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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
Online - No
Important Dates

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

240

Course code

WENGS1
SATAC codes
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Overview

Help to engineer the future. CDU's Bachelor of Engineering Science will encourage you to think independently and find creative and logical solutions for real world challenges.

The degree will provide both the scientific knowledge that underpins each discipline and hands-on practical experience in specialist areas of civil and structural, electrical and electronics or mechanical engineering.

Study 100% online (Domestic students only), or on-campus with flexibility to study full-time or part-time, and learn from award-winning engineers and lecturers. 

This course has been developed in consultation with, and supported by, industry leaders so you'll graduate with engineering skills that directly align with international industry requirements.

As an engineering technologist in:

  • civil and structural, you will be able to work with other engineers and technologists on the design and maintenance of structures for the modern world. Key areas include water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures. Your studies will focus on developing sustainable and ethical civil and structural solutions in areas such as structural engineering, water and its uses and the principles of sustainability.
  • electrical and electronics, you will be able to work together with engineers and technologists on the design, automation and control of the devices which make modern life convenient. You are involved in electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy.
  • mechanical, you will be able to collaborate with other engineers and technologists in the design and build of large and small devices which improve transportation and provide affordable manufacturing and production solutions. Key areas include mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines.

You can combine this course with the two-year Master of Engineering to become a professional engineer. This pathway is similar to engineering programs offered in Europe and is an alternative to the traditional four-year Bachelor of Engineering Honours course.



Professional recognition

ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA

The Bachelor of Engineering Science (all specialisations) is accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of engineering technologist and therefore recognised internationally under the Sydney Accord.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study in 2024 is AUD $35,816.00. This equates to $ $4,477.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

CDU student Nicholas

Why study engineering at CDU?

Our internationally-accredited engineering degree is for problem solvers like you. Think creatively to find solutions to real-world challenges, from uniquely Top End issues like cyclones to systems and designs with wider impact like renewable energy, transport, building construction, electronics, and more.   

  • #3 in Australia for engineering and technology employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • #4 in Australia for engineering and technology starting salary (GUG 2024)
  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Take part in projects and graduate with real work experience
careers-centre-students

Why study an undergraduate course at CDU?

Study an undergraduate course at Charles Darwin University to turn your passion into a profession. Choose from hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degrees and enjoy a flexible, supportive learning environment. Whatever you're interested in, there's a place for you at CDU.

  • Top 100 university globally for quality education (THE Impact Rankings 2021)
  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
CDU student Nicholas

Why study engineering at CDU?

Our internationally-accredited engineering degree is for problem solvers like you. Think creatively to find solutions to real-world challenges, from uniquely Top End issues like cyclones to systems and designs with wider impact like renewable energy, transport, building construction, electronics, and more.   

  • #3 in Australia for engineering and technology employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • #4 in Australia for engineering and technology starting salary (GUG 2024)
  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Take part in projects and graduate with real work experience
careers-centre-students

Why study an undergraduate course at CDU?

Study an undergraduate course at Charles Darwin University to turn your passion into a profession. Choose from hundreds of certificates, diplomas and degrees and enjoy a flexible, supportive learning environment. Whatever you're interested in, there's a place for you at CDU.

  • Top 100 university globally for quality education (THE Impact Rankings 2021)
  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)

What will I study?

The first year of study introduces basic engineering skills common to all engineering specialisations. In subsequent years, students follow a study path specifically developed for your chosen specialisation of civil and structural, electrical and electronics or mechanical engineering.

Course structure

 

A feature of the program is twelve weeks of industrial work experience, ensuring that you are familiar with current engineering practice and begin to create your network of engineering contacts for future employment.

 

Domestic students: this course is available externally by distance learning if you are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated. 

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cpCommon units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107 from 2024)
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
 
Core Units
(13 units)
120cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

ENG151 Statics
ENG175 Internet of Things (replaces ENG174 from 2021)
HIT137 Software Now (new to core from 2024)
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics (replaces SMA211 from 2021)
SPH141 Concepts of Physics (new to core from 2021)
PMO201 Project Management
SMA209 Mathematics 2 (unit title change)
ENG303 Research Project
ENG304 Design Project
ENG305 Safety, Risk and Reliability
IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0 credit points) (replaces IPM300 Industrial Experience (0cp) from 2024)

Students enrolled prior to 2021 or 2024 should refer to the transition arrangement provided below.

