Bachelor of Engineering Technology - CG21

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is a versatile degree with options to major in traditional engineering disciplines, or pursue a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer through completion of the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major. Choosing the civil, electrical or mechanical majors allows you to build in-depth knowledge of engineering concepts and be highly trained in software, simulating modelling and the ability to assist engineers with the technology design and systems management in an engineering project.

Delivered in partnership with Aviation Australia, the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major provides an accelerated pathway to reach the Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status. 


On Campus, Online


SR:66 ATAR:66




3 years full-time, 6 years part-time


Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online


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


Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Graphics



The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is designed to develop your skills and enable you to combine an understanding of engineering concepts with modern technology. Choose between major options, allowing you to pursue a career as an Engineering Technologist in traditional engineering disciplines, or an aircraft maintenance engineer.

If you choose to study the civil, electrical or mechanical majors, your education and training will equip you with the skills to innovatively apply, modify and adapt engineering practices to meet engineering challenges and problems for communities, society and the environment. Tailor your course by choosing from a wide range of streams to suit your personal interests and career goals. View the majors and minors section below for more information on the streams contained within each major.

The course utilises exciting technologies and has a project-based focus so you benefit from a more hands-on learning experience and have the ability to study on-campus in a non-traditional format or by online study.

You will have the opportunity to engage with practicing engineers, work on industry-sponsored projects and have access to industry-based scholarship offered by some of Australia's leading companies. Nine weeks of industry placement during the course also allows you to apply your skills and increase your employability by gaining on-the-job experience.

If you are interested in the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major, you will benefit from our partnership with Aviation Australia and an accelerated pathway to reach Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status in just three years, usually requiring five years. 

The first two years of the course would cover all the competencies of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) and foundations of professional engineering. You will study on-campus in the Aviation Australia Brisbane campus for the first 1.5 years and upon completion, have the option to study the remainder of your course online or on campus at Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay or Rockhampton. Upon completion of the first 1.5 years of the students will be awarded the EASA approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics).

Core Units 3 Major Units 17
Electives None Minor Units None

You are required to complete three core units and 17 or 19 specialist units in your choice of major. 

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer credit transfer.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

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
Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics17

Introductory and intermediate units of this major may not be scheduled and delivered by CQUniversity staff. It is expected that all the students (domestic and international) coming into this major will come through the Diploma pathway and will be provided credit for relevant units. School of Engineering and Technology is currently in the process of developing a third party teaching agreement with Aviation Australia to deliver these units at the Brisbane and Cairns campuses. Once that agreement is finalised, the units can be offered at CQU and delivered by AA at their campuses.  


If you are studying the Municipal Transportation plug-in the total number of major units you need to complete is 18.


Civil Engineering - Structural Stream
You will focus on topics such as the analysis of structures, civil construction, solid mechanics, steel and concrete structures, hydraulics, surveying and mapping and geotechnical engineering.

Civil Engineering - Municipal and Transportation Stream
You will focus on topics such as civil construction, hydrology and water engineering, traffic engineering and concrete structures as well as technology project planning.

Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Stream
This major includes topics such as electrical circuit analysis, electrical power engineering, analogue electrics, power system analysis and design and power system protection.

Electrical Engineering - Electrical Control Stream
This major includes topics such as digital electronics, electrical circuit analysis, engineering design and management planning, electronic communications, control systems analysis and design and embedded micro-controllers.

Mechanical Engineering - Design Stream
Develop knowledge and skills in mine product handling, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, engineering plant design and solid mechanics and computation analysis.

Mechanical Engineering - Energy Stream
Develop knowledge and skills in industrial fluid power, fluid mechanics, fluid and electrical drive systems, energy conversion, thermodynamics and mechanical systems.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Continuing Professional Development for Student EngineersENEP14004To be eligible for graduation, you must complete 360 hours of Professional Engineering Practice, including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience. Mandatory work experience is set by the course accreditation body Engineers Australia. In one of your final terms of study, you must enrol into the following zero-credit unit, at no cost to you, and record your Professional Engineering Practice in an ePortfolio. The More Details tab contains a link to the Undergraduate Engineering Course Moodle Meta-site which contains further instructions on completing your Professional Engineering Practice.
Online students of this course will be required to attend a CQUniversity location or other designated location for compulsory residential schools in some units. Students are advised to check unit details to determine whether a unit has a residential component prior to enrolling.


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 66 | ATAR 66.0

Student Profile
If 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, 2021.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2021 view our Institute Profile.

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; OR
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT)

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 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 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.
  • PTE – overall score 54 with no subscore below 54
  • TOEFL – overall score of 75 with no subscore below 21

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 for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Note: Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics Major: Students must complete the Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics)

Security Requirements


Health Requirements


Assumed Knowledge

Domestic Students - Recommended study - Physics, Specialist Mathematics and Design

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you to pursue a variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors.

Depending on your chosen major you will be prepared to pursue employment opportunities in national and international public and private industry sectors including:

  • aviation
  • energy
  • transportation
  • manufacturing
  • process
  • construction
  • mining
  • education.

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia. Upon completion, you will satisfy the academic requirements for membership with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist. For further information please visit the Engineers Australia website.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$7,013.00
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, 3 and/or 4.

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.

New South WalesONL: 160351
VictoriaONL: 1700110581 
QueenslandONL: 851385; CNS: 821389; BDG: 811381; GLD: 831381; ROK: 851381; MKY: 841381
South AustraliaONL: 5C4029
Western AustraliaONL: 150351

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.

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 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 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: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni
Benefit 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.
Apply direct