Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - CC31
Prepare for a diverse career with possibilities to work as a professional Engineer across a range of industries, locally, nationally and internationally, with CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will have the choice to major in traditional engineering disciplines as well as dual major options that will prepare you for emerging specialist fields of engineering including civil and humanitarian engineering, electrical and information processing, and electrical and data analytics.
You will be supported by an experienced team of engineering lecturers and benefit from our strong industry connections that will see you attend guest lectures, complete authentic project work and undertake extensive work integrated learning opportunities so you will graduate with relevant and practical skills.
Online, On Campus
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 and 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)
Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Graphics
The newly designed Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) develops your problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills and incorporates project-based learning so you can graduate work-ready.
The first year of your studies provides a general understanding of engineering, allowing you to experience each different area of engineering before you choose a particular path to follow. Later in your studies, you have the flexibility to choose to study Civil, Civil and Humanitarian, Electrical, Electrical and Data Analytics and Electrical and Information Processing, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Resource Systems Engineering.
One of the benefits of studying engineering at CQUniversity is our strong relationships with industry practitioners that offer support through scholarships, guest lectures and work-integrated learning.
Study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) either full-time or part-time and on-campus or by online study. You may choose to study by online study while working in engineering, allowing you to earn and gain practical experience while you learn.
|Core Units||6||Major Units||22|
You are required to complete a total of 22 or 23 units including:
- six core units
- 22 units from a selected plan in either Civil, Civil and Humanitarian, Electrical, Electrical and Data Analytics, Electrical and Information Processing, or Mechanical or 23 units from a selected plan in either Mechatronic or Resource Systems Engineering
- one professional practice elective unit.
Civil EngineeringAs a Civil Engineer you will be involved with structures and systems such as roads, water supply, bridges, buildings and tunnels. Civil Engineers are responsible for the design and construction of all our transport systems, the design and management of our gas and water supply, sewerage systems, harbours, airports, and railways. They also plan, design and test the structures of private and public buildings and facilities.
Civil and Humanitarian EngineeringAs a civil and humanitarian you will focus on improving human welfare by planning, designing and testing infrastructures that are disaster resilient and assist in developing communities.
Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineers are involved in areas such as electricity generation and distribution, communication systems, control systems and electronic equipment. As an Electrical Engineer you may plan the design of power stations and power equipment, design electrical systems, produce drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) and make decisions on the best type and arrangement of electrical circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and equipment.
Electrical and Data Analytics
This dual major is an ideal option if you have an interest in specialist fields of electrical engineering involving analysing system data to optimise electrical system performance.
Electrical and Information ProcessingGain pecialist skills in collecting and processing information to control electrical engineering systems in this dual major option.
Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineers are involved with machines that 'move' such as trucks, trains, ships, planes and manufacturing equipment. Mechanical Engineers may perform tasks such as designing new machines and equipment that meet their client's needs and budgets, taking into account factors such as cost, availability of materials, strength and maintenance requirements, and the end-user of the equipment.
Mechatronics EngineeringMechatronic Engineering combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering to create systems that include both movement and intelligence. As a Mechatronic Engineer you may be involved in the design and maintenance of machinery and gadgets such as aircrafts, robots, small electronics devices, and plant machinery.
Resource Systems EngineeringAs a Mining Engineer you will typically be involved with the extraction and processing of minerals and earth's resources, such as coal, gas, precious stones and metals. As a Mining Engineer you may work with geologists to investigate and extract resources from the earth by planning the safest and most cost-effective way of doing so. In the Resource Systems major you will learn about the latest range of contemporary technologies emerging in the mining and resource industry such as industrial automation and remote sensing.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Real-world opportunitiesThe Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) has a strong focus on practical learning experiences that provide vast opportunities for you to apply the skills and knowledge from your studies to authentic scenarios.
The first year of your studies prepares you for a range of practical experiences. You will gain a solid foundation of engineering knowledge and develop your skills in problem-solving, teamwork and professional practice together with learning foundation technical content. In the second term of your first year, you will undertake an authentic industry project and you will be exposed to projects from different engineering disciplines. This provides you with a good grounding and understanding as you decide on the engineering discipline you wish to pursue.
In your second year, you will choose the engineering discipline you wish to focus your studies on and will be equipped with in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills. You will be exposed to engineering projects that give you opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained and deliver tangible engineering outcomes.
In the third and fourth year, your exploration of the discipline major goes deeper. Three of your units incorporate authentic projects, sometimes with an industry mentor. You will also complete a major individual project that demonstrates your ability to work as a professional engineer.
During your studies, you will complete 12 weeks of industry experience where you will apply the theory and practices you have learned to the scenarios you experience.
Industry-relevant majorsOur majors are developed in response to industry needs and emerging fields of engineering practice. Choose from major options across a range of engineering disciplines including dual major options to gain specialist skills in your chosen discipline.
- Civil engineerng
- Civil and humanitarian engineering
- Mechatronics engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Electrical and data analytics
- Electrical and information processing
- Resource systems engineering
Industry connectionsOur engineering courses are developed in consultation with key stakeholders in the sector, so you will graduate with relevant and practical skills. Our industry connections extend across our national footprint and a range of industries.
You will learn from an experienced engineering team that maintains strong relationships with industry practitioners. You’ll benefit from these connections through scholarships, guest lectures, authentic project work and extensive work-integrated learning opportunities.
|Term 1 - 2023||Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2022||Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Civil and Humanitarian||22|
|Electrical and Data Analytics||22|
|Electrical and Information Processing||22|
|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.|
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 profileIf 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, 2021.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2021 view our Institute Profile.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; Mathematical Methods (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 5 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 within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, 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 as below.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of the 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.
Recommended study: Physics, Specialist Mathematics and Design
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is your gateway to a variety of engineering roles. Upon completion of the course you will be qualified to work as a professional Engineer in either the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Mining Engineering fields depending on your chosen major.
The civil, electrical and mechanical majors in this course are accredited by Engineers Australia as meeting Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$7,013.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?|| You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees. The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1, 3 and/or 4.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and 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.
|Queensland||ONL: 850315; ONL: 850319; BDG: 810312; CNS: 820315; GLD: 830312; ROK: 850312; MKY: 840313; MKY: 840312; ROK: 850313|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160341; ONL: 160349|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150341|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
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 CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView 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||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory; Western 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 ApplyCQUniBenefit 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.|
Option 3: 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.