Tyler takes first step in constructing engineering future

From high-rise buildings to highways and bridges – Tyler Gilmore has always been intrigued with design.

So it came as no surprise to his family, when he announced that he was going to be an engineer, the driving force behind many of modern society’s greatest creations.

The 17-year-old, who graduated from Toowoomba Grammar School last year, will take the next step of this career path at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Semester One.

He will join a band of new students making their way from different entry pathways to tertiary education in 2018.

Tyler is the first in his family to attend university and was looking forward to hitting the books.

“I am really excited about starting at USQ and taking the next step in becoming an engineer,” he said.

“I am ready to take on all university has to offer – I cannot wait.”

USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) was Tyler’s first preference for study through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

“For me, USQ was always my first choice,” he said.

“I have friends who are either currently or have previously studied here and I have heard how good the course teaching is.

“It is highly regarded for producing work-ready graduates and a big bonus is that I can live at home, easing the financial pressure.”

USQ Engineering degrees are fully-accredited through Engineers Australia and are recognised worldwide.

Also, 82.5 per cent of USQ Engineering graduates are employed full-time within four months of graduating according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016.

USQ Orientation begins on February 19, with Semester One classes starting on February 26.

Learn more about Engineering at USQ.

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Tyler Gilmore will study a Bachelor of Engineering at USQ this year