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Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) (ADNG)
CRICOS: 054271G

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The semester 3 (November) intake is only available via external study.

Overview

  • Charge up your career in a wide range of industries with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), or set a steppingstone for further study.
  • With highly practical studies accessing our first-class laboratories, you’ll learn to use electrical and electronic equipment, measurement equipment, microprocessors, programmable logic controllers, and experience workshop practices to prepare you for the workforce.
  • Build your knowledge of electrical and electronic trade, translating practical know-how into physical and mathematical principles, and giving you a broad perspective of the entire engineering discipline and its practice. Gain a solid grounding in electrical theory, digital and analogue electronics, telecommunications and control principles, and learn how that theory is applied across a range of industries.
  • Your work will focus on specific elements of larger systems; applying established codes, practices and procedures to manufacture, install, commission and service small and large scale projects in the fields of electronics and telecommunications, transportation systems, resource extraction, electricity generation, or renewable technologies.
  • Do you already hold a Diploma through TAFE, prior studies, or experience through work? You may be able to fast-track your degree.
     

Further study

This degree articulates for further career development into our Bachelor of Engineering Science and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) where you will be credited for your studies already undertaken in the Associate Degree of Engineering (if studying in the same major).

Professional accreditation

When you graduate with your Associate Degree, you’ll be eligible for full accreditation with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Associate (Officer).You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in countries that are signatories to the Dublin Accord. 

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate of this degree, you will have the opportunity to become an electrical and electronic engineering officer, electrical or electronic drafter or designer, electrical maintenance technician or planner, power systems technician, telecommunications technician, technical officer, or engineering support officer in some of Australia’s biggest and most important industries.
  • With your graduate expertise you’ll be able to secure a career within a wide range of industries from railways, mining, manufacturing, waste processing, mineral processing, specialist technical sales, or with a major power company like Energy Queensland, Powerlink or Origin.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

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

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 5
Electrical and Electronic major courses 11
5 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this degree.

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.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook or please contact us for more information.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

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

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 054271G

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
  • Semester 3, 2022 - Monday 14 November, 2022.

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