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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major) and Diploma of Project Management - CM41

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Project Management will lead you towards a rewarding career as a professional engineering skilled in high-level engineering designs and managing engineering projects including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control, procurement management and execution.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

32/216

DURATION

4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online

PREREQUISITES

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Recommended study: Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C (Specialist Mathematics)

The double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Project Management aims to produce an engineer skilled in both high-level engineering designs and managing engineering projects including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control, procurement management and execution. This course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout your course.

In your first year, you will develop skills in problem solving, teamwork and professional practice together with learning foundational technical content. In Term 2 of Year 1, you will undertake an authentic industry project with work-integrated learning. In the second year, you will gain in-depth discipline-specific technical knowledge and skills and build on your project management skills. In the third, fourth and fifth years of your course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the foundation knowledge that you gained in the first and second years. You will also complete three project units where you will work on authentic projects and apply your project management knowledge and skills to deliver them on time.

Finally, you will complete a major individual project, sometimes with an industry mentor, that integrates both your engineering skills and project management skills to confirm your ability to work as an engineer and a project management specialist.

Core Units 17 Major Units 15
Electives None Minor Units None

Course Structure

You are required to complete a total of 32 units, including 17 core units, and one 15-unit major. You may choose to major in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical engineering.

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

This course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout your course.

Industry-relevant majors

Our majors are developed in response to industry needs and emerging fields of engineering practice. Choose from the following major options.

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering

Industry connections

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 - 2023Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Civil15
Electrical15
Mechanical15

Civil Engineering

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 Engineering

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 Engineering

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.

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.
All 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 expect on-campus practical activities for a professional engineering course offered in online mode. Online students typically study the course part-time over 10 years and expect to attend up to five residential schools during that time.

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 69.00 | ATAR 69.00


Student Profile
This is a new course at CQUniversity, therefore the student profile will be available after the first intake for this course. 

Institute Profile
To 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 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 a
  • 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 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 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 (Specialist Mathematics)

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. This course provides a unique opportunity to become an engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by project management skills including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control and execution as well as procurement management.

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.

Accreditation will be sought from both Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Project Management. Both organisations have been kept informed of the new course development.

Indicative first year fees for this course will be available soon.

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: 160350
Western AustraliaONL: 150350

Tertiary Admission Centre codes for QTAC and VTAC will be available soon. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

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 CQU.

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 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.
  • A CQU 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