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Associate Degree of Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)

Summary
Associate Degree of Engineering Major Agricultural Engineering (ADNG)
  • CRICOS: 054271G

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

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Only program in Australia and New Zealand!

As the only Agricultural Engineering program in both Australia and New Zealand, you’ll gain the unique knowledge and skills to make a difference in your career with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Agricultural). The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.

Already hold a Diploma through TAFE or an Agricultural College? Then fast track your degree with recognition of prior learning

Why Agriculture?

Toowoomba is at the epicentre of the Darling Downs’ agriculture and farming industries, giving USQ the edge with genuine industry knowledge and understanding as well as providing you with a premium education through USQ’s link to the world-class research centre in Agricultural Engineering. With highly practical, relevant and rigorous course work, you’ll be prepared to work with machinery, soil and water management in areas including sustainable agricultural production and hydraulics; which will allow you to apply engineering solutions to agricultural problems. As an external student you also have access to the course work provided by USQ, giving you a first-class education experience from anywhere around the world. 

Professional accreditation

When you graduate with your Associate Degree, you’ll be eligible to apply for provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia. Apply for membership after you graduate to become an Engineering Associate (Officer) and with the experience you will gain from working in the field, you can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.

With a huge shortage of skills in the agricultural industry, your degree will make you an indispensable employee in many major corporations. Most of USQ’s Agricultural Engineering graduates secure a professional position, such as Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Scientist or Technical Officer, before they even finish their degree.

Other majors for the Associate Degree of Engineering: CivilElectrical and ElectronicInstrumentation Control and AutomationMechanical, and Mining.

Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 16
plus 4-5 x practice course (0 units value)  0
Total 16
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 29440
On-campus AUD 33600

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English
  • Mathematics A

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematics B. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

Find out more about assumed knowledge.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 054271G

NOTE: The semester 3 offering is only available for part-time study.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.