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CL62 - Bachelor of Applied 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

The Bachelor of Applied Technology has a choice between a mechanical or mechatronics major. It is an engineering-based degree qualification providing the opportunity to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills that align with the AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. When you complete the relevant HE course units, you will be eligible to apply for recognition of the vocational units when you can demonstrate competency. These recognised vocational units can contribute to your chosen vocational pathway. You will develop automotive technical knowledge and skills in preparation for the higher order thinking and assessment requirements of the course. This collection of knowledge and hands-on skills are attractive attributes to employers looking for professionals with an inherent understanding of how engineering workshops can be managed and run efficiently. If you have a VET qualification and suitable industry experience you may be eligible to apply for credit towards this qualification.

You will acquire core hands-on engineering skills, foundation knowledge in an engineering discipline and the opportunity to specialise in a chosen field of engineering. Electives will give you the option of selecting areas of study to enhance your employability through a deeper understanding of management and business principles or an enhanced depth of technical knowledge. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will learn to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Career Information

Bachelor of Applied Technology graduates will enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors. As an Applied 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. With your skills and experience in a workshop environment, you will be keenly sought after for roles involving scheduling, estimating and managing engineering workshop based projects. 

Applied Technologists, having specialised in one of the disciplines of mechanical or mechatronics engineering, will be qualified to 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 Applied 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) BAppTech
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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.
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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 1 - 2019

Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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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 OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Rank Cut-Off OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Entry Requirements

Pre-requisite study: English (4, SA)

Note:

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

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.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL63 - Associate Degree of Applied Technology CL42 - Diploma of Engineering Studies
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Some units in this course have compulsory residential schools. You should check the individual unit information.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 10
Second year 15
Third Year 20
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Mechanical Major Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply and reflect on the underpinning skills and knowledge required in an engineering workshop context
  • 2. Solve mechanical engineering problems using a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics and science
  • 3. Critically appraise current technological advances in given mechanical engineering contexts
  • 4. Resolve mechanical engineering problems by using design processes, engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • 5. Conduct and manage mechanical engineering projects by applying systematic approaches
  • 6. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability as a team member and leader
  • 7. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats to professional and lay personnel.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Mechatronics Major Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply and reflect on the underpinning skills and knowledge in an engineering workshop context
  • 2. Apply mathematics and science to solve mechatronics engineering problems
  • 3. Critically appraise current technological advances in given mechatronics engineering contexts
  • 4. Resolve mechatronics engineering issues using design processes, engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • 5. Conduct and manage mechatronics engineering projects by applying systematic approaches
  • 6. Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability as a team member and leader
  • 7. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats to professional and lay personnel.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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: 9 Total credit points: 60

AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Achieving a passing grade in a unit in this course does not equate to evidence of competency. While this course of study delivers the underpinning skills and knowledge aligned to a Certificate III qualification, it is the student's responsibility to gain the industry experience necessary to demonstrate competency in those skills and knowledge. Evidence of competency will be provided to CQU before any VET competencies or qualifications can be awarded.

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


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

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENCL11001 Introduction to Light Vehicle Technology
ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
MATH11218 Applied Mathematics
ENCL11002 Light Vehicle Drive Systems
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers
ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity
MATH11219 Applied Calculus
ENCL11003 Light Vehicle Controls and Monitoring
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Mechanical Major Major

Number of units: 14 Total credit points: 84

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics
ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
ENEM13012 Maintenance Engineering
ENEM13014 Thermodynamics
ENEM13018 Materials and Manufacturing

In addition to the units listed above, there are five (5) elective units in the mechanical major. To successfully graduate the BAppTech at least 6 units (at 6cp) must be completed at undergraduate level 2 and 6 units (at 6cp) must be completed at undergraduate level 3. Four of the compulsory major units are at undergraduate level 2, so at least two (2) of the electives must be at undergraduate level 2. Three of the compulsory major units and the two final year project units are at undergraduate level 3, so at least one (1) of the electives must be at undergraduate level 3.

Contact your Course Adviser to select the ideal electives to include in your course of study. If you have not completed Mathematics B or equivalent, you may be required to either do some bridging mathematics study or an introductory mathematics unit, as one of your electives.

At the end of your course, you will complete a final year technology project over two terms. The final year project confirms your ability to work as an applied technologist.

Please see the More Details tab for information on enrolling in 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

Mechatronics Major Major

Number of units: 14 Total credit points: 84

In the Mechatronics major, you will study the following intermediate and advanced units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG12007 Design and Project Management
ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics
ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics
ENEX12001 Electrical Power and Machines
ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics
ENEX13003 Design of Mechatronics Elements
ENEX13005 Machine Design and Vibrations

In addition to the units listed above, there are five (5) elective units in the mechatronics major. To successfully graduate the BAppTech at least 6 units (at 6cp) must be completed at undergraduate level 2 and 6 units (at 6cp) must be completed at undergraduate level 3. Five of the compulsory major units are at undergraduate level 2, so at least one (1) of the electives must be at undergraduate level 2. Two of the compulsory major units and the two final year project units are at undergraduate level 3, so at least two (2) of the electives must be at undergraduate level 3.

Contact your Course Adviser to select the ideal electives to include in your course of study. If you have not completed Mathematics B or equivalent, you may be required to either do some bridging mathematics study or an introductory mathematics unit, as one of your electives.

At the end of your course, you will complete a final year technology project over 2 terms. The final year project confirms your ability to work as an applied technologist.

Please see the More Details tab for information on enrolling in 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
There is no additional information for this course.