Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – Bachelor of Information Technology

Course Code





Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements


Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements

Minimum 60 days vacation practice

Must hold current Senior First Aid certificate at the time of graduation.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

CP1030:03 IT Fundamentals

CP1300:03 Introduction to Programming 2

CP1500:03 Conceptual Modelling

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EG1002:03 Computing for Engineers

EG1010:03 Process Engineering

EG1011:03 Engineering Dynamics

EG1012:03 Electric Circuits

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics

Level 2

CP2011:03 Advanced Programming

CP2010:03 Web Programming

CP2013:03 Software Engineering

Level 3

CP3046:03 Project Management 1

CP3047:03 Project Management 2

CP3301:03 Human Computer Interaction

CP3302:03 Information Security


Select a major at the end of first year


Type of major



Credit points in major

66 credit points

Special requirements

Some subjects in each of the majors may require candidates to participate in field trips, site visits or other off-campus activities. A fee may be charged by the School of Engineering for transport or subsistence associated with these trips.




Chemical Engineering



Civil Engineering



Computer Systems Engineering



Electrical and Electronic Engineering



Environmental Engineering


Suspended 2011-2014

Mechanical Engineering











Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years


Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Where there is overlap between the core subjects for the course and for the chosen major, candidates are required to contact the Faculty office to add substitute subjects to their study plans.

It is strongly recommended that in this situation candidates take extra engineering subjects as listed under the corresponding major in the Bachelor of Engineering single degree.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements

The engineering thesis topic must be specific to the candidate’s chosen engineering major.

Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A minimum of 18 credit points (including 6 credit points of fourth year thesis) should be completed at James Cook University for each of levels 3 and 4.

If the candidate requests advanced standing approaching the maximum level, then the advanced standing should be predominantly from the first two levels of the Bachelor of Engineering program.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable


Honours availability

Engineering honours is available within this course.


The award of Honours (I, IIA, IIB) or Pass degrees in Engineering will be determined by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences after a candidate has completed the Credit Point requirements for their degree, by:

  • Consideration of the weighted Grade Point Average achieved by a candidate over all four levels of engineering study. Weighted average GPA = (1 x level 1 GPA + 2 x level 2 GPA + 3 x level 3 GPA + 4 x level 4 GPA)/10.

  • Consideration of the capacity for research demonstrated in the final year project (Thesis). Candidates anticipating First Class Honours must pursue a thesis with a significant research component.