Associate Degree of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering)
Designed for the future
Create sustainable and efficient products, and make a difference to the environment with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering). The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.
Previous experience through TAFE or work?
Already have a Diploma through TAFE or RPL from work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.
Why Instrumentation Control and Automation?
USQ’s Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering program is a great degree for any level of prior experience or knowledge, with seamless articulation for those who have completed a TAFE Advanced Diploma in Process Plant Technology. Designed specifically for the future of the mining and coal seam gas industries, studies in mechanical, electrical and control engineering are combined to provide you with the best knowledge and skills.
With your degree, you could begin a career as a Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering Officer and work with companies such as Santos, QGC and Origin or produce essential goods through food processing, manufacturing and paper industries.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.Residential schools
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24080|
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.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4, SA).
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: The Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering major is only available part-time via external study mode. Therefore, this major is not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.