Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering an exciting future

Do you enjoy technical and mechanical activities and analysing how things work? A career as a mechanical engineer could be for you.

Sydney TAFE mechanical engineering courses provide you with the essential skills you need to work as an engineering associate. You’ll develop practical skills, technical knowledge and learn to use specialist tools and software including CAD.

You could work in a wide range of industries including aviation, building services, construction, manufacturing or even robotics.

Sydney TAFE and your mechanical engineering career

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Our programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your new career.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from entry-level roles, through to being an associate in your field and onto further study.
  • Time for a change? If you want or need to upgrade your skills and knowledge quickly, Sydney TAFE also offers an accelerated study option.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Mechanical engineering student

Meet student Lachlan Coles

Lachlan Coles has chosen to study mechanical engineering at Sydney TAFE and sees his course as setting him on a pathway to university.

As part of his course, Lachlan has developed an open source 3D printer made from 3D printed parts and cheap, off-the-shelf components. His new 3D printer has been made at a fraction of the cost of a comparable commercial model.

“I really want to push the boundaries of what some of the new technologies can do, “ says Lachlan.

“I’m really excited to see just how far we can go.”

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to a full university degree. Complete a diploma or advanced diploma and you could gain credit to fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at several universities, including:

  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Newcastle.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs, from specialist short courses to certificates, diploma and an advanced diploma.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Security, Locksmithing and Clock Repairing
  • Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • Elecrotechnology

Mechanical Engineering courses and related careers



Related career

Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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