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Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business BEBB

Program focus


This degree program will provide students with the knowledge
and skills to become a professional engineer with a strong background
in business principles and practice. Students can combine studies
in one of the Bachelor of Engineering majors with one eight-unit Bachelor
of Business major. The award may be conferred with Honours to high
achieving students.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

5 years full-time, 8 years part-time or external

Professional accreditation

A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for membership
of Engineers Australia as a graduate Engineer. After further professional
development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering may
apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer and, when granted,
may use the post-nominal MIEAust CPEng.

The Bachelor of Engineering program is accredited by Engineers
Australia and, through an agreement reached between the professional
engineering bodies of other countries (the Washington Accord), is
also recognised in the United Kingdom, the Unites States of America,
Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Program aims

This combination of an Engineering program with a program in
Business provides students with the opportunity to become qualified
Engineers with a strong background in business principles and practice.
There is an increasing need for engineering graduates to have business
qualifications early in their career as they are often required to
manage complex projects with both tight schedules and budgets. In
some sectors of the industry a business qualification can be one of
the criteria for promotion. Many engineers have completed a Master of Business Administration to satisfy this requirement. This program
enables students to obtain qualifications in both disciplines at the
same time.

The program offers students a high level of flexibility as they
are able to choose wide ranging combinations of an engineering major
and a business major that best suits their career aspirations.

For more details of the two programs that comprise this award,
applicants are asked to refer to the Faculty of Business and Law (Bachelor of Business) and Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
(Bachelor of Engineering) parts of this Handbook.

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Program objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business
program will have met the separate objectives of the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Business
programs.

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Program structure

The program involves five years of full-time study and to be
eligible for the combined award, full-time students must complete
the requirements of the program within seven years of their initial
enrolment in the program.

Students may apply for admission to study part-time or by distance
education once they have completed 16 units of the Bachelor of Engineering
program or if they are eligible for advanced standing of 16 or more
units. This ensures that they are able to complete the program in
the maximum duration of eight years.

Where students intend to complete the program using a combination
of full-time and part-time study the maximum time for completion will
be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

The combined Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business
degree is a 40 unit program consisting of Academic courses and Practice
courses.

Academic courses are normally one-unit courses that involve
approximately 155 hours of student work per unit.

Practice courses are zero unit courses offered by the
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying and each involves approximately
50 hours of student work. The only grades available for a Practice
Course are Pass (P) and Fail (F). A Practice Course is designed to
enable students to acquire specific competencies associated with their
Engineering major study. These competencies range from specific practical
and communication skills through to generic competencies relating
to ethical and social responsibility, awareness of the environment,
teamwork, etc. For an external student a Practice Course generally
involves attendance on-campus for a one-week residential school.

The components of the program are shown in the following table:

Program Component Number of Academic Courses Number of Practice Courses
Core Studies 16 4
Engineering Major Study 16 3-8 depending upon the major
Business Major Study 8 0
Total Courses 40 6 - 8
Total Units 40 0

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Core courses

The courses that comprise the core studies program are shown
in the following table:

Course Units
Academic Courses - Business
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making
1
LAW1101 Introduction to Law
1
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour
1
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing
1
AND
POL1000 Government, Business and Society
1
OR
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance
OR
ECO1000 Economics
Academic Courses - Engineering
MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1
1
MAT1502 Engineering Mathematics 2
1
MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3
1
ENG1002 Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science Applications
1
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design
1
ENG1101 Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving
1
ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving and Analysis
1
ENG4104 Engineering Problem Solving Simulations
1
ENG3103 Engineering Problem Solving Computations
1
ENG4111 Research Project Part 1
1
ENG4112 Research Project Part 2
1
Practice Courses - Engineering
ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1
0
ENG3902 Professional Practice 1
0
ENG4903 Professional Practice 2
0
ENG4909 Work Experience - Professional
0

When compared to the Core Studies program in the Bachelor of Engineering program the following changes have been
made:

  • the following courses have been deleted from the program: , ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society, and ENG3003 Engineering Management

  • five courses from the Bachelor of Business have been added to the program.


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Major studies


Engineering majors

An Engineering major study provides students with knowledge
and skills in a particular engineering discipline. Students must select
one of the following eight majors as their Engineering major.

Engineering major studies:
Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Systems Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering
Power Engineering

The courses in each of the Engineering majors are listed in
the Bachelor of Engineering entry in the Faculty
of Engineering and Surveying section of this Handbook. Students enrolled
in the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business program only
study 16 of the 19 courses listed in an Engineering major.

The three courses that are not studied in each major are listed
in the following table:

Engineering Major Courses to be Deleted from the Major
Agricultural Engineering 2 Electives and either AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies OR AGR3305 Precision and Smart Technologies in Agriculture
Civil Engineering 3 Electives
Computer Systems Engineering 1 Elective and ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management
and ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2 Electives and ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management
Environmental Engineering 3 Electives
Instrumentation and Control Engineering 1 Elective and the courses ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management and ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis
Mechanical Engineering 1 Elective and ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management
and MEC3403 Dynamics II
Mechatronic Engineering 1 Elective and ENG4004 Engineering Project and Operations Management
and ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis
Power Engineering 3 Electives

Students should select any remaining Electives from the appropriate
list for their engineering major.


Business majors

Students must select a business major from one of the following
eight-unit majors:

Business major studies:
Human Resource Management
Information Technology Management
International Business
Management and Leadership
Marketing
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Business
Sustainable Economics and Policy
Tourism Management

Note: With the permission of the Dean of the Faculty
of Engineering and Surveying students may select an alternative major
from the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Commerce. The eight courses that comprise each
of the business majors are listed in the relevant sections of this
Handbook.

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Exit points

Students who, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the
Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business and who satisfy all
of the requirements of either the Bachelor of Engineering
, the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, the Associate Degree of Engineering or the Diploma of Engineering Studies may be permitted to exit with
that award.

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