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Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology BEBT

Program focus

This combined degree program will provide students with the
knowledge and skills required to design, develop and implement both
the hardware and software components of computer systems. The program
combines computer systems engineering with applied computer science.
The award may be conferred with Honours to high-achieving students.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available


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.

The Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited
at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and through
the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

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Program aims

This combination of an Engineering program with a program in
Information Technology provides students with the opportunity to become
qualified Engineers with a very strong background in Computer Systems
and Applied Computer Science.

Graduates of this combined program will have a high level of
knowledge of both hardware and software components of computer systems
and the interrelationships between the two. They will have well-developed
skills in both hardware and software design and development.

For more details of the two programs that comprise this award,
applicants are asked to refer to the Faculty
of Engineering and Surveying and the Faculty
of Sciences sections of this Handbook.

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Program objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology (Faculty of Sciences) program will have
met the separate objectives of the Bachelor of Engineering and the
Bachelor of Information Technology 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 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology
is a 40 unit program consisting of Academic courses and Practice courses.

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

Practice courses are zero unit courses offered by the
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying. 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.

Residential Schools

Students enrolled in the external offer of a Practice Course must attend the residential school for that course. In some cases
students enrolled in the on-campus mode may also be required to attend
the residential school. Students should only enrol in a Practice Course
when they are able to attend the residential school for that course.
Practice courses may not be taken earlier than shown except
with the permission of the Program Coordinator responsible for the
program. In some cases students may enrol in two Practice courses
in one term so they can complete the two residential schools in a
two-week period. The actual dates for each residential school are
shown in the Residential School schedule in this Handbook.

Safety boots are compulsory in engineering laboratories for
several of the Practice courses and are strongly recommended for all
other Practice courses.

Elective courses

Elective courses are included in the list of Academic courses.
Students should select these courses from the Electives list

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Exit points

Students who, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the
Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology 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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