Program, design and develop
Be a part of the future with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) to expand your career prospects and give you the opportunity to become an Engineering Officer. The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to begin work in the industry right away, or set a stepping stone for further study.
Previous experience through TAFE or work?
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Why Computer Systems?
USQ’s Computer Systems Engineering Degree will allow you to immerse yourself in the programming, design, and development of major software and hardware programs while creating connections with fellow students and professionals working in the industry.
When you graduate with your Associate Degree, you’ll be eligible to apply for provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia. Apply for membership after you graduate to become an Engineering Associate (Officer) and with the experience, you will gain from working in the field, you can apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.
With the expertise you will gain from your Associate Degree, a wide range of career opportunities will be made available to you. Work as a Computer Engineering Technical Officer or Computer Systems Officer in government, commercial, private or specialized areas.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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.
Courses to be studied
- 1 x major (16 units)
- plus 4-5 x practice courses (0 units value)
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
Study Mode/ Cost
- Commonwealth supported: AUD 9352
- Domestic full fee paying: AUD 24080
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow 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.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4, SA)
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- 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.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for the 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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