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Associate Degree of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Summary
Associate Degree of Engineering Major Mechanical 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

View USQ Handbook

Get hands-on

Speed up your career opportunities with the Associate Degree of Engineering (Mechanical). Get hands-on with the practical courses, have access to first-class laboratories and learn the highly sought after skills you’ll need for great opportunities in the workforce. 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 Mechanical?

Design the newest in modern mechanical innovations in the automotive, aeronautical, building, power, manufacturing and public utility industries. Learn to design and develop efficient, reliable and economical products that could make an impact on modern engineering mechanics for domestic, public and industrial services.

Become a Mechanical Engineering Technician, Mechanical Drafter, CAD Operator, Manufacturing Planner or Supervisor in some of Australia’s biggest and most important industries and apply your graduate expertise in areas including machinery, computer aided technology and systems or specialist technical sales.

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.

Apply for membership after you graduate to become an Engineering Associate (Officer).

Other majors for the Associate Degree of Engineering: Agricultural, CivilElectrical and ElectronicInstrumentation Control and Automation, 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.