Domestic Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Domestic Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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 four elective subjects or a major with 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.

Students who are based in Townsville and have completed at least one year of their degree are eligible to apply for an Australian Public Service Academy Campus position. With opportunities in the Digital and Data spheres, you can align your studies to part-time work, that may translate into a full-time job offer upon graduation. Explore the APS Data and Digital Programs page for more information.

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.

JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, except for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major in Cairns, which holds provisional accreditation.

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


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About JCU's Bachelor of Engineering in Queensland

Prepare yourself to solve tomorrow's challenges with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from JCU (similar to a Bachelors of Engineering). Be ready for employment as you study courses that have been shaped by the current and future needs of industry. Partner with JCU to develop your problem-solving skills and learn how to apply them in ways that improve the world and advance your career.

Build a Strong Foundation

Become a leader in engineering through your world-class education at JCU. Build a strong foundation as you study essential engineering fundamentals like statics and dynamics, mathematical techniques, and electrical circuits.

Be ready today for tomorrow through your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Queensland and gain hands-on, practical experience through work placements. Work to understand current issues facing the industry and design effective solutions under the guidance of lecturers committed to student success.

Engineering Courses in Queensland - Choose Your Direction

Prepare for the future that is right for you with your BE degree from JCU. Choose from any of five majors that will develop you into an industry and community leader and prepare you to reach your career goals.

Be a Chemical Engineer

Become an expert at working with chemical technologies that are shaping our world, including bioprocessing and mineral processing. Use your chemical engineering focus to develop new materials that will revolutionise industry, or make a difference in the community as you innovate developments in food or fuel manufacturing.

Civil Engineering

Develop your passion for bringing economic development and the environment together in sustainable ways. Work with the world's leading experts in your engineering courses in Queensland. With your bachelor’s degree in engineering from JCU, you will improve and progress the liveability of our world's cities.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Prepare yourself with a deep understanding of data analytics and electronics to improve communications, develop sustainable energy solutions, or solve hunger issues with agricultural developments.

Be an Electronic and Internet of Things Engineer

Change the world with the skills you learn at JCU, designing smart healthcare systems, smart cities, or better environmental monitoring systems. The Internet of Things and smart technology is applicable in all aspects of life. Apply your skills in a variety of different contexts including consumer technologies in the home, waste management, healthcare, sport and agriculture.

Mechanical Engineer

Develop your interest in machines as you master the dynamics of thermofluid mechanics, mechanical design, and machine elements. Work in a practical learning environment to apply principles to real-world situations, qualifying yourself to work in all types of industry, from aerospace to mining, health to agriculture.

Become the Best

Your world-class education starts with a degree at JCU. Graduate qualified to work in Australia, New Zealand, Europe or Asia, or anywhere your interests and drive take you with a degree accredited by Engineers Australia.

Develop as a well-rounded professional as you learn skills in organising and interpreting data, communicating effectively, and conducting reliable experiments. Learn how to use your knowledge to make data-driven decisions and prioritise solutions that work. Prepare to make the world a better place as you study engineering and learn critical problem-solving skills in the context of cultural frameworks.

Make a Difference With a BE Degree

Take your first step towards a successful career and a better future for the world by applying to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program at JCU. Gain access to small classes, take part in hands-on research that matters, and be prepared to make a difference wherever you go.
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Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).