James Cook University

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085458G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Prepare yourself for the challenges of today and tomorrow through an engineering course shaped by industry. An outstanding graduate employment rate^ and a strong focus on hands-on skills enables you to be job ready upon graduation.

Build a thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals in your first year. Deepen your knowledge and focus on theoretical and practical learning. You will study a specialised major plus one minor.

Gain hands-on skills through laboratory classes and field trips. Participate in twelve weeks of work placements with industry partners – you may have the opportunity for paid work experience.

Studies culminate in the fourth year with an Honours component — a major engineering project and thesis. You will research a current industry issue and work towards designing a solution.

Become a world-class engineer. JCU engineering graduates are innovative problem solvers, creative designers and applied scientists involved in a variety of industries.

You can choose from five different Engineering majors. The electronic systems and internet of things major is only available at the Cairns campus while all other majors are only available at the Townsville campus.

Mechanical Engineering

Understand the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics to analyse, design, manufacture and maintain machines across almost all industries. Learn the foundations of thermofluid mechanics and the dynamics of machine elements. Through experiential learning, apply your understanding of heat exchange, momentum and strength of materials to design machines.

Career Opportunities

A JCU Engineering degree prepares students to work across a broad range of occupations and industries, depending on their chosen major.

Job opportunities include:

Mechanical Engineer – design, manufacture and maintain machines for a large number of industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, agriculture, automotive, aerospace, communications, health, transport.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,800 Per Year
Start date: 22 February 2021
26 July 2021
Duration: 4 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: 22 February 2021
26 July 2021
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,800 Per Year
Start date: 22 February 2021
26 July 2021
Duration: 4 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: 22 February 2021
26 July 2021
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
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