Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Location
Townsville, Cairns
Commencing
February, July
Note: no mid-year intake in Cairns.
Duration
4 years full-time
Part-time available
Delivery
On campus
Prerequisites
OP 12 | English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA)
ATAR 71.55 | English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
QTAC Code
CNS: 324021
TSV: 314021
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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.

View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.

^College of Science and Engineering 2017

You 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. You must transfer to the appropriate campus to continue your 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. 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. You will integrate theory with practice and visit telecommunications companies, power utilities and mines. 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. 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, apply your 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.

Note the course QTAC code for the location you've chosen. You'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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

OP Score/Rank is indicative only. Entry scores will be finalised in the major offer round.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) [Embedded]

Handbook year

2019

Course code

116209

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF level 8)

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).

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

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 available to Cairns students taking the Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Major)

Level 4

EG4011:03 Thesis Part 1 of 2

EG4012:03 Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A

PLUS

Select a minor from Table B (after you have selected a major)

or

select 12 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Note: Some students will be advised by the College to select MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics prior to MA1000 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

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

MA2211:03 Discrete Mathematics

MA2210:03 Linear Algebra

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

Notes

Students are expected to complete the common first year subjects of the Course before commencing their chosen major

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

 

Civil Engineering

Townsville

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Townsville

 

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering

Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

 

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 and Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Major

Infrastructure and PlanningTownsvilleAvailable with Civil Engineering Major only

Intelligent Systems

Townsville

Available with all majors except Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering Majors

International Logistics

Townsville

Cairns

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

Materials and Mechanical Design

Townsville

Available with Chemical Engineering Major only

Mathematics

Townsville

Available with all majors offered at Townsville

Mining and Minerals

Townsville

Available with all majors offered at Townsville

Physics

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Software

Townsville

Cairns

Available with all majors

Sustainability

Townsville

Available with all majors offered at Townsville

Water and Waste

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 Credit 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

Fees and costs

Annual Tuition Fee: $9,185.  (Estimate only. Fees may vary depending on chosen subjects.)

A Student Services and Amenities fee is also payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Scholarships

A variety of scholarships and grants are available to suit different student types. For further information, see Scholarships@JCU.

Pathway into course

JCU offers pathway courses to help you move into a degree. Pathway courses provide you with an individualised study plan and specialised support as you transition to university. Contact us for more information.

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