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Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering)

Summary
Associate Degree of Engineering Major Computer Systems Engineering (ADNG)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Program, design and develop

Be a part of the future with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) to expand your career prospects and give you the opportunity to become an Engineering Officer. The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to begin work in the industry right away, or set a stepping stone for further study.

Previous experience through TAFE or work?

Already got a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.

Why Computer Systems?

USQ’s Computer Systems Engineering Degree will allow you to immerse yourself in the programming, design and development of major software and hardware programs while creating connections with fellow students and professionals working in the industry.

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 the expertise you will gain from your Associate Degree, a wide range of career opportunities will be made available to you. Work as a Computer Engineering Technical Officer or Computer Systems Officer in government, commercial, private or specialised areas.
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

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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 courses (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 your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9352
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24080

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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 2018 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.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2018 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 19/60. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4, SA)

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

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.


How to apply

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

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 907055
Springfield 927052
Toowoomba 907052

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Friday 23 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.