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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Computer Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Computer Systems Engineering (BENH)
CRICOS: 079519E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Become the professional you want to be, with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems). With the opportunity to study online or on-campus, you will have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
  • You can also increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies in Computer Systems Engineering with a four-unit minor in Management or Data Management.
  • Why Computer Systems? USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) will allow you to gain the skills to design, analyse and evaluate circuits, components, networks and software while creating connections with fellow students and professionals working in the industry.
  • Apply your knowledge through practical work experience and an exciting final year research project that will challenge your skills and allow you to apply them as an innovative engineering student.

Professional accreditation

Upon graduation of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems Engineering) you are eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a Graduate Professional Engineer. After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may apply for professional engineering (MIEAust), and with verifiable further industry experience then apply for Stage 1 Professional Engineer. With additional verifiable industry experience, you can apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer and, when granted, may use the post-nominal MIEAust CPEng.

As an experienced MIEAust, you can apply for RPEQ or other Australian State legislated registration schemes, or as a chartered professional engineer be similarly accredited (RPEQ etc.) and apply for Australian National Engineering Registration. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

Career outcomes

  • You will have the skills to pursue a variety of carers across the private and public sectors. Fields of work including network systems architect, data and performance analytics, software programming, hardware design, network engineering, system optimisation and cyber-security.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

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

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
Major courses 21
8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value) 
Total 32

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
Major courses 17
1 x 4-unit minor 4
8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

As part of your degree, you will need to complete a minimum of 60 days of professional experience. However, many USQ students are already employed in industries relevant to their studies and may be able to write up their existing work experience to meet this requirement. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential and practical school courses.

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree it is mandatory you attend on-campus for professional practice based and technical residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face practicals and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Residential schools are one week long intensive sessions held periodically across a program of study, and provided free to students to complete the practical requirements of their program.

Combined degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) as part of a combined degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29440
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 33600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 079519E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

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