Skip to content
Save Download PDF
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Electrical & Electronic Engineering (BENS)
CRICOS: 079333D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov

Note: The November (Semester 3) offering is only available for part-time study.

Overview

  • Take the next step in your career with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic). The Bachelor of Engineering Science will give you the freedom of choice to start your career right away or to set a stepping stone for further study.
  • The Bachelor of Engineering Science program gives you the opportunity to get hands-on with a range of technologies - including electrical and electronic equipment, measurement equipment, PLCs, microprocessors, power electronics and rotating machines, controllers and the Internet of Things - to prepare you for a broad range of field applications.
  • You’ll gain a thorough understanding of electrical theory, digital and analogue technologies, electrical plant and its control, electronic measurement principles and workshop practices, as well as engineering project management - enabling you to ensure a technological product and its operation are soundly based in theory.
  • As an electrical engineering technologist your work will focus on taking responsibility for engineering projects, services and facilities; making sure sustainable solutions and practices are employed which optimise the delivery and operation of complete systems in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, electricity generation or renewable technologies.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering Science program, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia as an Graduate Engineering Technologist. After gaining experience working in your field in industry, you can apply for Stage 1 Technologist (TMIEAust) followed by chartered status as an Engineering Technologist (CEngT).

Note: Engineering Associates with extensive engineering experience, who articulate through this program may be eligible on application to Engineers Australia for fast-track TMIEAust accreditation.) You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Sydney Accord.

Career outcomes

  • With your graduate expertise, you’ll be able to secure a career as an Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technologist, Senior Technical Offer or Senior Engineering Officer. You could land a great position with a major employers in transport, mining, power companies like Energy Queensland or Origin, as well have opportunities to work in one of the most important Australian major infrastructure providers and operators.
  • The Bachelor of Engineering Science articulates to the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Graduate Professional Engineer) or Master of Engineering Science (Graduate Professional Engineer).
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates with 5 years industry experience after graduation, or who have attained TMIEAust accreditation are eligible for enrolment consideration into the USQ Master of Engineering Practice (MEPR) in a related cognate major (noting MEPR graduates are eligible for application to engineers Australia as a MIEAust Professional 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 (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), 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 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 24
6 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 24

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 45 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 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

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree it is mandatory you attend on-campus for several 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.

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 35280
On-campus

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

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

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: 079333D

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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

Got questions?

Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

Let us help you apply to study at USQ.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

Find out more