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CSU to offer game-changing engineering degree

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Aspiring engineers take note! Charles Sturt University has partnered with industry experts to offer one of the country’s most innovative engineering programs to date.

From 2016, CSU will offer the Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) course – a five and a half-year degree that rolls together undergraduate study, postgraduate study, and industry experience into one convenient program.

Designed around a cadetship model, the course will see students spend the first 18 months of their degree studying full-time at CSU Bathurst’s state-of-the-art Engineering School, before devoting the remaining four years of the course to studying the theoretical curriculum online, while they undertake four yearlong industry placements. And the real kicker? The placements are paid.

The program has been specially designed to give students unparalleled industry experience, fantastic networking opportunities, and the chance to apply their theoretical studies to real-world engineering projects – all before graduation!

‘We’re aiming to produce highly-skilled, entrepreneurial engineers who are equipped to step straight into the industry or start their own business,’ says CSU Foundation Professor of Engineering, Euan Lindsay.

‘This will be the only engineering program in Australia that is part of a Faculty of Business, which allows us to build students’ skills in communication, finance and management, along with technical engineering experience.’

The course also gives students a head start in gaining Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status, as they will have the opportunity to demonstrate CPEng competencies prior to graduation.

CSU will only be offering places to 50 applicants, and are anticipating a high level of interest in this one-of-a-kind course.

If you’re looking to graduate with a real competitive edge, look no further than CSU’s Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)

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