University of Technology Sydney

C09124v1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies 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 Arts in International Studies (BA)

CRICOS code: 0100571
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 300
Course EFTSL: 6.25
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 Arts in International Studies (C09123) may apply via Internal Course Transfer.


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

Overview

This combined degree, offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: International Studies, links the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) with the study of a language and culture other than English and the opportunity for students to study overseas for an academic year, pursuing a major research project in a field of their choice.

The course allows students to complete the three qualifications of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in six-and-a-half years of full-time study. On completion, students receive separate testamurs for each award.

Course aims

The purpose of the program is to develop skills for leadership in the professional practice of engineering while at the same time providing an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture, intercultural awareness and engagement, resilience and adaptability, and stronger communication skills. It reflects a belief in the international character of engineering, and the conviction that Australian professionals can benefit from the early development of an international perspective and a fluency in cross-cultural interactions.

Career options

Career options depend on the major chosen. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

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.
INT.1.1 Employ effective cultural strategies to operate within professional settings in Australia and internationally.
INT.2.1 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.2.2 Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods in International Studies.
INT.3.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures.
INT.3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language.
INT.4.1 Value Indigenous knowledges and sovereignty in Australian and international settings.
INT.5.1 Develop capacity to engage with current issues and to act ethically in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English.

Key

INT = International Studies 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.

There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

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.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English (Standard). There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

English (Advanced) is recommended. For the biomedical and civil engineering majors, Chemistry is recommended. For the software engineering major, a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of programming is recommended.

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 normally six-and-a-half years of full-time study, although it may be possible to complete the degree in less time than this.

The program involves four years of academic work in Australia, one year of academic work overseas and two periods of professional engineering internship. The periods of engineering internship can be taken in Australia, or one in Australia and one overseas.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 300 credit points, comprising 204 credit points in engineering and 96 credit points in international studies. The engineering component consists of core (42 credit points), major (field of practice) (114 credit points) and the professional engineering practice program (48 credit points). The international studies component consists of foundation studies and contemporary society (16 credit points), language and culture (32 credit points) and in-country study (48 credit points).

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is completed over a minimum of three years and is not offered as a separate degree; it is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake a minimum of 48 weeks of professional engineering internship. Some students choose to take their first period of engineering internship overseas, during their second or third year of enrolment. Most take this first period in Australia. This course is also available without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice. For details, refer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C09123).

Course completion requirements

CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
STM90107 Core subjects (Engineering) 42cp
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects 48cp
CBK90905 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
Total 300cp

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for an electrical engineering/Germany major for a full-time student commencing the course in Autumn session. Students in other majors follow a similar sequence. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

List of Engineering majors
MAJ03473 Biomedical Engineering   114cp
MAJ03025 Civil Engineering   114cp
MAJ03517 Data Engineering   114cp
MAJ03028 Electrical Engineering   114cp
MAJ03030 Mechanical Engineering   114cp
MAJ03505 Mechatronic Engineering   114cp
MAJ03522 Software Engineering   114cp
CBK90036 No specified major (Engineering)   114cp
MAJ03525 Electronic Engineering   114cp
List of Engineering majors
MAJ09432 Canada   96cp
MAJ09434 China   96cp
MAJ09435 France   96cp
MAJ09436 Germany   96cp
MAJ09437 Italy   96cp
MAJ09438 Japan   96cp
MAJ09440 Spain   96cp
MAJ09441 Switzerland   96cp
MAJ09445 Latin Americas   96cp
Electrical Engineering major, Germany major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematical Modelling 1   6cp
48230 Engineering Communication   6cp
68037 Physical Modelling   6cp
48510 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering   6cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematical Modelling 2   6cp
48441 Introductory Digital Systems   6cp
48521 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering   6cp
48520 Electronics and Circuits   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
48530 Circuit Analysis and Design   6cp
Spring session
41036 Engineering Professional Experience 1   6cp
41037 Work Integrated Learning 1   12cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
41038 Engineering Practice Reflection 1   3cp
48430 Fundamentals of C Programming   6cp
48531 Electromechanical Automation   6cp
Spring session
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
48250 Engineering Economics and Finance   6cp
41045 Engineering Practice Preparation 2   3cp
68038 Advanced Mathematics and Physics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
49274 Advanced Robotics 6cp  
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  
48434 Embedded Software 6cp  
48571 Electrical Machines 6cp  
48572 Power Circuit Theory 6cp  
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
Spring session
41046 Engineering Professional Experience 2   6cp
41047 Work Integrated Learning 2   12cp
Year 6
Autumn session
48260 Engineering Project Management   6cp
41048 Engineering Practice Reflection 2   3cp
48540 Signals and Systems   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
49274 Advanced Robotics 6cp  
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  
48434 Embedded Software 6cp  
48571 Electrical Machines 6cp  
48572 Power Circuit Theory 6cp  
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
Spring session
41029 Engineering Research Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  
Year 7
Autumn session
41030 Engineering Capstone   6cp
41088 Professional Studio A   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  

Levels of award

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

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) may transfer to this course after completing the first year (full-time equivalent) of their current course, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067). 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

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