Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science - 2018

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Science.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

E3007

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BSc

CRICOS code

017107E

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Science

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

E3007 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

5 years FT, 10 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

The engineering award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

Engineering involves the application of science. Many engineers are fascinated by scientific investigation and eager to enhance their understanding of the pure sciences. Likewise many scientists wish to see their theories applied towards new technologies. If either of these describe you, then this double degree course is ideal.

Starting with nine engineering specialisations, you can select from over twenty areas of science. The result is an educational experience uniquely tailored to meet your interests and aspirations. The various combinations offer diversity, flexibility and numerous career choices.

The first year provides the scientific and design foundations for engineering. It focuses on real life problems to help you understand the interaction between engineering and society. It also introduces the range of engineering disciplines. You then pursue your specialist engineering discipline from year two.

The combinations of engineering and science fields are almost limitless. You might combine environmental engineering with atmospheric science, ecology and conservation biology, genetics, plant sciences, zoology, chemistry, computational science, geographical science or statistics. Or you could augment your aerospace degree with studies in physics or astrophysics, pair mechanical engineering with applied mathematics, or combine chemical engineering with geosciences. The choice is yours.

Requirements

The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 240 points:

1. 144 points must be completed in Parts A, B, C, D and E (Level 1 only) as described below in E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component.

Refer to E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single degree entry for the details of mandatory professional recognition requirements.

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in S2000 Bachelor of Science component, of which:

  • at least 30 points and no more than 36 points of level 1 units must be completed
  • at least 60 points must be completed at levels 2 and 3
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
  • you must complete the level one sequences at stage one before enrolling in level two science units

Note: You cannot complete a minor, major or extended major in Materials science under the Science component if you are doing the Materials engineering specialisation under the Engineering component.

Engineering component

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through four themes that combine to underpin engineering practice: fundamentals and foundational skills, design, knowledge and applications, and professional practice.

Part A. Engineering fundamentals and foundational skills (12 points)

These will develop your understanding of natural and physical sciences, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences that underpin all engineering disciplines.

You must complete:

If you have not done the equivalent of VCE Specialist mathematics and/or VCE Physics then you must also complete foundation unit/s below in mathematics and/or physics:

Note: If you have to do one foundation unit, you do not complete the Level 1 elective from Part E below. If you need to take both foundation units you also do not do the elective, but in addition you will need to overload in year 1 or 2 and increase the total credit points needed for this double degree by 6 points.

Part B. Engineering design (18 points)

This will develop the engineering techniques, tools and resources for the conduct, design and management of engineering design processes and projects, both in the industrial setting and in the development of research experiments.

You must complete:

  • ENG1001 Engineering design: Lighter, faster, stronger
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: Cleaner, safer smarter
  • ENG1003 Engineering mobile apps

Part E. Level 1 elective study (6 points)

If you need to do one or both foundation units, you do not do this elective, otherwise you must complete one of the following:

  • CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced
  • ECE2041 Telecommunications
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENG1021 Spatial communication in engineering
  • ENG1051 Materials for energy and sustainability
  • FIT2085 Introduction to computer science for engineers
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science
  • MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids
  • PHS1002 Physics for engineering
  • RSE1010 Natural resources engineering
  • TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering

Part C. Engineering knowledge and application and Part D. Professional practice (108 points)

Part C will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific engineering methods of a branch of engineering and will integrate the specific engineering methods and discipline knowledge into practice. You will develop skills to identify and apply knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. Additionally, your studies will focus on your understanding and application of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in your discipline.

Part D will develop your skills in readiness for the engineering workplace. You will develop skills in effective team membership and team leadership, the use and management of commercially relevant data, and the legal responsibilities of engineers. This study will integrate the theme 'Engineering knowledge and application' with your specialist field of engineering.

You must complete Part C and Part D in one of the following specialisations:

Science component

Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course and it will provide you with a broad, general science education, as well as specialist training in one or more science disciplines.

Part A. Science specified study (48 points)

Although the requirements in Part A appear to exceed 48 points, a level 1 sequence is typically counted towards your major (Part B) and not towards Part A.

You must complete:

Level 1 sequences

a. At least two level 1 approved science sequences (24 points)

Normally, the units in a level 1 sequence are required for the completion of a related minor or major. The choice of level 1 sequences will influence your choice of level 2 and level 3 units and will lay the foundation for your major.

Note: Some level 1 units in the Engineering component overlap with the Science component. Refer to the level 1 approved science sequences for how to complete your level 1 sequence.

Mathematics and statistics unit

b. You are not required to complete the level one mathematics or statistics unit for the Science component as you complete a corresponding mathematics requirement in your partner course, ENG1005, which is equivalent to MTH1030. You can still choose to complete a level one sequence in mathematics.

Additional level 1 units

c. Any additional level 1 units required to take the total level 1 science listed units to either 30 or 36 points. Level 1 science listed units are chosen from units listed under any major, extended major or minor offered in the Bachelor of Science or from the following:

  • SCI1200 Humans, evolution and modern society
  • SCI1300 Climate change: From science to society
  • SCI1400 From Galileo to GPS: How astronomy shapes our lives
  • SCI1800 The sustainable planet
Level 2/3 units

d. One unit (6 points) from:

  • SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication
  • SCI2015 Scientific practice and communication (advanced).

e. Any additional units required to make the total level 2 and 3 Bachelor of Science listed units to at least 60 points (inclusive of the unit in d. and the units in your major in Part B), with at least 24 points at level 3, chosen from:

  • SCI3910 Schools science project
  • SCI3920 Science industry placement
  • SCI3930 Career skills for scientists
  • units listed under any major, extended major or minor offered in S2000 Bachelor of Science

Part B. Science listed major (48 points)

You must complete one science listed major from those listed below. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level 1 (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level 3. You may replace the major with an extended major by using the elective units available in Part A.

It is recommended that you consider completing level 2 units in more than one area of science to maximise your choice of major at level 3.

If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in your chosen major area of study.

Minors, majors and extended majors

Note: You cannot complete a minor, major or extended major in Materials science under the Science component if you are doing the Materials engineering specialisation under the Engineering component.

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Refer also to the table of minors and majors by campus which details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed all of the requirements described above for the single degree component and have completed a total of:

  • 192 points to exit with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in your specialisation
  • 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Science.

Progression to further studies

Honours

You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:

  • S3701 Bachelor of Science (Honours)

You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units. Science students should refer to the honours prerequisites table.

Graduate coursework

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Science may proceed to:

  • S5003 Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Malaysia only)
  • S6000 Master of Science (from 2019)
  • S6001 Master of Financial Mathematics*
  • S6002 Master of Environment and Sustainability**
  • S6003 Master of Mathematics (from 2019)

* Students completing a major in applied mathematics, financial and insurance mathematics, mathematical statistics, mathematics or pure mathematics are eligible to receive 24 points of credit towards this course.

** Students completing a major in a cognate discipline including business, environmental science, humanities, science or social sciences are eligible to receive 24 points of credit towards this course.