UPES and The University of Queensland, Australia have developed a credit transfer International Programme that gives UPES students the opportunity to study at Australia’s leading university, The University of Queensland. The program enables engineering undergraduates to secure a degree from The University of Queensland, consistently ranked as one of Australia’s top universities. Eligible students will pursue the first two years of their course in UPES, India, before being transferred to The University of Queensland, Australia, for years 3 and 4 of the Degree Programme, subject to achieving the required grades. 

About The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, has been consistently ranked among the top universities of the world. The University of Queensland has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) than any other in the country. It attracts Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

It is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions that strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, the university has educated and worked with the brightest minds to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Now, a unique collaboration between The University of Queensland and UPES allows UPES students to secure a globally-recognized undergraduate engineering degree.

Credit Options Available for Programs

  • B.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Class 12th Marks - Minimum 90% in PCM

Programs

UPES Program UQ Program Credit Awarded  Remaining at UQ Conditions
Two years of Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Chemical) (No Major) 32 Units (2 years) 32 Units (2 years)

Full credit can only be awarded on the condition that the following courses are completed:

- Principles of Programming Languages AND-
-Principles of Programming Languages LAB 

 

Two years of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Electrical) (No Major) 32 Units (2 years) 32 Units (2 years)

Full credit can only be awarded on the condition that the following courses are completed:

-ECEG3030 Microprocessors & MICRO Controllers AND

- ECEG3031 Microprocessors & MICRO Controllers LAB

 

Two years of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical) (No Major) 32 Units (2 years) 32 Units (2 years)  
Two years of Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Software) (No Major) 32 Units (2 years) 32 Units (2 years)

Students who commenced on either the 2019 or 2020 UPES structure can be accepted  

 

Fee Structure

B. Tech Chemical-Refining & Petrochemicals and B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering
Particulars Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total Fees
1st Semester 116,250 77,250 193,500
2nd Semester 116,250 77,250 193,500
3rd Semester 124,250 82,500 206,750
4th Semester 124,250 82,500 206,750
5th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
6th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
7th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
8th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
Total 481,000 319,500 800,500
Training & Certification Fee   -  
Convocation Fees   -  
Alumni Fees   1,500
Professional Development Charges   10,000
Technology & Online Support Fee   12,800
Refundable Security   20,000
ID Card & GMI   1,500
TOTAL   846,300
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering and B.Tech Electrical Engineering
Particulars Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total Fees
1st Semester 103,250 68,500 171,750
2nd Semester 103,250 68,500 171,750
3rd Semester 110,250 73,250 183,500
4th Semester 110,250 73,250 183,500
5th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
6th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
7th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
8th Semester  Fees Charge by The University of Queensland 
Total 427,000 283,500 710,500
Training & Certification Fee   -  
Convocation Fees   -  
Alumni Fees   1,500
Professional Development Charges   10,000
Technology & Online Support Fee   12,800
Refundable Security   20,000
ID Card & GMI   1,500
TOTAL   756,300

FAQs

Q: Do the students at UPES need specific grades/scores in the 1st and 2nd years to qualify to study at UQ?  

Ans: Students can check The University of Queensland (UQ) entry requirements for programs eligible at https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs/bachelor-engineering-honours-2455?year=2021#entry-requirements; also, students will need to maintain a good GPA in UPES; 5.0 out of 7.0 ( in their second year). A student entry is also dependent on the backlogs. A student with backlog will have only conditional admission.  

Q: When does a student have to decide about this option of international transfer – after 1st year, during 2nd year or at the start of the program at UPES?  

Ans: There will be a unique cohort of students (25 in number) created for this program. UPES must inform UQ in the first month of the students’ admission. UQ plans to have various interventions like – the orientation program, UQ merchandise to students, guest lectures, competitions and various intervention programs from time to time.  

Q: Will the students receive two degrees after 2 years at UPES and 2 years at Queensland?   

Ans: Only one degree will be provided (UQ after successful completion of the program in UQ).  

Q: Will UQ provide any scholarships to students?  

Ans: Students will get the benefit of Global Connect Scholarship – 25% in tuition fees.  

Q: Will the students need to clear International English Language Testing System (IELTS)? 

Ans: Students are required to meet UQ English language proficiency entry requirements, Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; https://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/3.40.14-english-language-proficiency-admission  

Q: Does the fee have to be paid yearly or semester-wise? 

Ans: Semester-wise.  

Q: Will the students receive support from the university for document requirements like passports, visas, etc?

Ans: Yes, students will get support from UQ.  

Q: Will UPES provide a mentor or coordinator to assist students during their stay at UQ? 

 Ans: Students can contact the Department of International Affairs. international@upes.ac.in  

Q: If a student opts for B.Tech Computer Science with specialization in AI & ML at UPES, will he/she get to continue the same specialization at Queensland? Also, what would be the credit transfer scheme?  

Ans: This program is only available in 4 streams – 3 from Engineering and 1 from Computer Science programs. They are:  

UPES Programs:  

  • Bachelor of Technology (Chemical Engineering)  
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering)  
  • Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)  
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science & Engineering)  

UQ Programs after 2 years:  

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Chemical) (No major)  
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical) (No major)  
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical) (No major)  
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Software) (No major)  

Q:What are the expenses involved for students? 

Ans: Tuition and Other Fees.  

Students shall pay tuition and other fees directly to UQ for study undertaken at UQ.  

In the case of withdrawal from studies, UQ shall apply its refunds policy and, where applicable, remit such refunds to the student.  

Students shall also be responsible for all field trip costs, other non-compulsory student service fees, and personal costs, including: -  

  • Transport (including flights) to and from the host institution.  
  • Textbooks, clothing, and personal expenses.  
  • Accommodation costs.  
  • Medical insurance, required by the host or host country.  
  • Passport and visa costs.  

UQ Annual tuition fee: $45,120 (Aus. Dollars) (Other non-tuition fees and support fees are also charged in addition to tuition fee, please check detailed fees on: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/review-fees[1][1]and-financial-support)  

To see details of accommodation expenses, please click https://my.uq.edu.au/student[1][1]support/accommodation  

To see information about the cost of living, please click - https://future[1][1]students.uq.edu.au/university-life/living-in-brisbane/cost-living  

Q: Will the students be allowed to work in Australia? 

Ans: Yes.  

Work along with study  

International students registered on a full-time education course lasting for at least one academic year can work part[1][1]time. If you have a student visa, you can work:  

Work after Study 

As an international student completing your degree at UQ, you will be eligible to apply for a Post Study Work Permit, which is usually two years for students studying in Brisbane. During your work permit, you can live, study, and work in Australia temporarily and bring your immediate family members to stay with you in Australia. 

Q: What kind of environment can a student expect at UQ? Would they need to take any special precautions for COVID-19? 

Ans: Brisbane is home to people from more than 200 nationalities who speak 220 languages. Students will find the perfect balance between a big-city lifestyle, natural beauty, and 300 days of sunshine. Learn more about life at UQ at https://future[1][1]students.uq.edu.au/university-life.  

As a visa requirement, students will to follow all COVID precautions to enter Australia. UQ supports all students during these times in many ways. To know more about it, please read COVID-19 Advice for students and parents - https://about.uq.edu.au/coronavirus/students 

All students are required to carry appropriate overseas students health insurance (OSHC), and it is a prerequisite for obtaining an Australian student visa.