Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology - 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 Information Technology.

Other commencement years for this course: 2017

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

Course code

E3011

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BInfoTech

CRICOS code

092251G

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

E3011 (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 Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Information Technology

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

In an age of increasing technological advancements, the synergy between engineering and information technology will only become stronger. IT underpins engineering practice in all disciplines and industry needs graduates with skills and expertise spanning both.

In this double degree course, you will acquire creative and problem solving skills to use IT in engineering applications. This could be anything from designing a stunning visualisation of engineering data to building an app for data collection to setting up the business IT processes to deliver an engineering product via the internet.

Depending on the chosen IT major, you could:

  • use your technical skills from software development to create controllers, simulations and visualisations for anything from manufacturing to energy usage or medical devices
  • apply your creative skills and design flair from multimedia to create a great app for controlling a 'smart house'
  • use your practical understanding of business information systems to launch an online business in engineering services or products
  • put your networks and security skills to work setting up the IT infrastructure and software needed for remote sensing or transportation monitoring.

NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • C2000 Bachelor of Information technology

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, of which:

  • the specialisation completed must be one of electrical and computer systems engineering or software engineering

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 C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology component, of which:

  • the major completed must be computer networks and security

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
  • ECE2041Not offered in 2018 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:

Information technology component

Bachelor of Information Technology is about the application of computer-based technologies and systems to meet individual and organisation information needs. The course will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to use IT effectively and to use, develop and manage IT-based systems.

Part A. Information technology specified study (48 points)

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.

You must complete:*

a. One introductory programming unit (6 points) from:*

  • FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java
  • FIT1045 Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python
  • FIT1048 Fundamentals of C++

*If you are completing the software engineering specialisation in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you must choose between FIT1051 and FIT1048 only.

b. The following four units (24 points):

  • FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
  • FIT1049 IT professional practice
  • FIT2002 IT project management
  • FIT2094 Databases

c. One of (6 points):**

  • FIT2001 Systems development**
  • FIT2099 Object-oriented design and implementation

**If you are completing the software engineering specialisation in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you must complete FIT2001.

d. Capstone project units (12 points) or an industry-based learning unit (18 points) from:

  • FIT3047 Industry experience studio project 1 and FIT3048 Industry experience studio project 2

an industry-based learning unit (18 points)

  • FIT3045 Industry-based learning (only for students in the industry-based learning placement stream) (18 points)***

*** This option is available only if you are selected to participate in the Industry-based learning (IBL) program. If you intend to apply for the IBL program, please discuss your course progression with faculty staff. If you are selected for the IBL program, 6 points of the 18-points IBL project will replace an elective in the major in Part B. below.

Part B. Information technology listed major (48 points)

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one area of information technology. You will develop the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in your major needed to successfully plan, develop, implement and evaluate information products and systems.

Information technology area of study

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

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 Information Technology.

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:

  • C3701 Bachelor of Information Technology (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 discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.