Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science (Power Engineering)
Extend your knowledge in power engineering
USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science (Power Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge in power engineering. You don’t even need work experience 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 power engineering.
Through this four unit degree, you will study advanced level of power systems, including power generation, distribution and transmission.
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.
The 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.
Power engineers are at the forefront of alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy. As a power engineering graduate, you will increase your employability in power supply and distribution, power generation, mining, rail and transport, and consultancy.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4676|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 11920|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and 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.
- Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
- 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. 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
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- 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.