Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development)

Rank thresholdATAR: 69 SR: 69
Duration5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL73
First-year fee
$7,819 (Indicative) (CSP)
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Overview

Explore a broad range of career opportunities in the fields of control and instrumentation engineering and information technology with CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development) combined degree. 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development) is a dual degree that will equip you with the skills to become a control and instrumentation engineer skilled in both high-level engineering design, and software and hardware implementation of engineering systems.

Throughout your studies, you will develop skills in problem solving, teamwork and professional practice together with learning foundational technical content. You will complete work-integrated learning and complete an industry project.

Your studies will culminate with a major individual project that integrates both control and instrumentation knowledge and information and communication technology knowledge to confirm your ability to work as a control and instrumentation, and software engineer. This course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout the course.

Career Opportunities

As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for the technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. This course provides a unique opportunity to become a control and instrumentation engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by software and hardware implementation skills. Instrumentation and control engineers typically specialise in control systems design, development and maintenance of such systems associated with electrical power, resource, telecommunications, agriculture and automation industries. A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business.

Structure & Availability

Course structure

Graduates are required to complete 37 compulsory units.

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

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Cairns, Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Cairns, Rockhampton

Online Availability

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

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Most units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have compulsory residential schools for online students. These residential schools give students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills. The Engineers Australia accreditation guidelines recommend a minimum of 40 days of on-campus experience for a professional engineering course offered in online mode.

Professional Practice - Engineers Australia

Core

The course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

As a recently introduced course, it will not be eligible for full accreditation until there are sufficient graduates to be reviewed by EA. Graduates will be recognised as professional engineers and be eligible for Graduate membership with EA.

The course also has full accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.

Engineering Practice Experience - ENEP14004

Students are required to complete 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice prior to graduation. Once the students have completed the professional practice requirements, they must enrol in this unit and provide evidence of how they have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.

Requirements

Rank Threshold

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

The rank threshold for this course is: SR 69 | ATAR 69.0

 

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

Physics, Graphics, Mathematical Methods

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

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

· A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level qualification, 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.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.
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$24,423

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
Northern TerritoryOnline: 150343
South AustraliaOnline: 150343
TasmaniaOnline: 150343
New South WalesOnline: 160343
VictoriaOnline: 150343
QueenslandCairns: 820601; Online: 850503; Rockhampton: 850601
Western AustraliaOnline: 150343

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 have previously studied with CQUni.

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: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.

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

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