University of Technology Sydney

C09073v3 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice

Award(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in (name of Engineering major) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons) DipProfEngPrac)
Bachelor of Science in (name of Science major) (BSc)

CRICOS code: 084094E
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 288
Course EFTSL: 6
Location: City campus

Notes

Direct admission to this course via the Universities Admissions Centre is not available. Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science (C09072) may apply via Internal Course Transfer.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Levels of award
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This combined degree is the same as the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science (C09072), except for the additional requirement of two internships and completion of the professional engineering practice program. Students can transfer to this program if they wish to complete the Diploma in Professional 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.

Course intended learning outcomes

FEIT A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
FEIT B.1 Socially Responsible: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice graduates identify, engage, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs and cultural perspectives, establish priorities and goals, and identify constraints, uncertainties and risks (social, ethical, cultural, legislative, environmental, economics etc.) to define the system requirements.
FEIT C.1 Design Oriented: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice graduates apply research, problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet specified requirements.
FEIT D.1 Technically Proficient: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice graduates apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to evaluate, implement and operate systems.
FEIT E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice graduates work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams, communicating effectively and operating within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural contexts in the workplace.
FEIT F.1 Reflective: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice graduates critically self-review their performance to improve themselves, their teams and workplace. They take responsibility and accountability for their own life long learning.
SCI. 1.1 Apply: Demonstrate knowledge of discipline relevant topics.
SCI. 1.2 Analyse: Explain the basic applications of discipline knowledge within context.
SCI. 1.3 Synthesise: Integrate discipline knowledge and apply it to key processes.
SCI. 2.1 Apply: Investigate effective application of experimental design and sampling for hypothesis testing.
SCI. 2.2 Analyse: Develop critical thinking skills including critiquing, interpreting and questioning scientific evidence.
SCI. 2.3 Synthesise: Apply the scientific method to real world problems and evaluate experimental outcomes.
SCI. 3.1 Apply: Participate in team based data collection, recording and management, with an understanding of ethical limitations.
SCI. 3.2 Analyse: Use an appropriate range of techniques to investigate data and test hypotheses within the context of the workplace.
SCI. 3.3 Synthesise: Explain the impact and role of science in addressing current and future challenges within the context of the workplace or wider community.
SCI. 4.1 Apply: Develop tools and aptitudes that create flexible and adaptive approaches to learning within a discipline context.
SCI. 4.2 Analyse: Source and reflect on multiple sources of information to develop innovative solutions to real world problems.
SCI. 4.3 Synthesise: Understand and utilise the breadth and interrelationship of disciplines in creative problem solving.
SCI. 5.1 Apply: Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with peer and professional colleagues.
SCI. 5.2 Analyse: Identify and practice appropriate communication approaches using a variety of methods and media.
SCI. 5.3 Synthesise: Create effective communication protocols to convey appropriate scientific information to a range of audiences.
SCI. 6.1 Apply: Demonstrate an appreciation of historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges relevant to science.
SCI. 6.2 Analyse: Develop cultural awareness for ethical and respectful practices, and when developing community relations.
SCI. 6.3 Synthesise: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, as both experience and analysis, into professional practice.

Key

SCI = Science course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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.

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: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

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.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken relevant study at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Study completed more than 10 years prior to the date of admission cannot be recognised. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL granted.

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

Students are required to complete 288 credit points, comprising 210 credit points in engineering and 78 credit points in science. The engineering component consists of core (48 credit points), major (field of practice) (114 credit points) and the professional engineering practice program (28 credit points). The science component consists of a science major (78 credit points).

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 (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) 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 Professional Engineering Practice requires the completion of two six-month internships and the professional engineering practice program.

Course completion requirements

STM90106 Core subjects 48cp
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects 48cp
CBK90586 Major choice (Science) 78cp
CBK90176 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
Total 288cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year.

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.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) or the Bachelor of Science (C10242). International students may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066).

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia at the Graduate Professional Engineer level. The degree is recognised internationally by signatories to the Washington Accord.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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