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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural Engineering)

Summary
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Agricultural Engineering (BENH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Only provider in Australia and New Zealand

As the only provider of Agricultural Engineering degrees in both Australia and New Zealand, USQ will provide you with the unique professional knowledge and skills to make an impact with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural). Study while you work, either externally or on-campus and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.

Why Agriculture?

With Toowoomba at the epicentre of the Darling Downs’ agriculture and farming industries; USQ will provide you with the advantage of industry knowledge and understanding to give you the expertise that will open up a range of challenging careers and experience to you. Linked to the world-class research centre in Agricultural Engineering, and with emphasis on modern and sustainable engineering concepts, you will develop the skills and knowledge to tackle complex agricultural problems and apply engineering solutions.

In your final year of the program you will put your knowledge to the test in your research project where you will prove your skills in a project suited to your interests. Previous students have produced projects in the area of the Performance Characteristics of Pressure Regulation Devices in Broad-acre Irrigation, among a wide variety of agricultural innovations.

Increase your field of study

You have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies in Agriculture with a four-unit minor in Management, Mechanical Engineering or Climatology.

Professional accreditation

When you graduate with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer. With the experience you will gain from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

With a huge shortage in skilled Agricultural professionals, you have the potential to secure a position as an Engineering Technologist, Agricultural Scientist, Technical Officer or Sales and Support Consultant and work in a challenging, but influential area of the engineering world.
 
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

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 11
plus 21 x major courses 21
plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)

Total 32
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
17 x major courses
17
plus 1 x 4-unit minor 4
plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value) 0
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 8917
Domestic full fee paying AUD 21570

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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.

10/79
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4SA)

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.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 907335
Springfield 927332
Toowoomba 907332

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.