Isn't that essentially Powertech's Tanking Tree? I.E. Rocket Punch (to proc Ion), Flameburst (for damage debuff), Oil Slick (self aoe debuff), etc? Sure they has some ranged abilities but their core ones are Melee.
class that use tech or vibro staves/swords etc.
atm the force users get proficiencies in those weapons but cant/dont use becuase there abilities require light saber