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Associate Degree of Engineering

Associate Degree of Engineering (ADNG)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Become a qualified engineering associate and kick start your career by completing an Associate Degree of Engineering. 
  • Push technical boundaries and implement innovative solutions that shape society – with UniSQ’s range of majors you can pursue a specialist career in engineering.
  • Thrive in a range of situations – this degree will help you feel capable and equipped to take on any operational environment. Upon graduating you’ll be trained in project implementation, operations and maintenance activities, prototype development, and problem-solving. 
  • Learn by doing – apply your knowledge and skills to real engineering projects. A significant proportion of your degree will involve project-based learning with industry connection and aligns with the United Nation's sustainable development goals.
  • Experience flexible learning – most courses can be studied either online or on campus, with hands-on residential school courses held on-campus for all students to get valuable practical experience.  You can also select the number of courses per study period to fast-track or slow down your study to accommodate life and work commitments.
  • Become accredited with Engineers Australia. Apply for membership after you graduate to become an Engineering Associate. 
  • Want to become an engineering technologist or a professional engineer? After completing an Associate Degree of Engineering, you can go on to study our Bachelor of Engineering Technology or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in just one to two years – all your hard work will count towards this further study!
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What is an associate degree of engineering?
An Associate Degree in Engineering is a two-year undergraduate degree which provides you the opportunity to delve into your chosen engineering area of interest, with less study time than a bachelors degree.
Why study associate degree of engineering?
  • An Associate Degree in Engineering provides you with a solid foundation of knowledge in your choose field.
  • Gain recognition of prior learning and be credited for studies already undertaken in your associate degree qualification.
  • Improve and broaden your career prospects in a variety of engineering roles.
  • Gain a university qualification faster and with less financial outlay than a bachelor’s degree.
What will I learn in an Associate Degree of Engineering?

What you will learn during your Associate Degree of Engineering studies will vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with and what specialisation you choose to pursue.

At UniSQ our Associate Degree of Engineering degrees includes courses in engineering and built environment applications, problem-solving in engineering and the built environment, engineering design and engineering mathematics.

You can choose from the following specialisations:

How long does an Associate Degree of Engineering take at UniSQ?
An associate degree will take you approximately two years to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to complete the required courses.
What can you do with an Associates Degree in Engineering?

Your career prospects will vary depending on the area of specialisation you choose. Employment opportunities for Associate Degree in Engineering graduates exist in a variety of different fields including:

  • agricultural industry
  • construction and civil engineering
  • drill and blast engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • government
  • industrial and manufacturing plants
  • machine and mechanical design
  • private engineering firms
  • telecommunications.
Why study Associate Degree of Engineering with UniSQ?

Get a strong start to your career in engineering:

  • Study an Associate Degree of Engineering online or on-campus and become job ready by building practical skills via on-campus residential schools.
  • UniSQ Associate Degree of Engineering graduates are eligible for provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia.
  • Do you want to continue your engineering studies? Use your associate degree as a pathway into our Bachelor of Engineering Technology or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • According to the latest ERA results, UniSQ is well above world standard for our research in material engineering and mechanical engineering.
  • Become industry-ready our strong global partnerships and connections.