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  • Objectives
    On successful completion of a CQUniversity Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice program, graduatesshoulddemonstrate an: 1. ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals; 2. ability to communicate effectively, not only with others in engineering practice but also with the community at large; 3. in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline; 4. ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution; 5. ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance; 6. ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member; 7. understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development; 8. understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development; 9. understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and commitment to them; and 10. expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so. These are the defined graduate attributes of the program.
  • Practical experience
    Students must gain at least 48 weeks of employment in their relevant field of engineering. Placement is coordinated by the Faculty.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites: English (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA); Recommended study - Physics
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering)
  • Course description

    About Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering)

    This program allows students to learn, and gain hands-on experience in a professional industry environment, being paid while they learn in industry. The Co-operative Education element of industry based learning contributes to graduates receiving the Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering). Students choose civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering as their specialisation after a common first year of engineering studies.

    As a Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice (Engineering) student you will learn and develop expertise leading to qualification as a professional engineer. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op), at least twelve months of industrial experience and a Diploma of Professional Practice attesting to your advanced knowledge, skills and experience in professional engineering practice. You will acquire, develop and demonstrate technical engineering knowledge and skills integrating problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills together with development of significant professional practice knowledge and skills.

    This CQUniversity engineering work integrated learning program incorporates Project Based Learning, Co-operative Education with Professional Practice, providing learning in context, both in formal and informal learning environments (e.g. in workshops and classes and project studios) and in employment in industry, integrated in your study program. Teamwork and problem solving skills are learned alongside the technical content in an exciting real-world engineering environment.

    The program consists of a common first year after which students select their study discipline in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. The first and second years of the program are offered at CQUniversity's Gladstone, Mackay and Rockhampton campuses. The advanced years of the program are currently only available at Rockhampton.

    The first two years of this program are common to the standard engineering degree.

    Part of the study of this program entails two nominal six month periods of formal industry placements contributing to 48 weeks of work and professional practice development.



    Career Opportunities

    As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for the technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. Professional engineers work with people, they listen, then set about solving problems for people and communities.

    Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice graduates enjoy an accelerated start into a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and governments sectors, through their academic, co-operation education and professional practice learning experiences.

    Having specialised in one of the following: civil engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, graduates find employment in a vast array of industry areas. These encompass national and international public and private industry sectors, including the energy, transportation, manufacturing, process, construction, mining and education industries.

    Civil engineering typically involves infrastructure systems planning, design and supervision including the construction of buildings and bridges, transport and water resource systems.

    Mechanical engineering typically involves planning, design and supervision in climate control, manufacturing and process and machine systems.

    Electrical engineering typically specialises in systems design, development and maintenance of systems associated with electrical power and energy, telecommunications, instrumentation and control, microprocessors, and electronics.

    Such is the level of industry demand, CQUniversity engineering graduates are highly sought after from all industry sectors with job offers often made even before students complete their studies.


    Program Structure
    This program is aimed at the education of professional engineers in 1 of 3 disciplines:

        * Civil
        * Electrical
        * Mechanical

    All students study in a 100% common first year and then a 75% common second year with a 25% discipline stream component. All students enrol in a common first year and then select a discipline stream.

    The first two years of this program are common to CA87 – Bachelor of Engineering. Students in CA87 may be invited to transfer to the CF47 subject to their performance and the availability of industry placement places.

    Year 1

    These program plans are valid for students entering the program in 2006 or later. For continuing students who entered the program prior to 2006, please refer to the 2006 handbook or contact your Program Advisor for program details.

     
    Course Availability

    Where fewer than 10 students are enrolled in any course, the faculty may elect to withdraw the offering of such a low enrolment course, advising students accordingly in writing by email and counsel students to enrol in another course, relevant to their designated program of study.

     

    Where fewer than 10 students are enrolled as 'internal students' in a course, the faculty may elect to withdraw the offering of such a low enrolment internal class and run this course in external mode only, where this option is available. The faculty will transfer students into external mode enrolment and advise them in writing by email of the change to their enrolment accordingly.

     

    All students enrol in a common first year and then select a specialist stream. New students must complete:
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    ENEG11001     Engineering Skills 1
    PHYS11184     Engineering Physics A
    MATH11218     Engineering Foundation Mathematics
    T2
    ENEG11002     Engineering Skills 2
    PHYS11185     Engineering Physics B
    MATH11219     Engineering Mathematics

    Students will then enrol in the prescribed courses for a specialist plan. To view transition documentation please go to http://www.fseh.cqu.edu.au/getFile.do?id=2381.

