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Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Electrical & Electronic Engineering (BENS)

Entry requirements
  • OP: 14
  • Selection Rank: 70
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November

Note: The November (Semester 3) offering is only available for part-time study.

Overview

  • Take the next step in your career with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic). The Bachelor of Engineering Science will give you the freedom of choice to start your career right away or to set a stepping stone for further study.
  • The Bachelor of Engineering Science program gives you the opportunity to get hands-on with a range of technologies - including electrical and electronic equipment, measurement equipment, PLCs, microprocessors, power electronics and rotating machines, controllers and the Internet of Things - to prepare you for a broad range of field applications.
  • You’ll gain a thorough understanding of electrical theory, digital and analogue technologies, electrical plant and its control, electronic measurement principles and workshop practices, as well as engineering project management - enabling you to ensure a technological product and its operation are soundly based in theory.
  • As an electrical engineering technologist your work will focus on taking responsibility for engineering projects, services and facilities; making sure sustainable solutions and practices are employed which optimise the delivery and operation of complete systems in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, electricity generation or renewable technologies.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering Science program, you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia as an Graduate Engineering Technologist. After gaining experience working in your field in industry, you can apply for Stage 1 Technologist (TMIEAust) followed by chartered status as an Engineering Technologist (CEngT).

Note: Engineering Associates with extensive engineering experience, who articulate through this program may be eligible on application to Engineers Australia for fast-track TMIEAust accreditation.) You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Sydney Accord.

Career outcomes

  • With your graduate expertise, you’ll be able to secure a career as an Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technologist, Senior Technical Offer or Senior Engineering Officer. You could land a great position with a major employers in transport, mining, power companies like Energy Queensland or Origin, as well have opportunities to work in one of the most important Australian major infrastructure providers and operators.
  • The Bachelor of Engineering Science articulates to the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Graduate Professional Engineer) or Master of Engineering Science (Graduate Professional Engineer).
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates with 5 years industry experience after graduation, or who have attained TMIEAust accreditation are eligible for enrolment consideration into the USQ Master of Engineering Practice (MEPR) in a related cognate major (noting MEPR graduates are eligible for application to engineers Australia as a MIEAust Professional Engineer).

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Including adjustments Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Excluding adjustments Entry score not including adjustment factors.
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer The minimum entry score for this degree based on USQ offers.
OP
14
Rank
70
OP
14
Rank
68

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 (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 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
1 x major 24
6 x practice courses (0 unit value)
Total 24

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

Professional Experience

As part of your Bachelor of Science Degree you will need to complete a minimum of 45 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 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

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree it is mandatory you attend on-campus for several 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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 9527
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 24480

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

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.

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 907905
Springfield 927902
Toowoomba 907902

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Note: The semester 3 (November) offering is only available for part-time study.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November, 2020.
  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Note: The semester 3 (November) offering is only available for part-time study.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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