Bachelor of Engineering
The normal full-time load for a Bachelor of Engineering is 48 credit points per year and, apart from thesis and professional experience subjects, all subjects have a credit point value of six. All students must complete the required number of credit points and satisfy all course requirements for a degree or double degree before graduation - refer to course structures below.
The Bachelor of Engineering normally takes four years to complete, with double majors and double degrees normally taking five years to complete. All students must take notice of the Course Rules regarding minimum rate of progress.
Full-time Bachelor of Engineering students must accumulate at least 12 weeks of approved professional experience, documented in the form of employment reports and preferably in the period between the third and fourth years.
Each student, in their final year, must prepare a project or thesis on a research or design topic under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students must achieve a WAM of 65 or above to enrol in a thesis subject. There are two thesis options - ENGG452 Thesis A (12 credit points) and ENGG453 Thesis B (18 credit points). ENGG453 may be taken by students in the Engineering Scholars Program, or by other high achieving students, with permission of the Sub Dean. ENGG453 students are exempt from one six credit point elective. The project option is ENGG456 Engineering Project A (6 credit points).
The formal contact hours, methods of teaching and learning and forms of assessment vary from subject to subject. Explicit details will be provided to students at the commencement of each subject by the subject coordinator.
Students should attend all classes including lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes.
Students require an ATAR of 95 to enter the Scholars Program in first year. Once accepted to the program, students need to achieve a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 75 each year to maintain a place. Current students can apply for a course transfer to this program after completion of a minimum of 48 credit points. Scholars Program students must complete all requirements for their respective degrees.
Scholars Research Options
Engineering Scholars Program students have the option of undertaking research projects with the various Faculty Research Units. Students should discuss proposals with the Sub Dean or Discipline Advisor before enrolling in any of the following six credit point elective subjects:
ENGG171 Scholars Research Project 1
ENGG271 Scholars Research Project 2
ENGG371 Scholars Research Project 3
The Faculty encourages the development of engineering skills and knowledge gained in the workplace through Professional Options. Students who work in appropriate industries can enrol in Professional Option subjects and count their industry skills and knowledge toward their degree.
Depending on the degree, and subject to approval by the Discipline Advisor, students will be able to take up to three of the following six credit point Professional Option subjects during their course:
ENGG255 Professional Option 2
ENGG355 Professional Option 3
ENGG455 Professional Option 4
To be eligible for Honours, students must complete either ENGG452 Thesis A (12 credit points) or ENGG453 Thesis B (18 credit points). Honours are then awarded at the end of the course on the basis of overall performance throughout the course. The following Honours grades may be awarded, Class I; Class II Division 1; Class II Division 2.
Applicants holding relevant TAFE Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas with a credit average may be granted up to 48 credit points (one year) of credit. Applicants with less than a credit average will be assessed on a case by case basis. Students are advised to take the maximum number of Mathematics and Science units available in their TAFE course. Credit may also be given for appropriate work experience or for courses completed in the workplace.
The Engineering degrees have been fully accredited by Engineers Australia. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.
Study Options - Double Majors
A number of double Engineering majors are available:
These programs of study usually take five years to complete. Students may apply to transfer to a double major at the end of the first year of study. Study programs are detailed in the following pages.
Study Options - Double Degrees
A number of double degrees are offered by the Faculty of Engineering:
Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws: refer to the Faculty of Law section of this Handbook.
Further Studies Options
Graduates can apply for entry to the Master of Engineering Practice, Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering - Research or PhD. Continual education is a requirement for registration as a professional engineer, and most engineers undertake further study and/or short courses. Research opportunities are also available.