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 or Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering at Nathan campus.
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.
Register for the Test
Registrations for the May test close 12pm AEST, Monday 25 May 2020.
2020 exam details
The May AEA test will be held online via Zoom from Wednesday 27 May - Saturday 30 May 2020. Candidates may choose to take the test online during one of the following time slots (Queensland time):
Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 May:
- 9am - 12pm
- 1pm - 4pm
- 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 30 May:
- 9am - 12pm
The September AEA test will be held at the following locations and dates in 2020:
- Brisbane: Saturday 26 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan
- Gold Coast: Saturday 26 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport
- If you are in regional Queensland, you can take the exam online
Registration open on Monday 27 April 2020 and will close 12pm (AEST) on Monday 25 May 2020.
Register online at acer.org/au/aea
Candidates will be sent information on how to download and set up Zoom to take the test online.
For more information: School of Engineering and Built Environment by email email@example.com 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: https://zoom.us/
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.
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.