UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Travis Germain

I grew up in Kalgoorlie—a town known for its mining background—so I was able to see and gain an appreciation for the field of engineering and the opportunities it offers. Some of my most memorable experiences at UWA were the design assignments where we designed bridges and lamps.

Engineering Science major

Engineering is the creative application of science and mathematics to design solutions for global challenges. From building the world's largest structures to its smallest electronic devices, from moving people across the globe to sustaining their local environment, engineering affects every aspect of our lives. Successful completion of this major prepares you for further study in the Master of Professional Engineering, leading to professional accreditation as an Engineer. Students who choose to become an engineer work with others to understand social needs and create solutions that are delivered on time, safely and within budget.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a proficient understanding of and ability to apply the natural and physical sciences applicable to the broad engineering discipline; (2) demonstrate a proficient understanding of and ability to apply the mathematical, numerical, statistical and computational sciences that underpin the broad engineering discipline; (3) evaluate the ethical, social, environmental, and financial accountabilities, opportunities and constraints of contemporary engineering practice; (4) show an in-depth understanding of the engineering context of equilibrium and kinetics, and the ability to apply conservation laws to engineering systems; (5) apply effective team membership and team leadership; (6) apply effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains; and (7) demonstrate a strong grounding in discipline-specific sciences and design principles including their practical implementation.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

Engineering Science can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Engineering Science is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • five Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • six Level 3 units

or for Software Engineering

  • five Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • five Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering None
S1, S2 ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges Prerequisites: (Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist) and (Chemistry ATAR or WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry) and (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics

Chemical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity Prerequisites: ATAR Chemistry or WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or TEE Chemistry or equivalent or CHEM1105 Introductory Chemistry or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility: CHEM1102 Organic Chemistry, CHEM1103 Biological Organic Chemistry

Civil specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Electrical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Environmental specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Mechanical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Mining specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Software Engineering specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1721 Mathematics Methodsor equivalent or higher
Incompatibility: CITS1200 Java Programming, CITS1220 Software Engineering

Level 2

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 ENSC2001 Motion Prerequisites: ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Co-requisites: MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 (for students who have completed MATH1001); none (for students who have completed MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
S1, S2 ENSC2002 Energy Prerequisites: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (for students who have completed MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus); none (for students who have completed MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1)
Incompatibility: ELEC1302 Power and Machine Technologies

Chemical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Civil specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Electrical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Environmental specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Mechanical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Mining specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Software Engineering specialisation

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 CITS2002 Systems Programming Incompatibility: CITS1210 C Programming, CITS2230 Operating Systems, CITS1002 Programming and Systems
S1 CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms Prerequisites: CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering; or CITS1200 Java Programming; or CITS1220 Software Engineering

Level 3

Chemical specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S2 ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)] ; for pre-2012 courses: GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and (MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra)
Incompatibility: CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals
S1 ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility: CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
S2 ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer
S2 ENSC3018 Process Synthesis and Design Prerequisites: (ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances or CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals) and (ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer or CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer)
Incompatibility: CHPR4530 Process Systems
S2 ENSC3019 Unit Operations and Unit Processes Prerequisites: (ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances or CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals) and (ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer or CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer)
Co-requisites: ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
Incompatibility: CHPR3530 Process Modules, CHPR8503 Process Modules

Civil specialisation

Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2110 Statics and Solid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3008 Structural Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Incompatibility: CIVL3110 Structural Analysis
S1 ENSC3009 Geomechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
S2 ENSC3010 Hydraulics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL2130 Hydraulics 1, ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major
Incompatibility: MINE3161 Surface Mining, MINE5503 Surface Mining (only for students who completed the unit in 2013)
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ENVE2601 Data Collection and Analysis
S1 ENSC3013 Environmental Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENVE1601 Environmental Systems Engineering

Electrical specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the Engineering Science major, including (ENSC2001 Motion and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers) or (PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles)
Incompatibility: ELEC2304 Physical Electronics 2
S2 ENSC3015 Signals and Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2
S2 ENSC3016 Power and Machines Prerequisites: ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Incompatibility: ELEC3305 Power and Machines
N/A ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major including CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering
N/A ENSC3021 Circuits and Electronics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Incompatibility: ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics; ELEC2300 Circuits and Electronic Systems 2
N/A MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3

Environmental specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3009 Geomechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
S2 ENSC3010 Hydraulics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL2130 Hydraulics 1, ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major
Incompatibility: MINE3161 Surface Mining, MINE5503 Surface Mining (only for students who completed the unit in 2013)
S2 ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ENVE2601 Data Collection and Analysis
S1 ENSC3013 Environmental Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENVE1601 Environmental Systems Engineering
N/A MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3

Mechanical specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines Prerequisites: CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation and ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus) and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Incompatibility: MECH3422 Mechanisms and Multibody Systems
S2 ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
Incompatibility: MECH2402 Manufacturing
S1 ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S1 ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2110 Statics and Solid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer
N/A MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3

