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CC31 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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 a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) student you will develop and demonstrate technical engineering knowledge and skills in civil, electrical, mechanical or mining engineering, integrating problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. This CQUniversity engineering program incorporates Project Based Learning, providing you the opportunity to learn in context, in formal and informal learning environments such as workshops, classes and project studios. Teamwork and problem solving skills are learned alongside technical content in exciting real-world engineering contexts.

 

The program consists of a common first year after which students select their major in either civil, electrical, mechanical or mining engineering.

 

This program is available in distance mode, allowing students the flexibility to study if they are in a remote location or if they are working and cannot attend face-to-face classes. Distance students will attend residential schools associated with some courses in the program in order to develop practical skills and to network with staff and students in the program. They will also interact with staff and students via online course websites.

 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may also be used as an alternative entry path to Bachelor of Engineering Co-op (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) for students who may not meet the entry requirements for that program.

Career Information

As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. Professional engineers work with people, they listen, then set about solving problems for people and communities.

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

Civil and Humanitarian engineers typically specialise in planning, design and maintenance of critical infrastructure to improve the disaster resilience of communities, using available technologies.

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 processing plants.

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.

Mechatronics engineers typically specialise in the design and development of autonomous systems to improve the productivity of various application areas such as health and medical, agriculture, manufacturing and transport.

Resource Systems engineers typically specialise in applying contemporary technologies to increase productivity, sustainability and safety of resource industry (mining and mineral processing) operation.

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
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) BEng (Hons)
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

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.
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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 - 2022

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay campus and by Mixed Mode (Online). The Resource Systems major is only available at Mackay (domestic only) and Rockhampton, and by Mixed Mode. Please see 'More Details' page for further information.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2022

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay campus and by Mixed Mode (Online). The Resource Systems major is only available at Mackay (domestic only) and Rockhampton, and by Mixed Mode. Please see 'More Details' page for further information.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay Campus and in Mixed Mode (Online). Please see the More Details section of the handbook for further information.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay Campus and in Mixed Mode (Online). Please see the More Details section of the handbook for further information.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some units in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some units in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some units in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some courses in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2022

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay campus and by Mixed Mode (Online). The Resource Systems major is only available at Mackay (domestic only) and Rockhampton, and by Mixed Mode. Please see 'More Details' page for further information.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2022

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay campus and by Mixed Mode (Online). The Resource Systems major is only available at Mackay (domestic only) and Rockhampton, and by Mixed Mode. Please see 'More Details' page for further information.
Cairns
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2021

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay Campus and in Mixed Mode (Online). Please see the More Details section of the handbook for further information.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay Campus and in Mixed Mode (Online). Please see the More Details section of the handbook for further information.
Cairns
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some units in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some units in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some units in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Term 2 intake is only available for students with advanced standing. Students must hold a Diploma or above in an Engineering related field or have successfully completed at least some courses in an engineering degree to be eligible. Students entering with advanced standing may have a reduced study load in some terms depending on the credit given for previous study.
Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 69 | ATAR 69
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisite study: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA)

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.

 

International students

Please visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

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

Recommended study: Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

The civil, electrical and mechanical majors in this course are accredited by Engineers Australia as meeting Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer.

