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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Information Technology

Summary
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Information Technology (BEHI)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 40 units

Duration
  • 5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

This program is currently being re-accredited and is as a consequence likely to undergo some changes.
View USQ Handbook

Gain a competitive edge in engineering

This combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Information Technology will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and implement both the hardware and software components of computer systems in today’s technological world. This combined degree will also help you to build your professional career in less time than if you were to complete two separate degrees. During this combined degree, you will develop and expand your skills through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to help you become successful in whichever pathway you choose.

Your degree will focus on Computer Systems Engineering and Applied Computer Science studies.

Professional accreditation

A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a graduate Engineer. After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer and, when granted, may use the post-nominal MIEAust CPEng.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is accredited by Engineers Australia and, through an agreement reached between the professional engineering bodies of other countries (the Washington Accord), is also recognised in the United Kingdom, the Unites States of America, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Bachelor of Information Technology program is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

As a graduate of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Information Technology you can expect a career as a computer programmer, software/hardware engineer, computer scientist, business analyst, systems designer and computer systems officer.

Some of the biggest employers of ICT graduates in Australia are international IT vendors, including Microsoft and IBM, and ICT end-users such as banks and government departments.

Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.

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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 38
plus 2 x Electives
2
plus 9 x practice courses (0 units value)
0
Total 40
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22470

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.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 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.

10/79
OP/Rank
This is the 2016 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Year 12 Physics (4 SA) is recommended

English Language Requirements

All students 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.

Alternate pathways

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

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External/Online 907355
Toowoomba 907352

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1,2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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