Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Arts
There is a high demand in industry and commerce for quality
graduates who have expertise in more than one discipline.
The double degree program Bachelor of Engineering-Bachelor
of Arts combines the aims of the BE with those of the BA.
It offers the opportunity for professional engineering students,
who have a flair for languages, history, philosophy, etc.,
to combine their interest with their professional engineering
studies in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering.
Please refer to the entries for the Bachelor of Engineering
and the Bachelor of Arts for further details.
Entry Requirements/Assumed Knowledge
Approximate UAI: 90
Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of English plus Mathematics
and two units of Science.
Recommended Studies: English Advanced, HSC Mathematics Extension
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
Students are required to satisfactorily complete one of
the programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
or Telecommunications Engineering listed below.
Normally a double degree program requires students to complete
264 credit points, in some cases, however, depending upon
the program of study chosen, this number may be exceeded.
Generally, there is a minimum requirement of 72 credit points
in subjects from the Arts Schedule for the BA. In most cases,
however, students should expect to be required to take up
to 90 credit points from the Arts Schedule.
The choice of Arts subjects will be constrained by the requirements
for a BA degree as set out in the Course Rules and is subject
to the approval of the Head of the School of Electrical, Computer
and Telecommunications Engineering and the Sub-Dean of the
Faculty of Arts.
All BE,BA 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 BE 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.
As indicated in the individual subject pre-requisites, students
are required to complete satisfactorily the recommended first
year before beginning the recommended third year and to complete
satisfactorily the recommended second year before beginning
the recommended fifth year. With the approval of the Head
of the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications
Engineering, these requirements may be waived.
It is a requirement of the BE,BA that all students enrolled
maintain weighted average mark of 67.5% or better throughout
the course or they will be transferred to the BE Course.
All BE,BA students must accumulate at least 12 weeks of
approved professional engineering experience, documented in
the form of employment reports and preferably in the period
between Years 4 and 5.
The degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is awarded
for meritorious performance over the course and particularly
in the final year thesis subject. The classes of honours awarded
are defined in the Course Rules.
Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts entry for detail regarding
the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
- The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
are accredited by Engineers Australia and the Singapore Professional Engineers Board.
- The Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering)
degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.
With the approval of the Head of the School of Electrical,
Computer and Telecommunications Engineering and the Sub-Dean
of the Faculty of Arts, students who have completed the recommended
first year program of the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer
Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Telecommunications
Engineering) course and who have gained a weighted average
mark of 67.5% or better may transfer to the BE,BA.
Further information is available from www.informatics.uow.edu.au
or contact the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications
Engineering on +61 2 4221 3065.