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What will I learn?

What to expect

In your Engineering (Honours) course, experience industry-based teaching and learn from leading Engineering specialists. 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.

Choose from five different Engineering majors to suit your interests. Participate in 12 weeks of industry-based practical placement – you may even be paid for your work. In your final year, you will complete a major engineering project and thesis.

In your Information Technology degree, combine an in-depth basis of computing theory with practical knowledge and skills in software engineering, multimedia, databases and networking.

Choose from four different majors to suit your interests. Gain industry experience through internships with local businesses and organisations.

Become a world-class engineer and information technology professional. Experience the benefits of a joint degree and graduate with a broad skill set that is highly sought-after in the local and global economy.


As well as studying Information Technology subjects you can choose from five different Engineering majors. The electronic systems and internet of things major is only available at the Cairns campus while all other majors are only available at the Townsville campus.

Chemical Engineering

Create, manipulate and design products using raw materials, and chemistry and physics principles. Become an expert in the intricacies of reactor design and modelling, and learn how to comprehend the concepts of instrumental analysis. Build an in-depth understanding of advanced chemical technologies such as minerals processing, extractive metallurgy and bioprocessing.

Civil Engineering

Benefit from JCU’s expert lecturers and explore various civil engineering disciplines such as structural, hydraulic, geotechnical, transport and environmental engineering. Develop the skills required to assess the environmental impact of large projects and understand how to build community engagement. JCU graduates have a thorough understanding of how to make cities better places to live.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Learn how to design and maintain electrical energy infrastructure through the application of the electrical principles. You will integrate theory with practice and visit telecommunications companies, power utilities and mines. Build a comprehensive knowledge of electrical materials, circuit theory, single phase and three phase power system modelling and signal processing.

Electronic Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering

Develop sensor technologies, analyse big data and design smart technology that relates to various industries. Work with cloud computing and wireless communication utilising a state-of-the-art Internet of Things research lab. Become innovative technology leaders, accessing world-class lecturers and their strong industry partnerships.

Mechanical Engineering

Understand the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics to analyse, design, manufacture and maintain machines across almost all industries. Learn the foundations of thermofluid mechanics and the dynamics of machine elements. Through experiential learning, apply your understanding of heat exchange, momentum and strength of materials to design machines.


An Honours degree supports entry into a Higher Degree by Research. High-achieving graduates of this course can enrol in this extra year and further develop critical thinking skills through completion of a research project and thesis.


  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (19,16,488) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022


Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road,



4878, CAIRNS, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (19,16,488) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,



4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. IB Diploma - 24, 26, 30, 34. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course Prerequisites: English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA)

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills