College of Engineering and Aviation

The College of Engineering and Aviation offers an innovative suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Take your career to new heights with our aviation courses or make a big impact on local communities with our engineering courses.


Study engineering at CQUniversity and benefit from our strong industry links and practical placement opportunities. Our Engineering courses have been developed alongside key stakeholders in the sector and have a focus on industry-relevance to ensure you graduate work-ready.  Our courses are fully accredited and prepare you for a range of careers from professional engineers to engineering associates.

With majors in civil, electrical, mechanical, mechatronics and mining engineering, you will be prepared to solve complex real-world problems within a social and humanitarian context.

CQUniversity is rated five stars and ranked in the top five Australian universities for undergraduate median starting salary, postgraduate median starting salary, postgraduate full-time employment, and postgraduate skills development*.

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*The Good Universities Guide 2021

We are committed to providing our students with up-to-date industry knowledge to ensure our graduates are work-ready. Internships play an essential role in developing required skills and expertise whilst enhancing your employability, networking opportunities, and employment prospects.

Industry exposure to professional engineering is crucial to preparing students for real-world practice. Our College offers all students the opportunity to work in an industry-relevant organisation and experience on-the-job training when enrolled in CV82 Master of Engineering.

Engineers Australia strongly advocates that engineering courses include a minimum of 12 weeks of work experience in addition to other course requirements to achieve Engineers Australia’s stage one competencies. Our Master of Engineering includes an embedded internship program to ensure our graduates are equipped and ready to enter the workforce.

CQUniversity is ranked number one in Australia for postgraduate engineering starting salaries.*

*The Good Universities Guide 2021

At CQUni we encourage our students to experience different cultures and as an undergraduate engineering student, you have the opportunity to travel to a developing or marginalised community in the Asia-Pacific region as part of a two-week international mobility tour.

By participating in the Engineers without Borders Humanitarian Design Summit, you will have the opportunity to live with your adopted community to identify wants, needs, strengths and opportunities for social innovation. You will hold collaborative discussions and through applying principles of human-centred design, sustainable development and rapid prototyping, you will empower communities to build capacities and strengthen their capabilities.

Experiencing new cultures and applying engineering skills and knowledge in challenging international contexts, is an enriching adventure which equally advances your confidence, experience and employability.

Visit the CQUGlobal Outbound page to find out more about study abroad opportunities.


Choosing to study aviation at CQUni can lead to exciting career opportunities as a pilot. Whether you are interested in becoming a commercial pilot or pursuing a career in the airline industry, studying aviation at CQUni will be the launchpad to a rewarding career.

Our aviation courses have been developed in consultation with industry to design unique course structures that combine aeronautical knowledge and flight training with licencing requirements, so you graduate highly competitive and work-ready.

We have strong strategic partnerships with 15 flight partners across Australia to deliver our aviation courses so our students can study from almost anywhere. Our key partnerships and pathway programs with Aircraft Australia, Aviation Australia, Kakadu Air, and Skytrans provide a unique opportunity for our students beyond graduation.

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