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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Computer Systems Engineering)

Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology Specialisation Computer Systems Engineering (GCEN)
  • CRICOS: 030323K

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Design and develop cutting-edge hardware and software

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Computer Systems Engineering) is ideal for engineers or scientists who have a three-year degree in science, engineering or technology and want to extend their knowledge.

Through this four unit degree, you have the option to select from a range of courses (subjects) which will immerse you in the design and development of major hardware and software programs, as well as networking. Courses include digital signal processing, wireless and internet technology and computer network programming.

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies, but is accredited by the University of Southern Queensland.

As a computer systems and telecommunications graduate, you could work in hardware design, networking or software engineering. Computer systems engineering careers are not limited to the IT industry, but all government and private enterprises which require telecommunications or computer systems expertise.

Other specialisations for the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology: AgriculturalCivil, Environmental, Electrical and ElectronicManagement in EngineeringMechanicalPower Systems, Structural and Transdisciplinary.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses
plus 2 x specialisation courses
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 international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 13200
On-campus AUD 15200

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

  • An Australian university three-year Bachelor degree in engineering, science or technology, 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 030323K

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

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.

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