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Bachelor of Engineering Technology BETC

Agricultural Engineering Major


This major prepares students for a career as an engineering
officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical
principles to the areas of sustainable agricultural production, precision
agriculture, agricultural machinery, hydraulics, hydrology and post-harvest
technology. USQ is the only institution in Australia that offers degrees
specialising in Agricultural Engineering.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time or external

Professional accreditation

A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for graduate
membership of Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist.
After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor
of Engineering Technology may apply for chartered status as an Engineering
Technologist and, when granted, may use the post-nominal TMIEAust
CEngT.

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Program aims

To equip graduates with the academic, personal, professional,
and technical knowledge, skills and understanding required to commence
practice as a Graduate Engineering Technologist in Australia or overseas
within appropriate social, cultural, industrial and environmental
contexts.

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Program objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program
are:

  • to enable students to acquire and demonstrate that they possess
    the specified graduate attributes and capabilities

  • to enable students to acquire an appropriate level of technical
    competence in one of the following fields: Agricultural Engineering,
    Infrastructure Management Civil Engineering Computer Systems Engineering
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering Environmental Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering or Power Engineering

  • to enable students from diverse and non-traditional backgrounds
    and locations to enrol in the program and to provide them with opportunities
    to acquire the skills necessary to complete the program in the normal
    time

  • to enable students to be empowered as learners through the provision
    of a wide range of teaching and learning styles and modes, in their
    program

  • to ensure that all students, regardless of the mode of study,
    have equality of opportunity in acquiring the specified graduate attributes
    and capabilities

  • to ensure that graduates are eligible for the Engineering Technologist
    Graduate grade of membership with Engineers Australia, and for membership
    of other appropriate professional bodies.


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Program structure

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology program consists of core,
major study and Elective components. Students enrolled in the Bachelor
of Engineering Technology program may undertake a professional specialisation
in one of seven major discipline areas:

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Systems Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Infrastructure Management

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Power Engineering.


The Bachelor of Engineering Technology program comprises 24
academic and several practice units and involves three years of full-time
study or six years of part-time study. The program is available in
the on-campus mode and in the external mode of study. In order to
be eligible for the award, students must complete the program within
a maximum of five years of full-time study, or 10 years of part-time
study, from the date of their initial enrolment.

The Head of Discipline may permit a student to enrol in an Elective
course other than those specified for the accredited program. Students
who wish to enrol in Elective courses other than those listed, must
obtain written approval prior to enrolling in the course.

To satisfy the requirements of the program students must complete
all of the Academic courses and the Practice courses in the following
tables that show the recommended enrolment patterns for on-campus
and external students. Students following a non-standard enrolment
pattern should consult the course synopses to ascertain if a course is offered in another term.

The program structure for each of the major studies in the Bachelor
of Engineering Technology is shown in the following pages.

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Exit points

Students who, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the
Bachelor of Engineering Technology and who satisfy all of the requirements
of either the Associate Degree in Engineering or the Diploma of Engineering Studies may be permitted to exit with
that award.

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