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Queensland university engineering better futures

University of Southern Queensland’s (UniSQ) engineering better futures undergraduate program has been completely overhauled for 2024, to offer students unparalleled flexibility while equipping them as well-rounded and job-ready graduates.

In a world that’s busier than ever, with skilled workers in critical demand, the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) is working with students and various industries to ensure we’re offering the best of both worlds.

School of engineering professor Alexander Kist said “One of the main reasons for developing this program is the demand by industries for professionals who not only possess excellent engineering skills, but who are also well-rounded professionals capable of working in teams, collaborating with colleagues, and utilising digital tools.”

Head of school and dean (engineering) professor Prasad Yarlagadda said, “The Engineering Better Futures Undergraduate Program prepares our graduates to meet the future needs of the global Engineering industry, as well as locally.”

Student Jacob Town said, “I’ve wanted to be an Engineer since I was young, and being able to stay in Maryborough, rather than moving to Brisbane or up north somewhere, was a massive factor for me.”

Another student Charlotte Bradley said, “We’ve already been doing a lot of pracs with lots of soldering and measuring, and I’m really interested in that.”

This new program allows students to more flexibly choose course loads around study, work and life commitments, it also allows shifting  between on-campus and online delivery modes.

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