Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

The combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours 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 Honours and Bachelor of Commerce
CRICOS code 025102K
Degree abbreviation BEHons/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 Honours streams. Both degrees are studied concurrently and will be awarded after five years of full-time study.

The following Engineering streams are available:

  • Aeronautical
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical and Biomolecular
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronic
  • Software

Details on the degree structure and progression, can be found in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology handbook and website.

Course rules and resolutions

 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees

Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture

 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management

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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BHENGART

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts

BHENGCOM

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

BHENGDAR

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture

BHENGLAW

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws

BHENGPRM

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management

BHENGSCI

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science

2 Attendance Pattern

(1)
The attendance pattern for the following programs is full-time only. The attendance pattern for all other Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined courses is full time or part time.
(a)
Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture
(b)
Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws
(2)
Part time students must still satisfy 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)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and students in combined degrees are subject to the stream requirements in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours course resolutions.
(2)
Students in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees can change the stream of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours portion of their combined degree in accordance with the same requirements specified in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours resolutions.
(3)
Flexible First Year
Students gaining entry to any of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees may also choose to undertake the Flexible First Year program under the same requirements as specified in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours resolutions.
(4)
Within the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture, the Bachelor of Engineering Honours is available only in the Civil Engineering stream. For all other Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees, the streams available for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
(5)
The Bachelor of Science degree is available in the following streams:
(a)
Health
(b)
Medical Science
(c)
Dalyell
(6)
The Bachelor of Arts degree is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell
(7)
The Bachelor of Commerce degree is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell
(8)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Arts, or the Bachelor of Commerce. The requirements for the completion of each stream are as specified in Table A for the relevant degree, or, in the case of the Dalyell stream, Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(9)
Candidates wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Student Centre. Candidates who qualify for the Dalyell stream may complete that stream while also completing another stream.

4 Cross-Faculty Management

(1)
Candidates in the combined Engineering and Law courses will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours. They will then be under the supervision of the University of Sydney Law School. Candidates in all other combined degree programs will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Dean of the Faculty hosting the associated combined degree shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to Candidature

(1)
Admission to these degrees 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 applicants. 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.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies or above in or equivalent standard.

6 Requirements for Award

(1)
To qualify for the award of the combined degree:
(a)
For all Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees except the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified in the following clauses.
(b)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws combined degree, a candidate must complete 288 credit points and any additional requirements specified in the following clauses.
(c)
Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study (not including general electives) from the relevant Bachelor of Engineering Honours specialist stream table subject to any conditions specified in that table as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.
(2)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours single degree;
(b)
Except where varied by other clauses of these resolutions, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:
(i)
36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
(ii)
108 credit points from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;
(c)
The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.
(3)
For the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken are set out in Table A for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce degrees, and Table S and Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(b)
In these resolutions Table A refers to Table A of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce according to the degree in which the candidate is enrolled as a component of one of the combined degrees, (respectively) Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce; Table S and Table O refers to Table S and Table O as stated here.
(c)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Arts, or the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Commerce including:
(i)
any required degree core units as set out in Table A of the degree in which the candidate is enrolled; and
(ii)
a major (48 credit points) or a 3-year program with an embedded major (except for the Professional Accounting Program) from Table A of the degree in which the candidate is enrolled; and
(iii)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
(iv)
where appropriate, additional electives from Table A of the degree in which the candidate is enrolled or Table S;
(v)
If enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A of the degree in which the candidate is enrolled.
(4)
For the Bachelor of Design in Architecture component of a combined degree:
(a)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Bachelor of Design in Architecture - Architecture Table.
(5)
For the Bachelor of Laws component of a combined degree candidates must complete 144 credit points of Law units of study taken from the University of Sydney School of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:
(a)
102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b)
42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.
(c)
Students may apply to take up to a maximum of 24 credit points of LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study as elective units of study:
(i)
enrolment in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study will be subject to availability and any unit pre-requisites or assumed knowledge, which may include relevant industry experience or prior specialist study.
(ii)
enrolment in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units is only permitted after a candidate has completed 96 credit points towards the Bachelor of Laws.
(iii)
students may only enrol in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units listed in the Bachelor of Laws Elective units of study Table.
(6)
For the Bachelor of Project Management component of a combined degree:
(a)
Candidates must complete the core and elective units of study as set out in the Bachelor of Project Management Unit of Study Table.

7 Majors and Programs

(1)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of a combined degree:
(a)
The conditions for awarding of a major, and the majors available, are the same as for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree.
(b)
Where a candidate wishes to complete a major, and that major requires completion of additional credit points beyond the standard requirements, then such enrolment will be allowed for the first major to be completed, up to 24cp in total, provided the candidate utilises all allowed elective components in satisfying the requirements of the major.
(2)
For the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce component of a combined degree:
(a)
Completion of a major or a program which contains a major from Table A of the degree in which the candidate is enrolled is a requirement. The majors and programs available and requirements for completing the majors and programs are as specified in Table A of the degree in which the candidate is enrolled.

8 Requirements for Honours

(1)
Honours in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce is available to meritorious candidates as part of the combined degree with the Bachelor of Engineering Honours by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and taking an embedded honours component, after completing 240 credit points and satisfying requirements for the combined degree.
(2)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Science in a combined degree with the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and also completing an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major shall be deemed to be met by the 144 credit points of Engineering units specified in 6 (2) above.
(3)
The grade of honours awarded on the basis of an embedded component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in the relevant faculty resolutions and degree resolutions for the honours component taken and Table A for the degree in which the candidate was enrolled as a component of the combined degree.

9 Award of the Degrees

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and for the partner bachelor degree.
(2)
Candidates who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce component as specified in 6 (3) and also complete an embedded honours component with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies shall be awarded the Bachelor of Advanced Studies separately with honours in the appropriate discipline.
(3)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degrees for which they fulfill requirements at pass level.
(4)
The award grades, and the criteria for the grades, are as defined in the resolutions for the constituent degrees.
(5)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Design in Architecture pass degree.
(6)
The Bachelor of Laws can be awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is awarded in First Class or Second Class in accordance with the resolutions of the Bachelor of Laws.

10 Course Transfer

(1)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Bachelor of Project Management, a candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering Honours or the associated combined degree in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(2)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined with Bachelor of Laws, a candidate may withdraw from the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering Honours, by written application to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. Candidature in the Bachelor of Laws will cease in these circumstances.
(3)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined with Bachelor of Commerce a candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering Honours 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.
(4)
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.
(5)
A candidate who has enrolled in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete requirements for an embedded honours component or a stream may abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and return to the combined degree.

11 Progression Rules

(1)
General progression rules for the combined degrees are covered by the resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
(2)
Candidates in a combined law program:
(a)
must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study;
(b)
except with permission of the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours before proceeding to Year Five of the Bachelor of Laws.
(3)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve an Annual Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over for each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain an Annual Average Mark at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other stream into which they were admitted, major, program or minor but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(4)
Progression within the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) Stream
Students in this stream will be required to meet the progression requirements for the stream.

12 Transitional Provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2018.
(2)
Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2018 may:
(a)
complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing their candidature immediately prior to these changes; or
(b)
where approved by the Faculty, elect to proceed under these resolutions provided appropriate programs of study can be identified. For the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, transitional arrangements will be as specified in the relevant set of resolutions.