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Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Science Major Mechanical Engineering (BENS)
CRICOS: 079333D

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

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

Overview

  • Learn the mechanics of the engineering industry with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering. With the opportunity to study via distance education or on campus, USQ gives you the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
  • Why Mechanical? Build upon your prior experience and knowledge or start anew, learning the skills and capabilities involved with being a Mechanical Engineer. Design the newest in modern mechanical innovations in the automotive, aeronautical, building, power, manufacturing and public utility industries and learn the practical skills to develop and manufacture efficient, economical and reliable machinery.

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.

Career outcomes

  • With a high demand for mechanical engineers in all areas of industry, you’re guaranteed to begin your successful career quickly. Work as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist, Technical Sales Engineer or Production Manager in an extensive variety of areas and use your knowledge of modern machinery and equipment to take on the future of technical mechanics.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (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 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.

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.

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: 079333D

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
  • Semester 3, 2022 - Monday 14 November, 2022.

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

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