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CC32 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op)

Overview

At a glance

Equip yourself with technical skills and enhance your employability by gaining on-the-job engineering experience through the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering).

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Study modes On-Campus
Rank OP: 7 SR: 87 ATAR: 86.80
Courses/units 29/234
Pre-requisites English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA)
Majors

Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering

Availability CairnsBundabergGladstoneMackayRockhampton
Duration 4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time
Recommended study Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C
Intake dates March
QTAC Code BDG: 810302; CNS: 820309; GLD: 830302; MKY: 840302; ROK: 850302
CRICOS 083587C - QLD

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

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  • Not all specialisations are available at all locations.
  • This course utilises exciting technologies to provide you with greater learning experiences and the ability to study on-campus in a non-traditional format.
  • Courses at CQUniversity Cairns are delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and distance education.


Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) is your gateway into the engineering industry. Upon completion you will be qualified to work as a professional Engineer in the civil, electrical, mechanical or mechatronic engineering fields depending on your chosen major.

Professional recognition

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) you will satisfy the academic requirements for membership with Engineers Australia as a professional engineer. For more information please visit www.engineersaustralia.org.au.

Details

Summary

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) features 48 weeks of paid work placement as well as project-based learning, allowing you to develop the professional skills required to work as an Engineer and graduate with one year of industry experience.

Your education and training will focus on developing skills that are highly desired by employers including effective teamwork and problem solving.

The work experience component of this course gives you the opportunity to put your learning into practice while experiencing different workplace cultures. You have the opportunity to apply for work integrated learning overseas to enhance your global learning experience.

In addition you will graduate work ready and equipped with valuable interview and application skills.

Benefit from the flexibility to tailor your studies and specialise in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering. CQUniversity has strong relationships with industry practitioners and our close links to industry may provide you with the opportunity to gain support in the form of industry-based scholarships.

Why Study at CQUniversity

We offer a range of engineering education and training options to suit a variety of different career goals.

Wide range of options
Whether you are from a trade or technical background seeking to advance your skills, someone looking to commence a career as a professional engineer or an industry professional in search of further education or research opportunities, our courses give you the flexibility to choose from key industry areas including civil, electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, mining engineering, and engineering geology.

Project-based learning
Many of CQUniversity's engineering courses incorporate project-based learning meaning you will undertake real-life engineering tasks, allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. Through this innovative approach to learning, you'll be able to combine the technical knowledge you acquire during your study with teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills that are required for today's workforce.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
CQUniversity's engineering courses have been developed in consultation with key stakeholders in the sector. In order to meet the demands of industry, we have formed strong partnerships with leading private companies and public organisations that offer support through scholarships and work-integrated learning.

Partnerships and professional networks
CQUniversity's industry partnerships give you the opportunity to learn directly from leaders in the field, including access to guest lecturers in our undergraduate engineering programs. Through these professional networks you may be able to gain employment before you graduate by developing business relationships during your studies.

Majors

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.

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.

Mechatronic 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 aircraft, robots, small electronic devices and plant machinery.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

To be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) you are required to complete a total of 29 units including six core units and a further 23 units from either the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronic engineering discipline plan.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op) course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Work integrated Learning

You must gain at least 48 weeks of employment (paid) in your relevant field of engineering. Placements are coordinated by the University.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 7 , SR: 87 , ATAR: 86.80

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA)

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our prospective students page.

Entry Requirements

Note: Students should have a mathematical knowledge equal to a passing grade in Queensland Mathematics B or an interstate or TAFE equivalent. Prospective students who do not believe they can meet this requirement should contact CQUni to discuss available bridging programs.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

  QLD NSW SA VIC WA Distance
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op), please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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