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Associate Degree of Engineering Major Mechanical Engineering

Associate Degree of Engineering Major Mechanical Engineering (ADNG)
CRICOS: 054271G

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The semester 3 (November) intake is only available via external study.

Overview

  • Speed up your engineering career opportunities with the Associate Degree of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). Get hands-on with practical courses, access first-class laboratories and learn highly sought-after skills you’ll need for an in-demand engineering workforce. The Associate Degree of Engineering is not only a steppingstone for you into the engineering profession, but also for further study towards being fully qualified.
  • Design the latest in modern mechanical innovations in the automotive, aeronautical, building, power, mining, manufacturing, and public utility industries. Learn to design and develop efficient, reliable and economical products and processes that could make an impact on modern engineering mechanics and machinery.
  • Build on your existing knowledge of machinery and mechanical trade, translating practical know-how into physical and mathematical principles, giving you a broad perspective of the entire engineering discipline and its practice.
  • Once graduated, tasks within your career may focus on specific elements of larger systems; applying established codes, practices and procedures to manufacture, install, commission and service small and large scale projects involving machines and mechanical systems, such as bulk handling and air-conditioning.
  • Do you already hold a Diploma through TAFE, prior studies, or experience through work? You may be able to fast-track your degree.

Further study

This degree is a great stepping stone to our Bachelor of Engineering Science where you will be credited for your studies already undertaken in the Associate Degree of Engineering (if studying in the same major).

Professional accreditation

When you graduate from this major, you’ll be eligible for full accreditation with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Associate (Officer). You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in other countries that are signatories to the Dublin Accord. 

Career outcomes

  • Some of the career options for graduates includes mechanical engineering officer, mechanical drafter or designer, CAD operator, CAM operator, maintenance technician or planner, building service technician, manufacturing planner or supervisor in some of Australia’s biggest and most important industries.
  • Apply your graduate expertise in areas including maintenance, machine and mechanical design, air-conditioning and elevator systems, resource extraction, waste processing, computer aided design and manufacturing or specialist technical sales.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

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
Core courses 5
Mechanical Engineering major courses 11
5 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 16

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

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 35280
On-campus

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

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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: 054271G

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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