New courses for 2020

We've got some exciting new courses starting in 2020.

Select from the options below to find out more details.

Contact us on 1800 333 864 (within Australia) to register your interest in our new courses. If you are calling from overseas, call +61 3 5327 9018.

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) Honours

This course is designed to meet the requirements of Engineers Australia and produce accredited professional engineers with in-depth knowledge and skills across the interdisciplinary domain of electrical and information engineering.

The course covers key areas of the electrical, electronic and computer domains – electrical circuits, signals and systems, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, embedded and control systems and renewable energy. Linking to these topics, students would be introduced to areas of information engineering – programming, data science, data analytics, cybersecurity of physical systems, imaging, artificial intelligence and communication engineering.

Learn out in the field

Some of the best learning experiences you’ll ever have will occur on the job. That’s why our engineering students undertake a 12-week industry placement before finishing their studies. And, if you want even more on the job experience, you might like to consider our Industry Placement Program which includes a $15,000 industry scholarship payment.

Career opportunities

You could pursue roles such as:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronic engineer
  • Engineering professional
  • Industrial engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Plant engineer

in the fields of

  • Electrical engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Power systems engineering
  • Electronic systems

Professional recognition

Designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Further study options

  • Master of Engineering Technology (Renewable Energy and Electrical Power Systems)
  • PhD studies

The finer details

Duration: 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application: Direct/VTAC

ATAR: Required

Entry requirements

Year 12

  • Units 3 and 4: any English, with a study score of at least 25, and
  • Units 3 and 4: Maths Methods or Specialist Maths with a study score of at least 20

Non Year 12

HE/VET and/or life experience

Sample course structure

Year 1

  • Professional Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials in Engineering
  • Modelling and Change (intro level)

Year 2

  • Modelling Continuous Change
  • Digital Logic and Design
  • Signals and Systems
  • Big Data Analytics

Year 3

  • Engineering Computer Apps and Interactive Modelling
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Analysis

Year 4

  • Electrical Power Distribution Engineering
  • Microgrid and Energy Storage Systems
  • Engineering Project (1 and 2)

Additional information for international students

Download our international program brochure here (pdf,1.3MB).

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

*Subject to accreditation

Make a meaningful difference in the community with an occupational therapy degree. You’ll assist and empower people to overcome limitations in their daily lives and occupations. Our program has special focus on occupational therapy in rural and remote settings and being equipped to handle the unique challenges of these areas.

Course outline

You’ll play a key role helping patients adapt to their ‘new normal’ by providing guidance and the physical skills required to modify and undertake daily tasks. You’ll also be key in helping people achieve participation in recreational/leisure activities that are important to them in enjoying a fulfilling lifestyle.

Our program focuses on contemporary occupational therapy practice and is based on real-life scenarios and cases. It takes four years full-time to complete and covers a variety of topics. Some subjects are delivered with other health professional students so you will have an interprofessional experience.

Learn in the field

Clinical placement fieldwork is a compulsory component of the program. These placements occur from the very beginning of the course and in the later years of our program, there are significant amounts of work-integrated learning, which means you will be in the field working alongside occupational therapists to develop your skills and clinical decision-making for much of the time.

Career opportunities

Occupational therapists are employed in public and private hospitals, medical rehabilitation centres, community health centres, home care services, aged care facilities, psychiatric clinics, hostels and hospitals, vocational rehabilitation centres, schools and educational facilities, independent living/respite centres and private practice. Occupational therapists work with people across the lifespan, in injury prevention and management and with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Other roles are:

  • Art therapist
  • Dance movement psychotherapist
  • Ergonomist
  • Health promotion specialist
  • High intensity therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Sports therapist

The finer details

Duration: 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Gippsland (Churchill)

Application:

  • VTAC/Direct

Note: This course is only available for domestic applicants.

