James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

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, electronic systems and internet of things, or chemical engineering and one of the several minors such as data science, infrastructure and planning, maths, mechatronics, mining and minerals, sustainability, water resource management, physics or software.


96 credit points. All students must complete a minimum of 60 days of engineering professional practice during their studies and must hold a current Senior First Aid certificate at time of graduation.


  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Electronic systems and the internet of things engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Unit 3/4,C), Mathematical methods (Unit 3/4,C)


Engineers Australia. Chemical engineering - Institute of Chemical Engineers; computer systems engineering - Australian Computer Society; electrical and electronic engineering - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $143,200
  • ATAR: 78.1
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8
JCU Townsville International: $143,200
  • ATAR: 78.1
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8

Further information

Electronic systems and internet of things major only available at Cairns campus. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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