Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - CC31
Prepare for a diverse career with possibilities to work as a professional Engineer across various industries, locally, nationally and internationally, with CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will have the choice to major in traditional engineering disciplines and 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 will benefit from our strong industry connections. You will attend guest lectures, complete authentic project work and undertake extensive work-integrated learning opportunities to graduate with relevant and practical skills.
On Campus, Online
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 and 4, C), General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
Mathematical Methods, Physics, and Design
The 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 general understanding of engineering, allowing you to experience each different engineering area before you choose a particular path to follow. Later in your studies, you have the flexibility to choose to study Civil, Civil with Humanitarian, Electrical, Electrical with Data Analytics, Electrical with Information Processing, 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 online. 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||7||Major Units||21|
You are required to complete six core units and a 22 unit major in either Civil, Civil with Humanitarian, Electrical, Electrical with Data Analytics, Electrical with Information Processing, or Mechanical or a 23 unit major in either Mechatronic or Resource Systems Engineering
Unit informationFor information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Mathematics credit option
If you have completed Mathematical Methods in Year 12, you may receive credit for the Foundation Mathematics (MATH11247) unit, which sits in the electrical, mechanical, and civil majors. Please email the College of Engineering and Aviation to learn about how to apply for the mathematics credit pathway.
Real-world opportunitiesThe Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) strongly focuses 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 many 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 be exposed to projects from different engineering disciplines. This gives you 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 allow you to apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained and deliver tangible engineering outcomes.
In the third and fourth years, 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 majorsOur majors are developed in response to industry needs and emerging fields of engineering practice. Choose from major options across various engineering disciplines, including dual major options, to gain specialist skills in your chosen discipline.
- Civil engineering
- Civil with humanitarian engineering
- Mechatronics engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Electrical with data analytics
- Electrical with information processing
- Resource systems engineering
Industry connectionsOur engineering courses are developed in consultation with key stakeholders in the sector so that 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.
|Term 1 - 2024||Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2024||Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2024||Available Online|
|Civil with Humanitarian||21|
|Electrical with Data Analytics||21|
|Electrical with Industrial Automation||21|
|Electrical with Information Processing||21|
|Mechanical with Industrial Automation||21|
Civil EngineeringAs 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 with Humanitarian EngineeringAs a civil and humanitarian engineer, you will focus on improving human welfare by planning, designing and testing infrastructures that are disaster resilient and assist in developing communities.
Electrical EngineeringElectrical 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 with 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 with Information ProcessingGain specialist skills in collecting and processing information to control electrical engineering systems in this dual major option.
Mechanical EngineeringMechanical 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 EngineeringMechatronic 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 electronic devices, and plant machinery.
Resource Systems EngineeringAs a resource system or 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. 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 engineering 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.
|Engineering Practice Experience||ENEP14004||Students 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.|
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 profileIf 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.
View our Institute Profile to learn about our Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022
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, the 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 of 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 of 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 an 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 the final examination date and the date of commencement of the 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.
Recommended study: Mathematical Methods, Physics, and Design
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is your gateway to various engineering roles. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to work as a professional Engineer in the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Resource Engineering fields, depending on your chosen major.
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.
|Queensland||ONL: 850315; BDG: 810312; CNS: 820315; GLD: 830312; ROK: 850312; MKY: 840312|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160341|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150341|
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.
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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 are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView 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: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUniBenefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: 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.