Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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?

Already got a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.

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.

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

Career outcomes

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.

Program structure

Professional experience

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.

Residential schools

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.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Admission pathways

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

Closing dates

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is
Online
Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 25, 2019
July 15, 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
24,080 AUD
Domestic full fee paying
Information
Deadline
Feb. 18, 2019
Locations
Australia - Australia Online
Start date : Feb. 25, 2019
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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Start date : July 15, 2019
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Start date : Nov. 2019
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Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
Start date : Feb. 25, 2019
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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Start date : July 15, 2019
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Start date : Nov. 2019
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Dates
Feb. 25, 2019
Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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Australia - Australia Online
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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July 15, 2019
Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Australia - Australia Online
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Nov. 2019
Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
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Australia - Australia Online
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