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Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BENS)

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


  • Become an engineering technologist to implement practical applications to engineering designs and solutions. With UniSQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology you’ll learn how to improve engineering practices and adapt technologies to new situations.
  • Project-based courses integrate your learning with industry to provide practical experience and to support your career development.
  • Your courses will connect engineering problems with the UN’s sustainable development goals to ensure your engineering practices have positive impacts on society and the environment. 
  • Whether you want to start a new career or upskill, this degree can fit in with your life. Set your own study pace by selecting how many courses to undertake each trimester. 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.
  • Start working in engineering while studying. After two years of study, you will be a qualified Engineering Associate with Engineers Australia, and have an Associate Degree of Engineering under your belt. You’ll have the opportunity to get into the job market while completing your final year(s) of your Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
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What majors can I choose from when studying a Bachelor of Engineering Technology?

An engineering technology degree at UniSQ includes courses and practical experience in real-world environments that qualify you as an Engineering Technologist with Engineers Australia. With a focus on introducing you to core engineering and built environment concepts, along with work experience as a technologist, you will gain the relevant qualifications to work in a variety of engineering technology settings and roles.

You can use your engineering technology degree as a stepping-stone into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and receive the appropriate credit. 

At UniSQ we have three different Bachelor of Engineering Technology majors to choose from:

Civil Engineering – Understand the fundamentals of infrastructure design, planning, development, construction, operation and maintenance with hands-on practical courses and professional equipment.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering – Gain a thorough understanding of electrical theory, digital and analogue technologies, electrical plant and measurement principles – all of which can be applied to a broad range of field applications.

Mechanical Engineering - Design the newest in modern mechanical innovations in the automotive, aeronautical, building, power, manufacturing and public utility industries and gain the practical skills to develop and manufacture efficient, economical and reliable machinery.

How long does A Bachelor of Engineering Technology take?

The duration of an engineering technology degree will vary, depending on the uni you choose to study with.

At UniSQ a Bachelor of Engineering Technology will take you approximately three years to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required engineering technology courses.

What are the career opportunities with an engineering technology degree?

With many career prospects to explore, the employment opportunities that may suit you will depend on the engineering technology courses you choose.

A Bachelor of Engineering Technology qualification from UniSQ can open up many opportunities for employment in a variety of settings, including:

  • airports
  • construction
  • government
  • industrial and manufacturing plants
  • mining
  • power
  • ales and support
  • transportation.

Career opportunities for engineering technology graduates may include:

  • engineering technologist
  • technical officer
  • civil engineer technologist
  • electrical/electronic engineering technologist
  • senior engineering officer
  • building and construction manager
  • production manager.
Can I study the Bachelor of Engineering Technology part-time?

Yes you can! UniSQ’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree is available to study part-time, either on-campus or externally, which means you learn your subject theory online and attend on-campus residential schools.

Did you know you can adjust your subject enrolment to meet your needs? Take one subject at a time, study over summer, or take extra courses when life allows it.

If you choose to study online, you’ll receive the same level of support as an on-campus student. The only difference is you’re in control of when, where and how you learn.

  • We have over 40 years’ experience delivering flexible university courses.
  • Over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online
  • Access your course study materials online, including, weekly modules, readings, assessment information, podcasts and audio files.

Discover more about the different ways you can study engineering technology at UniSQ.

What are the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology course?

The entry requirements to study an engineering technology degree will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at UniSQ you need to meet a minimum ATAR and assumed knowledge. ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subjects before you start your degree.

For further information on ATAR and assumed knowledge, please view the entry requirements section of your chosen major.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, we have many pathway options you can explore. Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options.

Why study a Bachelor of Engineering Technology with UniSQ?

Discover why studying a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at UniSQ may be the right path for you!

  • UniSQ is rated five out of five stars for engineering and technology graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2023).
  • Learn in world class facilities such as the Agricultural Science and Engineering Precinct.
  • According to the latest ERA results, we are rated well above world average for our research in Mechanical Engineering.