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What will I learn?

Charge up your career

Charge up your career with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic). The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.

Previous experience through TAFE or work?

Already hold a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with recognition of prior learning.

Why Electrical?

With exciting and practical studies, you’ll work with transmitters, microprocessors, power electronic converters and motors to prepare you for the workforce. You’ll get hands-on with modern electronic technology, and learn the practical knowledge and skills to achieve a great career in the fields of circuit design, electric vehicle technology, electricity generation or renewable technologies.

Electrical engineers design, build and operate electrical devices and systems from small scale transmitters to major projects in the fields of medicine, power and technology.

Professional accreditation

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 get from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as an Engineering Officer.

Career outcomes

As an Electrical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Technician or Engineering Support Officer, you could land a great position with a major power company with USQ’s ties to Ergon Energy, Origin, QGC and Energex and work in one of the most important Australian infrastructures.

Other majors

Other majors for the Associate Degree of Engineering: Agricultural, Civil, Instrumentation Control and Automation, Mechanical, and Mining.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

CRICOS

054271G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,280.00 (19,40,594) per year
Start date

11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,280.00 (19,40,594) per year
Start date

11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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