Griffith University offers prospective students an admission pathway into engineering by sitting the Aptitude for Engineering Assessment.

Successful students will be offered admission into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program at either the Nathan or Gold Coast campuses.

The Aptitude for Engineering Assessment is a two and a half hour multiple choice test that assesses a candidate’s aptitude to think scientifically, solve quantitative problems, critically analyse information and display interpersonal understanding.

Registrations for 2021 test will open in July

2021 exam details

The September AEA test will be held at the following dates and locations in 2021:

  • Brisbane: Saturday 25 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan
  • Gold Coast: Saturday 25 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport
  • If you reside in a regional area, you can take the exam online

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment flyer

Registrations for the September 2021 test will open in July.

To register your interest in the 2021 test, please email: or phone (07) 3735 3924


You will need to download the Zoom platform to take the AEA test online. You can download the free version of Zoom here:

Click here for steps on how to download zoom.

Once you have registered for the test, Griffith University will send you the Zoom meeting link to take the test online.

Computer and Test Room Requirements

Before booking your test, you MUST ensure that you have:

  • a desktop computer or laptop to undertake the AEA test online. iPads, tablets or mobile phones are not suitable
  • a functioning web camera and microphone connected to (or built into) the computer you plan to use for the test
  • a stable, strong internet connection (Wi-Fi or hardwired)
  • a suitable, private room to sit the test, free from noise and distraction (public locations often have network firewalls in place which may block your connection to the online invigilation service and prevent you from sitting AEA)
  • an appropriate workstation on a stable desk and the room has suitable temperature, lighting and ventilation.
  • able to download the Zoom platform as per instructions above

It is your responsibility to ensure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements and able to download and use the Zoom platform before you register for the AEA test.

Eligible students

The September exam is open to school leavers and mature-age applicants who may not meet the admission requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Griffith University offers a diverse range of engineering majors within its Engineering programs.

QTAC/UAC Applications

You must also apply to Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) or the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).

Include your approved Griffith Engineering program within your QTAC or UAC preferences. To receive the offer the approved program must be your highest eligible QTAC or UAC preference.

If you are not successful, this test will not affect your application to Griffith University.

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