An engineering career opens the door to work in fields such as:
- Civil engineering,
- Electrical engineering,
- Mechanical engineering,
- Resources systems engineering, and
- Combinations of the above with specialist areas like humanitarian, information processing and data analytics.
It’s a challenging yet rewarding career where you can make a positive impact on society and how the world operates.
Labour Insights Market (2022) is projecting strong growth for many engineering jobs. For example, civil engineering professionals are expecting a growth of 13.4% (an increase of 8,700 jobs) by 2026, while engineering managers have a projected growth of 11.7% (2,800 jobs) by 2026.
Skills and traits
If you’re fascinated with how things work and getting to the bottom of problems, a career in engineering will satisfy the ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions you’re often exploring. In your career you’ll develop technical knowledge and a deep understanding of the engineering specialisation in which you work. You’ll be an adaptable project manager, ready to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to changing project requirements.
- Inquisitive and curious
- Ability to lead and take accountability
- A keen collaborator
- Capable in project management
- Strong communicator
- Creative problem-solver
Discover the wide range of engineering degrees at CQU. Our courses prepare you for a career in many engineering roles, such as engineering associate or technologist, to professional engineer.
Dual degrees are also available allowing you to broaden your career prospects and get started on the path towards your dream engineering career.
CC02 - Associate Degree of Engineering
Develop the skills and qualifications needed to become an engineering associate and work to support professional engineers or engineering technologists in a team environment.
CG21 - Bachelor of Engineering Technology
This course prepares you to pursue various challenging career options across multiple industries and government sectors. Choose from a range of majors to tailor your career.
CC31 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Prepare for a diverse career with possibilities to work as a professional Engineer across various industries, locally, nationally and internationally. Choose from a variety of majors to meet your career goals.
CC32 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering)
With 48 weeks of industry placement built into this degree, you'll graduate with the practical experience and industry networks to kick-start your engineering career.
CL76 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Design) and Diploma of Building Design
If you are seeking a career as a civil engineer and would like to develop your skills in building design to broaden your career opportunities, then our combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil Design) and Diploma of Building Design is ideal.
CL72 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Construction) and Diploma of Construction Management
This course provides a unique opportunity to become a civil engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by construction management skills including the financing, project scheduling and coordination of consultants and specialist contractors.
CM41 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major) and Diploma of Project Management
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.
CM15 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Major) and Master of Project Management in Engineering
This course provides an opportunity to become an engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by project management skills.
CL73 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development)
This course equips you to become a control and instrumentation engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by software and hardware implementation skills.
To anybody considering studying at CQUniversity I would say, hands down, consider it, enrol, start. It is a brilliant university and it will set you up for a great career.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering)
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