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Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science BEBS

Program focus


This program is designed to attract well-qualified students
who see their career spanning two disciplines. The program offers
students a high level of flexibility, as they are able to choose the
combination that best suits their career aspirations. Students will
be able to select one of nine Engineering majors and combine it with
one of the following Science majors: Biology, Computing, Environment
and Sustainability, Human Physiology, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
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.

The Computer major of Bachelor of Science 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 program provides students with the opportunity to become
qualified Engineers with a strong background in one branch of Science.
The program offers students a high level of flexibility as they are
able to select one of the nine Engineering majors and combine it with
one of six Science majors.

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Program objectives

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

The program is not available by part-time study or by distance
education except for students who are eligible to enter the program
with advanced standing of 16 or more units. Students who are eligible
to study part-time or by distance must complete the program within
eight years of their initial enrolment.

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.

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

The Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science 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 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 Academic Courses Practice Courses
Number of Courses Units Number of Courses Units
Core Studies 14 14 4 0
Engineering Major Study 18 18 3-5 depending on the major 0
Science Major Study 8 8 0 0
Total 40 40 6-8 0

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Core courses

The courses that comprise the core studies program are the same
as those for the Bachelor of Engineering except for
the addition of the course STA2300 Data Analysis. The core courses are shown in the following
table:

Course Units
Academic Courses
MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1
1
MAT1502 Engineering Mathematics 2
1
MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3
1
ENG1002 Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science Applications
1
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society
1
ENG3003 Engineering Management
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
STA2300 Data Analysis
1
Total 14
Practice Courses
ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1
0
ENG3902 Professional Practice 1
0
ENG4903 Professional Practice 2
0
ENG4909 Work Experience - Professional
0

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Science program must complete
four core courses, the course STA2300 Data Analysis, and one course from each of three other
categories: Communication Studies Computing Studies and Enabling
Studies. The courses students study in each of these categories depend
on the Science major they undertake (refer to the Bachelor of Science
Handbook entry).

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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 nine majors as their Engineering major. Students
enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science program
study only 18 of the 19 courses listed in an Engineering major. An
Elective course is to be deleted from the list of courses in each
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 Science program study
only 18 of the 19 courses listed in an Engineering major. An Elective
course is to be deleted from the list of courses in each major.

To satisfy the requirements for the award students completing
one of the majors marked with an asterisk (*) must complete a course
offered by the Faculty of Sciences as one of their Electives. The
course CSC1402 Foundation Computing should not be studied as it will not satisfy this requirement.

Elective courses may be selected from the courses offered by
the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying. Students should refer to
the list of recommended Elective courses for their Engineering major.


Science majors

The Science major will enable students to increase their knowledge
and skills in a particular field of science. Students must select
one of the following eight-unit majors as their Science major.



Science major studies:
Biology
Computing
Environment and Sustainability
Human Physiology
Mathematics
Physical Sciences

The courses comprising each of the Science majors are listed
in the Bachelor of Science entry in the Faculty of Sciences section
of this Handbook.

Students who select the Mathematics major need to replace MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II in that major with
another mathematics third level course as MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II is equivalent to MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3.

Where a course listed in a student's Science major is also listed
in the core studies component of the program or in their Engineering
major, then the student must select another course from the Science
major or, with the approval of the program coordinator, another course
offered by the Faculty of Sciences.

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Exit points

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