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Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science Specialisation Agricultural Engineering (GDNS)
  • CRICOS: 067688J

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

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 Centre for Agricultural Engineering.

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.

Further study

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Other specialisations for the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science: Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical, Power and Structural.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses
4
plus 4 x specialisation courses
4
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 26400
On-campus AUD 30400

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

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
    or
  • 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 067688J

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.