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Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Summary
Associate Degree of Engineering Major Electrical and Electronic 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
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

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Charge up your career

Charge up your career with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic). 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.

Previous experience through TAFE or work?

Already hold a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with recognition of prior learning.

Why Electrical?

With exciting and practical studies, you’ll work with transmitters, microprocessors, power electronic converters and motors to prepare you for the workforce. You’ll get hands-on with modern electronic technology, and learn the practical knowledge and skills to achieve a great career in the fields of circuit design, electric vehicle technology, electricity generation or renewable technologies.

Electrical engineers design, build and operate electrical devices and systems from small scale transmitters to major projects in the fields of medicine, power and technology. 

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 get from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.

As an Electrical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Technician or Engineering Support Officer, you could land a great position with a major power company with USQ’s ties to Ergon Energy, Origin, QGC and Energex and work in one of the most important Australian infrastructures.

Other majors for the Associate Degree of Engineering: Agricultural, Civil, Instrumentation 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 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 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.