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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce

The combined BE(Hons)/BCom allows you to pair your engineering degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce. With just two or three additional semesters, you can graduate as an accredited engineer with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) along with a Bachelor of Commerce and a major in Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management or Marketing.

Course overview

Course code
CB006
Status
not available in 2021
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 88. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are ATAR Math Methods and one 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
240
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
240 points comprising 40 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 years
Standard part-time completion
10 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
Other majors available
(subject to rules for course)
(1) MJD-ACCTG Accounting
(2) MJD-BSLAW Business Law
(3) MJD-ECNSM Economics
(4) MJD-FINCE Finance
(5) MJD-MGMNT Management
(6) MJD-HRSMT Human Resource Management
(7) MJD-MRKTG Marketing
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

Students use the four free electives in the BE(Hons) towards BCOM requirements. Students replace STAT1520 in the BCOM foundation with MATH1012.

Foundation units in the degree:

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1, S2ACCT1101Financial Accounting
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2ECON1101Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ECON1000 Economics for Business
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2MGMT1135Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2MKTG1203Introduction to Marketing
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
Semesters 1 and 2: All lectures will be online. Tutorials will be face-to-face. 3 hours per week.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1, S2ENSC1003Introduction to Professional Engineering
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering and ENSC2011 Global Challenges in Engineering
Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
N/AGENG1000Engineering Practice 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
35 hrs (Mon-Fri, 10 – 5pm)
*GENG2000 (0 points)
*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 Commerce 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 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) Student must have 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 Commerce 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

(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 BP002 - Bachelor of Commerce chosen from the list below:

(1) MJD-ACCTG Accounting

(2) MJD-BSLAW Business Law

(3) MJD-ECNSM Economics

(4) MJD-FINCE Finance

(5) MJD-MGMNT Management

(6) MJD-HRSMT Human Resource Management

(7) MJD-MRKTG Marketing

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.

.

(3) 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)
BP002 - Bachelor of Commerce

(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce 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

(b) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce 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 BP002 - Bachelor of Commerce.


(1) MJD-ACCTG Accounting
(2) MJD-BSLAW Business Law
(3) MJD-ECNSM Economics
(4) MJD-FINCE Finance
(5) MJD-MGMNT Management
(6) MJD-HRSMT Human Resource Management
(7) MJD-MRKTG Marketing

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.