What will I learn?

Design, construct and maintain structures

USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge and practical experience in structural engineering. You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.

Through this eight unit degree, you will do a combination of advanced study and practice of structural engineering, empowering you to design, construct and maintain structures against the forces of nature and stresses of the modern environment.

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.

Career outcomes

As a structural engineering graduate, you could work in research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects. Your experience could land you a job in major construction projects, including buildings, towers, bridges, dams and tunnels.

Other majors

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

CRICOS

067688J

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (US$ 26,280) per year
Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (US$ 26,280) per year
Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline area, or equivalent or a minimum of five years’ relevant professional work experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

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.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

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

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