AEA is offered as an admission pathway by Griffith University for domestic students wishing to apply for a place in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic and Computer Engineering. This is not an approved pathway for applicants applying for the Bachelor of Computer Science. For further information, please visit griffith.edu.au/aptitude-engineering-assessment.
Test dates and locations
The 2018 AEA will be held on Saturday 29 September 2018 in Brisbane and Gold Coast, and between Saturday 29 September 2018 and Friday 19 October 2018 in regional Queensland.
What is the Aptitude for Engineering and Computer Science Assessment?
The Aptitude for Engineering and Computer Science Assessment (AEA) 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.
AEA has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to assist universities to select students into courses offered by the Engineering and Computer Science faculties.
Who should sit AEA?
AEA offers a pathway to the Engineering and Computer Science faculties at universities for students who:
- have not completed the prerequisite subjects necessary for admission to Engineering and Computer Science courses
- wish to have information about their aptitude for Engineering and Computer Science considered alongside their state school certificate results (Higher School Certificate, Queensland Senior Certificate, The South Australian Certificate of Education, Victorian Certificate of Education, Western Australian Certificate of Education)
- seek entry to Engineering and Computer Science faculties as a mature age student
- seek admission to Engineering and Computer Science faculties as an international student and wish to have information about their aptitude for Engineering and Computer Science considered alongside their documented results
- seek admission to Engineering and Computer Science faculties as an international student and have not studied subjects traditionally required for admission to Engineering and Computer Science courses.