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    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Duration 5 years
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 39,280  / year
    Next Intake February-2025

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology


    Crack the code to a future-proof career with a double degree in Engineering and Information Technology. Combine practical knowledge of engineering and computing with an expert understanding of each area's theoretical pillars. Develop hands-on skills through laboratory classes, 12 weeks of work experience, practical workshops and project-based assessments in this Engineering-IT degree aligned with industry standards.

    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 â€” 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. Gain industry experience through internships with local businesses and organisations.

    Students who are based in Townsville and have completed at least one year of their degree are eligible to apply for an Australian Public Service Academy Campus position. With opportunities in the Digital and Data spheres, you can align your studies to part-time work, that may translate into a full-time job offer upon graduation. Explore the APS Data and Digital Programs page for more information.

    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.

    View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects and majors.
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    Study Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Bachelor of Information Technology at JCU

    If you are an ambitious student who wants to keep your options open, you should consider taking one of JCU’s joint degrees. The dynamic combination of engineering and information technology is offered as a joint degree program with a five-year duration on a full-time basis (or part-time equivalent). It is offered at two JCU campuses — Townsville and Cairns — with start dates of February and July for Townsville and February only for Cairns.

    The beauty of being able to study engineering and information technology in Queensland means that graduates will have a broad, world-class skillset that addresses the changing nature of industry demands. Technology and the requirements for engineering can move very fast in the modern world, and graduates will need to keep themselves relevant to attract the very best positions.

    How is the Bachelor of Engineering and Information Technology Structured?

    Within the Engineering part of your joint Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Bachelor of Information Technology, you will embark on study aligned with industry standards of engineering taught by industry professionals. The first year will see students develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the discipline with inputs of theory and practicals. In the second year, students can study one of five specialised majors with honours-level material embedded into the syllabus. The choice of engineering major is yours — chemical, civil, mechanical, electric and electronic, or electronic systems and IoT. There is a 12-week placement within an engineering environment to get hands-on experience from industry veterans. The final year sees students write their thesis and complete one major practical project.

    The information technology side of your joint engineering and information technology degree with JCU in Queensland will combine theory with practical applications in software engineering, networking, databases and multimedia. Students will benefit from real-life industry experience through internships within the sector. More information on the majors available for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours are available in the Handbook on the main course page.

    Having both an engineering degree and an information technology degree will set you apart when it comes to competition for employment. This is becoming a highly desirable double degree program, which will allow graduates opportunities within their home countries and overseas.

    Requirements to Study Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Bachelor of Information Technology at JCU

    There is a comprehensive list of requirements for eligibility to be accepted into this course on the main course page under “Inherent requirements”. JCU welcomes both local and international students onto the programs if they can fulfil all necessary requirements for the course. The university can also offer alternative pathways if a student cannot necessarily fulfil the requirements stated.

    Graduates have found success in a wide range of well-paid, professional careers after studying engineering and information technology at JCU. Read testimonials from JCU’s current students and alumni. Make yourself stand out from the crowd with JCU’s joint degrees. Visit the main course page now.
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    Inherent requirements

    Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology.


    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

    Learn how to create new products from raw materials using principles of engineering and sustainability. Gain an in-depth understanding of how chemistry, physics, mathematics and design techniques can be combined to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Your skills in chemical engineering can lead you to a diverse career in industries such as water and wastewater treatment, food manufacturing, energy production and minerals processing.

    Explore Chemical Engineering

    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.

    Explore Civil Engineering

    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.

    Explore Electrical Engineering

    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.

    Explore Internet of Things Engineering

    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.

    Explore Mechatronics

    The Handbook provides detail about the subjects you can study within each major.


    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. Refer to the Handbook for eligibility information.

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    Recommended Knowledge

    English (Units 3/4,C) and Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

    English language requirements

    Band 1

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    Combining Engineering and IT qualifications give JCU graduates a wide range of employment and career opportunities.

    Graduates pursue careers in various areas including electronics and communications technologies, energy resources, internet of things, data science, electricity supply, construction, consulting, defence agencies, and telecommunications.

    You could find employment as a chemical engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, electronic engineer, mechanical engineer, software engineer, IT specialist, or transport engineering specialist.

    Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 39,280 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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