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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Agricultural Engineering)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology Specialisation Agricultural Engineering (GCEN)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Connect with a world-class research centre!

USQ is the only provider of agricultural engineering degrees in Australian and New Zealand, and we have links to world class research with the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture.

The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Agricultural Engineering) is ideal for engineers or scientists who have a three-year degree in science, engineering or technology and want to extend their knowledge of agricultural engineering.

Through this four unit degree, you have the option to select from a range of courses (subjects) which will empower you to address issues related to sustainable agricultural production. Courses include agricultural materials and post-harvest technologies, soil science, GPS smart technology and engineering hydrology.

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

As an agricultural engineering graduate, you could work in agriculture, irrigation, intensive livestock, processing, transport, forestry, water supply, soil conservation, environmental protection and water conservation both in Australia and overseas.

Other specialisations for the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology: Civil,  Computer Systems, Environmental, Electrical and ElectronicMechanical, Mechatronic, Power Systems, StructuralTechnology Management and Transdisciplinary.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses
2
plus 2 x specialisation courses
2
Total 4
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 (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 4524
Domestic full fee paying AUD 11360

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • An Australian university three-year Bachelor degree in engineering, science or technology, or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • 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 2018. 

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.

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