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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Computer Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Computer Systems 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

  • Be guided by multi-skilled and expert academics and focus not only computer skills and competencies, but also mechatronics and automation principles. This degree is ideal if you’re aspiring to be a professional engineer but also have an interest in IT. 
  • Focus not just on computing, but also electronics and automation principles and the Internet of Things. 
  • Create solutions to real world problems by integrating hardware and software to advance infrastructure management, optimise biotechnology, improve renewable energy systems, develop smart farming, and discover more in autonomous transportation.   
  • Computer systems engineers are in great demand in the current transition towards a smart and highly autonomous economy and are essential to developing smart electronic systems to maximise productivity and autonomy, challenge the status quo and enabling change. The skills you develop are also ideal for managerial positions in key industries, as well as building your entrepreneurial profile.

Professional accreditation

When you graduate with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

Career outcomes

  • Graduate ready for a career as a computing engineer, computer systems engineer, computing electronics engineer, network systems architect, data and performance analysts, software programmer, computer hardware designer, network engineer, systems optimisation analyst and cyber-security analyst.

Entry requirements

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.

Professional experience

As part of your degree, you will need to complete a minimum of 60 days of professional experience. However, many USQ students are already employed in industries relevant to their studies and may be able to write up their existing work experience to meet this requirement. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

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

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential and practical school courses.

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree it is mandatory you attend on-campus for professional practice based and technical residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face practicals and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Residential schools are one week long intensive sessions held periodically across a program of study, and provided free to students to complete the practical requirements of their program.

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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