Bachelor of Engineering Science - WENGS1 - 2018

The Bachelor of Engineering Science is the first degree in the two-part pathway to become an EUR-ACE accredited Engineer. The second part of the pathway is the Master of Engineering.

This degree will allow you to become accredited as an engineering technologist by Engineers Australia. It is also recognised internationally to the European EUR-ACE Label 1 requirements. If you’d like to take your career further, you are then able to progress into the Master of Engineering.


There are four areas of specialisation you can choose from:

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineers design and operate the processes involved in transforming raw materials into usable products. Key areas include oil and gas refining, minerals processing, plastics, food processing and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.

Civil and structural engineering

Civil engineers design, construct and manage the systems and infrastructure of modern life, for example, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures.

Electrical and electronics engineering

This is a rapidly developing area that covers the design, automation and control of the devices, which make our modern life convenient. Typical examples are electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy.

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineers design and construct both large and small devices that enable rapid and convenient transportation, cost effective manufacturing processes and quality fabrication in specific areas such as mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines.

These three-year courses (or part-time equivalent) cover in year one the same broad engineering foundation subjects. In years two and three, you will acquire technical and professional skills in your specialised area.


  • These courses were developed in consultation with employers and professional engineers to make sure your skills match industry requirements. Graduate work-ready.
  • You learn through practical project work and are exposed to industry and business through guest lectures by practising engineers, site visits and work experience.
  • Graduates will be internationally accredited through EUR-ACE (European Accredited Engineer), First Cycle, and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of engineering technologist.
  • Our courses are tailored to your needs: you can study externally or internally, and full time or part time.
  • You can also study this course in our Summer Semester.


This three-year para-professional engineering qualification prepares you for work at the level of engineering technologist in Australia and most other countries.

Nathan Fanning"I thoroughly enjoyed studying Mechanical Engineering at Charles Darwin University. The small, supportive and interactive class environment allowed for great rapport between lecturers and students. The dedicated and caring lecturers and collaboration between hardworking classmates made learning complex engineering calculations easier. For my thesis, I was able to use the brand new Northern Australian Centre for Oil and Gas facility where I investigated alternative storage and transportation methods for natural gas.

"I was offered so many opportunities through my Charles Darwin University engineering degree such as Northern Territory Government Department of Infrastructure scholarship and ConocoPhillips SPIRIT scholarship. Both of these scholarships not only had a financial reward but allowed me to complete in total a year’s engineering work experience before I even graduated. In my third year of study I was also afforded the opportunity to undertake a one year study exchange to University of Windsor in Canada which allowed me to further enhance my engineering knowledge.

"I have no hesitation in recommending to other students that they complete their studies through Charles Darwin University as my experience has been really positive and allowed me to excel in my career. I am now employed by the Minerals Council of Australia where my role is to liaise with member representatives regarding key policy issues affecting the Northern Territory minerals industry and to advocate mineral industry policies with Government Ministers, Government Department CEO’s and relevant stakeholders." - Nathan Fanning

Professional recognition

The three year Bachelor of Engineering Science is accredited to European EUR-ACE first cycle requirements and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of engineering technologist. Graduates will therefore be recognised in most of the world as engineering technologists.
Note Engineers Australia initially gives provisional accreditation for new engineering courses - full accreditation is obtained after the first students have graduated.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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