Associate Degree of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 16 units
- 2 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Speed up your career opportunities with the Associate Degree of Engineering (Mechanical). Get hands-on with the practical courses, have access to first-class laboratories and learn the highly sought after skills you’ll need for great opportunities in the workforce. 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 hold a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.
Design the newest in modern mechanical innovations in the automotive, aeronautical, building, power, manufacturing and public utility industries. Learn to design and develop efficient, reliable and economical products that could make an impact on modern engineering mechanics for domestic, public and industrial services.
Become a Mechanical Engineering Technician, Mechanical Drafter, CAD Operator, Manufacturing Planner or Supervisor in some of Australia’s biggest and most important industries and apply your graduate expertise in areas including machinery, computer aided technology and systems or specialist technical sales.
When you graduate with your Associate Degree, you’ll be eligible to apply for provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia. Apply for membership after you graduate to become an Engineering Associate (Officer) and with the experience you will gain from working in the field, you can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.
Apply for membership after you graduate to become an Engineering Associate (Officer).
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 9048|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22960|
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 semester 3 offering is only available for part-time study.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- 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.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.