AEA is offered by Griffith University as an admission pathway 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 2020 September AEA test will be held on Saturday 26 September 2020 at the Griffith Nathan or Gold Coast campuses.
If you reside in a regional area, you can take the test online from Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October 2020 via the Zoom platform.
Registrations for the September 2020 AEA test will close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 16 September 2020.
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.