Master of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering)
- CRICOS: 067689G
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 16 units
- 2 years or part-time equivalent
Create sustainable solutions
USQ is the only providers of Agricultural Engineering degrees in both Australia and New Zealand, and has links to the world class research centre – Centre for Agricultural Engineering. Therefore, if you want to become a Professional Engineer, and have a 3 year engineering degree but no work experience, USQ’s Master of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering) will get you there.
Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the engineering profession. In addition to the hands-on laboratory sessions and 60 days industry experience, you will complete a research project and dissertation applying all your formal knowledge to a real world problem. Whether this is sustainable agricultural production, the environmental impact of intensive agriculture or water allocation, your project will provide insight to the profession of an Agricultural Engineer.
The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.
The Master of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Level.
If you do not meet foundation specialisation knowledge you may need to substitute courses in the standard pattern in lieu of any course credit.Residential schools
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook (see link below) or please contact us for more information.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 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.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.