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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice (GEPR) - GradCertEngPrac

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Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
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Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time 

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Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice is not accredited by any professional bodies.

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Program aims

The aim of the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice is to produce graduates who are equipped with specialised management knowledge and skills at an advanced level in engineering practice and management. The program enables students to enhance their knowledge and skills in areas of engineering to undertake advanced professional practice.

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Program objectives

On completion of this program graduates should be able to:

  • Critically analyse, reflect and synthesise information to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to a variety of professional and non-professional audiences.

  • Apply an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge and theories, concepts and processes to solve complex engineering problems.

  • Employ expert and specialised cognitive and technical skills and competencies of contemporary practices and trends.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three-year bachelor degree in engineering, science or technology, or equivalent.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice comprises four single unit academic courses as follows:

Schedule A: Two courses (two units) to be selected from the following list:

  • ENG8104 Asset Management in an Engineering Environment

  • ENG8205 Project Management Practice

  • ENG8208 Advanced Engineering Project Management


Schedule B: Two courses (two units) to be selected from the recommended enrolment pattern.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 2 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Access to an up-to-date computer is necessary. On-campus students can access appropriately equipped laboratories, but should consider acquisition of their own computer. Students should be able to access a computer with the following minimum standards. All students should have access to email and the Internet via a computer running the latest versions of Internet web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. The University has a wireless network for on-campus students' computers. In order to take advantage of this facility and further enhance their on-campus learning environment, students should consider purchasing a notebook/laptop computer with wireless connectivity. Specialist software is required for some courses.

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Credit

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.

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Enrolment

Candidates for admission to this program should note that some of the courses specify enrolment requirements. This may mean that successful applicants will be enrolling in courses for which they do not have sufficient pre-requisite knowledge. Applicants should refer to the course specification to determine the enrolment requirements for the courses they intend enrolling in. Graduate students will be expected to rectify any deficiencies in their pre-requisite knowledge by private study, guided if necessary by the examiners of the relevant courses. Alternatively, they should enrol in the pre-requisite course(s). These courses will not contribute to the requirements for program completion.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Practice recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Schedule A: Students must complete two of the courses listed in this schedule.

     ENG8104 Asset Management in an Engineering Environment11
     ENG8208 Advanced Engineering Project Management11
     ENG8205 Project Management Practice22

Schedule B: Technical courses Students must complete two of the courses listed in this schedule.#

     AGR3304 Soil Science11
     CIV1501 Engineering Statics22,3Pre-requisite: ENG1500 or MAT1500 or ENM1600 or (ENM1500 and CIV1500) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MEPR or GCEN or GEPR
     CIV2403 Geology and Geomechanics22Pre-requisite: CIV1501 or CIV1500 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MENS or GCEN or GEPR
     CIV2502 Structural and Building Technology22
     CIV2503 Structural Design I22Pre-requisite: (ENG1100 and MEC2402) or (ENG1100 and CIV1501 for students enrolled in one of the following: BETC Infrastructure Management major or BENS Infrastructure Management Engineering major) or Students must be enrolled in: GCEN or GEPR
     CIV2605 Construction Engineering11
     CIV2701 Road Design and Location11Pre-requisite: MAT1500 or ENG1500 or ENM1500 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST or GCEN
     CIV3505 Structural Analysis11Pre-requisite: MEC2402 and (MAT1502 or ENM1600 or MAT1102) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
     CIV3603 Construction Methods2
     ENV2103 Hydraulics I11Pre-requisite: CIV1500 or CIV1501 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN
     ENV2105 Applied Chemistry and Microbiology11
     ENV2201 Land Studies11
     ENV3103 Environmental Pollution22Pre-requisite: ENV2105 and ENV2103 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS or GEPR
     ENV3105 Hydrology22
     ELE1801 Electrical Technology22,3Pre-requisite: ENG1500 or MAT1500 or ENM1500 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MEPR or GCEN or GEPR
     ELE2101 Control and Instrumentation22Pre-requisite: ENG1500 or MAT1500 or ENM1500 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MEPR or GCEN or GEPR
     ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control22
     ELE2503 Electronic Systems22Pre-requisite: ELE1502 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN or GEPR
     ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis22Pre-requisite: ELE1502 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MEPR or GDNS or MENS or GCNS or GCEN or GEPR
     ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles11Pre-requisite: (ELE1502 and ELE1801) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC
     ELE2704 Electricity Supply Systems22Pre-requisite: ELE1801 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MEPR or GCEN or METC or GEPR
     ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems11Pre-requisite: ELE2103 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNS or GCEN or GDNS or MEPR or MENS or METC
     ELE3803 Electrical Plant11Pre-requisite: ELE1801 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
     MEC2106 Introduction to Thermofluids22Pre-requisite: CIV1500 or CIV1501 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BENH or BEBC or BEHS or GCEN or MENS or GEPR
     MEC2301 Design of Machine Elements22Pre-requisite: MEC2402 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MEPR or GCEN or GEPR
     MEC2304 Solid Modelling22
     MEC2401 Dynamics I11Pre-requisite: ((MAT1502 or MAT1102 or ENM1600) and CIV1501) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or GCNS or METC or MEPR or MENS
     MEC2402 Stress Analysis11Pre-requisite: CIV1501 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
     MEC2501 Process Control Systems2Pre-requisite: ELE2103 or (MEC1501 and ELE2101 as Co-requisite or Pre-requisite) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GEPR
     ENG8101 Technological Impact and its Management11
     ENG8103 Management of Technological Risk22
     ENG8207 Technological Innovation and Development2

Footnotes
#Approved Courses will normally be Engineering, Science or Technology courses not lower than Level 2. Consult the Program Convenor via usq.support@usq.edu.au to seek approval to substitute higher level courses if desired.