Bachelor of Research (Engineering and Information Sciences)

Course summary

The Bachelor of Research degree comprises research training and coursework, requiring students to complete 48 credit points of subjects. Academic Units may award advanced standing for up to 24cp of the degree.

Students completing the Bachelor of Research will receive 48cp of advanced standing and be able to enroll in the 2nd year of the Master of Research and undertake the 48cp thesis.

The following specialisations are available in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Science: Computer Science; Information Technology; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Telecommunications Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering; Mathematics; Applied Statistics; Physics; Medical Radiation Physics.

Course information

Study area

Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

380

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

091515G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

This program is not available to international applicants.

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

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

16

16

16

16

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.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $17,448
Full Course Fee: $34,896


This program is not available to international students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Bachelor of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

As Above

Additional Criteria

All applicants for the Bachelor of Research need to apply for the Master of Research via the online application system and submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. The proposal submitted with the application should:

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.


Applicants will be assessed on academic results and relevant experience by the Head of Postgraduate Studies and if successful a packaged offer awarded for the Bachelor of Research/Master of Research. Candidates undertake the Bachelor of Research in the first year of study, and if this degree is completed successfully they can progress to the thesis component (2nd year of study) of the Master of Research.

Note that candidates can complete the Bachelor of Research only and are under no obligation to proceed to the Master of Research.

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
Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.

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

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
23 July 2018

Applications Close
Domestic Applicants: 29 June. Late applications will be accepted where 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 Structure

The Bachelor of Research degree comprises of both research and research training, requiring students to complete 48 credit points of subjects, as specified in the chosen area of study.   

The Bachelor of Research from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences is available in the following areas:

Areas of Study

Mathematics 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
MATH491 Mathematics Honours Thesis 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
MATH451 Advanced Topics in Mathematics A 12 Autumn
MATH452 Advanced Topics in Mathematics B 12 Spring
Elective MATH/STAT/300/400 Subjects 6  

Applied Statistics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
STAT491 Statistics Honours Thesis 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
STAT451 Advanced Topics in Statistics A 12 Autumn
STAT452 Advanced Topics in Statistics B 12 Spring
Elective MATH/STAT 300/400 Subjects 6 Spring

Physics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
PHYS465 Advanced Project 12 Annual
PHYS401 Theoretical Mechanics & Electromagnetism 8 Autumn
PHYS444 Quantum Mechanics 8 Annual
PHYS446 Solid State Physics 8 Annual
Elective MATH/PHYS/300/400 Subejcts 12 Spring

Medical Radiation Physics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
PHYS465 Advanced Project 12 Annual
PHYS365 Detection of Radiation: Neutrons, Electrons and X Rays 6 Autumn
PHYS366 Physics of Radiotherapy 6 Autumn
PHYS451 Nuclear Medicine 8 Spring
PHYS452 Medical Imaging 8 Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
PHYS453 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 8 Spring

Computer Science

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
CSCI400 Computer Science Honours Project 18 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
CSCI441 CS Research Methodology 6 Not offered in this year
Electives CSCI/300/400 Subjects 18 Autumn/Spring

Information Technology

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ISIT440 IT Research Methodology 6 Not offered in this year
ISIT450 Information Systems & Technology Research Report 18 Not offered in this year
Elective ISIT/300/400 Subjects 18 Autumn/Spring

Civil Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 (New) Engineering Research methods 6 Autumn
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Elective 2 400 level CIVL 12 Spring

Computer Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 (New) Engineering Research methods 6 Autumn
ECTE458 Engineering Project 2 12 Autumn, Spring
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
ECTE432 Computer Architecture 6 Spring
ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 Spring

Electrical Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 (New) Engineering Research methods 6 Autumn
ECTE458 Engineering Project 2 12 Autumn, Spring
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
ECTE412 Power Electronics and Drives 6 Spring
ECTE426 Power Distribution Systems 6 Spring

Environmental Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 Engineering Research methods 6 Autumn
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Electives 2x ENVE/400 Subjects 12 Spring

Materials Engineering

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 Engineering Research methods 6 Autumn
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Electives 2x MATE/ENGG/400 Subjects 12 Spring 

Mechanical Engineering 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Electives 2x MECH/ECTE/400 Subjects 12 Spring

Mechatronic Engineering  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Electives 2x MECH/ECTE/400 Subjects 12 Spring

Mining Engineering  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG451 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG942 Professional Practice 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Electives 2x MINE/ENGG/400 Subjects 12 Spring

Telecommunications Engineering 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
RESH402 Responsible Research 6 Autumn
ENGG851 Engineering Research Methods 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE458 Engineering Project 2 12 Autumn, Spring
ECTE975 Communication and ICT Workplace Practice 6 Autumn
Plus two (2) of the following electives
ECTE465 Wireless Communication Systems 6 Spring
ECTE469 Queuing Theory and Optimization 6 Spring
ECTE331 Real-time Embedded Systems 6 Spring
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

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