Undergraduate Certificate in Technology (Defence Industries) New

Deploy on a new career mission

Defence is a multi-billion-dollar sector in Australia’s economy, with South Australia—‘the defence state’—arguably at its epicentre. The development and use of specialist technology plays a key role in the industry’s success, placing those with knowledge and skills in the area in high demand.

Our new Undergraduate Certificate in Technology (Defence Industries) provides a valuable step on this career path—ideal for upskilling, strengthening your CV, or laying the foundations for more advanced university study.

What will you do?

Conducted over six months full-time or 12 months part-time, this flexible program is designed and taught by our world-class, defence-connected technology experts. Through a flexible combination of face-to-face and digital learning, you will:

  • gain fundamental knowledge of specialist defence technology’s underlying scientific principles
  • build skills in applying engineering technology methods, tools and processes in real-world defence contexts
  • develop your defence sector knowledge base
  • learn to assess and analyse defence technology’s development, application and implications.

Where could it take you?

You could go on to a diploma, associate degree or full bachelor degree in technology (defence industries)—whether to start your first career, or an exciting new one. You might draw on your enhanced capabilities to step up in an existing role. Perhaps the qualification will help you win a well-deserved promotion.

*Limited Commonwealth Support places for the Undergraduate Certificates are currently available to domestic students in 2021 as part of the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package. On current advice, you must also complete the qualification by 31 December 2021. Semester 1 commencers may need to study the part time option depending on choice of electives.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 319111
Deferment No
Intake March and July
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Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education A completed Australian Year 12 secondary schooling qualification (or overseas equivalent) (no minimum ATAR required).
Higher Education Study Completion of 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).

Completion of a recognised tertiary enabling program will also be considered.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation.

Alternatively, a completed an AQF Certificate III with at least one year of full time equivalent employment with appropriate experience.

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 2022.

Alternatively, completion of at least three years of full time equivalent employment with appropriate experience.

Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 319111

Fees and Scholarships

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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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Degree Structure

The Undergraduate Certificate in Technology (Defence Industries) provides an orientation to technical careers in the defence industry and builds a foundation of key topics in engineering science. It provides a pathway, and advanced standing, to further learning in the Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries). It is also a stand-alone qualification of broad applicability in today’s workplace.

In this program, students will undertake four courses designed to provide a broad introduction to defence technologies, including a core course focused on the nature and characteristics of defence industries. Students will develop a sound understanding of the  scientific principles underpinning a variety of technologies used in defence. Students will also develop essential communication skills to facilitate effective teamwork in industry.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Technology (Defence Industries) has a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Full-time study plan - for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021
Semester 1 (Full-time)
Students must complete the following:
TECH 1007 Defence Industry and Security MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM

Note: MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM has a pre-requisite of SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.
PROJMGNT 1001 Foundations of Project Management TECH 1002 Data Analytics for Technology

Part-time study plan - for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021
Semester 1 
Students must complete the following:
TECH 1007 Defence Industry and Security Students must choose 1 of the following:


Semester 2
Students must complete the following:
Students must choose 2 of the following:
Note: MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM and TECH 1006 Engineering Mechanics have a pre-requisite of SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent



Full-time study plan - for students commencing in Semester 2, 2021
Semester 2 (Full-time)
Students must complete the following:
TECH 1003 Engineering Technology and Digital Design Students must choose 3 electives from the following:

Note: MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM and TECH 1006 Engineering Mechanics have a pre-requisite of SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.

Assessment

Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of assignments, individual projects, written tests and seminar presentations.

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Last updated: Thursday, 30 Sep 2021