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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Bachelor of Engineering (Co-Op)

  • Bachelor

This course offers all the benefits of the Bachelor of Engineering, combined with substantial industrial experience.

Key details

Degree Type
4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time
Course Code

About this course

This course offers all the benefits of the Bachelor of Engineering, combined with substantial industrial experience. Students in this program undergo industrial training during the first semester of the third year of the program. Mentoring by an industry partner is a key aspect of this program which ensures graduates are job ready for a particular industry partner. The academic components of this course provide graduates with the technical skills for a career in industry or research, as well as entry into higher level study. Graduates develop self-direction, leadership, communication and people skills, providing opportunity to succeed in their choice of career. Emphasis is placed on learning through project work and students are exposed to professional engineering practice through guest lectures by practicing engineers, site visits and work experience. Specialisations are available in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, offering career opportunities in design and construction, buildings and town planning, new and sustainable forms of energy, digital control, computer control of machines, mineral processing, chemical engineering, oil and gas processing, water supply and treatment, environmental protection, management, marketing and technical advice.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements 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 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Engineering courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
Overall satisfaction
Skill scale
Teaching scale
Employed full-time