||Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
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.
Streams available for the Bachelor of Engineering are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Engineering.
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering.
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the combined program.
The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.
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.
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.
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Arts are set out in Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
To qualify for the award of the combined degree, a candidate must complete 240 credit points.
For the Bachelor of Engineering a candidate must complete all units of study prescribed in the table of units for the Bachelor of Engineering stream the candidate is pursuing.
For the Bachelor of Arts a candidate must complete a total of 84 credit points from Table A, including:
a major from Table A;
a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study.
Completion of a Table A major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Arts component of the combined degree. The list of Table A majors is specified in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Arts. The Bachelor of Arts Honours program may be completed part time over two years with permission of the administering department or program.
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 Arts are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
The Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Arts 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 Arts 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 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Candidates who do not meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) but who have otherwise satisfied the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering shall graduate with the pass degree.
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.
A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering or the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the abandoned degree in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
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.
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.