University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has launched the new degree programs.
University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has launched the new degree programs. Contributed

Engineering and construction studies to be offered at USQ

USQ is expanding its programs to include the Associate Degree of Engineering and Associate Degree of Construction at the Fraser Coast campus from the first semester of 2014.

University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas said the new degree programs, launched on Friday by the Chancellor of USQ council Bobbie Brazil, would allow engineers and construction management workers to take up flexible study options while having access to academic support on the Fraser Coast.

Offered through regular face-to-face lectures and tutorials, the new programs will meet the growing demand for tertiary level engineering and construction education programs across the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay region.

"As well as on campus teaching students will be able to access online study materials and lectures supported by classes delivered by USQ engineering academics," Professor Thomas said.

Accredited by Engineers Australia, the Associate Degree of Engineering, will offer students the opportunity to specialise in civil, environmental or mechanical engineering.

"In civil engineering, students can gain qualifications to work in the development of major infrastructure projects in areas including transportation, irrigation and construction.

"Environmental engineering students can look forward to careers in fields such as river hydrology, mine and landscape rehabilitation, water resources engineering, soil science and engineering problem solving and management."

He said mechanical engineering graduates will gain skills in the automotive, aeronautical, building, power, manufacturing or public utility industries.

Professor Thomas said graduates could continue their studies into higher degree programs including the Bachelor of Engineering Science (Infrastructure Management) or a Bachelor of Construction (Civil).

Contact USQ Fraser Coast for more information on 4194 3133, 1800 007 252, or visit usq.edu.au.
 



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