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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development) - CL73

Explore a broad range of career opportunities in the fields of control and instrumentation engineering and information technology with CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development) combined degree.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:69 ATAR:69

UNITS/CREDITS

37/240

DURATION

5 years full-time, 10 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Rockhampton, Online

PREREQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C), General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Physics, Graphics, Mathematical Methods

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development) is a dual degree that will equip you with the skills to become a control and instrumentation engineer skilled in both high-level engineering design, and software and hardware implementation of engineering systems.

Throughout your studies, you will develop skills in problem solving, teamwork and professional practice together with learning foundational technical content. You will complete work-integrated learning and complete an industry project.

Your studies will culminate with a major individual project that integrates both control and instrumentation knowledge and information and communication technology knowledge to confirm your ability to work as a control and instrumentation, and software engineer. This course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout the course.

Core Units 37 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

Graduates are required to complete 37 compulsory 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

Future-proof your career

This course prepares you for a versatile career as a qualified control and instrumentation engineer skilled in high-level engineering and design combined with software and hardware implementation skills. You will be equipped with skills to work across the entire systems process from the design and development all the way to the software and hardware implementation including maintenance and the integration across multiple software systems.

Real-world opportunities

Benefit from a strong focus on practical learning experiences and vast opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge from your studies to authentic scenarios.

You will be exposed to control and instrumentation engineering and information technology projects that give you opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge and deliver tangible outcomes.

In your fifth year of study, you will complete a major individual project that demonstrates your ability to work as a control and instrumentation and software engineer. You will also complete 12 weeks of industry experience where you will apply the theory and practices you have learned to control and instrumentation engineering and information technology communication scenarios you experience.

Strong industry connections

Our engineering courses are developed in consultation with key stakeholders in the sector, so you will graduate with relevant and practical skills. You will learn from an experienced teaching team that maintains strong relationships with industry practitioners. You will benefit from these connections through scholarships, guest lectures, authentic project work and extensive work-integrated learning opportunities.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Cairns, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Engineering Practice ExperienceENEP14004Students 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.
Most 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. The Engineers Australia accreditation guidelines recommend a minimum of 40 days of on-campus experience for a professional engineering course offered in online mode.

Rank Threshold

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 profile

If 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 profile

To 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

· A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level qualification, 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 6.0, 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; or

· Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 54; or

· Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)– Requires overall score of 75 or better with no score less than 21 (Internet Based).

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.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended study: Mathematical Methods, Physics, and Design

As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for the technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. This course provides a unique opportunity to become a control and instrumentation engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by software and hardware implementation skills. Instrumentation and control engineers typically specialise in control systems design, development and maintenance of such systems associated with electrical power, resource, telecommunications, agriculture and automation industries. A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business.

Provisional accreditation will be sought from Engineers Australia and Australian Computer Society for the double degree when CQUni governance processes are completed.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
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:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

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.

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. 

New South WalesONL: 160343
VictoriaONL: 1700110761
Western AustraliaONL: 150343
QueenslandROK: 850601; ONL: 850503; CNS: 820601


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 have previously studied with CQUni.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View 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: 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.
Apply direct

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