     
    Civil plan

    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 2 - T1
    ENEG12001     Materials & Processes
    MATH12222     Engineering Mathematical Applications
    ENEC12007     Analysis of Structures
    Year 2 - T2
    ENEG12002     Engineering Design
    ENEG12003     Engineering Project Management
    ENEC12008     Geotechnical Engineering
    ENEP11001     Professional Practice Preparation 1
    Year 3 - T1
    ENEC13009     Hydraulics
    ENEP11005     Industry Placement 1
    Year 3 - T2
    ENEC13010     Solid Mechanics
    ENEC13013     Water and Environmental Design
    ENEP11002     Professional Practice Review 1
    ENTC13016     Surveying
    Year 4 - T1
    ENEC13011     Steel Structures
    ENEC13012     Transportation Engineering Design
    ENEC14013     Concrete Structures
    ENEP12001     Professional Practice Preparation 2
    Year 4 - T2
    ENEC14015     Traffic Engineering
    ENEG14003     Engineering Project Planning
    ENEP12006     Industry Placement 2
    Year 5 - T1
    ENEC14014     Structural and Geotechnical Design
    ENEG14002     Engineering Project Implementation
    ENEP12002     Professional Practice Review 2
    Elective     

    Students choose 1 elective in Year 5 - T1. The elective is expected to contribute to, and enrich the Program and thus may be nominated by the students from appropriate courses university wide. This nomination must be requested and approved in writing by the appropriate faculty authority.

    Electrical plan

    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 2 - T1
    MATH12222     Engineering Mathematical Applications
    ENEE12014     Electrical Circuit Analysis
    ENEG12001     Materials & Processes
    Year 2 - T2
    ENEG12003     Engineering Project Management
    ENEE12015     Electrical Power Engineering
    ENEP11001     Professional Practice Preparation 1
    ENEG12002     Engineering Design
    Year 3 - T1
    ENEE13013     Digital and Analogue Electronics
    ENEP11005     Industry Placement 1
    Year 3 - T2
    ENEE13015     Power System Analysis
    ENEE14003     Embedded Microcontrollers
    ENEE14004     Electronic Communications
    ENEP11002     Professional Practice Review 1
    Year 4 - T1
    ENEE13014     Machines, Drives & Control
    ENEE13016     Power System Protection
    ENEP12002     Professional Practice Review 2

    Signal Processing Systems     

    Year 4 - T2
    ENEE14002     Data Communication Networks
    ENEG14003     Engineering Project Planning
    ENEP12006     Industry Placement 2
    Year 5 - T1
    ENEE14001     Control Systems
    ENEG14002     Engineering Project Implementation
    ENEP12002     Professional Practice Review 2
    Elective     

    Students choose 1 elective in Year 5 - T1. The elective is expected to contribute to, and enrich the Program and thus may be nominated by the students from appropriate courses university wide. This nomination must be requested and approved in writing by the appropriate faculty authority.

    Mechanical plan

    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 2 - T1
    MATH12222     Engineering Mathematical Applications
    ENEM12006     Fluid Mechanics
    ENEG12001     Materials & Processes
    Year 2 - T2
    ENEG12003     Engineering Project Management
    ENEM12007     Statics & Dynamics
    ENEP11001     Professional Practice Preparation 1
    ENEG12002     Engineering Design
    Year 3 - T1
    ENEM13012     Maintenance Engineering
    ENEP11005     Industry Placement 1
    Year 3 - T2
    ENEM13013     Mechanical Systems
    ENEM13014     Thermodynamics
    ENEM14012     Finite Element Analysis
    ENEP11002     Professional Practice Review 1
    Year 4 - T1
    ENEM13010     Bulk Materials Handling
    ENEM14011     Energy Conversion
    ENEM14014     Thermofluid Engineering
    ENEP12002     Professional Practice Review 2
    Year 4 - T2
    ENEG14003     Engineering Project Planning
    ENEM14013     Process Engineering and Plants
    ENEP12006     Industry Placement 2
    Year 5 - T1
    ENEG14002     Engineering Project Implementation
    ENEM13011     Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
    ENEP12002     Professional Practice Review 2
    Elective     

    Students choose 1 elective in Year 5 - T1. The elective is expected to contribute to, and enrich the Program and thus may be nominated by the students from appropriate courses university wide. This nomination must be requested and approved in writing by the appropriate faculty authority.

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