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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Instrumentation Control & Automation Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Instrumentation Control & Automation Engineering) (BENH)
CRICOS: 079519E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, May, Sep
Note: This major is only available to study externally and therefore not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.

Overview

  • Acquire the instruments you need to control your engineering future.
  • Why Instrumentation Control and Automation? With a focus on the various aspects of automating mechanical and fluid engineering in industry, you will study the control and monitoring of industrial processes through computer networks and experience practical, hands-on study.
  • A significant proportion of your courses align with the United Nation's sustainable development goals to ensure your learning make an impact and contribute to solving global challenges.
  • Choose how you study. UniSQ offers courses in three study periods (trimesters) throughout the year to allow you to study when it suits you. You can spread a part-time course load across the full year, fast-track through the degree by enrolling full-time in courses in every study period, or keep a trimester free for work experience or personal commitments.
  • UniSQ's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will allow you to apply your knowledge through practical work experience, access to professional facilities and an exciting final year research project that will allow you to become industry ready.
  • After your first two years of study, you’ll be a qualified engineering associate, meaning your career could be underway before even completing your degree.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, 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

  • After you graduate you shall be qualified to work in a varied field of industries including mining/resource extraction, transportation, food processing, agricultural automation and health and as a Process Control Engineer or Instrumentation Control and Automation Engineer.
  • Other career industry-based specialisations that can follow from graduation are Rail Signal Engineer and Food Engineer.

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.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

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 


Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 
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