Associate Degree in Engineering

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

This program will give students the freedom of choice to begin work in the industry right away, or as a stepping stone to further study. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas and apply their knowledge in a potential workplace through at least 30 days of practical work experience.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Springfield
Institution CRICOS: 00244B


  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Power Engineering

The University of Southern Queensland is a dynamic university dedicated to providing quality degrees and programs in a flexible and supportive environment. In over 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution, providing education worldwide from three regional locations: Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich. We also have an outreach hub located in Stanthorpe. 

Our students are taught by lecturers who are leaders in their fields, who, like our programs, stay up-to-date with the constantly changing face of industry. We are proud to be No. 1 in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014-2016). Regardless of whether our students study online or on-campus, our focus is to provide them with personalised support.  

Each student has access to USQ’s Student Relationship Officers (SROs) who are able to support them through their learning journey.   


The programs offered at USQ are designed with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally recognised and qualified graduates. At USQ, you can study at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. You can also take advantage of our Professional Development Single Courses, pathway programs, and English language courses to enhance your career.
Almost 28,000 students from across Australia and around the world choose to study at USQ in the areas of: 

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences
  • Research
  • English Language and Pathway Programs
  • Professional Development.

USQ Toowoomba  

USQ Toowoomba is the original university campus and is well equipped with a wide range of facilities catering to student needs. The largest of USQ’s three campuses in terms of its size, USQ Toowoomba offers the full on-campus experience with residential college accommodation and a great range of student life activities complementing the academic program. 

USQ also offers a free daily intercampus shuttle bus service between USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich, giving students more options and flexibility to attend classes depending on their needs. 

USQ Springfield  

USQ Springfield offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate options in a vibrant setting just 25 minutes from the Ipswich CBD, 45 minutes from Brisbane city and an hour from the Gold Coast. 

A hub for digital production and performance for the University, the campus includes an industry standard broadcast television and radio production facility and rehearsal spaces, as well as collaborative teaching rooms, brand-new laboratories.

USQ Ipswich 

USQ’s Ipswich campus is on a heritage site in one of Australia’s oldest cities. We’ve been part of Ipswich since 2006 and as the region grows, we’re expanding our commitment to the region. 

USQ Ipswich’s leafy campus has grand vistas across the city as well as a stunning library featuring a living rainforest. The campus is 55 minutes from Brisbane city, an hour and 15 minutes from the Gold Coast, and is accessible via public transport. Home to USQ’s School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ Ipswich includes custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, sports fields, a café and a gym. 


With online study at USQ, it’s easier than ever for study to fit in with your life. We are focused on student success, so we make it easier for you to fit our career-focused, fully-accredited degrees into your busy life. In fact, we are the number one university in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014-2016). You can study part-time or full-time, or change your study load as life changes for you - your classroom is as close as your computer. 


CRICOS: QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M
Please contact: USQ International
Mail: West Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4631 5543

International student support

  • Free airport reception and transfer to your USQ Campus 
  • Residential colleges and off campus accommodation 
  • International Student Workgroup on USQ Career Hub 
  • Student welfare, health, counselling and wellbeing 
  • Multi-faith support and services 
  • Regular student events and activities 
  • Disability resources. 

Find out more information about USQ International services.  

Where to stay? 

If you’re planning to study on campus with USQ, there are a number of accommodation options available to suit every budget – all within close proximity to each of USQ’s campuses. Find out more about accommodation with USQ. 

Are you ready to apply at USQ? 

Applying to study with USQ is easy! Find out more about our application process, and get your application started. Remember, there is no fee for applying at USQ. 

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