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Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

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

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Get hands-on

Take the next step in your career with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic). Study While you work, with the flexibility to study via distance education or on campus, you have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life. 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.

Why Electrical?

USQ’s Electrical Engineering program gives you the opportunity to get hands-on with modern electronic technology. With practical studies you will work with transmitters, microprocessors, power electronic converters, robotics, fibre optics and motors to prepare you for work out in the field. Electrical engineers design, build and operate electrical devices and systems from small scale transmitters to major projects in the fields of medicine, power and technology. 

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering Science, you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist. After gaining some experience from working in the field, you can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Technologist.

With your graduate expertise, you’ll be able to secure a career as an Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technologist with major power companies including Ergon Energy, Origin and Energex.

Other majors for the Bachelor of Engineering Science: AgriculturalCivilComputer SystemsEnvironmentalInfrastructure ManagementMechanical and Power Engineering.

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
1 x major 24
plus 6 x practice courses
0
Total 24
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 22960

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.

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OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
 

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.

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)

Note: The semester 3 offering is only available for part-time study via distance education.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Distance 907905
Toowoomba 907902
 Springfield 927902

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.

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.