Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural Engineering)
Only provider in Australia and New Zealand
As the only provider of Agricultural Engineering degrees in both Australia and New Zealand, USQ will provide you with the unique professional knowledge and skills to make an impact with USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Agricultural). Study while you work, either externally or on-campus and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
With Toowoomba at the epicentre of the Darling Downs’ agriculture and farming industries; USQ will provide you with 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. Linked to the world-class research centre in Agricultural Engineering, and with emphasis on modern and sustainable engineering concepts, you will develop the skills and knowledge to tackle complex agricultural problems and apply engineering solutions.
In your final year of the program you will put your knowledge to the test in your research project where you will prove your skills in a project suited to your interests. Previous students have produced projects in the area of the Performance Characteristics of Pressure Regulation Devices in Broad-acre Irrigation, among a wide variety of agricultural innovations.
Increase your field of study
You have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies in Agriculture with a four-unit minor in Management, Mechanical Engineering or Climatology.
When you graduate with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer. With the experience you will gain from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.Residential schools
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 21 x major courses||21|
|plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8917|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21570|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4SA)
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.