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School All courses in this program are offered in distance mode. Some courses will have a compulsory Residential Schools for distance students. These Residential Schools give students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills. The Engineers Australia accreditation guidelines recommend minimum of 40 days of on-campus experience for a professional engineering program offered in distance mode.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- There is a requirement for 12 weeks of industry experience prior to graduation. Students must submit a formal report as per the Engineering Practice document including verification of the type of work undertaken. This is in accordance with current recommendations of the accrediting body, Engineers Australia.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 352
2020 343
2019 339
2018 319
2017 334
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Using your knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community to create engineering solutions for a sustainable future, in accordance with the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics. In doing so, you will strive to serve the community ahead of other personal or sectarian interests.
  • Demonstrating integrity, scientific and technical competence, exude leadership qualities and promote sustainability, in the course of your engineering practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours in relation to professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Approaching difficult situations with diplomacy and refraining from using inappropriate words/actions either verbally or in written communication.
  • Accepting that engineering practice is a human-centric activity and that you must therefore, develop your ability to work well with others.
  • Having the desire to solve problems in order to improve the standard of living of the people in the community.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Understanding and complying with all relevant policies and procedures applicable in engineering practice.
  • Complying with rules and regulations that apply in your practice location.
  • Recognising and positively responding to any legal compliance issues that arise and bringing them to the attention of the appropriate stakeholders. 
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Listening to other's point of view and actively participating in discussion activities related  to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with clients from differing socio-cultural environments in the delivery of engineering projects and responding appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as in the engineering practice environment.
  • Competently and appropriately constructing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and engineering requirements.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and possessing basic computer knowledge and skills to engage in the online learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in online forums or responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Being adept and proficient in the use of discipline-specific computer systems and be able to analyse, manipulate and display scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in engineering practice.
  • Discerning the wide variety of socio-economic environments that engineering practice takes place in, and provide effective professional solutions to stakeholders.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in engineering projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear engineering documentation which meets legal requirements.
  • Retrieving correct information from appropriates sources, processing it and converting it into simpler terms if required.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying appropriate mathematical knowledge and skills to make calculations that represent an engineering system.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to make accurate interpretations of engineering system response data.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve problems in a range of engineering projects and services.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Accurately using instruments for measurements.
  • Observing and detecting subtle changes in responses to engineering systems using instrumentation.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to be capable of hearing warnings when on site.
  • Interacting effectively with stakeholders including clients, members of the community, tradespeople and other members of the engineering team.
  • Climbing a ladder or steep stairs, walking along scaffolding and traversing a construction site.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Patience - is valuable when it comes to dealing with picky or difficult clients, complex long-term projects or colleagues who are slow and hard to keep on task.
  • Trustworthiness - an invaluable asset to employers, who not only feel comfortable with the individual’s honesty and ethical values, but believe they will do what they say when they say they will do it.
  • Reliability - is an important relational skill in every profession, whether it relates to showing up for work on time, performing duties as assigned, or meeting crucial deadlines.
  • Empathy - being able to consistently look at and understand the perspective of others is a relational skill that’s highly valued in the customer service arena.
  • Influence - Having the ability to effectively persuade and influence others is a valuable relational workplace skill. An influential employee is typically intuitive and able to read people, which is an asset in many professional venues.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Read - around the topics you are learning about or want to learn about and develop
  • Ask - others about the way they do things and why
  • Watch - what is going on around you
  • Feel - pay attention to your emotions, what prompts them, and how you deal with negative ones
  • Talk - share your views and experiences with others
  • Think - learn to value time spent thinking about your work
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course and professional experience.
  • Performing with the required physical and mental energy and endurance in performing engineering skills and services during set time frames.
  • Showing persistence when learning a new concept - seeing it as a challenge to be solved rather than an insurmountable obstacle.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Conducting repairs to engineering systems.
  • Transporting field equipment during the data collection phase of engineering projects.
  • Traversing uneven ground on construction sites.
  • Manipulating instruments in tests and measurements.
  • Using knobs and dials in equipment used for field data collection.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Communicating respectfully with a multitude of community, government and industry stakeholders.
  • Creating and sustaining professional relationships.
  • Considering the views of different stakeholders in decision making. 
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities
Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Competently using the internet for a range of study and work integrated learning activities.
  • Using associated electronic devices such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, copiers, cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone for study activities.
  • Completely using video communication software such as Zoom and Skype.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Civil Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and engineering fundamentals to the engineering discipline.
  • 2. Fluently apply conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • 3. Proficiently apply in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • 4. Discern knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • 5. Identify and appraise contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • 7. Apply established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • 8. Fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • 9. Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • 10. Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • 11. Distinguish and 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. Demonstrates 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 coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
Electrical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and engineering fundamentals to the engineering discipline.
  • 2. Fluently apply conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • 3. Proficiently apply in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • 4. Discern knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • 5. Identify and appraise contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • 7. Apply established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • 8. Fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • 9. Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • 10. Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • 11. Distinguish and 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. Demonstrates 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 coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
Mechanical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and engineering fundamentals to the engineering discipline.
  • 2. Fluently apply conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • 3. Proficiently apply in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • 4. Discern knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • 5. Identify and appraise contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • 7. Apply established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • 8. Fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • 9. Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • 10. Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • 11. Distinguish and 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. Demonstrates 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 coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
Mining Learning Outcomes
  • 1. This is not a complete program so it has no Program Learning Outcomes. Students do not graduate from this program but transfer to the University of Queensland program.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1
1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
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: 48

All students study the following compulsory courses before choosing a major.

 

Note that the study plan shown is for a full-time study load. Part-time students (working more than 20 hours a week) generally enrol in a half-load i.e. 12uc per term.

 

Distance students should note that there is a compulsory 5 day residential school for ENEG11001 Engineering Skills 1 during Week 1 of Term. You are not eligible for a passing grade in the course if you do not attend the residential. 

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG11001 Engineering Skills 1
PHYS11184 Engineering Physics A
MATH11218 Applied Mathematics
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG11002 Engineering Skills 2
PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B
MATH11219 Applied Calculus
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 18 Total credit points: 144

Students choosing the civil major study the following courses.

