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C10074v6 Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science Diploma in Engineering Practice

Award(s): Bachelor of Engineering in (name of Engineering major)
Diploma in Engineering Practice (BE DipEngPrac)
Bachelor of Science in (name of Science major)

CRICOS code: 043278C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 252
Course EFTSL: 5.25
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Levels of award
Honours
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This combined degree is the same as the Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science (C10073), except for the additional requirement of two internships and completion of the engineering practice program. Students can transfer to this program if they wish to complete the Diploma in Engineering Practice.

There is a strong interrelation between the progress of engineering and developments in science and a demonstrated need for professionals with a strong understanding and experience in both areas.

Students also have the option of undertaking honours in science.

Course aims

The course aims to develop in students valuable skills highly prized by employers, including the technological expertise to understand scientific problems and the design skills to implement solutions.

Career options

Career options depend on the majors and subjects chosen. Options include research, design and development, and scientific management. Graduates work in industry or government, in areas such as biotechnology, communications, energy and resource exploration, environmental protection, medical technology, molecular biology and materials technology, nanotechnology and transportation.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering degree to transfer to the combined degree program. The eligibility criteria used to assess transfer applications for students currently enrolled in a science or engineering program are in line with those used by the Universities Admissions Centre to assess non-current school leaver applicants.

Current school leavers are advised to submit a HSC Bonus Scheme Questionnaire to UTS by 30 November.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Local students

Entry to individual engineering majors is subject to ATAR requirements.

International students

Applicants who successfully complete a recognised pathway program are also eligible to apply.

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English Standard.

English Advanced is recommended.

Credit recognition

Students who have previously undertaken study at a university or other recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for some academic credit recognition for their prior study if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course.

The prior study must have been completed before commencement of this course, but no earlier than 10 years before commencement. Students must be able to demonstrate that their knowledge is current.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is six years full time, 12 years part time, or seven years full time with honours.

Full-time attendance involves up to 24 hours each week at the University. Part-time attendance involves up to 12 hours each week at the University. It is expected that employers will release part-time students for at least one half-day a week for attendance at classes.

Course structure

The program comprises a total of 252 credit points, made up of 174 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Engineering Diploma in Engineering Practice and 78 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Science.

The engineering component of this course is made up of subjects selected from the engineering core, the engineering practice program and the engineering fields of practice (majors).

The science component represents a specific science major.

Graduation from the science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to completion of the engineering component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Science (C10242) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the engineering component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering Diploma in Engineering Practice (C10061) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Further, students wishing to graduate from the engineering component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component must have completed at least 60 credit points of the science major (CBK90586).

Industrial training/professional practice

The Diploma in Engineering Practice requires the completion of two six-month internships and the engineering practice program.

Course completion requirements

STM90106 Core subjects 48cp
STM90271 Engineering practice program 12cp
CBK90586 Major choice (Science) 78cp
CBK90176 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
Total 252cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Engineering Diploma in Engineering Practice may be awarded with first or second class honours for meritorious performance in the course as a whole.

Honours

An honours program in science is available, which involves an extra year of full-time study. The honours program is designed to introduce students to more advanced coursework and to research work in science. It allows selected students to continue with postgraduate studies if desired and enhances their employment prospects.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia (under the Washington Accord the degree is internationally recognised by countries including the UK, USA, Hong Kong China, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Turkey). The Diploma in Engineering Practice allows students to accelerate their entry into the engineering profession as a chartered professional engineer by reducing the time required for professional experience after graduation.

Other information

Further information is available from:

Building 1 Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
www.ask.uts.edu.au