CG21 - Bachelor of Engineering Technology

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 Technology student, you will develop and demonstrate technical engineering knowledge and skills in civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering, integrating problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. This CQUniversity engineering course 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 course consists of a common first level after which students select their major in either civil engineering (structural or municipal transportation), electrical engineering (electrical control or electrical power) or mechanical engineering (design, energy or process).

This course 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 units in the course in order to develop practical skills and to network with staff and students in the course. They will also interact with staff and students via online unit websites.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology may also be used as an alternative entry pathway into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Bachelor of Engineering Technology students study many of the same units as Bachelor of Engineering students but in a narrower discipline area.

Career Information

Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduates enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors. As an Engineering Technologist you will apply your problem-solving skills and knowledge of scientific fundamentals to the design, testing, inspection, adaptation, commissioning, management or operation of on-site equipment, plant and sustainable systems.

Engineering Technologists, having specialised in one of the disciplines of civil (structural), civil (municipal/transportation), mechanical (process), mechanical (energy), mechanical (design), electrical (electrical power) or electrical (control), find employment in national and international public and private industry sectors including the energy, transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, mining and education industries.

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

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
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) BEngTech
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 851385
  • QLD - Cairns - 821389
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 811381
  • QLD - Gladstone - 831381
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 851381
  • QLD - Mackay - 841381
  • QLD - Gladstone - 831383
  • NSW - Distance - 160351
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110581 
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
Please Click Here for more information.
The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

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

Term 2 - 2014

Term 2 entry is only available to students with advanced standing. Incoming students should hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in an engineering discipline.
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

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.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

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.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

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.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

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.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Term 2 entry is only available to students with advanced standing. Incoming students should hold a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in an engineering discipline.
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
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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 - Maths B

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the 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 full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the 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 Test Systems (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least

6, 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

Domestic Students - Recommended study - Physics, Mathematics C, Graphics

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units. On average 1 residential school per part-time year of study.
Click here to view all Residential Schools

Practicum/Work Placement

- Students are required to complete a total of 6 weeks industry practice. Refer to More Details for further information.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 31
2017 31
2016 37
2015 33
2014 32
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Civil Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a systematic, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the technology domain
  • 2. Fluently apply a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain
  • 3. Proficiently apply in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the technology domain
  • 4. Identify and critically appraise knowledge development within the technology domain
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the technology domain
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the technology domain
  • 7. Apply established engineering methods to broadly defined problem solving within the technology domain
  • 8. Apply engineering techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes within the technology domain
  • 10. Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of projects within the technology domain
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Electrical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a systematic, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the technology domain
  • 2. Fluently apply a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain
  • 3. Proficiently apply in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the technology domain
  • 4. Identify and critically appraise knowledge development within the technology domain
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the technology domain
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the technology domain
  • 7. Apply established engineering methods to broadly defined problem solving within the technology domain
  • 8. Apply engineering techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes within the technology domain
  • 10. Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of projects within the technology domain
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Mechanical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a systematic, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the technology domain
  • 2. Fluently apply a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain
  • 3. Proficiently apply in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the technology domain
  • 4. Identify and critically appraise knowledge development within the technology domain
  • 5. Identify contextual factors impacting the technology domain
  • 6. Explain the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the technology domain
  • 7. Apply established engineering methods to broadly defined problem solving within the technology domain
  • 8. Apply engineering techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain
  • 9. Proficiently apply systematic synthesis and design processes within the technology domain
  • 10. Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of projects within the technology domain
  • 11. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • 12. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats in professional and lay domains
  • 13. Demonstrate creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • 14. Manage and use information in a professional manner
  • 15. Exhibit orderly management of self and professional conduct
  • 16. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional 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: 7 Total credit points: 48

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the Core Structure
  2. Complete 1 Major

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

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

In the Core structure, Fundamentals of Professional Engineering Practice is a 12uc unit which assists your transition to university study. All other Core units are 6uc.

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

You will complete the following intermediate units.

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

You will then choose 1 plug-in from the following choices. Each plug-in is 30uc.

