Associate Degree in Technology (Defence Industries) New

Degree Type Associate Degree
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 318001
CRICOS 0100945

Develop deep defence expertise

Defence-tech engineering is its own world—unique concepts discussed in unique contexts. But with the industry’s current rate of growth outpacing supply of suitably qualified staff, defence-related organisations are keenly seeking professionals who speak their ‘language’.

Our new Associate Degree in Technology (Defence Industries) will give you both the necessary vocabulary and the scientific understanding to use it—whether coordinating research, translating it for customers, or approaching partners.

What will you do?

Taught over two years full-time within a faculty ranked 43 in the world for computer science and engineering*, the degree leverages the University’s strong industry links and world-class research. It emphasises real-world experience, with over 150 hours of work-based training.

In addition to gaining a broad understanding of technology’s foundational sciences—computer, information, mathematical, natural and physical—you’ll develop skills in evaluating and using:

  • engineering methods, tools and processes in real-world defence-related contexts
  • systems-thinking principles to manage and develop well-structured and maintainable defence technology solutions
  • AI and automation technologies (Industry 4.0)
  • data analytics and cyber security applications
  • mechatronics and electrical principles
  • advanced critical thinking and interpersonal communication.

Where could it take you?

You could play an important role linking defence-tech engineering with hands-on technicians and head-office executives in defence-related organisations of all kinds—anything from ‘prime’ contractors to local SMEs or the Department of Defence. You’ll also receive advanced standing towards the Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries).

 

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 318001
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer new for 2020
    Median ATAR to receive an offer new for 2020
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer new for 2020
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer new for 2020
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer new for 2020
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer new for 2020
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors).

    Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.

    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies).

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.

    Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.

    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.

    Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.

    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components.

    Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.

    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 318001

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    new for 2020 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study new for 2020 N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    new for 2020 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    new for 2020 N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    new for 2020 N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    new for 2020 N/A
    International students new for 2020 N/A
    All students new for 2020 100.0%

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 0100945
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies).

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    International Qualifications SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.

    Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries) must have completed SACE (or equivalent) and achieved an International Selection Rank of at least 65 (or equivalent).
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,525

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    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Management Analyst, Assistive Technology Developer, Business Analyst, NGO Policy Officer, Communications Technologist, Cyber Defender, Project Officer

  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the Associate Degree in Technology (Defence Industries), students must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

    • Core courses to the value of 45 units
    • An internship comprising 3 units
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Last updated: Friday, 18 Oct 2019