Specialist Elective
(8 units)
80cp

Units totalling 80 credit points selected from one of the specialist streams.

Civil and Structural Engineering (80 credit points)
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG215 Surveying and Construction
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG252 Dynamics (previously core unit)
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)
ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
ENG368 Steel and Concrete Structures
ENG311 Geomechanics

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (80 credit points)
ENG221 Analogue Electronics
ENG223 Electrical Circuit Analysis
ENG224 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
ENG275 Communication Technologies (replaces ENG377 from 2024 which replaced ENG227 from 2021)
ENG325 Systems Modelling and Control
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT365 C Programming

Mechanical Engineering (80 credit points)
ENG212 Mechanics of Solids
ENG238 Advanced Manufacturing (replaces ENG235 from 2023)
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG252 Dynamics (previously core unit)
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)
ENG325 Systems Modelling and Control (title changed from Systems Modelling in 2016)
ENG338 Machine Design Principles
HIT365 C Programming

Electives
(2 units)
20cp

Units totalling 20 credit points at 100 - 300 level selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. 

> Students should contact the Faculty to confirm their elective unit selection if unsure if their unit is appropriate.
> When selecting elective units ensure the maximum 100 credit points from 100-level units for the course is not exceeded.

Students who have completed ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering as a core unit prior to 2020 will count this as one of their elective units. Suggested electives for students who have not completed ENG142 include:

ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business Enterprise (replaces ECO105 from S2 2020)
ENV103 Environmental Issues
HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
LAW105 Introduction to Business law
MAN105 Introduction to Management
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A

 240Total Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure) (240cp)

  • A maximum of 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units.
  • A minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above.
  • See the Higher Education Course Rules (Award Requirements) in the Units and Courses Policy.

If course commenced prior to 2023:
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2024

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Engineering Science prior to 2024 will note there have been some changes.

  • HIT137 has been added as a Core unit increasing the Core unit requirements from 110 credit points to 120 credit points.
    • All students who have not already completed 3 elective units prior to 2024 will be required to complete the new core unit HIT137.
    • Students who have completed all 3 elective units prior to 2024 will not be required to complete HIT137.
  • IPM303 replaces IPM300 as a core unit from 2024. Students who have completed IPM300 prior to 2024 should not complete IPM303.
  • Elective units have been reduced from 30 credit points to 20 credit points.
  • Civil and Structural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering - the specialist elective unit ENG364 Materials Engineering has been replaced with ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering. Students who have already completed ENG364 should not complete ENG265.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering - the specialist elective unit ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology has been replaced with ENG275 Communication Technologies. Students who have already completed ENG377 should not complete ENG275.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2021

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Engineering Science prior to 2021 will note there have been some changes.

Core Unit Changes

The following units have been replaced or removed as core units:
ENG174 Electrical Engineering
SMA211 Mathematics 2B
ENG252 Dynamics

The following units have been added as core units:
ENG175 Internet of Things
SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics
SPH141 Concepts of Physics

Specialisation Changes

Civil and Structural Engineering - ENG252 Dynamics has been added as a specialist elective (previously a core unit)
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ENG227 has been recoded ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology
Mechanical Engineering - ENG252 Dynamics added as a specialist elective (previously a core unit); ENG342 Instrumentation and Control has been removed and HIT365 C Programming added as a specialist elective.
Chemical Engineering - this specialisation was discontinued at the end of 2019. Any student still enrolled should contact the course coordinator for assistance.

Transition Arrangements

Students who have completed core unit ENG174 should not complete ENG175 Internet of Things. Students who have not completed ENG174 will need to complete ENG175.
Students who have completed core unit SMA211 should not complete SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics or SPH141 Concepts of Physics but must complete an additional elective. Students who have not completed SMA211 will need to complete SMA104 or SPH141 or SMA212.
Students who have completed core unit ENG252 may count this unit as a specialist elective in the Civil and Structural or the Mechanical specialisations. Students in the Electrical and Electronics specialisation may include this unit as an elective. Continuing students enrolled in the Electrical and Electronics specialisation who have not completed ENG252 are not required to complete this unit.
Students in the Electrical and Electronics specialisation who have completed ENG227 should not complete ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology. Students in this specialisation who have not completed ENG227 will need to complete ENG377.
Students in the Mechanical engineering specialisation who have completed ENG342 Instrumentation and Control should not complete HIT365. Students who have not completed ENG342 will need to complete HIT365.
Any student still enrolled in the Chemical Engineering specialisation who has not completed ENG342 Instrumentation and Control will need to complete ENG325 System Modelling and Control (see below).

