Engineering is the practical application of science and math to solve problems, and it is everywhere in the world around you. From the start to the end of each day, engineering technologies improve the ways that we communicate, work, travel, stay healthy, and entertain ourselves.Engineers are problem-solvers who want to make things work more efficiently and quickly and less expensively. From computer chips and satellites to medical devices and renewable energy technologies, engineering makes our modern life possible. In particular, electrical engineers and computer engineers have a wide range of study options and career paths that let them design, build, and manage those ideas into reality.(www.ece.gatech.edu)
Fabrication training provides skills in metal work and welding for employment in the manufacturing industry. Tradespeople are able to work across many industries and may find employment as supervisors or with experience may run their own business.
Mechanical Engineering covers all things that are made - from the initial idea to designing, manufacturing, assembly, installation, repairs, replacements, through to packaging and selling the product. Pre-employment courses offer you a taste of the engineering field. You learn about turning, milling, drawing, and drilling. The focus is on the production and manufacturing areas and students gain broad based skills which may lead into a traineeship or apprenticeship.Apprenticeships in Mechanical Engineering may lead to supervisory roles and business ownership. Employment opportunities are varied with qualified tradespeople able to work across many industries.
Diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering are suitable for people already in the engineering field looking for greater career opportunities and for those new to the industry. The course may lead to employment as technicians or workshop supervisors, and in drafting and design in the manufacturing, engineering construction and research industries.
Surveying - a field of Civil Engineering - provides training in surveying practice and computing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), photogrammetry, legislation and cadastral surveying, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and spatial databases. Modern surveys help police at crime scenes, they predict earthquakes, they use computer imaging and satellites to monitor environmental change, they map the ocean floor, and they tell you where your land ends and your neighbour's begins. Areas increasing in importance are the creation and management of spatial data and the application of the data. Geodesy remains important because of the increased application of satellite systems such as GPS. Students gain practical experience using a variety of industry standard equipment. Various surveying technologies and software are used for electronic data capture, processing and presentation. Graduates can also continue their studies at Diploma level. Graduates can expect to find employment in Cadastral Surveying, Engineering Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, as Photogrammetrists, in Remote Sensing, Geodesy and Land Information.
GOTAFE's Engineering Centre has highly experienced and qualified industry experts in their field. Trainers provide the latest training and leadership to help develop students, apprentices, businesses; and as a result elevate the profile of the automotive industry in the Goulburn Valley and North East regions of Victoria.
Our partnerships with the Engineering Industry
GOTAFE Engineering Managers and trainers work closely with industry to ensure our training of the Engineering workforce is addressing the required skills needed to work effectively, efficiently and safely.
Programs can lead to positions such as:
- apprentice metal fabricator tradesperson
- apprentice mechanical tradesperson
- qualified tradesperson
- workshop supervisor
- engineering sales
- assistant engineer
- operational manager
- quality assurance
- geographic information system technician