University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

Associate Degree of Engineering

University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00244B

Start up your career in the engineering industry or set a stepping stone for further study. Gain industry driven knowledge and skills to apply practical analysis and technical principles to your area of specialisation. When you graduate with your Associate Degree, you’ll be able 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. Choose to specialise in 1 of 6 different areas of engineering with USQ being the only uni in Australia and New Zealand to offer a qualification in Agricultural Engineering.


16 units of study (6 core courses, 8 unit major, 2 elective courses) including on-campus residential school courses and practical experience courses.


  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental and Sustainable Resources Engineering
  • Instrumentation Control & Automation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic and Robotics Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Standard entry requirements

ATAR 62.70. Assumed knowledge: English and General Mathematics. Recommended prior study: Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Study pathways

Already hold a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned. This degree articulates for further career development into our Bachelor of Engineering Technology and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) where you will be credited for your studies already undertaken in the Associate Degree of Engineering (if studying in the same major).

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