Engineering

JCU offers undergraduate programs across Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Electronics and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. Our approach is multidisciplinary with a focus on the design of resilient, efficient and sustainable engineered structures and systems.

With our theoretical, numerical modelling and experimental testing capabilities we provide both the fundamental research and computational tools that underpin the development of improved and efficient designs.

Chemical Engineering graduates operate in highly diverse industries ranging from environmental science, water treatment, the manufacturing of food, fuel and chemicals, minerals processing, and development of new materials.

Civil engineering graduates work in design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, roads, railways, airports, ports, water supply systems, dams, mines and waste disposal systems.

Electrical and Electronics engineers work with electrical and electronic devices, power generation and distribution, communication and control systems.

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of electronic and computer system engineering, and information technology, with an emphasis on Internet technologies, wireless communications, sensor devices, machine-to-machine communications, and big data analytics. The IoT program is first of its kind in Australia to provide students with access to state-of-the-art lab facilities, industry support, wide community engagement, and great career opportunities.

Mechanical Engineering graduates work in design, manufacturing and maintenance of machines – from bicycles to robots to supersonic jets using experience in structural mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

Current research themes include fluid mechanics, sustainable infrastructure and energy conversion and development (particularly bio-fuels and solar energy), wind and structural engineering, and nutrient recovery.

The group is a technical hub for the Cyclone Testing Station (CTS), and seeks to improve the resilience of communities and quality of life in the face of natural hazards in the tropics.