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Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic Engineering)

Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology Specialisation Mechatronic Engineering (GCEN)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Enhance your specialisation

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic 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 mechatronic engineering.

Through this four unit degree, you have the option to select from a range of courses (subjects) which combine the disciplines of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. Courses include production engineering, computational mechanics in design and electronic measurement.

Professional accreditation

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

Mechatronic engineering at USQ provides you with the knowledge and skills to apply to any industry where computers control machines and processes, including mining, manufacturing, farming, medicine, food processing and energy systems. Your experience could see you creating diverse products such as substitutes for human sensors and organs or specialised robots for farming.

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

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses
plus 2 x specialisation courses
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 4676
Domestic full fee paying AUD 11920

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 2018 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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