Students should ensure they review the Course Structure information provided on the Course Details page for their Bachelor’s Degree. It is essential that students complete any Foundation units identified in that information at the earliest available opportunity in their studies. For those degrees which do not identify any Foundation Units, the necessary fundamental knowledge is incorporated within each degree specific major in your course. Where Foundation units are identified, they are essential and are chosen to provide fundamental knowledge which will assist you throughout the remainder of your studies. In some cases these foundation units are also essential prerequisites to enable you to undertake required units within your chosen majors, so these units should always be completed as early as possible in your course.
Students can access specific major pages through the handbook search function.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a specialist 4-year degree designed to produce graduates who demonstrate the knowledge, technical capability and practical skills relevant to the contemporary world of engineering. The program is built around the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Professional Engineers and integrates course content with work integrated learning, co-curricular activities, and professional skills development.
Graduates from this program will be able to:
• Demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the specialist bodies of knowledge underpinning engineering practice in their discipline;
• Solve complex engineering problems using appropriate engineering techniques, tools and resources and established engineering methods;
• Incorporate sustainability, social, cultural, environmental, legal and economic factors and constraints in their engineering work;
• Apply design principles, codes and standards relevant to their discipline;
• Apply systematic, integrated, and safe approaches to engineering design and the management of engineering projects;
• Identify future research directions and innovation opportunities within their discipline;
• Communicate effectively and persuasively in lay and professional domains;
• Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct in their work and interactions with others; and
• Work effectively and cooperatively in a team as a member or leader.
- Award abbreviation
- BE (Hons)
- Course code
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Faculty of Engineering
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tim Sercombe
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- 192 points comprising 32 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
- Delivery mode
- Standard full-time completion
- 4 years
- Standard part-time completion
- 8 years (maximum 12 years)
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Majors available
- (1) MJD-EAUTO Automation and Robotics Engineering
(2) MJD-EBMEG Biomedical Engineering
(3) MJD-ECHEM Chemical Engineering
(4) MJD-ECIVL Civil Engineering
(5) MJD-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(6) MJD-EENVE Environmental Engineering
(7) MJD-EMECH Mechanical Engineering
(8) MJD-EMINE Mining Engineering
(9) MJD-ESOFT Software Engineering
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
This course comprises 168-180 points of engineering foundation and major units and 12-24 points of free electives. Students are strongly encouraged to use the free electives to broaden their studies outside of engineering. Advice on broadening is provided for each major. Students may also use the free electives to take engineering units from outside their major or from the Master of Engineering.
Take all units (18 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirments||Contact hours|
|NS||GENG1000||Engineering Practice 1 (0 points)||35 hrs (Mon-Fri, 10 – 5pm)|
|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)|
|S1, S2||GENG5010||Professional Engineering Portfolio (0 points)||450 hours (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|
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 must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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.
6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 80, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below
(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
(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.
(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or a minor from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.
10.(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.
(3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) in any one or more of the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.
(e) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(3) 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 10(1).
(3) A student who has completed a minimum of 144 points in this course including four Level 3 engineering units but who has not achieved a WAM of at least 50 in the engineering foundation and major units will be required to exit from this course with a Bachelor of Science (Engineering Science).
Final honours classification
13. The final honours classification is awarded in accordance with the University Policy on: Assessment.
(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.