James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science

James Cook University JCU

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

In this program students will take a common first year of engineering subjects to develop a broad skills base in order to choose a preferred engineering major. Engineering design is a central theme of this program. The joint degree enables students to combine their engineering degree with a science major over a five-year program.


120 credit points of subjects. Students complete an engineering major plus one of the science majors. 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.


  • Aquaculture science and technology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Data science
  • Earth science
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Electronic systems and the internet of things engineering
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Physics
  • Zoology and ecology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Unit 3/4,SA), Mathematical methods (Units3/4,C). Students considering the molecular and cell biology major will require chemistry (Units 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; Physics: Australian Institute of Physics

Study pathways

Engineering Honours is embedded in the course. Additional Science Honours study is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, and is available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $186,800
  • ATAR: 78.1
  • Full-time : 5
  • Part-time : 10
JCU Townsville International: $186,800
  • ATAR: 78.1
  • Full-time : 5
  • Part-time : 10

Further information

Electronic systems and the 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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