CC02 - Associate Degree of Engineering

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

As an engineering associate you can focus on applications and interactions within systems. Engineering associates combine a sound engineering understanding with modern technology to apply and adapt sustainable engineering practices for communities, society and the environment in general. Engineering associates often work in support of professional engineers or engineering technologists in a team environment.

Civil engineers are typically involved in planning design and maintenance of physical infrastructure systems including to construction of buildings and bridges, transport and water resource systems, sewage and industrial waste systems, harbours and railways.

Mechanical engineers are typically involved in planning, design, installation, maintenance and operation of machines, thermodynamic and combustion systems, fluid systems, materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and process plant.

Electrical engineers typically specialise in systems design, development and maintenance of systems associated with electrical power and energy including electricity generation and distribution, telecommunications, instrumentation and control, microprocessors and electronics.

Mining engineers are typically involved with the extraction and processing of minerals.

Engineering geologists investigate and provide geologic and geotechnical recomendations, analysis and design, often working with other engineering disciplines on large infrastructure projects.

Career Information

Associate Degree of Engineering graduates enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors. As an engineering associate you will apply your knowledge of engineering principles to the testing, inspection, adaptation, commissioning, management or operation of on-site equipment, plant and systems. You may prepare drawings or specifications for others to use in manufacture or construction.

Engineering associates, having specialised in one of the disciplines of civil, mechanical or electrical, find employment in national and international public and private industry sectors including the energy, transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, mining and education industries.

The Associate Degree of Engineering course is based on the project-based learning philosophy which offers the opportunity to learn in context. This approach is designed to produce work-ready graduates with industry-relevant skills.

Course Details
Duration 0 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) ADEng
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 850385
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110431 
  • NSW - Distance - 160301
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
Please Click Here for more information.
The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2017

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Students entering in Term 2 may have a reduced study load in some terms due to prerequisite requirements.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Required prerequisite study: Nil.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Recommended study: English, science subjects and maths

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for membership as Engineering Officers of Engineers Australia.

Learned Society Accreditiation

The Minerals Council of Australia will recognise the Mining and Engineering Geology streams in their MINAD course.

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School All units in this course are offered in distance (external) mode. Students of this course will be required to attend a CQUniversity location or other designated location (eg. mine site) 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.
Click here to view all Residential Schools

Practicum/Work Placement

- Students are required to have completed a minimum of 6 weeks industry practice at engineering para-professional level prior to enrolling in Engineering Associate Project or complete an Industry-based Project.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 234
2017 204
2016 237
2015 247
2014 229
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Civil Engineering Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
  • 2. Rigorously and objectively apply a procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
  • 3. Proficiently execute in depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
  • 4. Discern engineering developments within the practice area.
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the practice area.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
  • 7. Proficiently apply established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
  • 8. Apply technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
  • 10. Apply systematic project management processes.
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains.
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner.
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct.
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Electrical Engineering Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
  • 2. Rigorously and objectively apply a procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
  • 3. Proficiently execute in depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
  • 4. Discern engineering developments within the practice area.
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the practice area.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
  • 7. Proficiently apply established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
  • 8. Apply technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
  • 10. Apply systematic project management processes.
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains.
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner.
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct.
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Engineering Geology Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
  • 2. Rigorously and objectively apply a procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
  • 3. Proficiently execute in depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
  • 4. Discern engineering developments within the practice area.
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the practice area.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
  • 7. Proficiently apply established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
  • 8. Apply technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
  • 10. Apply systematic project management processes.
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains.
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner.
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct.
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Mechanical Engineering Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
  • 2. Rigorously and objectively apply a procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
  • 3. Proficiently execute in depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
  • 4. Discern engineering developments within the practice area.
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the practice area.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
  • 7. Proficiently apply established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
  • 8. Apply technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
  • 10. Apply systematic project management processes.
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains.
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner.
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct.
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Mining Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
  • 2. Rigorously and objectively apply a procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
  • 3. Proficiently execute in depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
  • 4. Discern engineering developments within the practice area.
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the practice area.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
  • 7. Proficiently apply established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
  • 8. Apply technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
  • 10. Apply systematic project management processes.
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains.
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner.
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct.
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the Core Structure
  2. Complete 1 Major

The More Details tab has a link to the Course Planners for this course.

Note that full-time students generally enrol in 24uc per term and part-time students (working more than 20 hours a week) generally enrol in a half-load i.e. 12uc per term.

There is a compulsory 3 day residential school for ENAG11008 Professional and Sustainable Engineering Practice held early in Term 1. Non attendance may result in forced withdrawal from the unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAG11008 Professional and Sustainable Engineering Practice
MATH11160 Technology Mathematics
ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
ENAG11009 Drafting for Engineers
ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity
ENAG11007 Engineering Investigation and Analysis

Students then continue with the prescribed units for their chosen specialist plan.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Civil Engineering Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 60

The More Details tab has a link to the Course Planners for this course.

