Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Science
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 Science combines the aims of the BE with those of the BSc.
It offers the opportunity for professional engineering students,
who have a flair for the sciences, for example, physics, to
combine their interest with their professional engineering
studies in computer, electrical or telecommunications engineering.
It is likely to be of particular interest to those students
who wish to undertake a career in research.
Please refer to the entries for the Bachelor of Engineering
and the Bachelor of Science (in the Faculties of Science and Engineering)
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
1, Physics and two other units of Science.
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.
The choice of Science subjects will be constrained by the
requirements for a BSc 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 Head of the School of Engineering Physics or the Sub-Dean,
Faculty of Science.
All BE,BSc 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,BSc that all students enrolled
maintain a weighted average mark of 67.5% or better throughout
the course or they will be transferred to the BE Course.
All BE,BSc 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
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 Science entry for detail regarding
the Bachelor of Science (Honours).
- The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
degrees 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 Science, 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,BSc.
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.