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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Instrumentation Control & Automation Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Instrumentation Control & Automation Engineering (BENH)
CRICOS: 079519E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 8 years part-time
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: This major is only available to study externally and therefore not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.

Overview

  • Acquire the instruments you need to control your engineering future.
  • Study while you work via distance and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
  • Why Instrumentation Control and Automation? With a focus on the various aspects of automating mechanical and fluid engineering in industry, you will study the control and monitoring of industrial processes through computer networks and experience practical, hands-on study.
  • Your first year of the course will give you the opportunity to explore all areas of the engineering field to allow you to take charge of your own career. You also have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies with a four-unit minor in Management or Data Management.
  • USQ's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will allow you to apply your knowledge through practical work experience, access to professional facilities and an exciting final year research project that will allow you to become industry ready.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia as a Graduate Professional Engineer. After gaining experience working in your field in industry, you can apply for Stage 1 Professional Engineer (MIEAust), and after this for chartered status as a Professional Engineer (CPEng); and with extensive career experience Executive Engineer (ExecEng) accreditation. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

When you become 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.

Career outcomes

  • After you graduate you shall be qualified to work in a varied field of industries including mining/resource extraction, transportation, food processing, agricultural automation and health and as a Process Control Engineer or Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineer.
  • Other career industry-based specialisations that can follow from graduation are Rail Signal Engineer and Food Engineer.

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 Bachelor of Science 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 school courses.

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.

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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