Entry requirements

Year 12

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any mathematics or Units 3 and 4: one of Biology, Chemistry, Health and Human Development, Physical Education, Physics or any mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English

Non-Year 12

  • HE, VET and/or work/life experience

Extra requirements

  • Applicants must obtain police check, Working With Children Check (WWCC) and immunisation (Statement of currency) prior to enrolment

Professional recognition

  • Subject to accreditation by Australian Occupational Therapy Council (OTC)

Sample course structure

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
  • Life Span Development for Health
  • Health and Healthcare in Australia
  • Communication Skills for Health Professionals
  • Foundations of Allied Health Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Occupation and Occupational Therapy
  • Enabling Occupation Through Partnerships

Year 2

  • Rural and Remote Public and Primary Health Care
  • Health Professional Research 1
  • Health Promotion for Health Professionals
  • Psycho-Emotional Determinants of Occupation
  • Contextual Determinants of Occupation
  • Physical and Cognitive-Neurological Determinants of Occupation
  • Clinical Medicine for Therapy

Year 3

  • Rural and Urban Practice 1
  • Rural and Urban Practice 2
  • Occupational Therapy Honours Project Proposal
  • Enhancing Practice Capabilities
  • Professional Practice Preparation
  • Health Professional Research 2

Year 4

  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Contemporary Issues for Health Professionals
  • Health Law and Ethics, Reflective Practice
  • Advancing Professional Practice
  • Advanced Rural or Urban Occupational Therapy Practice

Bachelor of Human Services and Entrepreneurship

Want to make a positive difference to solve social problems in a rapidly changing human services sector? You’ll develop a broad suite of skills to become a social entrepreneur who can assist, advocate and empower people and communities who are experiencing complex social and economic challenges.

Course outline

As a graduate you’ll be skilled in areas including organisational management, project and grant writing, advocacy, community work and innovating to solve challenging social problems.

You’ll develop knowledge and skills of how to become entrepreneurs who can create, propose and have social impact to address complex global challenges through developing innovative and creative solutions. Graduates develop skills working with government and third-sector organisations in case management, community work, group work, ethical practice and managing complex cases.

Learn in the field

Field-based placements are a compulsory component of the program. It provides students with a real-world experience and an opportunity to integrate knowledge of theories and concepts into practice. The program has two field-based placements, one in Year 2 and one in Year 3. Field placement equates to 410 hours and is conducted in a variety of organisations, where you will be able to work on real projects, alongside industry professionals.

Career opportunities

Pursue roles such as:

Community and human services sector

  • Case manager
  • Child protection officer
  • Community education officer
  • Director of human and health programs and services
  • Program manager (Disability services)
  • Family services officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health services manager
  • Management and entrepreneurship - Coordinator human services
  • Team leader
  • Manager (Partnerships and strategic development)
  • Human services manager
  • Human services practitioner marketing officer/manager

Social enterprise sector

  • Executive officer
  • Assistant director (Fundraising and marketing)
  • Assistant director (Program delivery)
  • Director (Social inclusion)
  • Director (People and culture)

The finer details

Duration: 3 years full-time (or 6 years part-time equivalent)

Location: Mt Helen, Berwick, Gippsland, Flexible delivery

Application: VTAC/direct

Note: This course is only available for domestic applicants.

Entry requirements

Year 12

  • Units 3 and 4: A study score of at least 20 in any English
  • A study score of 35 in any business, humanities, information technology or in Economics, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology. (Equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.)
Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the SEAS. Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Read more about SEAS >

Non-Year 12

Higher Education, VET and/or work/life experience

Extra requirements

Applicants must obtain police check, Working With Children Check (WWCC) and immunisation (Statement of currency) prior to enrolment

Professional recognition

Subject to accreditation by Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Further study options

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Areas of study

  • Community and human services
  • Entrepreneurship and human services
  • Social enterprise and innovation

Sample course structure

Year 1

  • Introduction to Community and Human Services
  • Sociological Imagination
  • Indigenous History
  • Management Principles
  • Interpersonal Counselling for Professional Practice
  • Theories and Models for Practice
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management

Year 2

  • Theories and practice of group work
  • 160 hours of work-integrated learning
  • Community Practice Approaches
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Social Policy

Year 3

  • Critical Practice Approaches
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Research Methods
  • Applied Ethics in Contemporary Societies
  • Field placement (250 hours)
  • Project Management

Master of Engineering Project Management

What to expect

The Master’s course covers the key knowledge and skills required for engineering project and resource planning and execution. This includes contracts and costing, business analysis and decision making, the global management environment, human and financial resources, risk, and research methodology. You will also undertake an independent piece of research in the last year of your course.

The unique course structure will ensure you are well prepared to make your mark, not only in Australia, but worldwide, where efficient and competent planning and execution of large projects, particularly in infrastructure, is essential in ensuring the success of key global industries.

