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

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

35/240

DURATION

5 years full-time, 10 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online

PREREQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Physics, Graphics, Specialist Mathematics

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Masters of Engineering 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 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.

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)(Major) and Master of Engineering Project Management 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 - 2022Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Civil29
Civil and Humanitarian29
Electrical29
Mechanical29
Mechatronics30
Resource Systems30
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.

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; 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.

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. 

The Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics majors in this courses are accredited by Engineers Australia in other courses as meeting the Stage 1 Competency Standard for a Professional Engineer.Accreditation for the Civil and Humanitarian, and Resource Systems majors, and the course as a dual award will be sought in the next accreditation review in 2021.
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.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

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 and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory Apply via SATAC
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 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.
Apply direct