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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.

Course overview

Award abbreviation
BE (Hons)
Course code
BH011
Status
not available in 2021
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 80. 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
192
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
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 'Schedule 2: Fees(UG) and Schedule 2: Fees(PG)'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Attendance type
Full- or part-time
Delivery mode
internal
Standard full-time completion
4 years
Standard part-time completion
8 years (maximum 12 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Majors available
(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
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

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.

Foundation units in the degree:

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1, S2ENSC1003Introduction to Professional Engineering
Incompatibility:
ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering and ENSC2011 Global Challenges in Engineering
Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
GENG1XXXEngineering Practice 1 (0 points)
GENG2XXXEngineering Practice 2 (0 points)
GENG3XXXEngineering Practice 3 (0 points)
S1, S2GENG5010Professional Engineering Portfolio (0 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 60 points towards the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
Incompatibility:
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
450 hours (12 weeks)
S1, S2MATH1011Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Specialist ATAR or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
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
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) (Honours) 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 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.

(3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, 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 80, 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.

and

(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 course if they satisfy the following conditions:

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

and

(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the specified 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) An integrated Honours Degree Course consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

(a) 144 credit points (normally 24 units) of an undergraduate component, including:

(i) no more than 72 credit points (normally 12 units) at Level 1; and

(ii) at least 72 credit points (normally 12 units) at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 18 credit points (normally 3 units) at Level 3; and

(iii) at least 24 credit points (normally 4 units) outside the student's degree-specific major to provide breadth of study; and

(iv) a degree-specific major 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

and

(v) any relevant foundation units.

and

(b) 48 credit points (normally 8 units) of an Honours component, including:

(i) at least 36 credit points (normally 6 units) at Level 4 and Level 5; and

(ii) at least 12 credit points (normally 2 units) of Dissertation or equivalent units at Level 4 and/or Level 5; and

(iii) at least 12 credit points (normally 2 units) of the 48 credit points are undertaken at Level 4.

(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.

(3) Students in this course may use up to 12 points of electives to bridge recommended ATAR subjects, not including ATAR Mathematics Methods.

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

(a) Meeting broadening requirements;

and/or

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

Satisfactory progress

10.(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) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass all level 4 or level 5 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 ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

(4) 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 engineering foundation and major units will not have made satisfactory progress.

Progress status

11.(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 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under rule 10(2) is assigned a progress status of ‘Excluded';

(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).

Deferrals

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


Final honours classification

13. The final honours classification is awarded in accordance with the University Policy on: Assessment.

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.