Bachelor of Engineering Honours unit of study tables

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Bachelor of Engineering Honours Core Unit Table

Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours are required to complete a total of not less than 192 credit points, consisting of the following:
1. 36 credit points of Engineering Core units of study, as set out below;
2. 108 credit points of Stream Core units of study from the relevant Bachelor of Engineering Honours stream table;
3. 48 credit points of Stream Specialist units of study.
Candidates intending to complete a major (optional for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours) must complete a minimum of 24 credit points from the table of units of study for that major.

Maths Units of Study

Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete all Maths units of study listed below.
MATH units of study offered by the Faculty of Science shown in the tables can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit, subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their school before enrolling.
MATH1021
Calculus Of One Variable
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students who have not completed HSC Extension 1 Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Extension 1 Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).
N MATH1011 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or MATH1111 or ENVX1001 or MATH1001 or MATH1921 or MATH1931
Semester 1
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111. Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).
N MATH1012 or MATH1014 or MATH1902
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1023
Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students who have not completed HSC Extension 1 Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Extension 1 Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).
N MATH1013 or MATH1903 or MATH1907 or MATH1003 or MATH1923 or MATH1933
Semester 2
MATH1005
Statistical Thinking with Data
3    A HSC Mathematics. Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).
N MATH1015 or MATH1905 or STAT1021 or STAT1022 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main

Professional Engagement Program

Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete the Professional Engagement Program units of study.
ENGP1000
Professional Engagement Program 1
   N ENGG4000 OR ENGG5217
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2000
Professional Engagement Program 2
   P ENGP1000
N ENGG4000 OR ENGG5217
Semester 2
ENGP3000 Professional Engagement Program 3 will be available from 2019 and must be completed by the end of the degree.
Candidates must enrol in ENGP1000 in their first semester of study.

Thesis Units of Study

Candidates must complete either the two thesis units of study (12 credit points) or the Major Industrial Project belonging to the stream in which they are enrolled.
AMME4111
Thesis A
6    P 36 credit points of at least third year units of study
N AMME4010 or AMME4122 or AMME4121


Prospective students in Thesis A are expected to have consulted with supervisors and selected a topic of interest at the end of third year, guided by the advertised list of suggested thesis topics and supervisors. Availability of topics is limited and students should undertake to speak with prospective supervisors as soon as possible. Students who are unable to secure a supervisor and topic will be allocated a supervisor by the unit coordinator. Alternatively, students may do a thesis with a supervisor in industry or in another university department. In this case, the student must also find a second supervisor within the School of AMME.
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112
Thesis B
6    P 36 credit points of at least third year units of study
N AMME4121 or AMME4010 or AMME4122
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4811
Thesis A
6    A CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering unit of study in third year have been successfully completed
P CHNG3801, CHNG3802, CHNG3803, CHNG3805, CHNG3806, CHNG3807.
N CHNG4813 OR CHNG4814 OR CHNG4203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is available to only those students who have gained an entry to the Honours degree. School permission required for enrolment in semester 2.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812
Thesis B
6    A CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that Honours Thesis A and all (six) core chemical engineering units of study in third year have been successfully completed
C CHNG4811
N CHNG4813 OR CHNG4814 OR CHNG4203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is available to only those students who have gained an entry to the Honours degree. School permission required for enrolment in semester 1.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4022
Thesis A
6    P 30 Credit points of at least 3rd year units of study, and ISWAM 65 or over

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
It is expected that the Thesis will be conducted over two consecutive semesters and that the majority of students will start in Semester 1. Commencement in Semester 2 requires permission of Thesis coordinator and School's Director of Learning and Teaching and will only be allowed where there are good reasons for doing so. Students considering this option should discuss it with the Thesis coordinator at least one semester before they intend to start.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4023
Thesis B
6    P 30 Credit points of at least 3rd year units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4712
Thesis A
6    P 36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study
N ELEC4714

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule. Note also that entry to Honours Thesis is by permission.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4713
Thesis B
6    N ELEC4714

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule. Note also that entry to Honours Thesis is by permission.
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4010
Major Industrial Project
24    P 36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study with 65% average
N AMME4111 OR AMME4112 OR AMME4121 OR AMME4122 OR ENGG4000 OR MECH4601

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4203
Major Industrial Project
24    A Passed at least 144 credit points. Students wishing to do this unit of study are required to discuss the matter with the Head of School prior to enrolment.
P 144 CP prior study with >65% WAM
N CHNG4811 OR CHNG4812 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG4802

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrollment by permission only. The candidate will be selected by interview and at the discretion of the Head of School.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4714
Major Industrial Project
24    P 36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study
N ELEC4710 OR ELEC4711 OR ELEC4712 OR ELEC4713 OR ENGG4000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Integrated Engineering Units of Study

Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete all Integrated Engineering units of study.
ENGG1111
Integrated Engineering 1
6    N ENGG1803 or ENGG1061
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG2111
Integrated Engineering 2
2    P ENGG1111 or ENGG1061
Intensive February
Semester 2
ENGG3111
Integrated Engineering 3
2    P ENGG2111 AND (84cp UoS from Engineering)
N ENGG3062
Semester 1
ENGG4111
Integrated Engineering 4
2    P ENGG2111 AND (84cp UoS from Engineering)
N ENGG4064 OR ENGG4065
Semester 2

Integrated Engineering Exceptions

Aeronautical stream combined degree with Commerce or Law
Candidates enrolled in BE Honours (Aeronautical) in a combined degree with Commerce or Law are exempt from the Integrated Engineering units and must instead enrol in 12 credit points from the following Aeronautical Advanced Specialist units:
AERO4260
Aerodynamics 2
6    P AMME2200 OR AMME2261
Semester 1
AERO4360
Aerospace Structures 2
6    A AERO3465
P AERO3360
Semester 1
AERO4560
Flight Mechanics 2
6    A AMME2500 develops the basic principles of engineering mechanics and system dynamics that underpin this course. AERO3560 Flight Mechanics 1 develops the specifics of aircraft flight dynamics and stability. AMME3500 Systems control covers basic system theory and control system synthesis techniques.
P AERO3560 and AMME3500
Semester 2
Mechanical stream combined degree with Commerce or Law
Candidates enrolled in BE Honours (Mechanical) in a combined degree with Commerce or Law are exempt from the Integrated Engineering units and must instead enrol in 12 credit points from the following Mechanical Specialist units:
AMME5101
Energy and the Environment
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 OR AERO3261 OR AERO9261

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    A Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. General knowledge of how to operate a computer and work with different software is also required.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5310
Engineering Tribology
6    A (AMME2302 OR AMME9302) AND (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (MECH3261 OR MECH9261)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5510
Vibration and Acoustics
6    P (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (AMME2200 OR AMME2261 OR AMME9261) AND (AMME2500 OR AMME9500)
Semester 2
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME5501 OR AMME9501
Semester 1
AMME5912
Crash Analysis and Design
6    A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECH4460
Mechanical Design 3
6    A ENGG1802, AMME2301, AMME2500, MECH3361
P MECH2400 and MECH3460
Semester 1
MECH5255
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 OR MECH5262
N MECH4255
Semester 2
MECH5265
Combustion
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR MECH5262 OR MECH9260
Semester 2
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6    A The student will need a sound background in advanced level fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems, including chemically reacting systems; and perform advanced level calculations of conductive and convective and radiative heat transfer, including radiative spectral analysis.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR (AERO3260 AND AERO3261) OR (MECH5262 AND MECH5261) OR (MECH9260 AND MECH9261) OR (AERO9260 AND AERO9261). Students claiming to have prerequisite knowledge based on study at other institutions must contact the unit of study coordinator before enrolling in this unit and may be required to sit a pre-exam to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake this advanced level unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5310
Advanced Engineering Materials
6    P (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (AMME2302 OR AMME1362 OR AMME9302) AND (MECH3362 OR MECH9362)
N MECH4310
Semester 1
Mechatronic stream combined degree with Commerce or Law
Candidates enrolled in BE Honours (Mechatronic) in a combined degree with Commerce or Law are exempt from the Integrated Engineering units and must instead enrol in 12 credit points from the following Mechatronic Advanced Specialist units:
AMME4710
Computer Vision and Image Processing
6    P MTRX3700 OR MECH4720 OR MECH5720
Semester 2
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME5501 OR AMME9501
Semester 1
AMME5790
Introduction to Biomechatronics
6    A A good practical knowledge in mechanical and electronic engineering; adequate maths and applied maths skills; background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; Some programming capability, MATLAB, C, C++; able to use common software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.
P MECH3921 OR MTRX3700 OR AMME5921
N AMME4790


AMME5790 is the last in a series of practical Mechatronic and Electrical courses taken over three years. It takes these engineering concepts, along with the associated mathematical, electronic and mechanical theory and applies this knowledge to a series of practical, albeit specialised biomechatronic applications that will be encountered by Mechatronic Engineers who enter this broad field on graduation.
Semester 2
MECH5720
Sensors and Signals
6    A Strong MATLAB skills
P MTRX3700
N MECH4720
Semester 2
MTRX5700
Experimental Robotics
6    A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed.
P (AMME3500 OR AMME5501 OR AMME9501) AND MTRX3700.
Semester 1


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