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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science

Summary
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science (BEHS)
  • CRICOS: 079518F

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 40 units

Duration
  • 5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

No Bachelor of Science majors are available at Springfield campus. Springfield students may be able to take a Science major externally. Accordingly the Springfield offering is not available to International on-campus students.
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Program Information Set

Increase your employability skills

A combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science is the ideal pathway if you are interested in a career that incorporates both engineering and science. In this degree you have plenty of flexibility in choosing your majors to shape your studies to your desired career outcome in less time than if you were to complete two separate degrees. This combined degree combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience to help you become successful in whichever career pathway you choose.

Professional accreditation

A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a graduate Engineer. After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer and, when granted, may use the post-nominal MIEAust CPEng.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is accredited by Engineers Australia and, through an agreement reached between the professional engineering bodies of other countries (the Washington Accord), is also recognised in the United Kingdom, the Unites States of America, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Computing major of the Bachelor of Science is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and through the Seoul Accord is recognised in other countries.

The high flexibility of this program allows you to create whichever Engineering and Science combination you desire, resulting in a multitude of career opportunities, such as a professional engineer with expertise in a science discipline.

Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also 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 program.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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
Core courses 14
plus 1 x Engineering major (number of courses depending on the major)
14-18
plus 1 x Science major (number of courses depending on the major)
8-9
plus approved courses (number of courses depending on Engineering major) 
0-4
plus 4-5 x practice courses (0 units value) 
Total 40
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 24640
On-campus AUD 28240

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 2017 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 B (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • A-level Physics is recommended
The Human Biology, Biology and Human Physiology majors only have three core courses. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 as an elective. Alternatively, an additional elective may be required to be taken to complete the 24 units to graduate.

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.

Alternate pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 079518F

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2 - Monday 16 July 2018.

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.

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