Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce provides an opportunity for students who have a flair for business, finance, management, marketing, etc to combine their interest with professional engineering studies.

Engineering is vital to solving the world’s big challenges: supporting communities by designing and building livable sustainable cities; creating transport and housing systems; and designing and building telecommunications networks, the internet and computers.

Engineers design systems to ensure ample clean water for the world’s population, to find non-polluting energy sources, to create ways to assist healthy living and ageing, and to advance medical and health technologies.

Engineers are team players and many become CEOs and entrepreneurs; engineering graduates run over 30 percent of the world’s biggest international companies, nearly double the next largest discipline. Learn the fundamentals of engineering, both the technical and interpersonal skills, and apply your knowledge in real situations to prepare you for engineering the future with an internationally accredited UOW engineering degree.

This degree

Double degrees are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.

More information regarding double degree course requirements can be found in UOW's Policy Guidelines. Students must seek advice and approval from both Faculties before enrolment.

What you will study

As an engineering student at UOW you can gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program. All students undertake practical hands-on experience with industry for 12 weeks prior to the conclusion of their academic studies.

Students work in well designed laboratories and workshops essential to the development of engineering skills. An effective experimental program is also a feature of our courses.

Course information

Study area

Business, Engineering

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1861

ATAR-SR

80

IB Score

29

Duration

5.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083347G

UAC Code

751601

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 80 or an IB of 29. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$18,768 (2020)

$206,448 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$18,768 (2021)

$206,448 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 27 July 2020
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      Course structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Learning Outcomes

      A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

      The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

      CLO Description
      1 Demonstrate sound disciplinary knowledge.
      2 Exercise critical judgement in a professional environment.
      3 Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of mediums.
      4 Use relevant technology for professional purposes.
      5 Work productively and effectively as part of a team.

      Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

      Course Structure

      Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Commerce must complete a total of 264 credit points made up of:  

      1. At least 174 credit points of Engineering subjects, consisting of:  
        1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Core Subjects;
        2. Subjects leading to at least one of the majors* from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours);
        3. at least 12 weeks of approved professional engineering experience during the course**;
      2. At least 90 credit points of Commerce subjects, consisting of:  
        1. Core subjects 
        2. Subject leading to at least one of the majors* from the Bachelor of Commerce.
      3. No more than 60 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.

      *depending on the major chosen, students may require the completion of additional credit points.

      **Part-time students completing a major in Civil, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Mining Engineering, and in an approved full-time engineering employment may be exempted from up to three specified subjects. 

      Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce who satisfy entry requirements may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). See program coordinator for more information.

       Where the chosen Business major specifies the completion of COMM121, students are required to substitute this subject for MATH283. Additionally, where OPS 113* is included, students are required to substitute this subject for ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis

      *Note that the chosen major may require the completion of a further Business elective subject to meet minimum credit requirements. See program coordinator for more information

      Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

      This course contains a total of 420 hours over 12 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

      Course Handbook

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Accreditation & professional recognition

      UOW’s engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

      This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.
      Some majors within the Bachelor of Commerce enable graduates to meet the membership requirements of relevant professional associations. For more information, visit Professional Accreditation and Recognition.

      Why choose this course

      UOW's Engineering courses are designed to meet the needs of modern engineering. Sound fundamentals in mathematics, science, engineering science and communication lead to advanced studies in one of the branches of engineering offered by the University.

      A design thread through each of the programs leads to the skills needed for innovation in the competitive industries of the future.

      UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world-class reputation in teaching and research.

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