Note: This course is not available in 2021.

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1. These rules are the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science Degree Combined Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduare degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

English Language competency requirements

5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 88, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below

or

(b) a direct pathway offer;

or

(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

(2) A scaled mark of at least 50% in ATAR Math Methods or equivalent, and a scaled mark of at least 50% in at least one of ATAR Math Specialist or ATAR Physics or ATAR Chemistry or equivalent.

(3) Students who have not completed all four recommended ATAR subjects as set out in (2) above will need to undertake extra units in their first year of study which may require them to undertake additional units of study in order to meet course requirements.

(4) Students who do not meet these entry requirements may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science and subsequently apply to transfer into this course subject to meeting the Course Transfer requirements set out in the rules.

Admission ranking and selection

7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Transfer Requirements

8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

(a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

and

(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

and

(c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

(2) the student has completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 60

and

(3) the student has achieved a mark of at least 50% in: (i) ATAR Math Methods or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods; (ii) ATAR Math Specialist or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist; (iii) ATAR Physics or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit and (iv) ATAR Chemistry or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry; or equivalent or higher.

Course structure
9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 240 credit points (normally 40 units), comprising:

(a) no more than 96 credit points (normally 16 units) at Level 1; and

(b) at least 96 credit points (normally 16 units) completed at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 36 credit points (normally 6 units) at Level 3; and

(c) a degree-specific major for the BH011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) chosen from the list below:

(1) Automation and Robotics Engineering

(2) Biomedical Engineering

(3) Chemical Engineering

(4) Civil Engineering

(5) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

(6) Environmental Engineering

(7) Mechanical Engineering

(8) Mining Engineering

(9) Software Engineering

(d) a degree-specific major for the BP004 - Bachelor of Science chosen from the list below:

(1) MJD-ENVSC Environmental Science

(2) MJD-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics

(3) MJD-PHYSC Physics

(4) MJD-CMPSC Computer Science

(5) MJD-DATSC Data Science

(6) MJD-CYBER Cybersecurity

and

(e) any relevant foundation units.

and

(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 240 credit points.

and

(3) Students enrolled in the Software Engineering major are not permitted to enrol in the Computer Science or Data Science majors.

(4) Students may complete up to an additional 24 points in this course for the purpose of:

(a) Completing the requirements of a degree specific major;

(b) Meeting professional membership or accreditation requirements;

and/or

(c) Bridging up to two of the recommended ATAR subjects, not including ATAR Mathematics Methods.

Exit awards

10.(1) This course has the following exit awards:


BH011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
BP004 - Bachelor of Science

(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BH011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).


(1) Automation and Robotics Engineering
(2) Biomedical Engineering
(3) Chemical Engineering
(4) Civil Engineering
(5) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(6) Environmental Engineering
(7) Mechanical Engineering
(8) Mining Engineering
(9) Software Engineering

(b) A student who withdraws from the before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP004 - Bachelor of Science.


(1) MJD-ENVSC Environmental Science
(2) MJD-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics
(3) MJD-PHYSC Physics
(4) MJD-CMPSC Computer Science
(5) MJD-DATSC Data Science
(6) MJD-CYBER Cybersecurity
Satisfactory progress

11.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

(3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

(4) A student who does not maintain a minimum WAM of 50 in the BE(Hons) component of this course will not have made satisfactory progress.

Progress status

12.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances —

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).

(3) A student who has completed a minimum of 72 points in the BE(Hons) component of this course but who has not achieved a WAM of at least 50 in the engineering foundation and major units will be required to exit from the BE(Hons) component of this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules
Professional practicum

14.(1) Students are required to complete at least 450 hours of suitable practical experience as approved by the School.

(2) With the support of the School, students are expected to make their own arrangements for practical experience.

(3) The School may, on written application by a student and on production of satisfactory evidence, accept work completed by the student prior to acceptance into the course as fulfilling the requirements of (1).

(4) Students must submit an online portfolio (GENG4XXX Professional Engineering Portfolio) at the end of their final semester of study in the Bachelor of Engineering. The portfolio must refer to the practicum work completed under (1) and/or (3) above and demonstrate the student's attainment of the sixteen elements of competency outlined in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer. Students may also refer to coursework activities in their portfolio. Certificates of Work Performed and other evidence must be included.

(5) Students normally enrol in GENG4XXX Professional Engineering Portfolio in their final semester of study. They may, however, contribute material to their portfolio at any time during their studies.