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Associate Degree of Engineering Major Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
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), or set a stepping stone for further study.
  • With highly practical studies, 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. 
  • 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.
  • Already hold a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then you may be able to fast-track your degree with credit you’ve already earned.

Further study

This degree articulates for further career development into our Bachelor of Engineering Science 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. 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.

Career outcomes

  • As an electrical engineering associate, 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.
  • With your graduate expertise you’ll be able to secure a career over a wide range of industries as an electrical technician, telecommunications technician, technical officer, or engineering support officer. You could land a great position in railways, resource extraction enterprise, or with a major power company like Energy Queensland or Origin and work in one of the most important Australian infrastructures.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

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). Find out more about assumed knowledge

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematics B (4, SA), 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 29440
On-campus

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

AUD 33600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

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

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