Mining specialisation

Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2110 Statics and Solid Mechanics
S1 ENSC3009 Geomechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
S2 ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major
Incompatibility: MINE3161 Surface Mining, MINE5503 Surface Mining (only for students who completed the unit in 2013)
S2 ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ENVE2601 Data Collection and Analysis
S1 ENSC3013 Environmental Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENVE1601 Environmental Systems Engineering
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S2 ENSC3010 Hydraulics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL2130 Hydraulics 1, ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Software Engineering specialisation

Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 CITS3002 Networks and Security Prerequisites: CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Programming and Systems or (CITS1210 C Programming and CITS2230 Operating Systems)
Incompatibility: CITS3230 Computer Networks, CITS3231 Security and Privacy
N/A CITS3004 Cybersecurity Incompatibility: CITS3002 Networks and Security prior to 2018
S2 CITS3200 Professional Computing Prerequisites: completion of 12 points from: CITS2002 Systems Programming; CITS2200 Data Structure and Algorithms; or CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S2 CITS3402 High Performance Computing Prerequisites: CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Programming and Systems
N/A ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major including CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Engineering Science degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

Important information about the Engineering Science Study Plans

This study plan has been designed to allow you to complete the Engineering Science major and a second major within three years. In order to do this, you may need to complete some Level 2 units in Year 1 and some Level 3 units in Year 2. The plan takes into account all prerequisites for the engineering science units.

Based on student feedback, it is also strongly recommended that you take ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering in Year 2 or Year 3. This unit explores the potential of engineering to solve global problems and requires strong critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Note: Students who are missing one or more Engineering Science prerequisites should refer to the study guides available from the ECM website.

Note to re-enrolling students: From 2017, the Engineering Science major has been extended and now includes 14 units. Students who commenced the Engineering Science major in 2016 or earlier and who wish to complete according to the old rules for the major, please see the recommended study guides in the 2016 Handbook. Alternatively, please contact the ECM Student Office for advice.

Mechanical specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-1 (opens in a new window)
Chemical specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-2 (opens in a new window)
Civil specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-3 (opens in a new window)
Civil specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-4 (opens in a new window)
Mining specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-5 (opens in a new window)
Mining specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-6 (opens in a new window)
Environmental specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-7 (opens in a new window)
Electrical specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-8 (opens in a new window)
Software Engineering specialisation:
Course Study Plan: CSP004-ENGSC-9 (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Engineering Science degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

Important information about the Engineering Science Study Plans

This study plan has been designed to allow you to complete the Engineering Science major and a second major within three years. In order to do this, you may need to complete some Level 2 units in Year 1 and some Level 3 units in Year 2. The plan takes into account all prerequisites for the engineering science units.

Based on student feedback, it is also strongly recommended that you take ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering in Year 2 or Year 3. This unit explores the potential of engineering to solve global problems and requires strong critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Mechanical specialisation:
Chemical specialisation:
Civil specialisation:
Civil specialisation:
Mining specialisation:
Mining specialisation:
Environmental specialisation:
Electrical specialisation:
Software Engineering specialisation:

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Engineering Science can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

Engineering Science can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The Engineering Science second major is a single major comprising:

  • five Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • six Level 3 units

or for Software Engineering

  • five Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • five Level 3 units

Note: Students taking Engineering Science in the Diploma in Science (DU004) complete between 8 to 14 units (48 to 84 credit points). Students who have previously completed units as part of another course are not required to take them in the Diploma (provided that a minimum of 48 points is taken in the Diploma).

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering None
S1, S2 ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges Prerequisites: (Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist) and (Chemistry ATAR or WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry) and (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods Prerequisites: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics

Chemical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity Prerequisites: ATAR Chemistry or WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or TEE Chemistry or equivalent or CHEM1105 Introductory Chemistry or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility: CHEM1102 Organic Chemistry, CHEM1103 Biological Organic Chemistry

Civil specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Electrical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Environmental specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Mechanical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Mining specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Prerequisites: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
Incompatibility: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A

Software Engineering specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1721 Mathematics Methodsor equivalent or higher
Incompatibility: CITS1200 Java Programming, CITS1220 Software Engineering

Level 2

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 ENSC2001 Motion Prerequisites: ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Co-requisites: MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 (for students who have completed MATH1001); none (for students who have completed MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
S1, S2 ENSC2002 Energy Prerequisites: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (for students who have completed MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus); none (for students who have completed MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1)
Incompatibility: ELEC1302 Power and Machine Technologies

Chemical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Civil specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Electrical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Environmental specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Mechanical specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Mining specialisation

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation Prerequisites: Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher

Software Engineering specialisation

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 CITS2002 Systems Programming Incompatibility: CITS1210 C Programming, CITS2230 Operating Systems, CITS1002 Programming and Systems
S1 CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms Prerequisites: CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering; or CITS1200 Java Programming; or CITS1220 Software Engineering

