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.


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4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time


Cairns, Rockhampton


Recommended study: Mathematical Methods, Physics, and 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 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 11 Major Units 21
Electives None Minor Units None

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.


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.

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

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, establish a network of future employers and enhance your employment prospects.

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.

Our 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

Our 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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Cairns Rockhampton
Civil with Humanitarian21
Electrical with Data Analytics21
Electrical with Information Processing21
Resource Systems22
Unit NameCodeDescription
Industry Practice 1ENEP1100624 weeks industry placement
Industry Practice 2ENEP1201024 weeks industry placement

The above industry placements you complete are within your relevant field of engineering and are coordinated by the University. Find out more about our internship program.

All units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have a compulsory Residential School for distance students. These Residential Schools give students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

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Each student will be assessed individually.

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Assumed Knowledge

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 and 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
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$18,030.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$36,120.00

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

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

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