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 ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
Depending on specialisation: with engineering consultants, government agencies, companies associated with mining, resources, farming, agricultural products, construction, research and development, manufacturing, processing, materials testing.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as an Engineering Associate (Officer).
Mining engineering major: Graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Grade membership of AusIMM (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy).
2 years External or 4 years External