Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Master of Project Management in Engineering

Rank thresholdATAR: 69 SR: 69
Duration5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCM15
First-year fee
$7,819 (Indicative) (CSP)
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Overview

Future-proof your career with a dual degree in engineering and project management at CQUniversity. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Master of Project Management in Engineering will prepare you for a career as an accredited engineer with a highly sought-after and industry-relevant skillset in project management specific to the engineering discipline. 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Masters of Project Management in Engineering aims to produce an engineer skilled in both high-level engineering designs and managing engineering projects including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control, procurement management, and execution.

This course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout your course. In your first year, you will develop skills in problem solving, teamwork and engineering professional practice together with learning foundational technical content. In Term 2 of your first year, you will undertake an authentic industry-based project with work-integrated learning. In the second year, you will gain in-depth discipline-specific technical knowledge and skills through your choice of major. In the third and fourth years of your course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the foundation knowledge that you gained in the first and second year. During your fourth and fifth year, you will complete a number of engineering project units, and choose project management units and will apply that knowledge to real-life projects.

You will confirm your ability to work as a professional engineer by completing a major individual engineering project, sometimes with an industry mentor, and a project management research project during the fifth year of the course.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. Professional engineers work with people, they listen, then set about solving problems for people and communities. This course provides a unique opportunity to become an engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by project management skills including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control and execution as well as procurement management.

Civil engineers are typically involved in planning, design and maintenance of physical infrastructure systems including the construction of buildings and bridges, transport and water resource systems, sewage and industrial waste systems, harbours and railways.

Civil and Humanitarian engineers typically specialise in planning, design and maintenance of critical infrastructure to improve the disaster resilience of communities using available technologies. 

Mechanical engineers are typically involved in planning, design, installation, maintenance and operation of machines, thermodynamic and combustion systems, fluid systems, materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and processing plants.

Electrical engineers typically specialise in systems design, development and maintenance of systems associated with electrical power and energy including electricity generation and distribution, telecommunications, instrumentation and control, microprocessors and electronics.

Mechatronics engineers typically specialise in the design and development of autonomous systems to improve productivity of various application areas such as health and medical, agriculture, manufacturing and transport.    

Resource Systems engineers typically specialise in applying contemporary technologies to increase productivity, sustainability and safety of resource industry (mining and mineral processing) operations. 

Structure & Availability

Course structure

You must complete eight core units and a 27 or 28-unit major from the following:

  • Civil (27 units)
  • Civil with Humanitarian (27 units)
  • Electrical (27 units)
  • Electrical with Industrial Automation (27 units)
  • Mechanical (28 units)
  • Mechanical with Industrial Automation (27 units)
  • Resource Systems (28 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, 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

Civil major
You will learn about planning design, and maintenance of physical infrastructure systems such as buildings and bridges, harbours and railways. Plus, you'll grow your knowledge and skills in hydraulics and materials science.

Civil with Humanitarian major
This discipline allows you to be involved in the planning design and maintenance of physical infrastructure systems in underprivileged communities and disaster-prone areas.

Electrical major
You will learn about analogue and digital electronics foundations, AC and DC circuit configurations, development and maintenance of controls technology, electrical engineering concepts, communications systems, and materials sciences.

Electrical with Industrial Automation major
This major is an ideal option if you have an interest in the growing electrical automation field. You will develop skills in designing, implementing, analysing and maintaining complex industrial control systems and instrumentation using industry-standard software and hardware tools.

Mechanical major
You will build skills and knowledge in planning, design, installation, maintenance and operation of machines, thermodynamic and combustion systems, fluid systems, materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and process plant.

Mechanical with Industrial Automation major
Develop skills to design mechanical control systems incorporating automation with a strong focus on thermodynamics and heat transfer principles. Plus, you’ll build knowledge on material design, stress analysis and machine design to meet industry standards and codes.

Resource Systems major
Designed to meet the industry need of traditional mine sites to transition to automated sites and increase productivity. This major focuses on the interpretation of data to assess the feasibility of a variety of resource projects within the legislation.

All 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.

Professional Practice - Engineers Australia

Resource Systems Major, Mechatronics Major, Mechanical Major, Electrical Major, Civil Major

The CM15 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Project Management in Engineering course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au

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.

Professional Practice - Engineers Australia

Civil and Humanitarian Major

The CM15 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Project Management in Engineering course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au

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.

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

To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

Student and Course Profiles

View the student and course profiles for this course and learn about CQU's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2024 via our Institute Profile. 

Institute Profile

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

$7,819
Indicative first-year fee (CSP)

The Indicative First-Year Fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (eight units over two terms) for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth Supported Places

This course has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available, and as a domestic student, you'll be offered a CSP, provided you meet CSP eligibility requirements. CSPs are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees.

HECS-HELP Loan

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan if you are offered a CSP. 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.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

We believe a quality education can be for everyone – regardless of background, location, or life circumstances. That's why we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries that can give you a helping hand with a range of expenses and enhance your employability.

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How to apply

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