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Engineering still a popular course at CQU

ENGINEERING is still a popular choice at CQUniversity, despite a resent downturn in the resources sector, results released by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) last month show.

Nearly 400 new students have been offered a place to study Engineering at CQUniversity this year, with more offers expected to be made during QTAC's second offer round to take place on 4 February.

CQUniversity's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scott Bowman explained that even though there has been a downturn in the mining sector, there were still engineering jobs available to graduates in the industry as well as in other specialisations.

"Engineers don't just work in the mining industry, there are a number of different engineering specialisations including civil, electronic, mechanical and mechatronic, and the career opportunities in these areas are very diverse.

"In particular we are increasingly seeing a growing demand for graduates in the electrical engineering field and moving forward mechatronic engineering will continue to grow as we see new automated technologies emerge across a number of industries.

"As well as the many unique opportunities available across the various specialisations engineering is also a skill that can take you anywhere in the world, which is why I think it is still such a popular choice among new students and recent school leavers," said Professor Bowman.

CQUniversity Engineering graduates have the highest rate of graduate employment in Australia with data from Graduate Careers Australia showing that the University's graduates are ahead of the pack when finding employment in their chosen field including Electrical Engineering (100% employment for CQUni grads versus 86% for grads nationally), Civil Engineering (94.7% versus 85.4%) and Mechanical Engineering (88.9% versus 82.4%).

CQUniversity's Bachelor of Engineering program is offered via distance education or on-campus in Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg.

Prospective students who wish to study Engineering at CQUniversity can still submit applications up until Wednesday, 20 January, with another QTAC offer round being released on 4 February. For more information on CQUniversity's engineering programs and how to apply visit here.

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