Students gain industry-driven knowledge and the skills to apply practical analysis and technical principles to their chosen specialisation. This program prepares students for employment as associate engineers or can be used as a pathway to a bachelor’s degree. This program expands students’ knowledge in a range of technologies and equipment to assist in the design, management and construction of engineering projects. Students develop the basic problem-solving skills that can be applied to engineering problems, while gaining an understanding of the principles of sustainability. For more program information, visit Associate Degree of Engineering at USQ.
External students must attend at least one, week-long, residential school in Toowoomba during most years of the program.
Toowoomba : agricultural engineering; civil engineering; electrical and electronic engineering; mechanical engineering; mining engineering.
External: agricultural engineering; civil engineering; electrical and electronic engineering; instrumental control and automation engineering; mechanical engineering; mining engineering.
Springfield: civil engineering; electrical and electronic engineering; mechanical engineering.
All students must complete 30 days of work experience in an engineering workplace.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
Applicants must nominate on their QTAC application one preferred major of study.
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
For more information about the OP/Rank profile, please visit OP/Rank profile explained.
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For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
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Recent secondary education
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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Depending on specialisation: with engineering consultants, government agencies, companies associated with mining, resources, farming, agricultural products, construction, research and development, manufacturing, processing, materials testing.
Engineering associate (officer) with Engineers Australia.
2 years Full time or 4 years Part time