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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 or mechanical) major provides an accelerated pathway to the Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status. 

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:66 ATAR:66

UNITS/CREDITS

20/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online

PREREQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Mathematical Methods, Physics, Graphics

CRICOS

105502E

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 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. You can enjoy a 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 practising engineers, work on industry-sponsored projects and access 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 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 or Mechanical) 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, students will be awarded the EASA-approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics or Mechanical).

Core Units 3 Major Units 17
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

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

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.

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 how to apply for the mathematics credit pathway.

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On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics17

Initially, the 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.  

Aircraft Maintenance - Mechanical19

Initially, the 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.

Civil19

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

Electrical19
Mechanical19

Choose a major/minor to suit you

Benefit from a choice of majors and streams to tailor your studies to suit your career goals or learning interests. Discover more about each option below, what you will learn and where it can take you.

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. 

Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics

This major will prepare you to work with complex computer technology and high-tech equipment such as autopilot systems, communication systems, flight controls, navigation, engine indication systems and more.

Aircraft Maintenance - Mechanical

Gain the skills to inspect, test, repair and install all mechanical and structural components of aircraft. In this major you will become capable of performing maintenance on propellers, turbine engines, wings and lift devices, hydraulic systems, pneumatic power systems, airconditioniong and pressurisation systems.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Engineering Practice ExperienceENEP14004Students are required to complete 360 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.
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.

RankThreshold

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, 2022.

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.

Entry Requirements:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; OR
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT); OR
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Mechanical (10599NAT)·

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 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 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.

Note:

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

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Domestic Students - Recommended study - Physics, Mathematical Methods and Design.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you to pursue various challenging career options across multiple 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

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms) for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your actual 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. The Australian Government loan scheme HECS-HELP assists you in paying your student contributions. You can choose 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. Other study costs

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, 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. 

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

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.

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; 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.

ApplyCQUNI


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