Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Master of Project Management in Engineering - CM15

Future-proof your career with a dual degree in engineering and project management at CQUniversity. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Master of Project Management in Engineering will prepare you for a career as an accredited engineer with a highly sought-after and industry-relevant skillset in project management specific to the engineering discipline.

Your learning experience is enhanced by practical and authentic learning opportunities while the unique design of this course means you will complete a two-year masters level qualification in project management with only an additional year of study.


On Campus, Online


SR:69 ATAR:69




5 years full-time, 10 years part-time


Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online


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


Physics, Graphics, Specialist Mathematics

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Masters of Project Management in Engineering 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 engineering professional practice together with learning foundational technical content. In Term 2 of your first year, you will undertake an authentic industry-based project with work-integrated learning. In the second year, you will gain in-depth discipline-specific technical knowledge and skills through your choice of major. In the third and fourth years of your course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the foundation knowledge that you gained in the first and second year. During your fourth and fifth year, you will complete a number of engineering project units, and choose project management units and will apply that knowledge to real-life projects.

You will confirm your ability to work as a professional engineer by completing a major individual engineering project, sometimes with an industry mentor, and a project management research project during the fifth year of the course.

Core Units 6 Major Units 29
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

Graduates are required to complete a total of 35 or 36 compulsory units including:

  • six core units
  • 29 units from a selected plan in either Civil, Civil and Humanitarian, Electrical, or Mechanical or 30 units from a selected plan in either Mechatronics, or Resource Systems
  • one professional practice elective unit.

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)(Major) and Master of Project Management in Engineering has a strong focus on practical learning experiences that provide vast opportunities for you to apply the skills and knowledge 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.

In your second year, you will choose the engineering discipline you wish to focus your studies on and will be equipped with in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills. You will be exposed to engineering projects that give you opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained and deliver tangible engineering outcomes.

In the third and fourth year, your exploration of the discipline major goes deeper. Three of your units incorporate authentic projects, sometimes with an industry mentor. You will also complete a major individual project that demonstrates your ability to work as a professional engineer. While completing your engineering project units, you will choose project management units and apply that knowledge to real life projects. 

During your studies, you will complete 12 weeks of industry experience where you will apply the theory and practices you have learnt to the scenarios you experience.

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 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 - 2024Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2024Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Civil with Humanitarian29
Resource Systems30

Choose a major to suit you

Benefit from a choice of minors to tailor your studies to suit your career goals or learning interests. Discover more about each minor below, what you will learn and where it can take you.


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 Engineering

As a civil and humanitarian you will focus on improving human welfare by planning, designing and testing infrastructures that are disaster resilient and assist in developing communities.

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.

Mechatronics 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 aircrafts, robots, small electronics devices, and plant machinery.

Resource Systems Engineering

As a Mining Engineer you will typically be involved with the extraction and processing of minerals and earth's resources, such as coal, gas, precious stones and metals. As a Mining Engineer you may work with geologists to investigate and extract resources from the earth by planning the safest and most cost-effective way of doing so. In the Resource Systems major you will learn about the latest range of contemporary technologies emerging in the mining and resource industry such as industrial automation and remote sensing.

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.

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

This course is being offered for the first time in 2022, therefore no previous student data is available.

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


Health Requirements


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 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.

Civil and Humanitarian engineers typically specialise in planning, design and maintenance of critical infrastructure to improve the disaster resilience of communities using available technologies. 

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 processing plants.

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.

Mechatronics engineers typically specialise in the design and development of autonomous systems to improve productivity of various application areas such as health and medical, agriculture, manufacturing and transport.    

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

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees.  Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we 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. 

VictoriaONL: 1700110851
QueenslandBDG: 810771; CNS: 820771; GLD: 830771; MKY: 840771; ONL: 850551; ROK: 850771
New South WalesONL: 160345
Western AustraliaONL: 150345

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 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
All other states 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 CQU, apply direct.
As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQU 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.
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