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About Engineering

Outstanding graduate outcomes

90 per cent of JCU Engineering graduates are employed full–time immediately after graduating*.

Exceptional student support

Small classes enable access to world-class lecturers and researchers committed to student success^.

Work anywhere in the world

Leverage JCU’s outstanding industry connections with global brands such as Huawei. Make a difference locally or globally with an internationally recognised qualification.

Ready today, for tomorrow

JCU qualified engineers are able to specialise across the engineering profession. Specialisations include the Internet of Things, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.


Engineering is the practice of identifying a problem, and coming up with a solution. Engineers are open to many opportunities and create technology and products that help make our lives easier.

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.

Mechanical engineering.

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.

*College of Science and Engineering 2017 ^Good Universities Guide 2020