Any student who believes they will be disadvantaged by these changes should contact the course coordinator for assistance.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2020

Course Structure: Core units have been reduced from 120 credit points to 110 credit points and an Elective unit totalling 10 credit points has been added.
Specialisation: The Chemical Engineering specialisation is no longer be available for entry from 2020. Students who have commenced Chemical Engineering prior to 2020 should liaise with the course coordinator to ensure they are able to complete.
Unit discontinuation: ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering has been discontinued from 2020 and removed as a required core unit. Students who have already completed ENG142 will count this unit as one of their elective units.

Students enrolled in the Chemical Engineering specialisation and have not yet completed should liaise with the course coordinator.

Chemical Engineering (80 credit points) (no longer available for entry from 2020)
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
ENG246 Process Analysis
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics
ENG248 Unit Operations
ENG341 Separation Process Principles
ENG364 Materials Engineering
ENG342 Instrumentation and Control (students who have not already completed this unit should do ENG325 System Modelling and Control)


Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

ENG154 has been replaced by a specialist unit in each of the streams:
Chemical Engineering - ENG248
Civil and Structural Engineering - ENG368
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ENG227
Mechanical Engineering - ENG338

Students who have not completed ENG154 should complete either ENG227 or ENG248 or ENG338 or ENG368 as the appropriate specialist elective for their chosen stream.
Students who have completed ENG154 will not need to complete any of the units listed above.
Students who have completed ENG315 will receive 10cp towards an elective.

Unit Title Changes

Unit CodePrevious TitleNew Title (2016)
ENG325Systems ModellingSystems Modelling and Control

Discontinued Units from 2016: 

Unit CodeUnit Title
ENG154Engineering Foundations
ENG315Engineering Computing

 

Study plan


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.



When designing an individual study plan:

-    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;

-    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and

-    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

Civil and Structural Engineering Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CUENG151 StaticsCO
SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCOENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCOSMA101 Mathematics 1ACO
Year 2
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG252 DynamicsSE
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)SEENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE

SMA102 Mathematics 1B

 

COPMO201 Project ManagementCO
IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 3
ENG304 Design ProjectCOENG303 Research ProjectCO
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
Elective 1EElective 2E

 

Civil and Structural Engineering Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCOSPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
ENG151 StaticsCOENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CUENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOENG252 DynamicsSE
Year 4
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsCO
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)SEPMO201 Project ManagementCO
Year 5
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
ENG247 Fluid and Thermodynamics

 
SEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 6
ENG304 Design ProjectCOENG303 Research ProjectCO
Elective 1EElective 2E

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CUENG151 StaticsCO
SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCOENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCOSMA101 Mathematics 1ACO
Year 2
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEPMO201 Project ManagementCO
SMA102 Mathematics 1BCOElective 1E
IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 3
ENG304 Design ProjectCOENG275 Communication Technologies (replaces ENG377 from 2024)SE
ENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlSEENG303 Research ProjectCO
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOElective 2E

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUIAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CU
SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCOSPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
ENG151 StaticsCOENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
SMA209 Mathematics 2ASEPMO201 Project ManagementCO
Year 4
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
Year 5
ENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlSEENG275 Communication Technologies (replaces ENG377 from 2024)SE
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 6
ENG304 Design ProjectCOENG303 Research ProjectCO
Elective 1EElective 2E

 

Mechanical Engineering Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)

OR Elective 1
CUENG151 StaticsCO
SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCOENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCOSMA101 Mathematics 1ACO
Year 2
ENG238 Advanced Manufacturing (replaces ENG235 from 2023)SEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG252 DynamicsSE
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)SEPMO201 Project ManagementCO
SMA102 Mathematics 1BCOElective 1E
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 3
ENG304 Design ProjectCOENG303 Research ProjectCO
ENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOElective 3E

 

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUIAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CU
SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCOSPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
ENG151 StaticsCOENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
ENG238 Advanced Manufacturing (replaces ENG235 from 2023)SEHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOPMO201 Project ManagementCO
Year 4
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)SEENG252 DynamicsSE
Year 5
ENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlSEENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesSE
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 6
ENG304 Design ProjectCOENG303 Research ProjectCO
Elective 2EElective 3E

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.



