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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) - CC32

Equip yourself with technical skills and enhance your employability by gaining on-the-job engineering experience through the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering).

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:84 ATAR:84

UNITS/CREDITS

32/234

DURATION

4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Recommended study: Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C

CRICOS

083587C

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 and Humanitarian, Electrical, 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 12 Major Units 20
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You 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, or Mechanical discipline or a further 21 units from the Mechatronic engineering or Resources System discipline plan.

MAJOR OPTIONS

Civil Engineering
As 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
As a civil and humanitarian engineer, you will typically specialise in planning, design and maintenance of critical infrastructure to improve the disaster resilience of communities, using available technologies.

Electrical Engineering
Electrical 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.

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

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.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
The 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.

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.

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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Cairns Mackay Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022Cairns Rockhampton
MajorsUnitsDescription
Civil20
Civil and Humanitarian20
Electrical20
Mechanical20
Mechatronics21
Resource Systems21
Unit NameCodeDescription
Industry Practice 2ENEP1201024 weeks industry placement
Industry Practice 1ENEP1100624 weeks industry placement
All units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have a compulsory Residential Schools for distance 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.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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 fulltime 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:

  • 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.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended study: Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C

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.

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.

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 process plant. .

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.

All majors in this course are accredited by Engineers Australia as meeting Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

This course is available at our regional campuses, and you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

QueenslandROK: 850302; GLD: 830302; CNS: 820309; BDG: 810302; MKY: 840302

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.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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