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Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering (Advanced Structural Engineering Design)

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering Specialisation Advanced Structural Engineering Design (GCAE)

Study Mode
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 1-2 years part-time

  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Evolve your skills in structural engineering design

The Advanced Structural Engineering Design specialisation within Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering is unique to USQ and will give you the opportunity to further develop your computer modelling skills in structural engineering, as well as explore the technology of fibre composites.

Available to study online the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering enables you to travel or work while studying.

Learn from industry researchers

You will study with outstanding Australian researchers from USQ’s Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC). The CEEFC is a leading Australian research centre which provides engineering solutions for industry and the Queensland Government ranging from fibre composite bridges and railway sleepers to synthetic race track material.

Further engineering study

Take the credit from your Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering and go on to complete further study within the Master of Advanced Engineering to increase your career opportunities.

Professional accreditation

There is no professional body accreditation for the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering. 

Other specialisations for the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering: Civil and Structural Engineering, Engineering Management and Engineering Project Management.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4
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 (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 11920

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. 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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 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

  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering with a relevant specialisation, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 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

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

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