Bachelor of Engineering
The aim of the Bachelor of Engineering degree is to produce
professional engineers, who possess the graduate attributes
of the University and Engineers Australia and the requisite
knowledge, skills and attitudes to further develop in their
chosen careers; and who graduate with the proficiency to compete
successfully anywhere in the world. The success of the degree
in meeting this aim is evidenced by the number of graduates
employed by large corporations in Australia, the United Kingdom,
the United States of America, Europe and Asia.
The degree programs offered are enriched by the industry
partnerships, which exist between the University and industry.
Traditionally, Engineering at Wollongong has had close ties
with the Port Kembla Steel Industry and these continue today.
Research activities have diversified over the years with the
establishment of major research institutes and centres in
fields such as Telecommunications & Information Technology
and Power Quality & Reliability.
There are three majors within the degree, viz., Computer,
Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering. For
all three of the majors the program of study is common until the end
of the second year, providing students with the opportunity
to finally select the major of their choice at the end of
that year. Details of each major are
presented in the sections below.
In addition, four double degrees are offered. The
double degrees provide the opportunity for students to combine
their engineering studies with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor
of Commerce, Bachelor of Mathematics or Bachelor of Science.
Full details of the programs of study for the double degrees
are presented in the next section.
Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
Approximate UAI: 80
Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of English plus Mathematics
and two units of science.
Recommended studies: English Advanced, HSC Mathematics Extension
1 and Physics.
For entry requirements for students 21 & over or international
students, please refer to the relevant prospectus.
Information about Approved Credit Transfer Arrangements
with domestic providers is available at: www.uow.edu.au/handbook/generalcourserules/UOW028672.html
Information about Approved Credit Transfer Arrangements with
international providers is available at: www.uow.edu.au/prospective/international/credit
The degree may be completed in a minimum of four years of
full-time study, however, subjects are scheduled so that it
may also be undertaken on a part-time basis, in which case
the duration will depend upon the particular circumstances
of the student. Progression is by subject but the various
subject pre- and co-requisites must be satisfied.
There is a recommended program for a full-time, four year
minimum course and a preferred part-time program for students
in approved, full-time professional employment. For holders
of TAFE Certificates and Associate Diplomas, programs will
be determined on an individual basis but exemptions of up
to 48 credit points may apply.
For the recommended full-time program, students are required
to complete satisfactorily the first year before beginning
the third year and to complete satisfactorily the second year
before beginning the fourth year. With the approval of the
Head of School, these requirements may be waived.
For the recommended part-time program, students are required
to complete satisfactorily the first two stages before beginning
the fourth stage and to complete satisfactorily the third
stage before beginning the sixth stage. With the approval
of the Head of School, these requirements may be waived.
All BE students must sit for and perform satisfactorily
in an English Literacy Test organised by the School in association
with the Student Learning Development Centre. The test will
be held during the first session of a student's enrolment
at the University. It is a requirement of the degree that
the student perform satisfactorily in at least one such test
prior to enrolment in ECTE457 Thesis.
Students who are deemed to require tuition in literacy in
order to complete this requirement will be advised accordingly
and will be required to repeat the literacy test the following
year. Enrolment in and attendance at literacy courses will
be the individual responsibility of the students concerned.
All BE students must accumulate at least 12 weeks of approved
professional experience, documented in the form of employment
reports and preferably in the period between Years 3 and 4.
The degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is awarded
for meritorious performance over the course and particularly
in the final year. The classes of honours awarded are defined
in the Course Rules.
- The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) degree and the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
degree are accredited by Engineers Australia and the Singapore
Professional Engineers Board.
- The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering)
degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.