Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

A common first year of study provides a broad skills base for students to develop sound theoretical knowledge and gain practical experiences. Engineering design, communication and project management are central to the course. Students choose one major and undertake a full-year thesis in the final year, completing a significant research project. Students also choose one of several minors such as maths, physics, software or sustainability. This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at JCU.


Not all majors are available at both campuses or for mid-year entry.


Townsville: Chemical engineering; civil engineering; electrical and electronic engineering; mechanical engineering. Cairns: Electrical and electronic engineering; electronic systems and internet of things engineering.

Other requirements

Students must complete at least 60 days of professional engineering practice prior to graduation and hold a Senior First Aid certificate at time of graduation.

Admissions Criteria

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


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
English (Units 3/4,C) and Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Depending on specialisation: consultancies, construction firms, mining and minerals processing, transportation agencies, microelectronic and telecommunication designers, process engineering, manufacturers and suppliers, computer hardware designers, software developers, designers and manufacturers of industrial products, environmental management agencies, government departments.


Engineers Australia.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$6950 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time