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Master of Engineering Science Specialisation Agricultural Engineering

Master of Engineering Science Specialisation Agricultural Engineering (MENS)
CRICOS: 067689G

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November

Overview

  • USQ is the only provider of Agricultural Engineering degrees in both Australia and New Zealand, and has links to the world class research centre – Centre for Agricultural Engineering. 
  • With an emphasis on practical experience and industry relevant courses, you will be thoroughly prepared for the engineering profession.
  • In addition to the hands-on laboratory sessions and 60 days industry experience, you will complete a research project and dissertation applying all your formal knowledge to a real world problem. Whether this is sustainable agricultural production, the environmental impact of intensive agriculture or water allocation, your project will provide insight to the profession of an Agricultural Engineer.
  • The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.

Further study

Master of Engineering Science graduates are eligible to be considered for higher research degrees such as PhD studies.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Level.

Career outcomes

  • As an agricultural engineer your career pathway could lead you to work in a laboratory, research station, forest or farm. You will be well-placed to research and develop solutions to conserve the world’s natural resources.

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 16 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
7 x core courses 8
6 x specialisation courses 6
2 x approved courses 2
5 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 16

Note: If you do not meet foundation specialisation knowledge you may need to substitute courses in the standard pattern in lieu of any course credit.

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

Professional experience

As part of your Master of Engineering Science Degree you will need to complete a minimum of 60 days of professional experience. However, some students may have been already been employed in industries relevant to their studies and may be able to write up that work 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

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential and practical school courses.

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 29120
On-campus

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

AUD 33520

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.

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: 067689G

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.

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