Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Commerce
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 Commerce combines the aims of the BE with those of the
BCom. It offers the opportunity for professional engineering
students, who have a flair for business, finance, management,
marketing, etc., 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 management.
Please refer to the entries for the Bachelor of Engineering
and the Bachelor of Commerce 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.
To assist students to complete their program, some Commerce
subjects are available in Summer Session. Students should
consult the timetable for details.
The choice of Commerce subjects will be constrained by the
requirements for a BCom 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 Commerce.
All BE,BCom 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,BCom 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,BCom 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 Commerce entry for detail
regarding the Bachelor of Commerce (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 Commerce, 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,BCom.
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.