CQUniversity Australia

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

CQUniversity Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083587C

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) allow 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. Your exposure to projects will continue, which will give you opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained to deliver tangible engineering outcomes. 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.

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.


You are required to complete a total of 29 units including six core units and a further 23 units from the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronic engineering discipline plan.


Civil Engineering

As a Civil Engineer, you will be involved with structures and systems such as roads, water supply, bridges, buildings and tunnels.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineers are involved in areas such as electricity generation and distribution, communication systems, control systems and electronic equipment.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers are involved with machines that move such as trucks, trains, ships, planes, and manufacturing equipment.

Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering to create systems that include both movement and intelligence.


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) is your gateway into the engineering industry. Upon completion you will be qualified to work as a professional Engineer in the civil, electrical, and mechanical or mechatronic engineering fields depending on your chosen major.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,820 Per Year Read moreTerm fees: 16,410
Start date: Expected March 2022
Duration: 4.5 years
Study mode: Full time

Cairns Campus

Corner Abbott Street and Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,820 Per Year Read moreTerm fee: 16,410
Start date: Expected March 2022
Duration: 4.5 years
Study mode: Full time

Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road
Rockhampton Queensland 4701

Entry criteria

A secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent)

English language proficiency

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.

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).


Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700