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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Experience the benefits of a joint degree and graduate with skills for the future.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5 years full-time
Course Code
116409, 085380B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$9,527 per year
International Fees
$9,527 per year

About this course

In your Engineering (Honours) course, prepare yourself for the challenges of today and tomorrow through industry-based teaching. Build a thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals in your first year with theoretical and practical learning. You will study a specialised major, with honours-level content integrated throughout. Participate in 12 weeks of industry-based practical placement - you may even be paid for your work experience. Studies culminate in your final year with an honours component, where you will complete a major engineering project and thesis. Benefit from the flexibility of a JCU science course and develop your passion in your chosen field. Learn from world-renowned lecturers and conduct hands-on research in North Queensland's unique tropical environment. You will learn the fundamentals of science, before choosing from nine different science majors to suit your interests. Become a world-class engineering and science professional. Experience the benefits of a joint degree and graduate with a broad skillset that is highly sought-after in the local and global economy. View the for a detailed overview of available subjects. Become highly desirable to employers as you leverage the unique cultural and environmental opportunities only JCU can offer. Develop as a scientist as you work alongside world-class researchers in JCU's state-of-the-art research facilities. Prepare to succeed through courses with small class sizes and learn from industry-leading engineering lecturers committed to student success. Gain a special mastery of the challenges facing engineering and scientific research in the tropics through your access to World Heritage sites and world-class research stations. Be a versatile and flexible scientist as you work within cultural contexts to understand the needs of marginalised people and the challenges of marrying economic growth and environmental sustainability. Gain valuable experience in modern laboratories through courses designed around real industry needs and practical work placements. Graduate ready to enter the job market with a degree accredited by Engineers Australia. Tomorrow's problems are complex; be ready to meet them with an and your chosen specialisation. Your world-class education begins here, as you develop your career goals with help from passionate lecturers and tutors. Prepare to surpass your goals as you qualify to work in many industries throughout the engineering and scientific fields. Explore different career pathways with a from JCU. The following are some of the Science specialities you could choose. Build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in organic and inorganic chemistry, kinetics and the cutting-edge instrumental techniques you will need to succeed. Work anywhere in the world with a degree accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Develop your professional network through access to award-winning laboratories, top researchers in the field and visits to local industries. Become an expert in the tech driving today's most sought-after jobs. Master the sophisticated algorithms that are leveraging Big Data and changing everything about how modern businesses work. Be ready to work anywhere with your skills in analytics and machine learning, including government, healthcare, finance and internet start-ups. Develop your understanding of the world with access to one of Earth's most diverse ecosystems, the Great Barrier Reef, and gain hands-on skills at JCU's Orpheus Island Research Station. Build skills that are applicable to all areas of marine biology as you see first-hand how ecosystems interact and how human activity affects them. Make a difference as a leader ready to tackle the most challenging questions in the universe. Build a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, then apply that knowledge in practical situations in energy development, quantum mechanics, weather and climate research or biophysics. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career in telecommunications, aerospace, meteorology, health, energy production, or wherever your interests take you.

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Career pathways

Combining Engineering and Science qualifications give JCU graduates a wide range of employment and career opportunities. Graduates pursue careers in various areas including hospitals, resource management, defence agencies, scientific and technological research, mathematics, conservation, environmental science, chemistry, mining, or biotechnology. You could find employment as an aerospace avionics engineer, chemical engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, biomedical specialist, environmental scientist, mathematician, or AI machine learning specialist. Alternatively, go on to study the . Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations: Graduates who major in Chemistry may be eligible to register for non-corporate membership of the (RACI). With an additional three years of Chemistry experience, they may be eligible to register as a Chartered Chemist with Corporate Membership of RACI. View the Handbook for more information.