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- The combined BE (Honours) and BModLang allows students to pair their engineering degree with a major and minor selected from eight modern languages, giving them an edge in the global jobs market. Students graduate with high levels of competence in a chosen language, functional levels of competence in a second language, and with the industry-relevant engineering skills they require to succeed in their career.
Combining the BE (Honours) and BModLang provides the opportunity for high achieving students with specific interests and strengths in both engineering and languages to achieve both a BE (Honours) and a BModLang within a 5.25-5.5 year study period.
Enrolment Guidance for Majors and Minors:
Students should choose one degree-specific major from the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). When enrolling on StudentConnect, this major will start with the code MJDC.
Students should also choose one degree-specific major from the BP054 Bachelor of Modern Languages. On StudentConnect, this major will start with the code MJD. Students must also choose one language minor, chosen from the following: MNR-CHLAC – Chinese; MNR-FRENB – French; MNR-GRMNB – German; MNR-INLAC – Indonesian; MNR-ITALB – Italian; MNR-JALAC – Japanese; MNR-KOLAC – Korean; or MNR-SPNHB - Spanish. On StudentConnect, minors start with the code MNR.
Students are not permitted to take a second major or any additional minors in this combined degree.
Students are not permitted to enrol in the following degree-specific major(s) or second major(s) in this combined course:MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.
Please see the course rules for more information. Students should contact their Student Advising Office via AskUWA for further information.
- Course code
- Current / 2024
- Administered by
- School of Engineering
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tim Sercombe and Associate Professor Kati Tonkin
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- 264 points comprising 44 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Delivery mode
- Standard full-time completion
- 5.5 years
- Standard part-time completion
- 11 years (maximum 12 years)
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- First Degree major(s)
Students should take a degree-specific major from the BH011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Second Degree major(s)
- Students should take a degree-specific major from the BP054 - Bachelor of Modern Languages
excluding the majors listed below:
MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Students use the free electives in the BE(Hons) towards the requirements of the BModLang.
Take all units (30 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirments||Contact hours|
|NS||GENG1000||Engineering Practice 1 (0 points)||
||35 hrs (Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm)|
|S1, S2||GENG1010||Introduction to Engineering||
||workshop sessions: 2 hours per week; practical sessions: 3 hours per week|
|NS||GENG2000||Engineering Practice 2 (0 points)||
|NS||GENG3000||Engineering Practice 3 (0 points)||
||15 hours formal contact in learning modules and panels; 20 hours group project.|
|S1, S2||GENG5010||Professional Engineering Portfolio (0 points)||
||450 hours (12 weeks)|
|S1||LING1001||Language and Communication||
||Up to 3 hours per week over 12 weeks.|
|S2||LING2008||How Language Shapes Society||
||Up to 3 hours per week over 12 weeks.|
|S1, S2||MATH1011||Multivariable Calculus||
||lectures: 3 hours a week; practical classes: 2 hours per week|
|S1, S2||MATH1012||Mathematical Theory and Methods||
||lectures: 3 hours a week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer labs: 1 hour per week|
1. These rules are the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Modern Languages Degree Combined Course Rules.
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.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate 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.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 with no individual band less than 7.0.
(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 100, a minimum score of 28 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 26.
(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 70.
(5) Applicants presenting with the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course require a minimum grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.
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
(b) an assured pathway offer;
(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 Modern Languages or one of the comprehensive degrees 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.
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;
(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;
(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
(3) the student has achieved a mark of at least 50% in ATAR Math Methods or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods; and a mark of at least 50% in at least one of: ATAR Math Specialist or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist; or ATAR Physics or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit; or ATAR Chemistry or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry; or equivalent or higher.
(4) Students , other than those exiting with a course listed in rule 10, who have completed at least 144 points and do not wish to proceed further with their course of study should consult their student advising office regarding the possibilities of a course transfer to facilitate an alternate award.
The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 264 credit points (normally 44 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) :
(d) a degree-specific major for the BP054 - Bachelor of Modern Languages except the majors listed below:
MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
and(e) any relevant foundation units.
and(2) Students are not able to take additional majors or minors in this course.
(3) Whilst additional minors are not offered in this course, in order to satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Modern Languages in this course, students must complete one minor selected from the following areas:
(i) MNR-CHLAC - Chinese
(ii) MNR-FRENB - French
(iii) MNR-GRMNB - German
(iv) MNR-INLAC - Indonesian
(v) MNR-ITALB - Italian
(vi) MNR-JALAC - Japanese
(vii) MNR-KOLAC - Korean
(viii) MNR-SPNHB - Spanish
(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 or minor;
(b) Meeting professional membership or accreditation requirements;
(c) Bridging up to two of the recommended ATAR subjects, not including ATAR Mathematics Methods.
(5) Students wishing to replace their language minor with a second language major will be permitted to complete an additional 24 points of study in order to do so.
(6) Students who begin this course mid-year will only be able to attempt units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in their first semester of enrolment.
10.(1) This course has the following exit awards:
BH011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Modern Languages before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 192 credit points of study, including the relevant majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BH011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
11.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 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.
(5) 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.
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.
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).
Professional Engineering 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 (GENG5010 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 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio in their final semester of study. They may, however, contribute material to their portfolio at any time during their studies.