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Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Commerce

The Faculties of Commerce and Engineering offer double degree courses over five years of full-time or eight years of part-time study, leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering. These courses provide education in a discipline of Engineering, together with a major study in Commerce to broaden the knowledge base of the graduate thereby enhancing career prospects. The Engineering courses are accredited by Engineers Australia.

Requirements for admission to the double degree is a UAI, or the equivalent, which is equal to or greater than the rank required for admission to the course for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, or the course for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, whichever is the higher. English and Mathematics pre-requisites for both degrees must be satisfied.

Course Requirements - Bachelor of Commerce

Candidates are required to complete core subjects and subjects which satisfy the requirements of one of the Commerce majors. Candidates can choose between a number of major and minor combinations. All students must seek advice and approval from the Sub Dean and relevant Head of School before enrolment. Students should be aware that it may not be possible to complete all Commerce programs with the usual 264 credit points required for a double degree.

The following subjects should be substituted with another Commerce major subject on completion of the alternative Engineering subject:

1) BUSS110 Introduction to Business Information Systems 6
Alternate subjects:
CIVL196 Engineering Computing 1 6
MECH152 Engineering Computing Instrumentation and Workshop Practice 6
MATE291 Engineering Computing and Laboratory Skills 6
CSCI114 Procedural Programming 6
2) COMM121 Qualitative Methods 1 6
Alternative subject:
MATH283 Mathematics 2E for Engineers Part 1 6

Course Requirements - Bachelor of Engineering

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, a candidate must complete a total of 192 credit points. Of the 192 credit points, 174 credit points must be Engineering subjects taken from the following:

Bachelor of Engineering - Core Subjects
plus subjects leading to one of the following degrees:

Students are not permitted to use commerce subjects to substitute for engineering electives.

A candidate must complete at least 12 weeks of approved professional engineering experience during the course. A part-time candidate in approved full-time engineering employment may be exempted from up to three specified subjects in accordance with the provisions of the Professional Options subjects, thereby enabling the joint course to be completed in a shorter time.

All students must discuss their Engineering program with the Sub Dean.


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