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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering)

Summary
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Instrumentation Control & Automation Engineering (BENH)

Study Mode
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 8 years part-time

Campus
  • -

This major is only available externally via part-time study and therefore not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.
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Program Information Set

Control your future

Acquire the instruments you need to control your engineering future. Study while you work via distance and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.

Why Instrumentation Control and Automation?

With a focus on the various aspects of mechanical and fluid engineering in the heavy industries, you will study the control and monitoring of industrial processes through computer networks and experience practical, hands-on study. Your first year of the course will give you the opportunity to explore all areas of the engineering field to allow you to take charge of your own career. You also have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies with a four-unit minor in Management or Data Management.

USQ's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will allow you to apply your knowledge through practical work experience, access to professional facilities and an exciting final year research project that will allow you to become industry ready. After you graduate you'll be qualified to work in a varied field of industries including mining, transportation and health and as a Process Control Engineer or Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineer.

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. With the experience you will gain from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as a 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.

Other majors for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): AgriculturalCivilComputer SystemsElectrical and ElectronicEnvironmentalMechanicalMechatronic and Power.

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.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. The dates and location of the mandatory residential schools are available from the Residential School Schedule or please contact us for more information.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
plus 21 x major courses
21
plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)

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

Total 32
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 9352
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24080

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 2018 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.

OP/Rank

USQ will be considering applicants with an adjusted score of OP 11 or Rank 76 for 2019.

Entry Requirements

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

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.

Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.


How to apply

Note: The Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering major is only available part-time via external study mode. Therefore, this major is not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 907335
Springfield 927332
Toowoomba 907332

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

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.