Associate Degree of Engineering (Power Engineering)
- CRICOS: 054271G
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 16 units
- 2 years or part-time equivalent
Be at the forefront
You’ll have the power to expand your career prospects and secure great positions in the industry with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Power). 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 got a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.
Be at the forefront of sustainable electricity generation, transmission and utilisation and prepare yourself for the challenges of modern power engineering. Your study program allows you to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to work in power plants and analyse the use of transformers, transmission lines and rotating machines.
The hands-on nature of the Associate Degree will equip you for a career in electrical engineering; awarding you the skills to apply to various fields including mining, telecommunications and power as a Technician in power generation companies, transmission and distribution service providers or in the mines.
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 can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4 SA) or equivalent, and Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
- 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.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
NOTE: The semester 3 offering is only available for part-time study.
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.