 

Note that although the 3 optional courses are nominally listed for Year 4 Term 2, they are not all available in Term 2. Students may choose to complete their selected course earlier in their program of study.

Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation
ENEP12007 Engineering Business Fundamentals
ENEP12008 Engineering Leadership
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
ENEC12007 Analysis of Structures
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12006 Engineering Design & Management Implementation
ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering
ENEC12008 Geotechnical Engineering
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC13009 Hydraulics
ENEC13012 Transportation Engineering Design
ENEC13011 Steel Structures
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC13010 Solid Mechanics
ENEC13013 Water and Environmental Design
ENAR12005 Surveying and Mapping
Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC14013 Concrete Structures
ENEC14014 Structural and Geotechnical Design
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC14015 Traffic Engineering
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation

Please see More Details section for more information on enrolling into the project courses ENEG14003 Engineering Project Planning and ENEG14005 Engineering Project Implementation.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 18 Total credit points: 144

Students choosing the electrical major study the following courses.

 

Note that although the 3 optional courses are nominally listed for Year 4 Term 2, they are not all available in Term 2. Students may choose to complete their selected course earlier in their program of study.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12006 Engineering Design & Management Implementation
ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering
ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE13014 Machines, Drives & Control
ENEE13020 Digital Electronics
ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis and Design
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE13018 Analogue Electronics
ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers
ENEE13021 Power System Analysis and Design
Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE13016 Power System Protection
ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE14004 Electronic Communications
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation
ENEP12007 Engineering Business Fundamentals
ENEP12008 Engineering Leadership

Please see More Details section for more information on enrolling into the project courses ENEG14003 Engineering Project Planning and ENEG14005 Engineering Project Implementation.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 18 Total credit points: 144

Students choosing the mechanical major study the following courses.

 

Note that although the 3 optional courses are nominally listed for Year 4 Term 2, they are not all available in Term 2. Students may choose to complete their selected course earlier in their program of study.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
ENEM12007 Statics & Dynamics
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12006 Engineering Design & Management Implementation
ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM13011 Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
ENEM13012 Maintenance Engineering
ENEM12008 Solid Materials Handling
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM14012 Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
ENEM13013 Mechanical Systems
ENEM13014 Thermodynamics
Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
ENEM14011 Energy Conversion
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM14013 Engineering Plant Design
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation
ENEP12007 Engineering Business Fundamentals
ENEP12008 Engineering Leadership

Please see More Details section for more information on enrolling into the project courses ENEG14003 Engineering Project Planning and ENEG14005 Engineering Project Implementation.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

After successfully completing the first two years of study at CQUniversity as per the plan below, students then enrol and transfer their course credits via QTAC to the University of Queensland where they complete their final two years of study in mining engineering. Under the CQUni - UQ partnership, the mining specialisation is unable to accept international students through CRICOS.

 

Please note: Mining students need to apply directly to QTAC for third year entry and credit towards a University of Queensland mining engineering degree. The University of Queensland does not offer its courses in distance mode so students beginning this program plan will need to be physically located in Brisbane for the final two years of their study.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
ENEM12007 Statics & Dynamics
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENAR11002 Mining and Metallurgy
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
STAT11048 Essential Statistics
ENEG12005 Materials Science and Engineering

After successfully completing the first two years of study at CQUniversity as above, students then enrol and transfer their course credits via QTAC to the University of Queensland where they complete their final two years of study in mining engineering.

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Entry Requirements

If you do not have this requirement, Intermediate Mathematics for University and Technical Mathematics for University is deemed equivalent to Maths B.  You may also need to do Fundamental Mathematics for University before commencing Intermediate Mathematics for University and Technical Mathematics for University. You can contact the Academic Learning Centre - Mathematics to discuss your previous maths history to determine if you are required to complete any of the above.


Availability of Mechatronics Major

The Mechatronics major is only available at the Mackay Campus and in Mixed Mode (Online). Hence the Mechatronics units (ENEX units) are only delivered in Mackay campus. Some units of the Mechatronics major, such as foundation engineering units and electrical engineering units are offered in other regional Queensland campuses. For domestic students from regional Queensland, you also have the option of enrolling in Mixed Mode and studying some units on-campus at a campus near you. If you need further information regarding this, please contact the Head of Course Undergradaute Engineering.

 

Availability of Resource Systems Major 

The Resource Systems major is only available at the Rockhampton and Mackay Campuses and in Mixed Mode (Online). Hence the resource systems units (ENAR and ENER units) are only delivered in Rockahmaptong and Mackay campuses. Some units of the Resource Systems major, such as foundation engineering units, electrical units and ICT units are offered in other regional Queensland campuses. For domestic students from regional Queensland, you also have the option of enrolling in Mixed Mode and studying some units on-campus at a campus near you. If you need further information regarding this, please contact the Head of Course Undergradaute Engineering.

 

Course Planners

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

Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to individual course planners.

Please click here for the list of approved Engineering electives.

Completing your Final Year Project - ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning

In line with Higher Education Division Policy for enrolment into Project based units you will need to follow the process below prior enrolment into the relevant unit:-

  1. Develop the project proposal
  2. Obtain an Academic Supervisor for the project
  3. Determine your project title

Once you have made these arrangements, provide this information to your Unit Coordinator. Once approved you will be manually enrolled in the relevant unit by your Student Advisor (Courses and Careers).

ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation

  1. Confirm Project Proposal is continuation of previous
  2. Advise name of your Academic Supervisor for the project
  3. Provide the name of your project title
  4. Obtain a Pass (or higher) result in the prerequisite unit

Provide this information to your Unit Coordinator. Once approved you will be manually enrolled in the relevant unit by your Student Advisor (Courses and Careers).

 

Recommended Study Schedule

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 24 units of credit per term and part-time students usually enrol in 12 units of credit per term. 


Engineering Practice (Industry Experience) and Report

An integral part of the Bachelor of Engineering course, and a requirement of Engineers Australia for course accreditation, is that each student must gain at least 12 weeks of approved industry experience in an appropriate area of engineering. The student must also submit a 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 must be certified as correct by the employer and submitted by the end of the second week of the term following the vacation period of employment.

Further information regarding the reporting requirements refer to the ‘Engineering Practice' document located here

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.

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.

 

Degrees In Engineering with Honours

 

Engineering students will be eligible for Honours according to the University’s Grades and Results policy, which include all attempts at each unit within the course to determine the overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

The GPA of a student’s overall results throughout their course of study must be a minimum of 5.00 to be eligible for Honours. Failure to meet this GPA will result in students not being eligible for the award of First or Second Class Honours, regardless of their performance in the required 48 credit points of Engineering unit study (as detailed below).

 

Note - The CC31 course does not award Third Class Honours regardless of the students overall GPA.

 

The Honours calculation will only be calculated based on the first attempt of the required units (48cp) as outlined below:

 

Civil Major:

·         ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation (12cp)

·         ENEC14014 Structural and Geotechnical Design (12cp)

·         ENEC14016 Traffic and Transportation Engineering (12cp)

·         ENEC14017 Water Resources Engineering (12cp)

 

Electrical Major:

·         ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation (12cp)

·         ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design (12cp)

·         ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers (12cp)

·         ENEE14007 Electrical Machines and Drives Applications (12cp)

 

Mechanical Major:

·         ENEG14005 Engineering Project Implementation (12cp)

·         ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering (12cp)

·         ENEM14015 Dynamic System Modelling and Control (12cp)

·         ENEM14016 Fluid Machinery (12cp)

 

Mechatronics Major:

·         ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation (12cp)

·         ENEX14001 Mechatronics System Design (12cp)

·         ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers (12cp)

·         ENEX13003 Design of Mechatronics Elements (6cp)

·         ENEX13004 Advanced Dynamics and Robotics (6cp)

 

Rules for progression

The following explains the rules for progression into the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering course who meet all the rules for progression in the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) courses may be invited to transfer into the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) course.

In the event of limited numbers in the remaining unfilled industry placements, only invitations to fill unclaimed placements will be made.

Where the number of students eligible for transfer is greater than the number of remaining unfilled industry placements, invitations to transfer shall be decided by the student's WGPA after completion of the first term in the second year of study.

 

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.

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.

 

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 limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.


Humanitarian Engineering Project

Humanitarian Engineering is the application of engineering to meet the needs of disadvantaged communities and in particular focuses on programs that are affordable, sustainable, and based on local resources. CQUniversity engineering students can now participate in humanitarian engineering activities through ENEG13001 Humanitarian Engineering Project unit. Students must complete a two-week mobility trip as a compulsory practicum for this unit and work on an international humanitarian engineering project for a developing or marginalised community. Places are limited to self-paying participants and recipients of a New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship. Through collaborative discussions with the host community, students will critically analyse the development context and identify wants, needs, strengths and opportunities for social innovation and make recommendations by applying principles of sustainable development, human-centred design and systems engineering. Students will create a project implementation plan, generate rapid prototypes and present your design to community members and assess its long-term viability, while demonstrating ethical conduct and professional accountability, team membership and team leadership, knowledge management and a creative, innovative and proactive demeanour.

 

Additional financial assistance for mobility trips is available by application for an OS-Help loan. As this unit is taken as an elective, students in the Mechatronics major are unable to enrol in this unit.