Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Project Management

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

This combined degree provides students with the opportunity to develop both the technical expertise required in the engineering stream of their choice and the project management expertise to manage large projects. Many of the Bachelor of Engineering specialisations can be combined with the Bachelor of Project Management. Core project management subjects include project finance, project management, complex project coordination, analytics, statistics, risk management, organisational behaviour and psychology.

Developed in response to increasing industry demand, the Bachelor of Project Management is the world's first specialised undergraduate project management degree. Based on a complex systems approach, it uses multidisciplinary theories and methods to investigate a particular phenomenon from a holistic viewpoint. Combined degree graduates will be uniquely qualified and highly sought after as professional engineers with the additional ability to manage large-scale complex engineering projects.

See the CUSP http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/engineering Courses and Unit of Study Program website for complete program details.

Units of study

Units of study information for engineering degrees (please select 'Engineering' and then 'Engineering Combined Degrees')

Full units of study list

Further course information

Study plan

Detailed study plans are available from the CUSP http://cusp.sydney.edu.au Courses and Unit of Study Program web site.

Progression rules

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies will monitor students for satisfactory progress towards the completion of the Bachelor of Project Management. In addition to the common triggers used to identify students not meeting academic progression requirements (as defined by the progression requirements of the Coursework Rule), students must pass any unit of study identified in the course resolutions as being critical to progression through the course.

Course opportunities

Career options are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries. As businesses increasingly focus on more efficient delivery of infrastructure, technology, products and services, the demand for skilled project managers is growing.

Combined degree graduates will be uniquely qualified and highly sought after as professional engineers with the additional ability to manage large-scale complex engineering projects. They will have a wide choice of career opportunities in areas such as property development, construction, mining, engineering, water, health, energy, IT, banking and finance or the government or not-for-profit sector.

Having a degree in project management will also offer you a clear advantage in your career development.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Career opportunities upon completion of this combined degree are varied as project management skills are transferable across industries. Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Project Management degree will be highly sought after and could work in professional and management roles in property development, construction, mining, IT, banking and finance, state or federal government or in consultancy roles in the engineering, water, health or energy sector.

Course accreditation

Sydney engineering awards are accredited by Engineering Australia http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance http://www.washingtonaccord.org

Further study

Graduates can follow a research pathway leading to MPhil or PhD or a coursework pathway involving either a Masters program in Engineering or Project Management.

About honours

Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Project Management.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

Flexible Entry Scheme available for this degree http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/futurestudent/flexibleentry

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and/or Chemistry. If you attempt engineering without this prior level of knowledge of Mathematics you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course. Science assumed knowledge should be appropriate to the Engineering stream chosen.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the University's undergraduate courses are made though the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of September. On-time applications for the July Semester close in May (Note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake). For more information refer to the UAC web site.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University's International Office, (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent), or (iii) through the Universities Admissions Centre, for students applying on the basis of a current Australian Year 12 secondary school examination, or studying either an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.