Bachelor of Engineering Honours

 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours


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Course resolutions


The Bachelor of Engineering Honours provides students with advanced knowledge and special proficiency in the professional work of engineering.

1 Course codes

Code Course title
BHENGINE Bachelor of Engineering Honours

2 Attendance Pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time. 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)
The Bachelor of Engineering Honours is available in the following streams:
(a)
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
(i)  Aeronautical Engineering
(ii)  Mechanical Engineering
(iii)  Mechatronic Engineering
(iv)  Biomedical Engineering
(b)
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
(i)  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
(c)
School of Civil Engineering
(i)  Civil Engineering
(d)
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
(i)  Electrical Engineering
(v)  Software Engineering
(2)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course.
(3)
Students may apply to change streams by direct application to the Faculty Office. Approval is required from the relevant Associate Dean (or his/her delegate) for any case. Students will be assessed based on the Flexible First Year average mark criteria but will also be required to show that they have met progression requirements in their current degree or stream as specified by the school and that they will able to complete the new stream in the normal time period.
(4)
Flexible First Year
(a)
Undergraduate students entering first year of the Engineering courses in Semester 1 may apply to undertake the Flexible First Year program, instead of choosing a particular stream.
(b)
The Flexible First Year Program is listed in the Flexible First Year Table. At the end of Semester 1 Students may transfer into approved streams as defined in the following clause, or may choose to continue in the Flexible First Year Program for Semester 2, though Semester 2 units may or may not count towards their course, depending on the final choice of stream.
(c)
Those students who have met the requirements for first year entry (ATAR cut-off or equivalent) into a particular Engineering program will be guaranteed approval to transfer into that program even though they chose the Flexible First Year Program. Students who did not meet the first year entry requirements for specific streams, but subsequently attained average marks in the Flexible First Year Program that met or surpassed the specified requirements for those streams will also be eligible to apply for transfer into those streams. The transfer requirements will be approved by the Dean or nominee. These conditions will also apply for combined degree candidates.

4 Admission to Candidature

(1)
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, for 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 and Coursework Policy.

5 Requirements for Award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours Flexible First Year Table of units of study, the Bachelor of Engineering Honours Core Table, the Bachelor of Engineering Honours Stream Core Tables, and the Bachelro of Engineering Honours Stream Specialist Tables of units of study for the specialised stream in the degree.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree, a candidate must:
(a)
successfully complete 192 credit points comprising:
(i)
A minimum of 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
(iiI)
A minimum of 108 credit points from the Engineering Stream Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;
(iii)
A minimum of 48 credit points of additional units from the Engineering Stream Specialist Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including satisfying any additional requirements specified for the Specialist Table.
(3)
The class of Honours will be determined by the EIHWAM.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances, the Dean may vary the conditions for the award of Honours after seeking the advice of the relevant Head of School.

6 Level of Honours Awarded

(1)
The Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class. The various classes of Honours are awarded on the basis of a candidate's EIHWAM.
Description HWAM Range
Honours Class I 75 <= EIHWAM
Honours Class II (Division 1) 70 <= EIHWAM <75
Honours Class II (Division 2) 65 <= EIHWAM <70
Honours Class III EIHWAM < 65

7 Majors

(1)
There is no requirement to complete a major.
(2)
Availability of Majors:
(a)
There are no restrictions on students attempting majors other than the Space Engineering and Humanitarian Engineering majors.
(b)
Except where otherwise specified in the details of a specific major, a major will be available to all students who satisfy the requirements of that major. The availability of the major does not however mean that the units of study listed in the table for the major (or required prerequisite units of study) will be available to all students, or that students in all streams will have sufficient free electives to complete the required units.
(c)
Students can be awarded multiple majors where those majors are available without the limits specified in clause (2)(b) and where they satisfy the requirements for those majors. When completing multiple majors, no unit may be counted towards satisfying the requirements of more than one major.
(d)
Students cannot be awarded a major that has a title directly associated with the name of their stream.
(e)
Students are eligible to attempt the Space Engineering major based on either a separate and specific admission pathway or on application at the end of any calendar year having achieved an AAM approved by the Dean or nominee.
(f)
Entry to the Humanitarian major may be on a competitive basis, subject to demand. Any required application process and selection criteria will be approved by the Dean or nominee.
(3)
A major requires:
(a)
the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that major;
(b)
satisfying any additional requirements specified for the major, and listed with the table of units for the major;
(c)
the completion of a thesis project that has been approved by the Head of School (or delegate) as relevant to the topic of the major.
(4)
The majors available are:
(a)
Chemical Engineering
(b)
Computer Engineering
(c)
Construction Management
(d)
Electrical Engineering
(e)
Environmental Engineering
(f)
Geotechnical Engineering
(g)
Humanitarian Engineering*
(h)
Information Technology
(i)
Internet of Things*
(j)
Materials
(k)
Mechanical Engineering
(l)
Mechatronic Engineering
(m)
Power Engineering
(n)
Space Engineering
(o)
Structures
(p)
Telecommunications Engineering
(q)
Transport Engineering

* available from 2017

8 Transitional Provisions

(1)
These resolutions will take effect from 1 January 2017.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2017 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 resolution provided appropriate programs of study can be identified.