Bachelor of Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Vocational Education & Training (BTBV) - BETC BVET

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Toowoomba campus: 907702; Distance education: 907705

CRICOS code (International applicants): This program is pending CRICOS registration. Offers will not be issued to International Students for these programs until CRICOS endorsement is granted.

 On-campusDistance educationOnline
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Toowoomba --
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration: 4 years full-time, 8 years part—time 
Program articulation:

From: Associate Degree of Engineering ; Bachelor of Engineering Technology

To: Bachelor of Engineering

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Program focus

This combined program provides students with the problem-solving, analytical and discipline specific skills required as an engineering technologist; and prepares students for employment in vocational education and training-related roles.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to operate as effective educators and trainers within a range of post-compulsory education and training settings such as TAFE, technical colleges, industry and community education settings. Graduates are also qualified for the role of training manager in relevant settings, although further postgraduate studies would be well-regarded.

Civil Engineering Major

This major provides students with the skills to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airfields, irrigation works, buildings, harbour facilities and disposal works. Students have the opportunity to specialise in the areas of project design and construction, and research and development. Graduates will be involved in the building and development of infrastructure, such as roads, railways , airfields, irrigation works, buildings, harbour facilities, dams, pipelines, sewers, tunnels, canals and disposal works.

Electrical and Electronic Major

This major provides students with skills in energy systems and power electronics, computers and microprocessors, communications, and control. Graduates will be involved in analogue and digital electronics, computer engineering, microprocessors and applications, measurement, instrumentation and control, robotics, telecommunications, microwaves, fibre optics, biomedical engineering, power stations, distribution and machines, defence services, electricity boards and government departments.

Mechanical Engineering Major

This major provides students with skills in energy generation, dynamic mechanisms, simulation, manufacturing and fluid flow control, to design new machines and devices and improve manufacturing systems. Graduates will be involved in manufacturing systems. Graduates will be involved in manufacturing refineries, mining, transportation, computing, energy and education industries, including consultancy, research, project planning and management design, development, supervision and commissioning of new systems, computer-aided design and manufacture of consumer products, machines and equipment, and specialist technical sales.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation for this program will be sought from Engineers Australia in 2013. Graduates from this program are eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist. After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor or Engineering Technology may apply for chartered status as an Engineering Technologist, and when granted, may use the post-nominal TMIEAust CEngT.

Graduates who choose to extend EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment to meet the requirements for the VET qualification course TAE40110 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will have met the industry standard for training delivery in Australia's VET system. The program is not accredited with the Queensland College of Teachers.