James Cook University

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

James Cook University
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4 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
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Why study this course

A common first year of study provides a broad skills base, and students develop sound theoretical knowledge and gain opportunities for hands-on practical experience. Engineering design, communication and project management are central to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Students undertake a full-year thesis in the final year, completing a significant research project. Students choose one of the five majors: civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic, computer systems, or chemical engineering and one of the several minors such as sustainability, asset management, embedded systems, maths, physics or software.

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Roles related to this course: Engineer, Project Engineer, Site Engineer, Process Engineer, and 3 more.


This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Cairns
  • Townsville

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, James Cook University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit James Cook University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
James Cook University
(1 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)James Cook University
Graduation date2013
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
This course would be much better received if they gave you a better idea of the difficulties you would encounter trying to find a job upon completion, I believe only around 60% of my classmates were actually employed in our chosen discipline upon graduation, the university should make it very clear to students that there are not jobs for everybody, and to choose your career path wisely based upon the things you actually enjoy doing to avoid ending up in a job that gives you know satisfaction.
Response from James Cook University
Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts. Any chance to improve our courses, how our lecturers and tutors interact, or the student experience is important to us. Wed be interested to hear more about the specifics of your time at JCU. If you feel inclined, please send us an email on feedback@jcu.edu.au. Thank you.
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)