Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Combine advanced knowledge in mathematics, physics and science with analytical problem-solving skills to develop creative ideas and solutions. Engineering careers are diverse — you could work on innovative infrastructure projects in Tokyo or assist Government initiatives to enhance sustainable technologies. Graduate career-ready after gaining hands-on skills through laboratory classes, field trips and in-depth lessons based on real-world scenarios in this Engineers Australia-accredited degree.

#1 in Australia

for teaching quality 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Engineering

#1 in Australia

for student support 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Engineering

#1 in Queensland

for overall educational experience and skills development 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Engineering


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements


Recommended Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C) and Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 314021
  • 324021

Course detail

Real stories

  • Bridgette Layman.


    Bridgette Layman

    Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Chemical Engineering

    The classroom sizes are quite small, so you have amazing one-on-one contact with your lecturers, teachers and tutors. I’ve also met many like-minded people already, and getting to problem-solve with them in my degree is fantastic.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) student Aliesha Smith


    Aliesha Smith

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Studying engineering has been amazing. I get so excited and passionate about this course that it reminds me why I’ve done it. I’ve met amazing people and had heaps of opportunities. Working on projects and problem-solving and doing it for yourself, is the best thing about the course. You won’t get that anywhere else.

  • Dane Lennon, Campbell Scientific Australia


    Dane Lennon

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    I wanted a career change after 4 years in the ADF and began studying engineering at JCU. JCU provided the support I needed to make the change and the industry exposure to ensure I had a job at the end. The uni familiarisation workshops aided the transition and introduced me to mates I still have today.

  • Lecturer Mechanical Engineering


    Dr Elsa Dos Santos Antunes

    Lecturer, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    JCU Engineering students enjoy small class sizes, access to lectures after class, hands on projects, industry thesis projects, and a program design based on industry feedback and needs. Students have accepted jobs in a wide range of industry sectors with all of our students securing employment after graduation.

  • Jim Greatorex, GHD


    Jim Greatorex


    Approximately 75% of our professional staff in North Queensland have studied engineering at JCU. GHD continues to prioritise students that have studied locally as the quality of education and resilience of character that local graduates bring to our business is exceptional.