Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Rank thresholdATAR: 66 SR: 66
Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCG21
First-year fee
$7,819 cspifyf
$25,269 dffpifyf
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Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is a versatile degree with options to major in traditional engineering disciplines or pursue a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer through completion of the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major. Choosing the civil, electrical or mechanical majors allows you to build in-depth knowledge of engineering concepts and be highly trained in software, simulating modelling and the ability to assist engineers with the technology design and systems management in an engineering project. 

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is designed to develop your skills and enable you to combine an understanding of engineering concepts with modern technology. Choose between major options, allowing you to pursue a career as an Engineering Technologist in traditional engineering disciplines or an aircraft maintenance engineer.

If you choose to study the civil, electrical or mechanical majors, your education and training will equip you with the skills to innovatively apply, modify and adapt engineering practices to meet engineering challenges and problems for communities, society and the environment. Tailor your course by choosing from a wide range of streams to suit your interests and career goals. View the majors and minors section below for more information on the streams contained within each major.

The course utilises exciting technologies and has a project-based focus. You can enjoy a hands-on learning experience and have the ability to study on-campus in a non-traditional format or by online study.

You will have the opportunity to engage with practising engineers, work on industry-sponsored projects and access industry-based scholarship offered by some of Australia's leading companies. Nine weeks of industry placement during the course also allows you to apply your skills and increase your employability by gaining on-the-job experience.

If you are interested in the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major, you will benefit from our partnership with Aviation Australia and an accelerated pathway to reach Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status in three years, usually requiring five years. 

The first two years of the course would cover all the competencies of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics or Mechanical) and foundations of professional engineering. You will study on-campus in the Aviation Australia Brisbane campus for the first 1.5 years and, upon completion, have the option to study the remainder of your course online or on campus at Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay or Rockhampton. Upon completion of the first 1.5 years, students will be awarded the EASA-approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics or Mechanical).

Study experience

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you to pursue various challenging career options across multiple industries and government sectors.

Depending on your chosen major, you will be prepared to pursue employment opportunities in national and international public and private industry sectors, including:

  • aviation
  • energy
  • transportation
  • manufacturing
  • process
  • construction
  • mining
  • education.

Structure & Availability

 

Course structure

You are required to complete three core units and 17 or 19 specialist units in your choice of major. 

 

 

Unit information

For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

 

 

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Mathematics credit option

If you have completed Mathematical Methods in Year 12, you may receive credit for the Foundation Mathematics (MATH11247) unit, which sits in the electrical, mechanical, and civil majors. Please email the College of Engineering and Aviation to learn how to apply for the mathematics credit pathway.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2, 2024Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2, 2025Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online

Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics major
This major equips you to work with complex computer technology and high-tech equipment such as autopilot systems, communication systems, flight controls, navigation, engine indication systems and more.

Aircraft Maintenance - Mechanical major
This major introduces you to advanced technologies like drones, renewable energy and lower emissions that will shape the aviation industry in the future. You will gain the skills to work on current and future aircrafts and increase your readiness to excel in managerial roles.

Within the Civil major, you choose one of the following streams;

Structural Stream
You will focus on topics such as the analysis of structures, civil construction, solid mechanics, steel and concrete structures, hydraulics, surveying and mapping and geotechnical engineering.

Municipal and Transportation Stream
You will focus on topics such as civil construction, hydrology and water engineering, traffic engineering and concrete structures as well as technology project planning.

Within the Electrical major, you choose one of the following streams;

Electrical Power Stream
This major includes topics such as electrical circuit analysis, electrical power engineering, analogue electrics, power system analysis and design and power system protection.

Electrical Control Stream
This major includes topics such as digital electronics, electrical circuit analysis, engineering design and management planning, electronic communications, control systems analysis and design and embedded micro-controllers.

Within the Mechanical major, you choose one of the following streams;

Design Stream
Develop knowledge and skills in mine product handling, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, engineering plant design and solid mechanics and computation analysis.

Energy Stream
Develop knowledge and skills in industrial fluid power, fluid mechanics, fluid and electrical drive systems, energy conversion, thermodynamics and mechanical systems.

Online students of this course will be required to attend a CQUniversity location or other designated location for compulsory residential schools in some units. Students are advised to check unit details to determine whether a unit has a residential component prior to enrolling.

Professional Practice - Engineers Australia

Mechanical Major

The CG21 Bachelor of Engineering Technology course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Graduates are recognised as engineering technologists and eligible for Graduate membership with EA.

Professional Practice - Engineers Australia

Electrical Major

The CG21 Bachelor of Engineering Technology course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Graduates are recognised as engineering technologists and eligible for Graduate membership with EA.

Professional Practice - Engineers Australia

Civil Major

The CG21 Bachelor of Engineering Technology course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Graduates are recognised as engineering technologists and eligible for Graduate membership with EA.

Engineering Practice Experience - ENEP14004

To be eligible for graduation, you must complete 360 hours of Professional Engineering Practice, including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience. Mandatory work experience is set by the course accreditation body Engineers Australia. In one of your final terms of study, you must enrol into the following zero-credit unit, at no cost to you, and record your Professional Engineering Practice in an ePortfolio. The More Details tab contains a link to the Undergraduate Engineering Course Moodle Meta-site which contains further instructions on completing your Professional Engineering Practice.

Requirements

 

 

Rank Threshold

 

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank threshold for this course is: SR 66 | ATAR 66.0

 

Lowest Ranks

 

The lowest selection rank refers to the lowest rank to which an offer was made for an intake or term and includes adjustment factors applied to an applicant's ATAR such as the Regional Adjustment Scheme and Educational Access Scheme. An ATAR with adjustment factors applied is referred to as a selection rank.

The lowest selection ranks (includes adjustment factors) for Term 1, 2023 for the following locations are as follows:

Mackay: 81.45

Please note entry to courses is competitive and the lowest score (ATAR or selection rank) will vary from year to year and campus to campus and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Student profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2023.

 

 

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023 view our Institute Profile.

 

Recommended study

Mathematical Methods, Physics, Graphics

Prerequisites

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; OR
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT); OR
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Mechanical (10599NAT)


English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 10 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0, with a minimum 6.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 54; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)– Requires overall score of 75 or better with no score less than 21 (Internet Based).

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Note:

  • Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics Major: Students must complete the Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics)
  • Aircraft Maintenance - Mechanical Major: Students must complete the Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical)

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$7,819
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$25,269

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

StateAdmission Code
Western AustraliaOnline: 150351
VictoriaOnline: 150351
QueenslandMackay: 841381; Rockhampton: 851381; Gladstone: 831381; Bundaberg: 811381; Cairns: 821389; Online: 851385
TasmaniaOnline: 150351
South AustraliaOnline: 150351
Northern TerritoryOnline: 150351
New South WalesOnline: 160351

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations, such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.


What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQU.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Apply via UAC
Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni

Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQU, apply direct.

As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQU for this course. To apply directly, your prior study with CQU must be a completed or partially completed CQU course or unit, including:

  • CQU’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQU certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.