Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar)

Course summary

Engineering is vital to solving the world’s big challenges. Engineers are needed to support communities by designing and building liveable sustainable cities, they create transport and housing systems, they design and build telecommunications network, 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 CEO’s 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

You will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. You then focus on your chosen major study from second year.

Your degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. You may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program.

Engineers work in a variety of industries, for example: construction, mining, resources, aeronautical, electronics, engineering management, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing, railroad and shipbuilding.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) program is designed to provide an enriched education experience, and to encourage high achievers to continue on to further studies and research. Benefits include:

  • access to the Summer Scholarship program where you get paid as a Research Assistant
  • access to a wider range of subjects
  • $500 per year study grant

Double majors provide the knowledge and competencies to practise as a professional engineer in two engineering disciplines. This program is available by transfer only following completion of a successful first year of study.

Students need to maintain a weighted average mark of 80 throughout the program. As an engineering student at UOW you will have access to fully-equipped laboratories and the latest computer-aided software that is used in modern industrial workplaces. Our lecturers encourage you to approach them and get involved in industry projects and learning opportunities so you get the most out of your university education.

Our engineering students are trained through practical learning experiences including:

  • Laboratory experiments
  • Problem based learning
  • Computer simulations
  • Teamwork assignments
  • Industrial case studies
  • Project management
  • Site visits to industry

Our Engineering courses are designed to meet the needs of modern engineering and the innovative focus of industry.

Course information

Study area

Engineering

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1858

ATAR (UAI)

95

IB Score

36-37

Duration

4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083341C

UAC Code

755601

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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)

79

18

18

18

18

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 Transfer

This flexibly designed program provides exemption from some first year subjects for the high achieving student.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $16,200
Full Course Fee: $129,600

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.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and any 2 units of English.
Recommended Studies: Physics, Engineering Studies, and Chemistry (not required for computer, electrical, mechatronic or telecommunications).

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

As per Tertiary/Secondary Studies.

Credit Transfer

This flexibly designed program provides exemption from some first year subjects for the high achieving student.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Second Friday in December in year preceding enrolment

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
23 July 2018

Applications Close

International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 29 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 16 July 2018 (TBC)
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  2. Navigate disciplinary literature with particular skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  3. Implement common research methods in the field of engineering, analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  4. Draw from established engineering concepts, methods and industry standards to develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems by completing a research project relating to the respective engineering major.
  5. Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  6. Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  7. Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  8. Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  9. Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  10. Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.
  11. Plan and compose an extensive research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates understanding and critical analysis in engineering. 

Course Structure

The normal full-time load for a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) is 48 credit points per year and, apart from thesis and professional experience subjects, all subjects have a credit point value of six.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) normally takes four years to complete, with double majors and double degrees normally taking five years to complete. All students must take notice of the Course Rules regarding minimum rate of progress.

Scholar students need to achieve a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 80 each year to maintain a place in the program.

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar), a student must complete a total of at least 192 credit points if undertaking a single major or 240 credit points if undertaking a double major, as outlined below:

  1. at least one major, or optional double major, as listed below;
  2. no more than 60 credit points at 100 level;
  3. at least 24 credit points at 300 level;
  4. at least 12 weeks of approved professional experience, documented in the form of employment reports at any stage after completion of 1st year*; and
  5. a project or thesis on a research or design topic under the supervision of an academic staff member. There are two thesis options:
    1. All Scholar students in the Civil, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Mining Engineering majors program must enrol and complete ENGG453 Thesis B (18 credit points). ENGG453 students are exempt from one six credit point elective.
    2. All Scholar students in the Computer, Electrical or Telecommunications majors must complete:
      1. ECTE355 Scholars Project (6 credit points); and
      2. ECTE451 Engineering Project 1 (6 credit points) and ECTE458 Engineering Project 2 (12 credit points).

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 2. Students whose WAM is below 67.5% will receive Honours with no grade.

* A part-time candidate in approved full-time engineering employment may be exempted from up to three specified subjects in accordance with the provisions of the Professional Options subjects, thereby enabling the joint course to be completed in a shorter time. 

Single Majors

Double Majors

These programs of study usually take five years to complete. Students may apply to transfer to a double major at the end of the first year of study. Study programs are detailed in the pages linked above.

Research Options

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) students have the option of undertaking research projects with the various Faculty Research Units. Students should discuss proposals with the Head of Students or Discipline Advisor before enrolling in any of the following six credit point elective subjects:

The ENGG subjects are available to students in the Civil, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Mining Engineering majors.

The ECTE355 subject is compulsory for all students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) Computer, Electrical or Telecommunications majors.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ENGG171 Scholars Research Project 1 6 Annual
ENGG255 Professional Option 2 6 Annual
ENGG371 Scholars Research Project 3 6 Annual
ECTE355 Scholars Project 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG355 Professional Option 3 6 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG271 Scholars Research Project 2 6 Not offered in this year
ENGG455 Professional Option 4 6 Not offered in this year

 

Professional Options

The Faculty encourages the development of engineering skills and knowledge gained in the workplace through Professional Options. Students who work in appropriate industries can enrol in Professional Option subjects and count their industry skills and knowledge toward their degree. This is only available to students in the Civil, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic and Mining Engineering majors.

Depending on the degree, and subject to approval by the Discipline Advisor, students will be able to take up to three six credit point Professional Option subjects during their course:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ENGG171 Scholars Research Project 1 6 Annual
ENGG171 Scholars Research Project 1 6 Annual
ENGG255 Professional Option 2 6 Annual
ENGG371 Scholars Research Project 3 6 Annual
ENGG255 Professional Option 2 6 Annual
ENGG355 Professional Option 3 6 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG355 Professional Option 3 6 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ECTE355 Scholars Project 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG455 Professional Option 4 6 Not offered in this year
ENGG271 Scholars Research Project 2 6 Not offered in this year
ENGG455 Professional Option 4 6 Not offered in this year

 

 

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.

Why choose this course

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.

We are a leading engineering research institution in Australia, based on our longstanding collaboration with local and multinational industries and research centres in Australia and overseas. The Australian Research Council ranked our multidisciplinary research as 'well above world standard', and our civil, manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering research as 'above world standard' performance.

Our faculty members are driving relevant and cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas focused on providing innovative solutions to global issues.

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