James Cook University

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085411M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Combining engineering and IT qualifications will give students the advantage in pursuing careers that require innovative and creative IT solutions.

Course highlights

Engineering

Studying Engineering at JCU offers unique opportunities for you to gain expertise in the particular challenges and demands of engineering in the tropics. As JCU is located between two World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests – you have access to some of the world’s most spectacular natural tropical laboratories, which provide the impetus for much of the discipline’s research work.

Students have access to well-equipped, modern laboratories, highly qualified teaching staff and best-practice course content that is reviewed by an industry advisory board. The course incorporates design, project management, team work and effective communication skills.

You will gain valuable industry experience and contacts with 12 weeks of paid, industry-based placements throughout the course. The capstone to your study is the final year project, which gives you the opportunity to carry out a significant research or design task under the leadership of a supervising member of academic staff.

Information Technology

JCU’s Bachelor of Information Technology combines a solid basis of computing theory with practical knowledge and skills in software, software engineering, multimedia, databases and networking.

After completing first-year core subjects, you select a major from: Business Informatics; Computing and Networking; or Interactive Technologies and Games Design.

The course includes opportunities for hands-on experience with internships at local businesses and organisations. The learning environment is friendly and open, with ample small-group tutorials and hands-on practical sessions in the laboratories.

JCU has excellent computing facilities, with 24-hour labs in Cairns and Townsville.

Engineering Majors: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Systems and the Internet of Things Engineering.

Career opportunities

Depending on your Engineering and IT specialisations, you will have rewarding career opportunities with cutting-edge industries including:

  • electronics and communications technologies
  • computer system engineering
  • electricity supply industries.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,800 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,800 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,800 Per Year
Start date: 27 July 2020
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,800 Per Year
Start date: 27 July 2020
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course Prerequisites: English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA)

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia