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CM41 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major) and Diploma of Project Management

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 double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Project Management aims to produce an engineer skilled in both high-level engineering designs and managing engineering projects including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control, procurement management and execution. 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 technical knowledge and skills and build on your project management 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 years. You will also complete three project units where you will work on authentic projects and apply your project management knowledge and skills to deliver them on time.

Finally, you will complete a major individual project, sometimes with an industry mentor, that integrates both your engineering skills and project management skills to confirm your ability to work as an engineer and a project management specialist.

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. This course provides a unique opportunity to become an engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by project management skills including project planning, stakeholder management, risk management, strategy, resource management, project control and execution as well as procurement management.

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 216
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) DipProjMgt
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours 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 - 2023

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2023

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
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

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:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or a
  • 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 6.0 overall with a minimum 6.0 in each subset; 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.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended study: Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C (Specialist Mathematics)

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CM23 - Undergraduate Certificate in Introductory Engineering CL42 - Diploma of Engineering Studies
Professional Accreditation

Accreditation will be sought from both Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Project Management. Both organisations have been kept informed of the new course development.

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School All 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 expect on-campus practical activities for a professional engineering course offered in online mode. Online students typically study the course part-time over 10 years and expect to attend up to five residential schools during that time.
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Practicum/Work Placement

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.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 13
Second year 13
Third Year 19
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Civil Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Design and analyse complex structures that comply with relevant 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. Explain and apply fundamental principles of project management and decision-making within a contemporary project management framework
  • 7. Conduct all phases of engineering projects utilising contemporary project management tools and techniques both autonomously and in teams
  • 8. Demonstrate the skills of risk management, ethical practice and professional communication at the level expected of an engineering graduate.
  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
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. Explain and apply fundamental principles of procurement management and decision-making within a contemporary project management framework
  • 7. Conduct all phases of engineering projects utilising contemporary project management tools and techniques both autonomously and in teams
  • 8. Demonstrate the skills of risk management, ethical practice and professional communication at the level expected of an engineering graduate.
  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
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. Explain and apply fundamental principles of procurement management and decision-making within a contemporary project management framework
  • 7. Conduct all phases of engineering projects utilising contemporary project management tools and techniques both autonomously and in teams
  • 8. Demonstrate the skills of risk management, ethical practice and professional communication at the level expected of an engineering graduate.
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 17 Total credit points: 102

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.

You will study the following core engineering units.

You can opt out of the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit and complete an elective instead after successfully completing a mathematic self-diagnostics test. See the More Details tab for how to access the diagnostic test and alternative pathways for completing the first year mathematics units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics
ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
MATH11218 Applied Mathematics
ENEG11007 Engineering Industry Project Investigation
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers
MATH11219 Applied Calculus
ENEG12007 Creative Engineering
MATH12222 Advanced Mathematical Applications

You will study the following project management units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PPMP11001 Project Management Principles
PPMP12001 Project Management Life Cycle Phases
PPMP11002 Project Planning and Integration
PPMP12002 Project Scope Management
PPMP12003 Communications and Stakeholder Management
PPMP13001 Procurement and Contract Management
PPMP14002 Project Resource Management
PPMP14001 Contemporary project management

Engineering Professional Practice

This course has a 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice requirement prior to graduation. 'Undergraduate Engineering Course' Moodle meta-site will provide you with information about the work experience requirements of the accreditation body, the evidence you need to collect and information on how to create the ePortfolio that you will use to accumulate evidence of your professional practice exposure throughout the course of study. In one of the later terms of study, after you have completed your professional practice requirements, you must enrol into the following unit to provide evidence of how you have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia. Note that this unit is zero-credits and hence is no cost to you.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEP14004 Engineering Practice Experience
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: 114

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
ENEC12009 Engineering Surveying
ENEC12010 Hydraulics and Hydrology
ENEC12008 Geotechnical Engineering
ENEC12011 Transport Systems
ENEC12012 Stress Analysis

You will study the following advanced units.

Please note that ENEC14014, ENEC14016 and ENEC14017 are double credit-point (12cp) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.

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

Electives

If you opt-out of the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit you are required to complete an additional 6cp elective.

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 the Head of Course to discuss.

Capstone Project

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 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: 15 Total credit points: 114

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis
ENEE12016 Signals and Systems
ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics
ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering

You will study the following advanced units.

Please note that ENEE14005, ENEE14006 and ENEE14007 are double credit-point (12cp) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.

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 Networks
ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design
ENEE14006 Embedded Microcontrollers
ENEE14007 Electrical Machines and Drives Applications

Electives

If you opt out of the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit you are required to complete an additional 6cp elective.

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 the Head of Course to discuss.

Capstone Project

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 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: 15 Total credit points: 114

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

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
MATH12225 Applied Computational Modelling
ENEM12009 Structural Mechanics
ENEM12010 Engineering Dynamics
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
ENEM12008 Solid Materials Handling

You will study the following advanced units.

Please note that ENEM14014, ENEM14015 and ENEM14016 are double credit-point (12cp) units intended to provide an authentic project experience.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM13014 Thermodynamics
ENEM13018 Materials and Manufacturing
ENEM13015 Design of Machine Elements
ENEM14011 Energy Conversion
ENEM14016 Fluid Machinery
ENEM14015 Dynamic System Modelling and Control
ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering

Electives

If you opt out of the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit you are required to complete an additional 6cp elective.

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 the Head of Course to discuss.

Capstone Project

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 project units ENEG14003 and ENEG14005.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.