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Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Science

The Faculties of Science 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 Engineering and Bachelor of Science. These courses provide education in a discipline of Engineering, together with a major study in Science 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 Science, 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 Science

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science, a candidate must satisfactorily complete:

  1. subjects having a value of at least 90 credit points selected from the Science Schedule, which include either a major study prescribed by the Faculty of Science, or a major prescribed by Engineering Physics within the Faculty of Engineering; together with
  2. subjects having a value of at least 54 credit points prescribed by one of the Engineering programs.

Of the above specified 144 credit points required for the Science degree:

  1. at least 72 credit points, including a major study, shall be from subjects offered by Academic Units within the Faculty of Science or by Engineering Physics in the Faculty of Engineering; and
  2. no more than 60 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.

A candidate who qualifies for award of the degree of Bachelor of Science, and who satisfies entry requirements, may subsequently enrol in the course for the honours degree of Bachelor of Science as set out in the Course Rule 112.

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:

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 relevant Sub Dean.


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