When designing an individual study plan:

-    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;

-    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and

-    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

Civil and Structural Engineering Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  HIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
  ENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
  SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CUENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENG252 DynamicsSE
ENG151 StaticsCOENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEENG303 Research ProjectCO
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)SEENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
SMA209 Mathematics 2COPMO201 Project ManagementCO
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 4
ENG304 Design ProjectCO  
ENG311 GeomechanicsSE  
Elective 2E  
Elective 3E  

 

Civil and Structural Engineering Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
ENG151 StaticsCOHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOENG252 DynamicsSE
Year 4
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CUENG212 Mechanics of SolidsSE
ENG215 Surveying and ConstructionSEPMO201 Project ManagementCO
Year 5
ENG265 Concepts of Materials Engineering (replaces ENG364 from 2024)SEENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresSE
ENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsSEENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsCO
Year 6
ENG311 GeomechanicsSEENG303 Research ProjectCO
Elective 1EENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 7
ENG304 Design ProjectCO  
Elective 2E  

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCU
  ENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
  SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CUHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
ENG151 StaticsCOENG221 Analogue ElectronicsCO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEENG275 Communication Technologies (replaces ENG377 from 2024)SE
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOPMO201 Project ManagementCO
ENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlSEENG303 Research ProjectCO
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 4
ENG304 Design ProjectCO  
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsSE  
Elective 1E  
Elective 2E  

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Part-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  SMA104 Concepts of MathematicsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of PhysicsCO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENG175 Internet of ThingsCO
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOSMA102 Mathematics 1BCO
Year 3
ENG151 StaticsCOHIT137 Software Now (new from 2024)CO
SMA209 Mathematics 2ACOIAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107)CU
Year 4
ENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisSEENG221 Analogue ElectronicsSE
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureSEENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsSE
Year 5
HIT365 C ProgrammingSEPMO201 Project ManagementCO
ENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlSEENG275 Communication Technologies (replaces ENG377 from 2024)SE
Year 6
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsSEENG303 Research ProjectCO
Elective 1EENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityCO
  IPM303 Professional Practice for Engineering Technologists (0cp) replaces (IPM300 from 2024)CO
Year 7
ENG304 Design ProjectCO  
Elective 2E  

 

Mechanical Engineering Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1Semester 2

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    • Navy: Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading Seaman
    • Air Force: Aircraftmen/Aircraftwoman, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal
    • Army: Private, Lance Corporal, Corporal

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

International entry pathway

International applicants who have completed the CDU Foundation Studies Program and achieved a minimum mark of 65% in the Foundation English units A and B are eligible to apply.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education from an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

CDU English for Academic Purposes 3 (ZEAP30)Successful completion of EAP003 English for Academic Purposes 3
IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.
 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2023

ATAR based offers onlyATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer<5<5
Median rank to receive an offer<5<5
Highest rank to receive an offer<5<5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Assumed knowledge

Stage 1 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

Nikki

CDU student

Nikki Govan

I always encourage the young generation towards STEM fields, especially females. The other good thing about engineering or other STEM fields is that they are interconnected, meaning there are multiple career opportunities.

Shehani

CDU student

Shehani

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

Nikki

CDU student

Nikki Govan

I always encourage the young generation towards STEM fields, especially females. The other good thing about engineering or other STEM fields is that they are interconnected, meaning there are multiple career opportunities.

Shehani

CDU student

Shehani

Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2023.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2023)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
21 .0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study 9 .0
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5N/P
International students 8 .0
All students 38 .0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Engineering Science
Faculty/College
Faculty of Science and Technology
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

Learn about engineering at CDU

John is from China studying a Bachelor of Engineering at CDU. Hear more about his experience of studying, living, working and playing in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

Learn about engineering at CDU

John is from China studying a Bachelor of Engineering at CDU. Hear more about his experience of studying, living, working and playing in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
Casuarina campus
Civil and Structural (CSP)
104421
Electrical and Electronics (CSP)
104431
Mechanical (CSP)
104441
Online
Civil and Structural (CSP)
104421
Electrical and Electronics (CSP)
104431
Mechanical (CSP)
104441
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
Civil and Structural
077772G
Electrical and Electronics
077772G
Mechanical
077772G

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