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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology Specialisation Electrical & Electronic 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

Broaden your career pathway

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering. 

If you studied your undergraduate degree in a different area of engineering, this degree will allow you to change your career path and specialise in electrical and electronic engineering.

Through this four unit degree, you will study advanced level electrical and electronic engineering, empowering you to apply engineering principles to the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of electrical and/or electronic plants and equipment.

Professional accreditation

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

As an electrical and electronic engineering graduate, you could work in electronics, computer engineering, robotics, telecommunications, microwaves, fibre optics, biomedical engineering, power stations, defence services, electricity networks and government departments.

Other specialisations for the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology: AgriculturalCivil,  Computer Systems, Environmental, Mechanical, 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.

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.

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.