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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) allows you to combine UWA's prestigious Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program with your engineering studies. You will complete the requirements to practice as a professional engineer in your chosen engineering discipline and combine this with any second major from our comprehensive degrees and the activities unique to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). This combined offering is designed for engineering students who are seeking a strong research focus in their studies. You will have access to UWA's leading researchers and research facilities in engineering, international exchange programs, professional skills development workshops and a network of talented peers and alumni.

Course overview

Course code
CB014
Status
not available in 2021
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 98. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are ATAR Math Methods, and two of: ATAR Math Specialist, ATAR Physics and ATAR Chemistry
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Sercombe

Course details

Credit points required
264
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
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 'Schedule 2: Fees(UG) and Schedule 2: Fees(PG)'. (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
internal
Standard full-time completion
5.5 years
Standard part-time completion
11 years (maximum 12 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Majors available
(1) Automation and Robotics
(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
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2021;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

(i) Refer to the course rules for requirements of the BE(Hons).
(ii) Students use broadening slots in the BE(Hons) towards BPhil(Hons) requirements.

Foundation units in the degree:

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1GCRL1000Global Challenges, Research and Leadership
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
SCOM1101 Communicating Science
1 x 2 lecture and 1 x 2 hour workshop for 12 weeks
NS, S1, S2GCRL2000BPhil Research Placement (0 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and approval of the academic coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
no set contact hours but an expectation of a minimum workload of 75 hours over a semester or equivalent
N/AGENG1000Engineering Practice 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
35 hrs (Mon-Fri, 10 – 5pm)
N/AGENG1010Introduction to Engineering
Prerequisites:
Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) Or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) Or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) Or MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science (ID 610) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering (ID 7195)
workshop sessions: 2 hours per week; practical sessions: 3 hours per week
N/AGENG2000Engineering Practice 2 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] Or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce Or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science Or CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] )
*GENG3000 (0 points)
S1, S2GENG5010Professional Engineering Portfolio (0 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 60 points towards the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
450 hours (12 weeks)
S1, S2MATH1011Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
lectures: 3 hours a week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
S1, S2MATH1012Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics
lectures: 3 hours a week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer labs: 1 hour per week

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Title

1. These rules are the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) 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 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. 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 98, 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 two 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 bridging 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 the entry requirements may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) 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 75

(3) transfer to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is by invitation only. Eligibility according to Rule 8 does not guarantee entry.

and

(4) the student applies to transfer at the point of completing 48 points of study. A competitive entry process will apply as places within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) are strictly limited.

(5) 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 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) chosen from the list below:

(1) Automation and Robotics

(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 fulfilling the requirements of the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), excluding majors listed in 9(c).

and

(e) any relevant foundation units; and

(f) any Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) core units; and

(g) 24 points of an Honours project associated with the major chosen at Rule 9(d) above; and

(h) 12 points of level 4 coursework units associated with the major chosen at Rule 9(d) above.

and

(2) Students are not able to take additional majors or minors in this course.

(3) Students must complete at least 96 points within the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) component of this course.

(4) Students may complete up to an additional 48 points in this course for the purpose of:

(a) Completing bridging requirements;

or

(b) Completing the requirements of a major;

or

(c) Completing the requirements of Honours;

or

(d) Meeting professional membership or accreditation requirements.

Exit awards

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)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 192 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
(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

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 75 in 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 a weighted average mark below 75 in their first academic year but who, in the opinion of the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Selection Group of the Curriculum Committee, has a reasonable prospect of attaining a cumulative weighted average mark of 75 by the time their progress is next assessed, is assigned the progress status of ‘On Probation' and appropriate conditions are applied to allow close monitoring of the student's progress in the next period with a view to course transfer if appropriate.

(4) To be awarded the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) a student must achieve an Honours classification of 2A or above.

(5) A student who is awarded an Honours classification below 2A is awarded the degree to which their degree-specific major belongs with the relevant classification of Honours.

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 (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