Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Specialisation) (Bachelor Degree)

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The award
Bachelor Degree

How long you will study
3 years

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How you will study
full-time, distance

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About Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Specialisation) at CQUniversity Australia

At a glance

Study the Bachelor of Engineering Technology and equip yourself with the technical and professional skills needed for a successful career as an Engineering Technologist.

Civil Engineering - Structural or municipal transportation, Electrical Engineering - Electrical control or electrical power, Mechanical Engineering - Design, energy or process.

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

* International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology prepares you to pursue a variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors.

Depending on your chosen major you will be prepared to pursue employment opportunities in national and international public and private industry sectors including:

  • energy
  • transportation
  • manufacturing
  • process
  • construction
  • mining
  • education.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia. Upon completion you will satisfy the academic requirements for membership with Engineers Australia as an Engineering Technologist. For further information please visit



The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is designed to develop your skills and enable you to combine an understanding of engineering concepts with modern technology.

Your education and training will equip you with the skills to innovatively apply, modify and adapt engineering practices to meet engineering challenges and problems for communities, society and the environment.

Tailor your course by choosing from a wide range of majors to suit your personal interests and career goals. The course utilises exciting technologies and has a project-based focus so you benefit from a more hands-on learning experience and have the ability to study on-campus in a non-traditional format or by distance education.

You will have the opportunity to engage with practicing engineers, work on industry-sponsored projects and have access to industry-based scholarships offered by some of Australia's leading companies. Six weeks of industry placement during the course also allows you to apply your skills and increase your employability by gaining on-the-job experience.

Why Study at CQUniversity

We offer a range of engineering education and training options to suit a variety of different career goals.

Wide range of options

Whether you are from a trade or technical background seeking to advance your skills, someone looking to commence a career as a professional engineer or an industry professional in search of further education or research opportunities, our courses give you the flexibility to choose from key industry areas including civil, electrical, mechanical, mining engineering, and engineering geology.

Project-based learning

Many of CQUniversity's engineering courses incorporate project-based learning meaning you will undertake real-life engineering tasks, allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.

Through this innovative approach to learning, you'll be able to combine the technical knowledge you acquire during your study with teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills that are required for today's workforce.

Up-to-date and industry relevant

CQUniversity's engineering courses have been developed in consultation with key stakeholders in the sector. In order to meet the demands of industry, we have formed strong partnerships with leading private companies and public organisations that offer support through scholarships and work-integrated learning.

Partnerships and professional networks

CQUniversity's industry partnerships give you the opportunity to learn directly from leaders in the field, including access to guest lecturers in our undergraduate engineering courses.

Through these professional networks you may be able to gain employment before you graduate by developing business relationships during your studies.


Civil Engineering - Structural Stream

You will focus on topics such as the analysis of structures, civil construction, solid mechanics, steel and concrete structures, hydraulics, surveying and mapping and geotechnical engineering.

Civil Engineering - Municipal and Transportation Stream

You will focus on topics such as civil construction, hydrology and water engineering, traffic engineering and concrete structures as well as technology project planning.

Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Stream

This major includes topics such as electrical circuit analysis, electrical power engineering, analogue electrics, power system analysis and design and power system protection.

Electrical Engineering - Electrical Control Stream

This major includes topics such as digital electronics, electrical circuit analysis, engineering design and management planning, electronic communications, control systems analysis and design and embedded micro-controllers.

Mechanical Engineering - Process Stream

Develop knowledge and skills in mine product handling, fluid mechanics, fluid and electrical drive systems, industrial fluid power, and solid mechanics and computational analysis.

Mechanical Engineering - Design Stream

Develop knowledge and skills in mine product handling, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, engineering plant design and solid mechanics and computation analysis.

Mechanical Engineering - Energy Stream

Develop knowledge and skills in industrial fluid power, fluid mechanics, fluid and electrical drive systems, energy conversion, thermodynamics and mechanical systems.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBachelor DegreeHow you will studyFull-time, DistanceHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsMarchDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardBachelor DegreeHow you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study6 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Estimated fee per term: $15 096
Estimated annual fee: $30 192

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:


Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirement

Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.

Find out more about academic requirements.

English Requirement

Minimum academic IELTS score of 6.0 across all bands and overall.

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OP: 15 , SR: 67 , ATAR: 63.55

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the 'Course Requirements' section found under the 'What do I need to start?' page under the 'Getting Started' tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the 'Course Features' page under 'Getting Started'.

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