Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering)
Participate in world-class research
USQ is the only provider of agricultural engineering degrees in Australia and New Zealand, and we have links to world class research with the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture.
The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge and practical experience in agricultural engineering at a postgraduate level.
Through this eight unit degree, you will do a combination of advanced study and practice of agricultural engineering, empowering you to address problems relating to sustainable agricultural production, precision agriculture and the post-harvest handling of agricultural and other primary products.
When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Engineering Science where you will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply your formal knowledge to a real world issue.
The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland. It does however provide a pathway to the Master of Engineering Science which is provisionally accredited with Engineers Australia for membership as a graduate Professional Engineer.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 23840|
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.
- Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
- Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, 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
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.