Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce

The combined Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce is administered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the degree.

Course details
Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
CRICOS code 025102K
Degree abbreviation BE/BCom
Credit points required for completion 240
Duration (full-time) 5 years

Students may combine the Bachelor of Commerce with any one of the following Bachelor of Engineering streams. Both degrees are studied concurrently and will be awarded after five years of full-time study.

  • Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering (Space), Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering (Construction Management)
  • Civil Engineering (Environmental)
  • Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)
  • Civil Engineering (Structures)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Computer)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications)
  • Project Engineering and Management (Civil)
  • Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Space) and
  • Mechatronic Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering (Space).

For details of the degree structure and progression, please refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology’s handbook (sydney.edu.au/handbooks/engineering) and website (sydney.edu.au/engineering/).

As this combined degree is supervised by both the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the University of Sydney Business School:

Course rules and resolutions

 

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
HH055 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time. Part time students must still follow appropriate enrolment progression and are subject to the same degree time limits as full time students. International students are required to follow the enrolment pattern as specified by their visa. The Faculty strongly recommends full time enrolment as the preferred option for all undergraduate students unless exceptional circumstances exist.

3 Streams

(1)
Streams available for the Bachelor of Engineering are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Engineering.
(2)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering.

4 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and The University of Sydney Business School shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

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 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.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering are set out in the tables of units of study for the specialised streams from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Commerce are set out in the Table of undergraduate units of study from The University of Sydney Business School.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the combined degree, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points.
(4)
For the Bachelor of Engineering, candidates must complete all units of study prescribed in the table of units for the Bachelor of Engineering stream the candidate is pursuing.
(5)
For the Bachelor of Commerce, candidates must complete 96 credit points of units of study selected from the Table of undergraduate units of study from The University of Sydney Business School including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study (30 junior credit points and six senior credit points); and
(b)
a major; and
(c)
at least 48 credit points at 2000 and/or 3000 levels.

7 Majors

Completion of a major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce component of the combined degree. The majors available and requirements are outlined in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Commerce. The Bachelor of Commerce Honours program may be completed part time over two years with the permission of The University of Sydney Business School.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Engineering are listed in the resolution for the Bachelor of Engineering degree. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Commerce are listed in the resolutions of The University of Sydney Business School.

9 Award of the degrees

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Commerce are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The Bachelor of Engineering honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class, and the Bachelor of Commerce honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class, according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and The University of Sydney Business School.
(3)
Candidates who do not meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) but have otherwise satisfied the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering shall graduate with the pass degree.
(4)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

10 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering or the Bachelor of Commerce in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Transfer from a combined degree to the Bachelor of Commerce is also conditional on the student having met the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce in force at the time of their enrolment in the combined degree. Completion of the abandoned degree in the future will require a new application for admission to that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.