite materials and components on aircraft).
You’ll develop the skills that small, medium and large enterprises and the defence forces require.
The program has been developed through extensive consultation with industry to address identified training needs and establish structured career pathways.
2 years full-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
This Advanced Diploma of Engineering will extend your skills and knowledge of aerospace engineering.
- aerodynamics and stability analysis
- problem solving and high-speed flight
- skills in aerospace mechanisms and power transmission devices.
You’ll be introduced to aircraft and control concepts and integrated control systems – elements like:
- automatic flight controls
- multi-axis stability
- design and operation of power assisted controls.
Training in aircraft systems includes the principles, purpose and operation of aircraft fluid power systems. Aerospace drawing is also covered.
You’ll learn how to do technical investigations, reports and troubleshooting for the aerospace industry.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
You’ll be expected to gain relevant work experience, allowing you to design, implement and evaluate your work placement project in industry.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Typically you’ll work as a:
- production supervisor/planner
- maintenance supervisor/planner
- technical officer
- systems technician
- design supervisor
- quality supervisor
- drafting supervisor.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is nationally accredited and recognised by industry, defence forces and universities.
You’ll have the opportunity to become an exchange student or industrial intern overseas.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the nominated date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.
3. Check if you are eligible for a Victorian Government subsidised place. If not you will need to apply for a full-fee place.
4. Check the table below for how to apply.
5. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.
Level of study
Semester 2 (midyear)
Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma
Internal application (current students only)
Internal application (current students only)
Certificate III and below*
* Some Certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application to RMIT.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to each program.
There are 2 tuition fee types:
- Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
- full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.
As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
You may be eligible for exemptions of up to 2 years from the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) program, if you choose to progress to that after this Advanced Diploma.
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.