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Contracts and Procurement
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Terotechnology and Life Cycle Costs (online)
Semester 2
  • Business Analysis and Decision Making
  • Risk Engineering (online)
  • Research and Quantitative Methods
  • Human Resource Management

Year 2

Semester 1
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Engineering Project Resource Planning
  • Advanced Engineering Project 1
Semester 2
  • Financial Management
  • Engineering Project Execution
  • Advanced Engineering Project 2

Career opportunities

  • Engineering project manager
  • Project engineer
  • Project manager
  • Contracting manager
  • Team leader

Further study options

PhD studies

Professional recognition

Designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

The finer details

Duration: 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application: Direct

Year 12 entry: No

Entry requirements

You'll need to have completed a 3- or 4-year engineering science, engineering technology or engineering degree.

Additional information for international students

Download our international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB)

Master of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic Systems Engineering)

What to expect

Such is the multidisciplinary nature of mechatronics, the Master’s course caters to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a range of disciplines including mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, software and computer systems engineering.

The course provides a balance in knowledge and skills between the three key areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, with a strong focus on project-based and multidisciplinary learning. Project-based courses give students opportunities to bring their multidisciplinary knowledge together to learn and understand mechatronics as a discipline. You will also undertake an independent piece of research in the last year of your course.

Sample course structure

Year 1

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis
  • Research and Qualitative Methods
  • Electives - Stream 1  (x3)
  • Electives - Stream 2  (x2)

Year 2

  • Advanced Mechatronic Systems Design
  • Actuators and Drives in Mechatronic Systems
  • Advanced Industrial Robotic Systems
  • Advanced Control Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Project (1 and 2)

Electives - Stream 1

  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements and Computer Instrumentation
  • Fluid and Pneumatic Control
  • Engineering Computer Applications and Interactive Modelling
  • Mechatronics Components Design
  • Sensors and Artificial Perception
  • System Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial Robotics Systems

Electives - Stream 2

  • Digital Imaging and Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Mechanisms Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Drives and Articulators
  • Digital and Embedded Systems

Career opportunities

Engineer / professional specialising in the fields of:

  • Automation
  • Control systems
  • Robotics and process automation
  • Plant design and management
  • Data comms and networks
  • Sales
  • Self-diagnostic machinery design
  • Mechanical design
  • Process and packaging design
  • Scientific equipment design
  • Infrastructure
  • Mechatronic projects
  • Automotive systems
  • Avionics testing

Further study options

PhD studies

Professional recognition

Designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

The finer details

Duration: 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Application: Direct

Year 12 entry: No

Entry requirements

You'll need to have completed a 3- or 4-year engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic, or software and computer science engineering degree with a credit average.

Additional information for international students

Download international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB).

Master of Engineering Technology (Renewable and Electrical Power Systems)

What to expect


The course covers key areas of electrical circuits, signals and systems, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, electrical power distribution and protection system, control systems and renewable energy.  It also links to areas covering sensors, artificial perception, and Internet of Things (IoT) in smart energy systems. You will also undertake an independent piece of research in the last year of your course.

The course has a strong focus on research and project-based learning, where you will be able to apply the concepts learned into application and use.

This unique course will help you make your mark, not only in Australia, but also globally, where automation, IoT, smart grid and renewable energy are a key focus of industries and countries worldwide

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Analysis
  • Sensors and Artificial Perception
  • Engineering Project Management
Semester 2
  • Principles of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Advanced Control Systems Engineering
  • Research and Quantitative Methods
  • IoT in Smart Energy Systems

Year 2

Semester 1
  • Electrical Power Distribution Engineering
  • Micro-grid and Energy Storage Systems
  • Advanced Engineering Project 1
Semester 2
  • Power Electronics Applications to Renewable Energy Systems
  • Electrical Demand Forecasting and Management
  • Advanced Engineering Project 2

Career opportunities

Professional engineer specialising in the fields of:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Grid management
  • Power systems engineering

Further study options

PhD studies

Professional recognition

Designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

The finer details

Duration: 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application: Direct

Year 12 entry: No

Entry requirements

You'll need to have completed a recognised 3- or 4-year degree in a relevant area with a credit average.

Additional information for international students

Download international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB).