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Associate Degree of Engineering

Associate Degree of Engineering (ADNG)

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  • On-campus
  • External
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul, Nov


  • The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career in the 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.
  • This degree is a great stepping stone to our Bachelor of Engineering Science or 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 discipline area).

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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 Science 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.