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Presentation on theme: "AEROSPACE GATEWAY SCHOOLS DIRECT ENTRY TO UQ 2014."— Presentation transcript:


2 SNAPSHOT ►Founded in 1910 ►45,000 students ►10000 international students from 135 countries ►Group of Eight (Go8) member ►Universitas21 member ►Three campuses

3 WHAT IS ENGINEERING? The application of science to create useful products and services for the community within economic, environmental and resource constraints

4 ENGINEERING AT UQ ►Queensland’s largest choice of engineering study areasengineering study areas ►Excellent employment opportunities strengthened by UQ’s world-class reputation ►Loads of practical experience through site visits, vacation work and industry placements (60 days of industry experience minimum) ►Expert lecturers - students learn from leading engineers, industry specialists and staff whose research is changing the world and the way industry does business ►General first year plans (optional) for students who haven’t decided in which study area they want to specialise ►Advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet industry needs – provides a strong foundation for your engineering career ►Bachelor of Engineering is a four-year degree; dual programs available

5 ►Chemical ►Chemical and Materials ►Chemical and Metallurgical ►Civil ►Civil and Environmental ►Civil and Geotechnical ►Electrical ►Electrical and Biomedical ►Electrical and Computer ►Mechanical ►Mechanical and Aerospace ►Mechanical and Materials ►Mechatronic ►Mining ►Mining and Geotechnical ►Software LARGEST CHOICE OF SPECIALISATIONS





10 B.E. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Engineering (BE) ►Single Point of Entry ► High school prerequisites: Maths B, English, Chemistry or Physics (Maths C recommended) ► Overall Position (OP) 5 in 2012 ► UQ Bonus Point Scheme

11 ICT AT UQ ►UQ’s ICT programs teach current technologies and the ability to adapt to the constantly changing ICT world ►UQ supports theory with industry practice through a strong component of project work ►You can undertake an industry project in your final year, enabling you to work for several months in industry ►UQ ICT students have access to state-of-the-art computer facilities (more than 10 computer labs with 24-hour access for students)

12 ICT AT UQ ►You can keep your options open because UQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology is structured to allow you to easily transfer into other programs, such as the Bachelor of Engineering. ►You will have opportunities to develop multidisciplinary skills and knowledge in areas diverse as music, design, mathematics, psychology, engineering, physical and biological science, and communications.

13 ICT AT UQ ►Three years (BInfTech) ►Double Majors Bioinformatics Enterprise Information Infrastructure Human-Computer Interaction Technical Majors Software Design Software Information Systems Computer Systems and Networks ►Also in Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Software Engineering



16 ICT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfTech) ► Single Point of Entry ► High school prerequisites: English, Maths B ► Overall Position (OP) 11 in 2012 ► UQ Bonus Point Scheme

17 TEACHING EXCELLENCE ►Award-winning lecturers ►Professor Ian Cameron - Prime Minister’s Award for Individual University Teacher of the Year. ►Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh – ALTC award for Teaching Excellence ►Dr Liza O’Moore – ALTC citation for outstanding contributions to student learning ►UQ Engineering was recently showcased at a world forum for Engineering Education at Imperial College, London. ►Teaching informed by industry and research

18 RESEARCH EXCELLENCE Taught by engineers who are changing the world Professor Stuart Crozier Australian Professorial Fellow Biomedical Engineering Professor Russell Boyce DSTO Professor of Hypersonics Professor Hal Gurcenci Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence

19 STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE ►Thirteen Professorships funded by industry ►Industry scholarships - $500,000 ►Industry lecturers ►Site visits, field trips, real projects ►Work experience (Microsoft, Boeing, etc) ►Study Abroad

20 GRADUATE DEMAND ►Population growth in SE QLD and infrastructure squeeze ►Globalisation, urbanisation and industrialisation of China & India ►Shortage of 28,000 engineers in Australia ►New industries – ICT, nanotechnology, biologics ►Highest starting salaries of any university in Australia, currently averaging $65,000 p.a. but range from $40,000 to over $100,000 p.a.

21 DIRECT ENTRY TO UQ Aerospace Gateway Schools ►Three nominees per school ►25 offers in total Academic Requirements ►Results in Year 12 as projected by Principal ►Overall: at least HA in five subjects ►For BE: at least HA in Maths B and least HA in Physics or Chemistry ►For BInfTech: at least HA in Maths B ►No need to study Aerospace

22 DIRECT ENTRY TO UQ ►Recommendation from Principal ►Evident strong interest in engineering and/or information technology studies through demonstrated participation in school, extracurricular activities related to the nominated degree program ►Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and demonstrated potential for leadership

23 PROCEDURES ►Apply for Direct Entry through your School ►Schools should submit nominations to the Project Manager Aerospace Gateway Program by 6 September 2013 ►Apply to QTAC as normal (30 Sept deadline) ►UQ will communicate the University’s commitment of a place in the appropriate degree to the successful students and also advise unsuccessful students early in Term 4. ►UQ Admissions will ensure that successful students’ matching applications through QTAC will be identified and result in a formal offer of places at UQ.

24 SCHOLARSHIPS ►UQ’s Academic Excellence Scholarship program aims to recognise and reward the achievements of outstanding school leavers. Over 300 scholarships will be awarded for study in 2013. ►Vice Chancellor's Scholarships $12,000 per year for up to 5 years ►UQ Excellence Scholarships $6,000 per year for the duration of the program ►UQ Merit Scholarships $6,000 for the first year of study

25 RWH HAWKEN SCHOLARS For students in EAIT Programs who gain UQ Vice Chancellors or UQ Excellence Scholarships ►Summer Research scholarships ►Travel scholarships for overseas exchange ►Valuable industry sponsored scholarships ►Networking opportunities The program also enables access to exclusive industry and research events including: ►Annual leadership function ►Industry networking colloquium ►Ambassadorial roles ►Student mentoring opportunities

26 MORE SCHOLARSHIPS ►ICT Enabling Scholarships BInfTech BE (Software, Computer Systems) BMultMedDes $3,000 for the first year of study ►ICT Scholarships ►Engineering Scholarships

27 CONTACT DETAILS UQ Engineering enquiries Phone: (07) 3365 4777 Web: Email: UQ ICT enquiries Phone: (07) 3365 4777 Web: Email:


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