You will complete the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC12008 Geotechnical Engineering
ENAC12002 Steel and Concrete Design
ENTC12004 Civil Construction
ENEC12009 Engineering Surveying
ENEC12010 Hydraulics and Hydrology
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers
ENEC12011 Transport Systems
BLAR11043 Building Systems and Services 1

Finally, you will complete a capstone project that will confirm your ability to work as an Engineering Associate. This is a double-unit (12uc) project unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAG12002 Engineering Associate Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Electrical Engineering Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 60

The More Details tab has a link to the Course Planners for this course.

You will study the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAE12013 Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis
ENAE12003 Control Technology
ENAE12004 Industrial Data Communications
ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering
ENEE13018 Analogue Electronics
ENAE12006 Electrical Machines and Drives
ENEE13020 Digital Electronics
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers

Finally, you will complete a capstone project that will confirm your ability to work as an Engineering Associate. This is a double-unit (12uc) project unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAG12002 Engineering Associate Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Engineering Geology Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 60

The More Details tab has a link to the Course Planners for this course.

You will complete the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PHYG12003 Geological Science
CHEM11041 Chemistry for the Life Sciences
ENAR11001 Resource Geology
ENTC13011 Environmental Engineering
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
ENAR12015 Structural Geology and Sedimentology
ENAR12004 Mine Management and Safety
ENAR12014 Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing

Finally, you will complete a capstone project that will confirm your ability to work as an Engineering Associate. This is a double-unit (12uc) project unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAG12002 Engineering Associate Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Mechanical Engineering Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 60

The More Details tab has a link to the Course Planners for this course.

You will complete the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAM12003 Engineering Fluids
ENAM12002 Mechanical Analysis
ENEM12008 Solid Materials Handling
ENAM12005 Thermal Energy Plant
ENAM12006 Mechanical Component Selection
ENTM12006 Industrial Fluid Power
ENAM12004 Dynamics
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers

Finally, you will complete a capstone project that will confirm your ability to work as an Engineering Associate. This is a double-unit (12uc) project unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAG12002 Engineering Associate Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 60

The More Details tab has a link to the Course Planners for this course.

You will complete the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAR12005 Surveying and Mapping
PHYG12003 Geological Science
ENAR12014 Introduction to Mining Technology and Mineral Processing
ENAR11001 Resource Geology
ENAR12013 Mine Planning and Design
ENAR12006 Rock Engineering
ENAR12004 Mine Management and Safety
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers

Finally, you will complete a capstone project that will confirm your ability to work as an Engineering Associate. This is a double-unit (12uc) project unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAG12002 Engineering Associate Project
More Details
Recommended study schedule
Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements.

Students of this course are generally employed in industry and are therefore assumed to be studying part-time. The usual progression rate for a part-time student is 2 units per term. Students wishing to study in excess of 2 units per term must apply in writing to the Course Coordinator.

Course Planners

Click here for part-time and full-time planners.

Engineering practice (work experience) and report
An integral part of the course, and a requirement of Engineers Australia for course accreditation, is a minimum of six weeks of approved work experience in an engineering environment.

As proof of work experience, students will be required to submit a formal report indicating the type of work done, the degree of responsibility involved, the person(s) to whom the student was directly responsible, and the general activities of the employer. This report should be certified by the employer. Refer to ‘Engineering Practice' document located here for further information on work experience documentation required.

You should ensure that you submit your report in a timely manner prior to your expected graduation date. You will be assessed for eligibility to graduate immediately following Certification of Grades in your final Term of study. Please allow a 2 week turn-around time for assessment of your report. Failure to meet this deadline may result in a delay to your graduation date.

Please note: That even if you are working full-time in industry whilst studying, you must still submit a report. However, if you are carrying out appropriate engineering work, you can use your normal employment as the basis of your report.

Articulation and credit transfer
The course allows the recognition of students' appropriate previous study and experience gained from working in industry, through 'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL) and 'Recognition of Current Competencies' (RCC). Students will be assessed for credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Grounds for that exemption, through students' demonstration of prior achievement of the CQUniversity units' learning outcomes, must be documented and assessed as satisfactory by the Course Committee.

Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall course, on a units of credit basis, with a majority of Advanced Level units studied.

We are unable to assess credit transfer until potential students accept an offer to study with the University, however you are welcome to do a self assessment by using our Credit Transfer Kit.

http://www.cqu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/12952/Credit-Tranfer-Kit-for-Engineering-Courses.pdf

Please note that study undertaken more than10 years ago is not normally considered unless the applicant can supply certified documents showing that they have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Generally only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for credit at tertiary level.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Transfer into the Bachelor of Engineering courses

All CQUniversity Associate Degree of Engineering course plans have a defined articulation path into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) and Bachelor of Engineering (BE) courses. Students considering articulation into the BET or BE should contact their Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au

Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the Internet.

It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that would include but not be limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission