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

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) allows you to gain hands-on experience in a professional industry environment, being paid while you learn. The course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout your course.

In your first year, you will develop skills in problem solving, teamwork and professional practice together with learning foundation technical content. In second term you will undertake an authentic industry project with work integrated learning. By the end of first year, you will have experienced many engineering projects which will assist you to decide which engineering discipline you wish to pursue: civil, electrical, mechanical or mechatronics.

Second year is all about expanding knowledge and skills in your discipline. Every unit you study will include a mini project and at least one unit each term will include a major project so that you are applying the theory you are learning. Should you decide during second year that you do not wish to complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering), you can apply to change courses to an Associate Degree of Engineering in your chosen discipline and receive credits for relevant units already completed under the bachelor degree.

As early as the end of your second year of study, you will go on an industry placement where you will develop your skills and experience in a professional engineering practice. Later in your course, you will complete a second placement, making a total of at least 48 weeks of paid industrial experience by the end of your course. The work placements give you the opportunity to earn while you learn, find out what engineering is really about, put the theory you have learnt into practice and develop an industry network.

In the upper levels of your course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the foundation knowledge that you gained in first and second year. In some units, you will explore specific aspects of your discipline. You will also complete 3 project units where you will work on authentic projects, sometimes with an industry mentor. In civil, electrical and mechanical majors you will have the opportunity to choose an elective that will enhance your career prospects in your chosen field. Finally, you will complete a major individual project to confirm your ability to work as a professional engineer.

This CQUniversity work-integrated-learning engineering course incorporates Project Based Learning, Co-operative Education and Professional Practice, providing learning in context and industry employment integrated in your study course. Teamwork and problem solving skills are learned alongside technical content in exciting authentic contexts.

You will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) leading to qualification as a professional engineer and a Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) attesting to your advanced knowledge, skills and experience in professional engineering practice.

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.

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.

Course Details
Duration 4.5 years full-time or 9 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 234
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 Double Degree
Qualification (post nominal) BEng (Hons)
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Cairns - 820309
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 810302
  • QLD - Mackay - 840302
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850302
  • QLD - Gladstone - 830302
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • GLD - 083587C
  • ROK - 083587C
  • MKY - 083587C
  • BDG - 083587C
  • CNS - 083587C
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 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
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 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 CQUniversity to discuss available bridging courses.


If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

 

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

·         a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or

·         bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

 

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

·         An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or

·         An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

 

Each student will be assessed individually.

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 CC31 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

All majors in this course are accredited by Engineers Australia as meeting Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

ENEP11005 - 24 weeks industry placement
ENEP12006 - 24 weeks industry placement

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 246
2017 278
2016 328
2015 298
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Civil Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Design and analyse complex structures that comply with Australian Standards
  • 2. Analyse and design geotechnical engineering elements using fundamental concepts including soil classification and properties
  • 3. Analyse and design water resource infrastructure by applying hydraulics and hydrology concepts considering Australian Rainfall and Runoff standards
  • 4. Evaluate traffic data and road safety issues and apply relevant standards to design transportation infrastructure
  • 5. Apply mathematics, science and engineering skills to engineering disciplines
  • 6. Scope, research, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously or in teams
  • 7. Demonstrate professional skills for civil engineering graduates including effective management of risks, promoting sustainable and ethical practice, and disseminating outcomes through reports, presentations and technical drawings
  • 8. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
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
Electrical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse and solve complex electrical power systems problems associated with generation, transmission, distribution, protection and renewable energy integration
  • 2. Design and analyse complex industrial electrical machines and drive applications
  • 3. Analyse, design, implement and test instrumentation and control systems using industry standard software and hardware tools
  • 4. Design, analyse and implement complex circuits, embedded systems and industrial communication networks to provide solutions to industrial applications
  • 5. Apply mathematics, science and engineering skills to engineering disciplines
  • 6. Scope, research, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously or in teams
  • 7. Demonstrate professional skills for electrical engineering graduates including effective management of risks, promoting sustainable and ethical practice, and disseminating outcomes through reports, presentations and technical drawings
  • 8. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
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
Mechanical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply mathematics, science and engineering skills to engineering disciplines
  • 2. Design and analyse machine components and systems by applying principles of materials, statics, stress analysis and machine design using relevant design standards and codes
  • 3. Apply dynamic modelling, control and simulation methods to design machine components and systems
  • 4. Design and analyse energy generation and energy conversion systems through the application of thermodynamics and heat transfer principles
  • 5. Design and model fluid machinery by applying fluid mechanics and hydraulics principles
  • 6. Scope, research, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously and as part of teams
  • 7. Demonstrate professional skills for mechanical engineering graduates including effective management of risks, promoting sustainable and ethical practice, and disseminating outcomes through reports, presentations and technical drawings
  • 8. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
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
Mechatronics Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Solve authentic problems through analyses, design and programming of robotic systems
  • 2. Analyse, design and build instrumentation and automated control systems to meet desired industrial needs within realistic constraints
  • 3. Analyse complex scenarios and design mechatronics solutions using appropriate industry standard software, hardware and embedded-systems development tools
  • 4. Analyse mechatronics systems including parasitics and uncertainties by applying the principles of mechanical engineering design
  • 5. Apply mathematics, science and engineering skills to engineering disciplines
  • 6. Scope, research, plan, manage and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously or in teams
  • 7. Demonstrate professional skills for mechatronics engineering graduates including effective management of risks, promoting sustainable and ethical practice, and disseminating outcomes through reports, presentations and technical drawings
  • 8. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 13 Total credit points: 96

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.

