Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

JCU Engineering is a leader in applied learning and offers an internationally recognised engineering program shaped by industry.

Our graduates are highly employable and have exceptional graduate employment outcomes. You can take your career globally or make a difference locally.

Campus
Townsville, Cairns
Note: no mid-year intake in Cairns.
Start dates
February, July
Duration
4 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus
Prerequisites
English, Maths B
OP/Rank
12/74

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:

Chemical Engineer – 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 Engineer – work in design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, roads, railways, airports, water supply systems, dams, mines and waste disposal systems

Electrical Engineer – design solutions for electronics and electrical infrastructure in industries such as energy, communications, automotive, mining, agriculture, aviation or medical technology

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineer – design electronics, software and data analytics for many industries such as communications, energy, smart cities, smart healthcare, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, mining, manufacturing, and automation

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.

JCU Engineering graduates work worldwide with a qualification recognised in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa.

Course overview

During their first year, JCU students study core subjects to gain a thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals.

Students deepen their knowledge in their selected major plus one minor in their second, third and fourth years. Students gain hands-on, industry relevant skills through a strong focus on theoretical and practical learning.

Studies culminate in fourth year with a major engineering project involving researching a current industry issue and working towards designing a solution.

The handbook provides a detailed overview of the subjects that you can study throughout this course.

Majors

Students can choose from five different Engineering majors. Only the common first year and the electronic systems and internet of things major are available at Cairns. Students must transfer to the appropriate campus to continue their studies.

Chemical Engineering

Create, manipulate and design products using raw materials, and chemistry and physics principles. Become an expert in the intricacies of reactor design and modelling, and learn how to comprehend the concepts of instrumental analysis. JCU students build an in-depth understanding of advanced chemical technologies such as minerals processing, extractive metallurgy and bioprocessing. There is no mid-year entry for this major.

Civil Engineering

Benefit from JCU’s expert lecturers and explore various civil engineering disciplines such as structural, hydraulic, geotechnical, transport and environmental engineering. Develop the skills required to assess the environmental impact of large projects and understand how to build community engagement. JCU graduates have a thorough understanding of how to make cities better places to live.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Learn how to design and maintain electrical energy infrastructure through the application of the electrical principles. Integrate theory with practice and visit telecommunications companies, power utilities and mines. JCU students build a comprehensive knowledge of electrical materials, circuit theory, single phase and three phase power system modelling and signal processing.

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering

Develop sensor technologies, analyse big data and design smart technology that relates to various industries. Work with cloud computing and wireless communication utilising a state-of-the-art Internet of Things research lab. JCU students become innovative technology leaders, accessing world-class lecturers and their strong industry partnerships.

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, JCU students apply their understanding of heat exchange, momentum and strength of materials to design machines.

The handbook provides detail about the subjects you can study within each major.

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (314021) - Apply now
Cairns (324021) - Apply now

OP Score/Rank is representative of 2017 entry requirements and is therefore indicative only. Entry scores for 2018 will be finalised in the major offer round.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EG1002:03 Computing and Sensors

EG1010:03 Process Engineering

EG1011:03 Statics and Dynamics

EG1012:03 Electric Circuits

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations or MA1009:03  Algebra and Calculus 2

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

Level 2

MA2000:03 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers

Level 3

EG3000:03 Engineering Project Management or BX2077:03 Project Management (only students taking the Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Major will be required to take BX2077)

Level 4

EG4011:03 Thesis Part 1 of 2

EG4012:03 Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A at the end of first year

PLUS

Select a minor from Table B (after you have selected a major) or if undertaking MA1009: Algebra and Calculus 2 select MA1008:03 Algebra and Calculus 1 plus 9 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

CC2511:03 Embedded Systems Design

CC3501:03 Computer Interfacing and Control

CL2501:03 Process Analysis

CP1404:03 Programming II

CP2406:03 Programming III

CS2001:03 Engineering Strength of Materials

CS2004:03 Surveying and Construction

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EA3005:03 Minesite Rehabilitation

EE4000:03 Signal Processing 3

EG2010:03 Materials Science and Engineering

EV2301:03 Urban Geography and Design

EV3002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment

MA2100:03 Mathematical Methods and Differential Equations

MA2201:03 Numerical Mathematics

ME2525:03 Machine Element Design

ME4521:03 Bulk Materials Handling

PH2002:03 Classical Mechanics and Quantum Physics 1

PH2019:03 Introduction to Electromagnetism Optics and Early Quantum

PH2240:03 Atomic and Nuclear Physics

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory, single

Credit points in major

48 credit points

Special requirements

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

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Civil Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

MINORS

Type of minor

Optional, single

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

Special requirements

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

TABLE B (Minors)

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemistry

Townsville

Available with all majors except Chemical Engineering Major

Intelligent Systems

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Majors

Infrastructure and Planning

Townsville

Available with Civil Engineering Major only

International Logistics

Townsville

Available with all majors with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.  This minor is linked to an exchange program agreement.

