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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science Specialisation Environmental Engineering

Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science Specialisation Environmental Engineering (GCNS)
CRICOS: 067687K

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: This degree is available full-time on-campus commencing in Semester 1 (February) only.

Overview

  • Study advanced level environmental engineering, giving you the skills to apply engineering solutions to environmental problems and the sustainable management of vital soil and water resources.
  • An ideal option if you have a 3-year engineering degree and want to extend your knowledge in environmental engineering. No work experience is required to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.
  • If you studied your undergraduate degree in a different area of engineering, this degree will allow you to change your career path and specialise in environmental engineering.

Further study

When you complete your Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science. You could even go on to complete the Master of Engineering Science where you will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply your formal knowledge to a real world issue.

Professional accreditation

Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland. It does however provide a pathway to the Master of Engineering Science which is provisionally accredited with Engineers Australia for membership as a graduate Professional Engineer.

Career outcomes

  • Environmental engineering at USQ provides you with the knowledge and skills to be an 'environmental problem-solver'. Career opportunities exist in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, river hydrology, soil conservation, irrigation, salinisation, drainage, mine site rehabilitation, environmental studies, water resources engineering, soil science, engineering problem solving and management.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
    or
  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, or equivalent.

English language requirements

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

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 4 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
2 x core courses 2
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 4

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

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 (4 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 14560
On-campus

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

AUD 16760

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.

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: 067687K

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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