The units below are the Core Foundation units for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You should complete these units first.

Fundamentals of Professional Engineering Practice is a double credit-point (12 credit point) unit which assists your transition to university study. All other Core Foundation units are 6 credit points.

Although some units in this course are offered in online and mixed mode, you must not enrol in individual units in the online/mixed mode due to course accreditation requirements. Please refer to More Details for further information regarding this.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
MATH11218 Applied Mathematics
ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
ENEG11007 Engineering Industry Project Investigation
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers
MATH11219 Applied Calculus
ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity

In addition to the core foundation units listed above, you must complete the following Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) units during your course.

If you are intending to go on placement at the end of your second year of study, you should enrol in ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation in Year 2 Term 2. As ENEP11007 is prerequisite to ENEP11006 Industry Practice 1, you will not be able to go on placement if you have not completed ENEP11007. Go to the More Details tab for a link to the Course Planners for this course .

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation
ENEP11006 Industry Practice 1
ENEP11010 Industry Practice Review
ENEP12007 Engineering Business Fundamentals
ENEP12010 Industry Practice 2
ENEP12008 Engineering Leadership
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 19 Total credit points: 138

In the civil major, you will study the following intermediate units.

Note that if you are intending to go on placement at the end of your second year of study, you should enrol in ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation in Year 2 Term 2 in addition to the units below.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
ENEC12009 Engineering Surveying
ENEC12010 Hydraulics and Hydrology
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEC12008 Geotechnical Engineering
ENEC12011 Transport Systems
ENEC12012 Stress Analysis

You will study the following advanced units.

Note:

  • ENEC14014, ENEC14016 and ENEC14017 are double credit-point (12uc) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.
  • You will need to arrange your study plan around your work placements. The Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) units are listed in the Core units. The link to the Course Planner for this major can be found under the More Details tab.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC13015 Steel and Timber Design
ENEC13017 Advanced Structural Analysis
ENEC13016 Concrete Technology and Design
ENEC13014 Water Supply and Wastewater Technology
ENEC14014 Structural and Geotechnical Design
ENEC14016 Traffic and Transportation Engineering
ENEC14017 Water Resources Engineering

In addition to the units listed above, there are 2 elective slots in the civil major.

There is a pre-approved set of electives available in the Course Planner (the link is in the More Details tab). Should you wish to complete an elective not on the pre-approved list, contact your Course Advisor to discuss.

Finally, you will complete a final year engineering project over 2 terms. The final year engineering project confirms your ability to work as a professional engineer.

Please see More Details section for information on enrolling into the final year project units ENEG14003 and ENEG14005.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 19 Total credit points: 138

In the electrical major, after completing the core foundation units, you will study the following Level 2 units.

Note that if you are intending to go on placement at the end of your second year of study, you should enrol in ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation in Year 2 Term 2 in addition to the units below.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering
ENEE12016 Signals and Systems
ENEE13018 Analogue Electronics
ENEE13020 Digital Electronics

You will study the following advanced units.

Note:

  • ENEE14005, ENEE14006 and ENEE14007 are double credit-point (12uc) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.
  • You will need to arrange your study plan around your work placements. The Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) units are listed in the Core units. The link to the Course Planner for this major can be found under the More Details tab.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE13016 Power System Protection
ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis and Design
ENEE13021 Power System Analysis and Design
ENEE13022 Communication Systems
ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design
ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers
ENEE14007 Electrical Machines and Drives Applications

In addition to the units listed above, there are 2 elective slots in the electrical major.

There is a pre-approved set of electives in the Course Planner (the link is in the More Details tab). Should you wish to complete an elective not on the pre-approved list, contact your Course Advisor to discuss.

At the end of your course, you will complete a final year engineering project over 2 terms. The final year engineering project confirms your ability to work as a professional engineer.

Please see More Details section for information on enrolling into the final year projects units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 19 Total credit points: 138

In the mechanical major, you will study the following intermediate units.

Note that if you are intending to go on placement at the end of your second year of study, you should enrol in ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation in Year 2 Term 2 in addition to the units below.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics
ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics
ENEM13018 Materials and Manufacturing
ENEM13014 Thermodynamics

You will study the following advanced units.

Note:

  • ENEM14014, ENEM14015 and ENEM14016 are double credit-point (12uc) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.
  • You will need to arrange your study plan around your work placements. The Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) units are listed in the Core units. The link to the Course Planner for this major can be found under the More Details tab.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM13012 Maintenance Engineering
ENEM12008 Solid Materials Handling
ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
ENEM14015 Dynamic System Modelling and Control
ENEM14016 Fluid Machinery
ENEM13015 Design of Machine Elements
ENEM14011 Energy Conversion

In addition to the units listed above, there are 2 elective slots in the mechanical major.

