The combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Control and Instrumentation) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Development) aims to produce a control and instrumentation engineer skilled in both high-level engineering design, and software and hardware implementation of engineering systems. This 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 foundational technical content. In Term 2 of Year 1, you will undertake an authentic industry project with work-integrated learning. In the second year, you will gain in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills. In the third, fourth and fifth years of your course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the foundation knowledge that you gained in the first and second year. You will also complete two project units where you will work on authentic projects, sometimes with an industry mentor. Finally, you will complete a major individual project that integrates both control and instrumentation knowledge and information and communication technology knowledge to confirm your ability to work as a control and instrumentation, and a software engineer.
As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for the technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. This course provides a unique opportunity to become a control and instrumentation engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by software and hardware implementation skills. Instrumentation and control engineers typically specialise in control systems design, development and maintenance of such systems associated with electrical power, resource, telecommunications, agriculture and automation industries. A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business.
|Duration||5 years full-time or 10 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||240|
|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)(Cont&Inst) BIT(AppDev)|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|Rank Threshold||SR 69 | ATAR 69|
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
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:
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:
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.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Recommended study: Physics, Specialist Mathematics and Design
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology CL42 - Diploma of Engineering Studies|
|Compulsory Residential School||Most units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have compulsory residential schools for online students. These residential schools give students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills. The Engineers Australia accreditation guidelines recommend a minimum of 40 days of on-campus experience for a professional engineering course offered in online mode.|
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|ENEP14004 - Students are required to complete 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice prior to graduation. Once the students have completed the professional practice requirements, they must enrol in this unit and provide evidence of how they have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.|
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding|
|5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Display leadership by creating inclusive work environments and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 37||Total credit points: 240|
You must complete the following compulsory units.
Please refer to the More Details tab of the course handbook for Course Planners for this course.
Your Course Planner includes the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit. You can opt-out of the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit and complete an elective instead after successfully completing a mathematic self-diagnostics test. See More Details tab for how to access the diagnostic test and alternative pathways for completing the first year mathematics units.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ENEG11005||Introduction to Contemporary Engineering|
|ENEG11007||Engineering Industry Project Investigation|
|ENEG11008||Materials for Engineers|
|COIT11223||Information Technology and Society|
|COIT11238||Networked Infrastructure Foundations|
|COIT11237||Database Design & Implementation|
|COIT11134||Object Oriented Programming|
|ENEG11009||Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy|
|COIT12200||Software Design & Development|
|ENEE12014||Electrical Circuit Analysis|
|ENEE12015||Electrical Power Engineering|
|ENEE12016||Signals and Systems|
|MATH12222||Advanced Mathematical Applications|
|MATH12225||Applied Computational Modelling|
|COIT13229||Applied Distributed Systems|
|COIT13234||Mobile Software Development|
|COIT13235||Enterprise Software Development|
|ENEE13019||Control Systems Analysis and Design|
|ENEX13001||Instrumentation and Industrial Automation|
|ENEE14007||Electrical Machines and Drives Applications|
|ENEG14003||Engineering Honours Project Planning|
|ENEG14005||Engineering Honours Project Implementation|
You are required to complete a professional practice elective.
If you opt-out of the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit you are required to complete an additional 6cp elective.
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|ENEP11007||Engineering Employment Preparation|
|ENEP12007||Engineering Business Fundamentals|
Professional Engineering Practice
To be eligible for graduation, you must complete 480 hours of Professional Engineering Practice, including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience. Mandatory work experience is set by the course accreditation body Engineers Australia. In one of your final terms of study, you must enrol into the following zero-credit unit, at no cost to you, and record your Professional Engineering Practice in an ePortfolio. The More Details tab contains a link to the Undergraduate Engineering Course Moodle Meta-site which contains further instructions on completing your Professional Engineering Practice.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ENEP14004||Engineering Practice Experience|