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.

2019 exam details

The AEA test will be held at the following locations and dates in 2019:

May sitting of the exam (open to non-school leavers only):

  • Cairns: Wednesday 8 May, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Cairns State High School.
  • Brisbane: Saturday 25 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan
  • Gold Coast: Saturday 25 May, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport

September sitting of the exam (open to both school leavers and non-school leavers):

  • Brisbane: Saturday 28 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan
  • Gold Coast: Saturday 28 September, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment - May 2019

Registrations for May 2019 sitting of AEA open on Wednesday 17 April 2019 and will close 5pm (AEST) on Sunday 5 May 2019 for Cairns candidates and Sunday 19 May 2019 for Brisbane and Gold Coast candidates. You can register online at acer.org/aea

Cost: $150

Please send your Expression of Interest in sitting the test to aeaeng@griffith.edu.au prior to registration open date.

Eligible students

The exam is open to 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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