Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering)
CQUniversity - Mackay

Course outline

With extensive work-integrated learning opportunities and featuring 48 weeks of paid industry placement, CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering) provides students with vast opportunities to gain real-world experience to prepare for a career as a professional engineer. The education and training of this course focuses on developing skills desired by employers, including effective teamwork and problem-solving. The first year allows students to experience many engineering projects which will assist them in deciding which engineering discipline and course major they wish to pursue. Students can choose to major in traditional engineering disciplines as well as dual major options that will prepare them for emerging specialist fields of engineering including electrical and information processing, electrical and data analytics, and civil and humanitarian engineering. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering).


All units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have a compulsory Residential Schools for distance students.


Civil; Civil and Humanitarian; Electrical; Electrical and Data Analytics; Electrical and Information Processing; Mechanical; Mechatronics; Resource Systems.

Other requirements

Students undertake 48 weeks of industry placement. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require students to undertake health or security checks. For full course requirements, visit Courses on the CQUniversity website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Physics (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Design (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Professional Engineer in the civil, civil and humanitarian, electrical, mechanical, mechatronic engineering or resources systems fields depending on chosen major.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$7013 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

41/2 years Full time or 9 years Part time