Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Design - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Design

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We live in a world of technological change, driven by increasing demands for better, more efficient, sustainable products. Engineering is at the forefront of this change, providing the knowledge, technology and skills to meet the requirements of the community. This program provides the foundations required to convert ideas into new products. You will learn the fundamentals of engineering and machine design as well as the basics of mechatronics and electrical engineering.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55 OP - - Rank - 55
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Semester 1 intake 12 months part time; Semester 2 intake 6 months full time
Study mode
Blended Learning
English, Maths B
Recommended prior study
Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

On successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Design, and subject to meeting all other entry criteria, you may receive up to 48 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours), or Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours).

Admission requirements

Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Design in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for short courses available under the Federal Government's Job Ready Graduates package are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported.

How to apply

To apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Design, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC.

Note: the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Design is pending final approval for 2022.

Program structure

Introductory courses (3) 36 units

ENG103 Introduction to the Internet of Things
ENG104 Introduction to Engineering Design
SCI110 Science Research Methods

Developing and Graduate courses (1) 12 units

MEC227 Mechanical Design 1

Total units: 48
Program notes
  • The Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering is a pathway into the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours), or Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours), subject to meeting admission requirements. 
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48-unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence.
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified.
  • It is each student’s responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates.
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations.

Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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