There is a pre-approved set of electives listed in the Course Planner (the link is in the More Details tab). Should you wish to complete an elective not on the pre-approved list, contact your Course Advisor to discuss.

At the end of your course, you will complete a final year engineering project over 2 terms. The final year engineering project confirms your ability to work as a professional engineer.

Please see the More Details section for information on enrolling into the final year project units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Mechatronics Major

Number of units: 20 Total credit points: 138

In the mechatronics major, you will study the following intermediate units.

Note that if you are intending to go on placement at the end of your second year of study, you should enrol in ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation in Year 2 Term 2 in addition to the units below.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis
ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics
ENEE12016 Signals and Systems
ENEX12001 Electrical Power and Machines
ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics

You will study the following advanced units.

Note:

  • ENEX14001 Mechatronics Systems Design and ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers are double credit-point (12uc) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.
  • You will need to arrange your study plan around your work placements. The Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) units are listed in the Core units. The link to the Course Planner for this major can be found under the More Details tab.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEX13001 Instrumentation and Industrial Automation
ENEX13002 Power Electronics
ENEX13003 Design of Mechatronics Elements
ENEX13004 Advanced Dynamics and Robotics
ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis and Design
ENEX13006 Thermofluids Theory and Applications
ENEX13005 Machine Design and Vibrations
ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers
ENEX14001 Mechatronics Systems Design

At the end of your course, you will complete a final year engineering project over 2 terms. the final year engineering project confirms your ability to work as a professional engineer.

Please see the More Details tab for information on enrolling into the final year project units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
More Details

Unit Enrolment Conditions

 

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (COOP) course is only offered in on campus mode and NOT in the Online mode. The reason for this is that CQUniversity's accreditation for the Coop course does not extend to the Online mode. However, almost all the units for the CC32 course are shared with the CC31 course, which is accredited in the Online mode; hence the individual units for the CC32 course are also offered in the Online/Mixed Mode. Despite the availability to do these units in the Online mode, CC32 students SHOULD NOT enrol in these units in the Online/Mixed Mode. Doing so would mean that you are not following an accredited course at CQUniversity. The only exception for this is, for civil, mechanical and electrical students, when you are in placement, you can do two electives and the project planning unit in the Online mode. For mechatronics students you can do Project Planning, Engineering Business Fundamentals and Thermofuluids Theory and Applications in Online mode while you are on placement.

Entry Requirements

Students should have a mathematical knowledge equal to a passing grade in Queensland Maths B or an interstate or TAFE equivalent. 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 Academic Learning Centre- Mathematics to discuss your previous maths history to determine if you are required to complete any of the above.

Academic Learning Centre - Mathematics, email alc@cqu.edu.au, ph: 13CQUni (13 27 86) or visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/alc for more details.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.

English Language Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:

  • an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 6.0 in each band and an overall score of 6.5; OR
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

The English Language Proficiency requirements may also be satisfied by (results are to be no older than 2 years from the start of term):

  • Occupational test - Result of ‘A' or ‘B'

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).


Degrees in Engineering with Honours

Honours calculation proposal for CC31 and CC32

Engineering students will be eligible for honours according to the University's 'Weighted Grade Point Average' (WGPA) honours calculation rules, except that third class honours will not be awarded.

The WGPA of a student's results over the entire course of study must be at least 5.00 to be eligible for honours. Failure to meet this WGPA will result in students not being eligible for the award of 1st or 2nd Class Honours, regardless of their performance in the required 48 units of credit of engineering unit study (as detailed below) for honours calculation.

In all cases for the calculation of WGPA, a student's result in their first attempt at a unit will be incorporated.

Units comprising honours calculation (48uc):

Civil:

• ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation

• ENEC14014 Structural and Geotechnical Design

• ENEC14016 Traffic and Transportation Engineering

• ENEC14017 Water Resources Engineering

Electrical:

• ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation

• ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design

• ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers

• ENEE14007 Electrical Machines and Drives Applications

Mechanical:

• ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation

• ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering

• ENEM14015 Dynamic System Modelling and Control

• ENEM14016 Fluid Machinery

Mechatronics:

• ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation

• ENEX14001 Mechatronics System Design

• ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers

• ENEX13003 Design of Mechatronics Elements

• ENEX13004 Advanced Dynamics and Robotics

Rules for progression

1. A Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) student must pass all course units in the first three terms of the course to be eligible for progression in the course and eligible to apply for the first industry work experience placement.

2. A Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) student must pass all course units in the first six academic terms of the course to be eligible for progression in the course and eligible to apply for the second industry experience placement.

3. The results from the first attempt at a unit are to be used to establish eligibility for progression in the course. Successful completion of a unit on subsequent attempts does not alter the eligibility of a student.

4. The Engineering Undergraduate Course Committee may allow a student who does not meet the eligibility rules to remain in the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) course.

5. Students who do not meet the rules for progression in the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) course shall be eligible for exclusion from the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) course and required to transfer into the standard Bachelor of Engineering courses.

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 need to take this as the Leadership elective in Diploma of Professional Practice.