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Strengthen your career opportunities with a JCU Engineering or Information Technology (IT) degree.

Build the knowledge, skills and confidence required to be outstanding in your chosen field. You’ll emerge with a secure and rewarding career.

  • Gain professional workplace experience from your first year through placements and internships.
  • Learn in high-tech laboratories, conduct hands-on research and develop your own investigative project.
  • Put your knowledge and skills to the test at JCU’s annual IT Design Sprint, where you’ll work side-by-side with professionals to solve real-world problems.
  • Expand your network and build practical job skills, ensuring you are job-ready upon graduation.

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  • Exceptional hands-on practical experiences

    Turn theory into job-ready skills as you engage with a range of practical, hands-on work placements with our industry partners from your first year.

  • Small class sizes

    Our small class sizes provide students with access to lecturers who care about their progress and personal success.

  • Work anywhere in the world

    Draw on JCU’s global connections. Make a difference locally or globally with your internationally recognised qualification.

Undergraduate options

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Gain the foundational skills and in-depth knowledge to build a successful career in Engineering. Graduate job-ready with this degree accredited by Engineers Australia and shaped by industry innovations.

Fast facts

Location: Cairns, Townsville
Starts: February, July (Townsville); February only (Cairns)
Entry requirements:**
ATAR: 70

Recommended knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, except for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major in Cairns, which holds provisional accreditation.

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.


About Engineering

Combine advanced knowledge in mathematics, physics and science with analytical problem-solving skills to develop creative ideas and solutions.

Build a thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals in your first year. Gain hands-on skills through laboratory classes, field trips and twelve weeks of work placements with industry partners.

Studies culminate in the fourth year with an Honours component — a major engineering project and thesis. You will research a current industry issue and work towards designing a solution.


Majors

You can choose from five different Engineering majors. Click on the majors below to learn more about each subject area.

Chemical Engineering

Location: Townsville


Civil Engineering

Location: Townsville


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Location: Cairns, Townsville


Electronic Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering

Location: Cairns


Mechanical Engineering

Location: Townsville

What career possibilities are there?

A JCU Engineering degree prepares students to work across a broad range of occupations and industries, depending on their chosen major.

Job opportunities include:

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

JCU Engineering graduates work worldwide with a qualification recognised in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa.


How do I find out more?

Our friendly admissions team is ready to answer any questions and provide guidance on enrolment.

Contact us by:
Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446
Or, visit the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) course page.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Use your digital dexterity to address technical issues, create solutions and improve computing and programming systems. Study the fundamentals of problem-solving, design thinking and information processing so you can help your future workplace run smoothly and innovatively.

Fast facts

Location: Online, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:**
ATAR: 63

Recommended knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.

James Cook University partners with Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd to deliver the programs available at our Brisbane campus.


About Information Technology

Cultivate detailed knowledge of software development and management, web design, internet fundamentals and database modelling. Your understanding of these core pillars of information technology will prepare you for a future-proof career in technical systems.

Gain practical experience through internships, workshops and project-based assessments as you learn from expert academics and industry partners.

Put your knowledge and skills to the test at JCU’s annual IT Design Sprint — a two-day event that brings together students and industry professionals to develop, design and partially implement a creative solution to a real-world problem.


What career possibilities are there?

JCU Information Technology graduates are ready to make a difference in a range of industry sectors.

You could pursue a career in a multinational corporation, a government department, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), or even in your own business. You could work in areas such as software development, design and enterprise IT.

You could work as a network administrator, designer, systems analyst or software developer.

Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).


How do I find out more?

Our friendly admissions team is ready to answer any questions and provide guidance on enrolment. Contact us by:

Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Bachelor of Information Technology course page.

Master of Engineering (Professional)

Advance your engineering career with a structured skills and development program, complemented by advanced engineering coursework. Gain real-world experience that is tailored to your professional interests with a focused research project.

Fast facts

Location: Cairns, Townsville
Starts: February, July
Entry requirements:**
Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in any discipline; or Completion of three years of the Bachelor of Engineering at Xi’an University of Technology (XUT) approved under the JCU-XUT Articulation Schedule only.

Note: Entry for Master of Engineering (Professional) in Water Resource Management; Internet of Things and Data Engineering; and Electrical and Renewable Energy majors require completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in a discipline cognate to the major.

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.


About Engineering (Professional)

Master specialised and advanced engineering subjects and develop professional skills such as risk engineering, asset management, safety in design, business leadership and data analytics. Gain industry experience as required by Engineers Australia.

Graduates will demonstrate in‐depth knowledge of advanced engineering methods through their application to engineering practice. These include design processes, whole system approaches, contemporary project management tools and decision‐making strategies.

Extend your understanding of engineering’s relevance to society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the Tropics.


What career possibilities are there?

Work as a graduate engineer in Australia and internationally. You’ll become job ready as you build competency in advanced engineering techniques. Develop the broader skillset and attributes required to work and succeed as a professional engineer.


Majors

  • Electrical and Renewable Energy
  • Internet of Things and Data Engineering
  • Technology and Management
  • Water Resource Management

How do I find out more?

Our friendly admissions team is ready to answer any questions and provide guidance on enrolment. Contact us by:

Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Master of Engineering (Professional) course page.

Master of Information Technology

Design and build innovative solutions to the problems of tomorrow. Gain hands-on experience in information technology with advanced critical analysis skills and comprehensive knowledge of tools and technologies. Learn from leading industry experts who can develop your expertise in computing, business informatics, and interactive technologies and game design.

Fast facts

Location: Cairns, Brisbane
Starts: January, May, September
Entry requirements:**
AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent.

**This web page is intended as a general guide for domestic students commencing 2024 or later. Prospective domestic students and all international applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. Information is correct at the time of publishing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.

James Cook University partners with Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd to deliver the programs available at our Brisbane campus.


About Information Technology

Expand your career and enhance your employability by gaining expert skills in Information Technology (IT) including computer programming, data analysis and multimedia. Learn how to identify and diagnose technical issues, create solutions and improve technical systems. As you study the fundamentals of problem-solving and programming, the importance of data modelling, and design and development, you’ll be equipped to help your current or future workplace run smoothly and innovatively.

In the Master of Information Technology degree, you will study four foundational subjects: Internet Fundamentals; Database Modelling; Problem Solving and Programming; and either Web Design and Development or e-Strategic Management. Students enrolled in Cairns can major in Computing, while students enrolled in JCU Brisbane can choose either Computing or Business Informatics for their major.


What career possibilities are there?

With a Master of Information Technology from JCU, you’ll develop a keen understanding of information technology organisational systems and practical applications. You’ll also build your leadership skills, equipping you to implement these in your workplace.

Graduates may find themselves with roles such as chief technology officer, programmer, network administrator, systems developer, software developer, systems analyst, program administrator and more.

Graduates are eligible for certification with the Australian Computer Society upon completion of the course.


How do I find out more?

Our friendly admissions team is ready to answer any questions and provide guidance on enrolment. Contact us by:

Email - study@jcu.edu.au
Phone - 1800 246 446

Or, visit the Master of Information Technology course page.

Take your next step with confidence

How to apply

Apply today via the link below using the QTAC or course code on the relevant course page.


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