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Master of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering)

Summary
Master of Engineering Science Specialisation Agricultural Engineering (MENS)
  • CRICOS: 067689G

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

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.

Professional accreditation

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. 

As an agricultural engineer your career pathway could lead you to work in a laboratory, research station, forest or farm. You will be well-placed to research and develop solutions to conserve the world’s natural resources.

Other specialisations for the Master of Engineering Science: Civil, Electrical and ElectronicEngineering Management and EnterpriseEnvironmental, Mechanical, Power and Structural.

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.

Courses to be studied Units
7 x core courses 8
plus 6 x specialisation courses 6
plus 2 x approved courses 2
plus 5 x practice courses (0 unit value) 0
Total 16

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 25200
On-campus AUD 28895

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 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: 067689G

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.