Materials and Mechanical Design

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Mathematics

Townsville

Available with all majors

Mining and Minerals

Townsville

Available with all majors

Physics

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Software

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Sustainability

Townsville

Available with all majors

Water and Waste Water

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Pathway into course

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course. It is also designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first year degree subjects. Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right.

Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you credit for some of the subjects you successfully complete.

For further information, email pathways@jcu.edu.au.

Handbook

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) [Embedded]

Course code

116209

Professional accreditation status

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are immediately eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and, following a period of professional practice, may become Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng).

Course type

HON – Bachelor with Honours (AQF level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion
requirements

Approved exposure to Professional Engineering Practice, including required activities and industry placement, equivalent to a minimum 60 days full-time industry placement

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

Course learning outcomes

The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility.  JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia.  They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability.  They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including depth in the   underlying concepts and principles in one engineering discipline
  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics
  • Demonstrate broad understanding of engineering methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, formal project management and decision-making strategies and their application in engineering practice
  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and manage information from a range of sources for engineering practice and   research
  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments, by selecting and applying methods,   techniques and tools as appropriate to the engineering discipline
  • Organise, analyse and interpret scientific and/or engineering data using appropriate mathematical, statistical and   technological skills
  • Communicate ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences, through advanced English language skills and a variety of media
  • Develop components, systems and/or processes to meet specified requirements, and creative approaches to synthesise   alternative solutions, concepts and procedures for unpredictable or complex problems
  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams
  • Prioritise multiple demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of performance to manage   continuing professional development
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and   scholarship with some independence.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EG1002:03 Computing and Sensors

EG1010:03 Process Engineering

EG1011:03 Statics and Dynamics

EG1012:03 Electric Circuits

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations or MA1009:03  Algebra and Calculus 2

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

Level 2

MA2000:03 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers

Level 3

EG3000:03 Engineering Project Management or BX2077:03 Project Management (only students taking the Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Major will be required to take BX2077)

Level 4

EG4011:03 Thesis Part 1 of 2

EG4012:03 Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A at the end of first year

PLUS

Select a minor from Table B (after you have selected a major) or if undertaking MA1009: Algebra and Calculus 2 select MA1008:03 Algebra and Calculus 1 plus 9 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

CC2511:03 Embedded Systems Design

CC3501:03 Computer Interfacing and Control

CL2501:03 Process Analysis

CP1404:03 Programming II

CP2406:03 Programming III

CS2001:03 Engineering Strength of Materials

CS2004:03 Surveying and Construction

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EA3005:03 Minesite Rehabilitation

EE4000:03 Signal Processing 3

EG2010:03 Materials Science and Engineering

EV2301:03 Urban Geography and Design

EV3002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment

MA2100:03 Mathematical Methods and Differential Equations

MA2201:03 Numerical Mathematics

ME2525:03 Machine Element Design

ME4521:03 Bulk Materials Handling

PH2002:03 Classical Mechanics and Quantum Physics 1

PH2019:03 Introduction to Electromagnetism Optics and Early Quantum

PH2240:03 Atomic and Nuclear Physics

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory, single

Credit points in major

48 credit points

Special requirements

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

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Civil Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry in Cairns

MINORS

Type of minor

Optional, single

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

Special requirements

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

TABLE B (Minors)

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemistry

Townsville

Available with all majors except Chemical Engineering Major

Intelligent Systems

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Majors

Infrastructure and Planning

Townsville

Available with Civil Engineering Major only

International Logistics

Townsville

Available with all majors with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.  This minor is linked to an exchange program agreement.

Materials and Mechanical Design

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Mathematics

Townsville

Available with all majors

Mining and Minerals

Townsville

Available with all majors

Physics

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Software

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Sustainability

Townsville

Available with all majors

Water and Waste Water

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Course not available for mid-year entry

See TABLE A (MAJORS) for availability of majors at each campus

Townsville

Course available for mid-year entry

See TABLE A (MAJORS) for availability of majors at each campus

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

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

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

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

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student 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 student requests advanced standing approaching this maximum level, then the advanced standing should be predominantly from the first two levels of the Bachelor of Engineering program.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BEng(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur

The minor will not appear on the testamur, but will appear on the academic transcript

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

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