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Bachelor of Engineering Technology
CQUniversity - Mackay

Course outline

This course prepares students for a versatile career in engineering as a specialist in technology. It is a versatile degree with options to major in traditional engineering disciplines or pursue a career as an aircraft maintenance engineer through the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major. Choosing the civil, electrical or mechanical majors allows students to build in-depth knowledge of engineering concepts and be highly trained in software, simulating modelling and the ability to assist engineers with the technology design and systems management in an engineering project.

Delivered in partnership with Aviation Australia, the aircraft maintenance (avionics) major provides an accelerated pathway to reach the Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status in just three years, usually requiring five-years. The first two years of the course would cover all the competencies of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) and foundations of professional engineering. Students will study on-campus in the Aviation Australia Brisbane campus for the first 1.5 years and then can move to the online mode or one of the CQUniversity undergrad engineering campuses to complete the rest of the course. Upon completion of the first 1.5 years of the students will be awarded the EASA approved Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics). For more course information, visit Bachelor of Engineering Technology.


Online students of this course will be required to attend a CQUniversity location or other designated location for compulsory residential schools in some units.


Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics; Aircraft Mainenance – Mechanical; Civil; Electrical; Mechanical

Other requirements

Students must complete 360 hours of Professional Engineering Practice, including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience. Once the students have completed the professional practice requirements, they must enrol in this unit and provide evidence of how they have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

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

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who hold a completed Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT), or Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical (10599NAT) will have the Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C) prerequisite waived. Applicants should supply a copy of their completed qualification with their application.

Recommended study
Physics (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Design (Units 3 and 4, C).
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Career opportunities

Engineering Technologists, having specialised in one of the disciplines of civil (structural), civil (municipal/transportation), mechanical (process), mechanical (energy), mechanical (design), electrical (electrical power) or electrical (control), find employment in national and international public and private industry sectors including the aviation, energy, transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, mining and education industries.


Upon completion, you will satisfy the academic requirements for membership with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist.

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15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

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

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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