Level 3

Chemical specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S2 ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)] ; for pre-2012 courses: GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and (MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra)
Incompatibility: CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals
S1 ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility: CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
S2 ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer
S2 ENSC3018 Process Synthesis and Design Prerequisites: (ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances or CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals) and (ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer or CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer)
Incompatibility: CHPR4530 Process Systems
S2 ENSC3019 Unit Operations and Unit Processes Prerequisites: (ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances or CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals) and (ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer or CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer)
Co-requisites: ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
Incompatibility: CHPR3530 Process Modules, CHPR8503 Process Modules

Civil specialisation

Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2110 Statics and Solid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3008 Structural Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Incompatibility: CIVL3110 Structural Analysis
S1 ENSC3009 Geomechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
S2 ENSC3010 Hydraulics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL2130 Hydraulics 1, ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major
Incompatibility: MINE3161 Surface Mining, MINE5503 Surface Mining (only for students who completed the unit in 2013)
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ENVE2601 Data Collection and Analysis
S1 ENSC3013 Environmental Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENVE1601 Environmental Systems Engineering

Electrical specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the Engineering Science major, including (ENSC2001 Motion and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers) or (PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles)
Incompatibility: ELEC2304 Physical Electronics 2
S2 ENSC3015 Signals and Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2
S2 ENSC3016 Power and Machines Prerequisites: ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Incompatibility: ELEC3305 Power and Machines
N/A ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major including CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering
N/A ENSC3021 Circuits and Electronics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
Incompatibility: ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics; ELEC2300 Circuits and Electronic Systems 2
N/A MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3

Environmental specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3009 Geomechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
S2 ENSC3010 Hydraulics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL2130 Hydraulics 1, ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major
Incompatibility: MINE3161 Surface Mining, MINE5503 Surface Mining (only for students who completed the unit in 2013)
S2 ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ENVE2601 Data Collection and Analysis
S1 ENSC3013 Environmental Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENVE1601 Environmental Systems Engineering
N/A MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3

Mechanical specialisation

Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines Prerequisites: CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation and ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus) and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Incompatibility: MECH3422 Mechanisms and Multibody Systems
S2 ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
Incompatibility: MECH2402 Manufacturing
S1 ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S1 ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2110 Statics and Solid Mechanics
S2 ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer
N/A MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications Prerequisites: MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
Incompatibility: MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3

Mining specialisation

Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2110 Statics and Solid Mechanics
S1 ENSC3009 Geomechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)]
Incompatibility: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
S2 ENSC3011 Resource Extraction Technologies Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major
Incompatibility: MINE3161 Surface Mining, MINE5503 Surface Mining (only for students who completed the unit in 2013)
S2 ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ENVE2601 Data Collection and Analysis
S1 ENSC3013 Environmental Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion, ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENVE1601 Environmental Systems Engineering
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2001 Motion and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3010 Hydraulics, CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics, MECH2403 Thermofluids 2
S2 ENSC3010 Hydraulics Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics, CIVL2130 Hydraulics 1, ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Software Engineering specialisation

Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 CITS3002 Networks and Security Prerequisites: CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Programming and Systems or (CITS1210 C Programming and CITS2230 Operating Systems)
Incompatibility: CITS3230 Computer Networks, CITS3231 Security and Privacy
N/A CITS3004 Cybersecurity Incompatibility: CITS3002 Networks and Security prior to 2018
S2 CITS3200 Professional Computing Prerequisites: completion of 12 points from: CITS2002 Systems Programming; CITS2200 Data Structure and Algorithms; or CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S2 CITS3402 High Performance Computing Prerequisites: CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Programming and Systems
N/A ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major including CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Engineering Science can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Important information about the Engineering Science Study Plans

This study plan has been designed to allow you to complete the Engineering Science major and a second major within three years. In order to do this, you may need to complete some Level 2 units in Year 1 and some Level 3 units in Year 2. The plan takes into account all prerequisites for the engineering science units.

Based on student feedback, it is also strongly recommended that you take ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering in Year 2 or Year 3. This unit explores the potential of engineering to solve global problems and requires strong critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Note: Students who are missing one or more Engineering Science prerequisites should refer to the study guides available from the ECM website.

Note to re-enrolling students: From 2017, the Engineering Science major has been extended and now includes 14 units. Students who commenced the Engineering Science major in 2016 or earlier and who wish to complete according to the old rules for the major, please see the recommended study guides in the 2016 Handbook. Alternatively, please contact the ECM Student Office for advice.

Mechanical specialisation:
Chemical specialisation:
Civil specialisation:
Civil specialisation:
Mining specialisation:
Mining specialisation:
Environmental specialisation:
Electrical specialisation:
Software Engineering specialisation:

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Engineering Science can also be taken as a degree-specific major.