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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Agricultural Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Agricultural Engineering (BENH)
CRICOS: 079519E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • As the only provider of Agricultural Engineering degrees in both Australia and New Zealand, USQ provides unique professional knowledge to make an impact with our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural Engineering).
  • Linked to the USQ world-class research centre in Agricultural Engineering, and with emphasis on modern and sustainable engineering concepts, you will develop the skills to tackle complex agricultural problems and apply engineering solutions.
  • You can combine your major studies in Agriculture with a 4-unit minor in Management, Mechanical Engineering, Data Management or Climatology.
  • For your final year research project you will have to opportunity to put your knowledge to the test in a project suited to your interests.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia as a Graduate Professional Engineer. After gaining experience working in your field in industry, you can apply for Stage 1 Professional Engineer (MIEAust), and after this for chartered status as a Professional Engineer (CPEng); and with extensive career experience Executive Engineer (ExecEng) accreditation. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

When you become an experienced MIEAust, you can apply for RPEQ or other Australian State legislated registration schemes, or as a chartered professional engineer be similarly accredited (RPEQ etc.) and apply for Australian National Engineering Registration.

Career outcomes

  • With Toowoomba at the epicentre of the Darling Downs’ agriculture and farming industries; USQ will provide the advantage of industry knowledge and understanding to give you the expertise that will open up a range of challenging careers and experience to you.
  • With a huge shortage in skilled Agricultural professionals, you have the potential to secure a position as a professional engineer, agricultural scientist, or sales and support consultant, and work in a challenging, but influential area of the engineering world.
  • Agricultural engineers work in a range of settings including private industry, government departments such as water supply, agriculture, forestry, soil conservation and environment protection agencies, as well as private engineering firms and research agencies.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Physics (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 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
Major courses 21
8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value) 
Total 32

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
Major courses 17
1 x 4-unit minor 4
8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 32

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

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will 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 degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook or please contact us for more information.

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.

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: 079519E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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