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Associate Degree of Engineering (Power Engineering)

Summary
Associate Degree of Engineering Major Power 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 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

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.

Why Power?

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.

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 can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.

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 26640
On-campus AUD 30480

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 2018 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

  • 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.

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 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.