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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural Engineering) (BENH)
CRICOS: 079519E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • As the only provider of Agricultural Engineering degrees in both Australia and New Zealand, UniSQ provides unique professional knowledge to make an impact with our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural Engineering).
  • Linked to the UniSQ world-class research centre in Agricultural Engineering, and with emphasis on modern and sustainable engineering concepts, you will develop the skills to tackle complex agricultural problems and apply engineering solutions.
  • Your courses will connect engineering problems with the UN’s sustainable development goals to ensure your engineering practices have positive influences on society and the environment.
  • Explore plant and animal production systems, water supply and water distribution analysis, surveying, field design, and assessing engineering assets or processes to inform maintenance and advancement decisions.
  • All students come on campus to study a few hands-on, practical residential school courses, but otherwise you can choose to study the main course load online or on campus to suit your needs.
  • Project-based courses and 60 days of placements integrate your learning with industry to provide practical experience and to support your career development. For your final year research project you will have to opportunity to put your knowledge to the test in a project suited to your interests.
 
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Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia as a Graduate Professional Engineer. After gaining experience working in your field in industry, you can apply for Stage 1 Professional Engineer (MIEAust), and after this for chartered status as a Professional Engineer (CPEng); and with extensive career experience Executive Engineer (ExecEng) accreditation. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

When you become an experienced MIEAust, you can apply for RPEQ or other Australian State legislated registration schemes, or as a chartered professional engineer be similarly accredited (RPEQ etc.) and apply for Australian National Engineering Registration.

Career outcomes

  • With Toowoomba at the epicentre of the Darling Downs’ agriculture and farming industries; UniSQ will provide the advantage of industry knowledge and understanding to give you the expertise that will open up a range of challenging careers and experience to you.
  • With a huge shortage in skilled Agricultural professionals, you have the potential to secure a position as a professional engineer, agricultural scientist, or sales and support consultant, and work in a challenging, but influential area of the engineering world.
  • Agricultural engineers work in a range of settings including private industry, government departments such as water supply, agriculture, forestry, soil conservation and environment protection agencies, as well as private engineering firms and research agencies.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent 

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 10
14 x Major courses 14
8 x electives
or 1 x 8-unit major
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives 
8
Total 32

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Professional experience

As part of your degree you will need to complete a minimum of 60 days of professional experience. This may be in an engineering office, laboratory, work site, factory, or somewhere you are already employed (in an industry relevant to your studies). You may be able to write up your existing work experience to meet this requirement. 

All students are responsible for securing the work placement as required and must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 36000
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 36000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

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

Residential school costs

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

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 079519E

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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