The Municipal Transportation plug-in has the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC13014 Water Supply and Wastewater Technology
ENEC14017 Water Resources Engineering
ENEC14016 Traffic and Transportation Engineering

The Structural plug-in has the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC13015 Steel and Timber Design
ENEC13017 Advanced Structural Analysis
ENEC13016 Concrete Technology and Design
ENEC14014 Structural and Geotechnical Design

In addition to the units listed above, there is 1 elective slot (6uc) in the civil 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 an engineering technologist.

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENTG13002 Engineering Technology Project Planning
ENTG13001 Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

You will complete the following intermediate units:

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

You will then choose 1 plug-in from the choices below. Each plug-in is 36uc.

The Electrical Control plug-in has the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE13022 Communication Systems
ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers
ENEX13001 Instrumentation and Industrial Automation
ENEX13002 Power Electronics
ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis and Design

The Electrical Power plug-in has the following units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE13016 Power System Protection
ENEE13021 Power System Analysis and Design
ENEE14007 Electrical Machines and Drives Applications
ENEE13022 Communication Systems
ENEX13002 Power Electronics

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 an engineering technologist.

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENTG13002 Engineering Technology Project Planning
ENTG13001 Engineering Technology Project Implementation
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

You will complete the following intermediate units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
ENEM12008 Solid Materials Handling
ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics
ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEM13018 Materials and Manufacturing

You will then choose 1 plug-in from the choices below. Each plug-in is 24uc.

The Mechanical Design plug-in has the following units:

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
ENEM14015 Dynamic System Modelling and Control
ENEM14016 Fluid Machinery
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM13015 Design of Machine Elements
ENEM13012 Maintenance Engineering

The Mechanical Energy plug-in has the following units:

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
ENEM14016 Fluid Machinery
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM13014 Thermodynamics
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
ENEM13017 Heat Transfer Engineering
ENEM14011 Energy Conversion

In addition to the units listed above, there are 2 elective slots (12uc) 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.

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 an engineering technologist.

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENTG13002 Engineering Technology Project Planning
ENTG13001 Engineering Technology Project Implementation
More Details

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 the Academic Learning Centre on alc@cqu.edu.au or by calling 13 27 86 to discuss your previous maths history to determine if you are required to complete any of the above.

Course Planners

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

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 6.0; 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

ENTG13002 Technology Project Planning

In line with Division of Higher Education 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).

ENTG13001 Technology 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).


Unit Availability

All units in this course are offered in distance (external) mode. All units in the first two years of the course (assuming part-time study progression) are also offered internally at the CQUniversity Rockhampton, Mackay and Gladstone campuses. Distance students of this course will be required to attend the CQUniversity Rockhampton campus for compulsory residential schools in some units. Students are advised to check unit details to determine whether a unit has a residential component prior to enrolling.

Recommended study schedule

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements.

Please note: that part-time students usually enrol in 12 units of credit per term and full-time students usually enrol in 24 units of credit per term.

Engineering practice (work experience) and report

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

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

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

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

Degree with distinction

To be eligible for the award of a Distinction in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, a student must study a minimum of 72 units of credit of CQU units within the course and have achieved a minimum 'Weighted Grade Point Average' (WGPA) of 5.00 over their entire CQUniversity study course, on the first attempt in each unit.

A degree with distinction will be awarded to eligible students who have achieved a WGPA of 6.00 or more for the highest graded results in 72 units of credit of units in Level 2 and 3 of the course, which must include Technology Project Preparation and Technology Project Implementation, at their first attempt.

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.

Transfer into the Bachelor of Engineering courses

All CQUniversity BEngTech course plans have a defined articulation path into the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) course. Students considering articulation into the BE course should contact their Student Advisor (Courses and Careers).

Rules for progression in the BET course

The BET course is criterion-referenced. As such, progress is conditional upon students having acquired specified skills and knowledge in previous units of study. Students failing a unit twice will be required to demonstrate to their Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) why their third attempt is likely to be successfully before they enrol again.


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.