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Bachelor of Engineering Science (Computer Systems Engineering)

Summary
Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Computer Systems Engineering (BENS)
  • CRICOS: 079333D

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Work in a dynamic environment

Work in one of the world’s most important industries as a technology professional, with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Science in Computer Systems Engineering. With the opportunity to study via distance education or on campus, you have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.

USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Science will allow you to take the step to higher qualifications as well as the chance to immerse yourself in the programming, design and development of major software and hardware programs.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering Science, you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist. After gaining some experience from working in the field, you can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Technologist.

Find a great job after your degree with a wide variety of careers available in Government, commercial, private or specialised areas available. As a professional Computer Systems Technologist, Computer Engineer, IT Manager, Computer Programmer or Computer sales person, you will work with expert systems, the interfacing of computers with other systems and various areas of computer sales, manufacturing, improvement and engineering and will make an impact on modern Australian computer technology.

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
1 x major 24
plus 6 x practice courses
0
Total 24
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 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.
 

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: 079333D

Note: The semester 3 offering is only available for part-time study.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018. 
  • Semester 3, 2018 - Monday 19 November 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.