About the Diploma
The Diploma in Military Technology(Vehicles & Mobility) provides students with a deep study into the engineering science and technology used in the design of military land vehicles. You will learn the engineering and design fundamentals of modern military vehicle design including the performance trade-offs associated with the selection of different technologies. This exciting new course of study will expose you to a range of topics including combat and logistic vehicle design principles and requirements, automotive performance, vehicle dynamics, amphibious vehicle design and vehicle mobility. This excellent qualification is the only diploma of its type in the world and offers students a unique learning opportunity and pathway to new knowledge and skills.
Who should do the Diploma?
The diploma course is specifically designed to meet the knowledge and skill needs of technology professionals working within government and industry. Candidates for the diploma are likely to be working in capability development, engineering, project management, procurement, ILS and through-life support roles.
Is the Diploma suitable for students with non-technical backgrounds?
Yes. As part of the Diploma, you will have access to an online pre-course study program. This set of studies is designed to assist students refresh a range of essential mathematics, physics and engineering science topics that will be used during the Diploma program. For students with a non-technical background, it is mandatory that you complete the pre-course studies before moving into the first study module. Students with technical or engineering qualifications are likely to find the pre-course study a useful refresher course.
What are the Learning Outcomes?
Outcome 1: Describe the key aspects of automotive design principles and concepts used in the design of military vehicles.
Outcome 2: Use applied engineering mathematics to solve a range of fundamental automotive performance, ride and vibration, vehicle handling and vehicle mobility problems.
Outcome 3: Understand the engineering concepts and trade-offs used in the design of fighting and logistic vehicles and their sub-systems.
Outcome 4: Understand the key sub-systems and components used in the design of military vehicles and how these affect performance outcomes.
Outcome 5: Understand how the design of military vehicle sub-systems affect the overall achieved mobility of track and wheeled vehicles.
What are the Learning Pathways?
The two learning pathways to achieve a Diploma of Military Vehicle Technology include:
Pathway 1. Students who enter this learning pathway must attend a 40 hour public or in-house Military Vehicle Technology & Mobility (Advanced) course and then complete the prescribed readings, submit all mandated assessments tasks and sit mid-course and final examinations.
Pathway 2. Students enrolled in the online diploma course complete the prescribed readings, submit all mandated assessments tasks and sit mid-course and final examinations.
Examinations are undertaken in invigilation centres located in your country. If you are a student located outside Australia, please contact us to discuss exam options.
How long do you have to complete the Diploma?
Pathway 1. Students have 12 months from the completion of the course lectures to complete all mandated assessment tasks. If you are attending a privately delivered ‘Sandwich’ course, then students must complete all assessment task in 14 weeks.
Pathway 2. Students undertaking the online diploma have 12 months from the date they are granted access to the e-Learning portal to complete all mandated assessment tasks.
Extensions to complete the Diploma will not be granted beyond the stipulated 12 months completion period.
The required textbooks to support student studies during the diploma course are “Theory of Ground Vehicles,” 4th Edition, by J.Y Wong, 2009 and “Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering”, 2nd Edition, by J.Y Wong, 2010. A range of other reading materials will be made available via the student learning portal.
Students receive a copy of the text book “Theory of Ground Vehicles”, 4th Edition as part of attending a public Military Vehicle Technology & Mobility (Advanced) course. Students need to separately purchase a copy of the textbook ‘Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering’ as this is not included in the public course fee. Students studying the online Diploma need to separately purchase the two mandated text books “Theory of Ground Vehicles” and “Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering”.
Online Study Materials
Students will be provided with online access to a broad range of relevant, supplementary reading material and references to support learning during the diploma course. These supplementary learning materials are contained in the student e-Leaning Portal. For residential students, access will be provided to the e-Learning portal following enrollment, payment of the course fee and completion of public/in-house course. Students studying the online Diploma will receive immediate access to the e-Learning Portal following payment of the tuition fee.
Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of others and presenting them as your own. Plagiarism is a type of intellectual theft. It can take many forms, from deliberate cheating to accidentally copying from a source without acknowledgement. All students enrolling in the diploma course are required to sign an ‘Academic Code of Conduct’ and agree not to engage in plagiarism, act dishonestly or unethically during the completion of assessment tasks.