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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - CC31

Prepare for a diverse career with possibilities to work as a professional Engineer across a range of industries, locally, nationally and internationally, with CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will have the choice to major in traditional engineering disciplines as well as dual major options that will prepare you for emerging specialist fields of engineering including civil with humanitarian engineering, electrical with information processing, and electrical with data analytics.

You will be supported by an experienced team of engineering lecturers and benefit from our strong industry connections that will see you attend guest lectures, complete authentic project work and undertake extensive work integrated learning opportunities so you will graduate with relevant and practical skills. 

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:69 ATAR:69

UNITS/CREDITS

28/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Cairns, Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Recommended study: Mathematical Methods, Physics, and Design

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, Electrical and Data Analytics, Electrical and Information Processing, 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.

Electrical and Data Analytics

This dual major is an ideal option if you have an interest in specialist fields of electrical engineering involving analysing system data to optimise electrical system performance. 

Electrical and Information Processing

Gain specialist skills in collecting and processing information to control electrical engineering systems in this dual major option.

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 learned to the scenarios you experience.

INDUSTRY-RELEVANT MAJORS
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

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 - 2023Cairns Rockhampton
MajorsUnitsDescription
Civil22
Civil with Humanitarian22
Electrical22
Electrical with Data Analytics22
Electrical with Information Processing22
Mechanical23
Mechatronics23
Resource Systems23
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.
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

    · 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

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is your gateway to a variety of engineering roles. Upon completion of the course you will be qualified to work as a professional Engineer in either the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Mining Engineering fields depending on your chosen major.

The civil, electrical and mechanical 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.

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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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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