A Bachelor of Engineering Technology from CQUniversity will give you the technical and professional skills required to be a work-ready engineering technologist. Engineering technologists combine a sound understanding of engineering concepts with modern technology to be innovative by applying, modifying and adapting engineering practices that meet the engineering challenges and problems for communities, society and the environment in general.
This program gives you the unique flexibility to specialise in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering and in a sub-specialisation that suits your interest and professional requirements.
Featuring project-based learning, the program allows you to integrate technical skills with teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills needed in the modern workplace. CQUniversity has built a strong reputation for forging close ties to industry. You’ll benefit by engaging with practicing engineers throughout your course, work in industry-sponsored projects and have access to industry-based scholarships offered by some of Australia’s leading companies. Furthermore, six weeks of industry placement during the program will allow you to apply your learning in context.
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July**|
|Mode of Study||On-campus, Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Distance Education|
|Work Integrated Learning||Work Placement|
|Prerequisites||Maths B, English|
|Recommended Study||Maths C, Physics|
|Rank*||OP: 17 SR: 65|
|QTAC Code||GLD: 831381; MKY: 841381; ROK:851381; BNBG: 811381; Distance Education: 851385|
GLD - Gladstone, MKY - Mackay, ROK - Rockhampton
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.**
Holders of Diploma of Engineering qualifications may be eligible for July entry (part-time study only). Please contact us for more details.
Only the first year of the program is available to study on-campus at CQUniversity Bundaberg. Only the first two years of the program are available to study on-campus at CQUniversity Gladstone and Mackay.
Do you enjoy solving problems, and we don’t just mean mathematics? Are you curious about how things work? If you would like to be at the cutting edge of scientific and technological advancements, then becoming an engineering technologist will provide a challenging career where you can utilise these abilities and interests and turn ideas into reality.
As an engineering technologist you can focus on applications and interactions within systems. Technologists combine a sound engineering understanding with modern technology to be innovative by applying, modifying and adapting engineering practices in meeting the world’s challenges and problems for communities, society and the environment in general.
Engineering technologists are typically involved with work such as the planning, implementing and maintenance of engineering projects under the direction of an engineer. Engineering technologists can specialise in a number of fields including civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. An engineering technologist focuses on the development and implementation of technology for use in the field of engineering. Engineering technologists focus on the use of technology in product development, manufacturing, construction, and engineering operational functions.
CQUniversity offers degrees in engineering, mining and technology to suit a range of different career needs. Whether you are from a trades/technical background seeking to advance your skills, someone looking to commence a career as a professional engineer or an industry professional in search of further education or research opportunities, our programs allow you the flexibility to choose from key industry areas including aviation, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, mining and geoscience, maintenance management, railway signalling and operations, and power generation.
CQUniversity’s engineering and technology programs incorporate project-based learning in which you will undertake real-life engineering tasks, allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. Through this innovative approach to learning, you’ll be able to combine the technical skills you acquire during your study with teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills; skills required for today’s workforce.
CQUniversity’s engineering, mining and technology programs have been developed in consultation with key stakeholders in the sector. In order to meet the demands of industry, we have formed strong partnerships with leading private companies and public organisations that offer support through scholarships and work placements. These partnerships give you the opportunity to learn directly from leaders in the field, including access to guest lecturers from staff at John Holland in our undergraduate engineering programs. Through these professional networks you may be able to gain employment before you graduate by developing business relationships during your studies.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Lanuage Prerequisite by:
An academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6.0 in each band and an overall score of 6.5 or a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.
The English Language Proficiency requirements may also be satisfied by (results are to be no older than 2 years from the start of term):
- Occupational test: Result of 'A' or 'B'
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Specialisation) graduates are offered a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors. As an engineering technologist,you will apply your problem-solving skills and knowledge of scientific fundamentals to the design, testing, inspection, adaptation, commissioning, management or operation of on-site equipment, plant and sustainable systems.
Engineering technologists, having specialised in one of the disciplines of civil (structural), civil (municipal/transportation), mechanical (process), mechanical (energy), mechanical (design), electrical (electrical power) or electrical (control), find employment in national and international public and private industry sectors including the energy, transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, mining and education industries.
You are required to complete six weeks of approved industry work experience during your studies.
You are required to complete a total of 144 units of credit including six core courses, plus courses from one of the following plans: Civil Engineering (Municipal/Transportation Stream), Civil Engineering (Structural Stream), Electrical Engineering (Electrical Control), Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power), Mechanical Engineering (Design Stream), Mechanical Engineering (Energy Stream), Mechanical Engineering (Energy Stream) or Mechanical Engineering (Process Stream).
Specific courses under the Bachelor of Engineering Technology have a residential school attached. Dependant upon courses selected, compulsory attendance is required.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Specialisation) program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for membership with Engineers Australia as engineering technologists.