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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.

CQUniversity Australia and Aviation Australia have partnered to deliver Australia’s first of its kind dual-award – and one of only three in the world – in the field of avionics. Find out more about this avionics dual-award.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:66 ATAR:66

UNITS/CREDITS

20/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

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

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 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 an 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 where you will 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.

Graduates of Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT) require five years to fulfil the on-the-job requirement and meet the application requirement to gain the LAME status. 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 on campus at Rockhampton or online in your home country. By studying another 1.5 years more with CQUniversity, graduates will achieve the requirements to apply for LAME status in just two years. This means you can enter the aviation workforce sooner, with two awards: the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics, approved by EASA and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics), as well as enhanced knowledge to excel in managerial roles.

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

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
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.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY
CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities in under 30 years. 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 UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences. Benefit from the flexibility to study online in your home country.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS
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 12 metropolitan and regional locations across four states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS
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 - 2023Rockhampton


Note: when progressing to CQUniversity, the Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics major can only be studied full-time on campus at CQUniversity Rockhampton; or full-time or part-time online for the final 1.5 years. Please note international students on a student visa must study full-time on campus.

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, air-conditioning 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.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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 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:

  • 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
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.

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.

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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