Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) - CC32
With extensive work-integrated learning opportunities and featuring 48 weeks of paid industry placement, our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) provides you with vast opportunities to gain real-world experience to prepare you for your career as a professional engineer.
You will be supported by experienced lecturers and benefit from extensive industry connections in the form of guest lectures, authentic project work and industry placements that will enhance your employment outcomes. Choose to major in traditional engineering disciplines as well as dual major options that will prepare you for emerging specialist fields of engineering including electrical with information processing, electrical with data analytics, and civil with humanitarian engineering.
On Campus, Online
4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time
Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
Physics, Mathematical Methods, Design
CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) features 48 weeks of paid work placement as well as project-based learning, allowing you to develop the professional skills required to work as an Engineer and graduate with one year of industry experience.
Your education and training will focus on developing skills that are highly desired by employers including effective teamwork and problem-solving.
The work experience component of this course gives you the opportunity to put your learning into practice while experiencing different workplace cultures. You have the opportunity to apply for work-integrated learning overseas to enhance your global learning experience.
In addition, you will graduate work-ready and equipped with valuable interview and application skills.
Benefit from the flexibility to tailor your studies and specialise in Civil, Civil with Humanitarian, Electrical, Electrical with Data Analytics, Electrical with Information Processing, Mechanical, Mechatronic Engineering or Resources Systems. CQUniversity has strong relationships with industry practitioners and our close links to industry may provide you with the opportunity to gain support in the form of industry-based scholarships.
|Core Units||11||Major Units||21|
Course structureYou are required to complete a total of 29 units including 12 core units and a further 20 units from the Civil, Civil and Humanitarian, Electrical, Electrical and Data Analytics, Electrical and Information Processing, or Mechanical discipline or a further 21 units from the Mechatronic engineering or Resources System discipline plan.
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 with HumanitarianYou will typically specialise in planning, design and maintenance of critical infrastructure to improve the disaster resilience of communities, using available technologies.
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 with Data AnalyticsThis 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 with Information ProcessingGain specialist 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.
Mechatronic 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 aircraft, robots, small electronic devices, and plant machinery.
Resource SystemsResource systems engineers typically specialise in applying contemporary technologies to increase productivity, sustainability and safety of resource industry (mining and mineral processing) operation.
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.
Extensive industry placementThe Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (CC32) has a strong focus on practical learning experiences and includes 48 weeks of paid industry experience. This provides you with vast opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained from your studies to authentic scenarios, establish a network of future employers and enhance your employment prospects.
Real-world opportunitiesThe 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.
Your second year equips you with in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills and you will choose the engineering discipline you wish to focus your studies on. You will be exposed to engineering projects that give you opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained to deliver tangible engineering outcomes.
At the beginning of your third year of study, you will complete a 24-week paid industry placement where you work with an industry partner as a student engineer. Midway through your fourth year, you embark on your second 24-week paid industry placement and you have the option to choose a different industry or location to your first placement. This versatility allows you to widen your experience and enhances not only your knowledge of engineering but also your career opportunities.
Over the four and a half years of study, you spend 48 weeks in work placement. This gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn, explore engineering in practice, apply your discipline knowledge and develop an industry network. In your final term of study, you will complete a major individual project that demonstrates your ability to work as a professional engineer.
The course has an abundance of real-world opportunities in conjunction with industry that prepares you for a career as a professional engineer.
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 engineering
- Civil with humanitarian engineering
- Mechatronics engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Electrical with data analytics
- Electrical with 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 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Civil with Humanitarian||21|
|Electrical with Data Analytics||21|
|Electrical with Information Processing||21|
|Industry Practice 1||ENEP11006||24 weeks industry placement|
|Industry Practice 2||ENEP12010||24 weeks industry placement|
The above industry placements you complete are paid placements in your relevant field of engineering and are coordinated by the University.
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 72.00 | ATAR 72.00
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, 2022.
Institute ProfileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
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
- 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 6.5, 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.
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.
Recommended study: Mathematical Methods, Physics, and Design
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) is your gateway into the engineering industry. Upon completion, you will be qualified to work as a Professional Engineer in the civil, civil with humanitarian, electrical, mechanical, mechatronic engineering or resources systems fields depending on your chosen major.
All 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.|
|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.|
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|Queensland||GLD: 830302; CNS: 820309; BDG: 810302; ROK: 850302; ONL: 853530; MKY: 840302|
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Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. Note, 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.
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