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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - CC31

Enhance your engineering technical skills and increase your employability by studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

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STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:69 ATAR:69

UNITS/CREDITS

28/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Recommended study: Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C

CRICOS

083583G

The newly designed Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) develops your problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills and incorporates project-based learning so you can graduate work ready.

The first year of your studies provides a generic understanding of engineering, allowing you to experience each different area of engineering before you choose a particular path to follow. Later in your studies you have the flexibility to choose to study Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Resource Systems Engineering.

One of the benefits of studying engineering at CQUniversity is our strong relationships with industry practitioners that offer support through scholarships, guest lectures and work integrated learning.

Study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) either full-time or part-time and on-campus or by online study. You may choose to study by online study while working in engineering, allowing you to earn and gain practical experience while you learn.

Core Units 6 Major Units 22
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 22 or 23 units including:

  • six core units
  • 22 units from a selected plan in either Civil, Civil and Humanitarian, Electrical or Mechanical or 23 units from a selected plan in either Mechatronic or Resource Systems Engineering
  • one professional practice elective unit.

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 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 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) 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.

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 - 2021Cairns Mackay Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022Cairns Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Civil22
Civil and Humanitarian22
Electrical22
Mechanical22
Mechatronics23
Resource Systems23
Unit NameCodeDescription
Continuing Professional Development for Student EngineersENEP14004Students 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 distance 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 minimum of 40 days of on-campus experience for a professional engineering course offered in distance 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 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 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.

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.

Mining engineers are typically involved with the design, planning and operations of mines and mineral and coal processing plants.

The civil, electrical and mechanical 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.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

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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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