Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

WSU-UNSW Collaborative Program

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Engineering Your Future

Challenge yourself to be the best. The Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) is designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. Focus on a discipline area by selecting a major in Advanced Manufacturing, Civil, Construction, Materials, and Sustainability Engineering, or join the WSU-UNSW Collaborative Program by selecting a major in Electrical, Mechanical or Robotic & Mechatronics. In addition, you can further specialise by selecting a minor from a wide range of recommended subject sets that will complement your chosen discipline.

Honours class will be awarded at the completion of four years of study, based on your overall academic performance during the study period. Students in this program will need to maintain at least credit average GPA (5.0+ GPA) throughout their study; those not meeting this academic performance requirement will be transferred to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

Industry Recognised

The majors in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering are all fully accredited by Engineers Australia, ensuring that your education is recognised in Australia and abroad. Provisional accreditation is sought for the majors in Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Sustainability Engineering. 

As part of this program, you will also complete a minimum of 450 hours of industrial experience which helps to emerge with real-world experiences when you commence your professional career.  

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying. 

All students commence at Western at our new Parramatta Engineering Innovation Hub (PEIH) where you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities at a convenient Western Sydney location. This new campus is located in the heart of Parramatta and provides unmatched opportunities for students to collaborate with other students, academic staff, and industry. Facilities include collaboration-focussed teaching spaces and a new Makerspace. Innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities also exist via Launch Pad and co-located industries and agencies. In addition, students also enjoy access to all other facilities and services available within the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment.

Majors in the Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) Collaborative Program

After satisfactory completion of second year, students studying one of the below majors may have the opportunity to continue their studies with Western or transition to UNSW for years 3 and 4 (Subject to meeting the Threshold Requirements for student transfer). Descriptions of these majors are available below:

Available at the Parramatta campus.

The Electrical Engineering major includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Electrical Engineering program is one of the flagships of Western’s engineering whose core subjects such as Electrical Fundamentals, Power Electronics, Engineering Electromagnetics form the foundation for other programs such as Software Engineering and Biomedical Engineering program. Because of the vibrant and diverse offerings of Western’s engineering, its graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems.

Graduate destinations include:
Designers, data loggers, programmers, consultants, system engineers, data communications specialists, wireless communications engineers, and integrated circuit designers.

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta campus.

Mechanical engineering is a dynamic area involving the design and build of moving machines including engines that power transportation, industrial machinery, and a range of tools. Students put the core concepts of mechanical engineering, energy, thermodynamics, mechanics, kinematics, and fluid mechanics, into practical application in workshops, industry projects, and work integrated learning.
Students design and construct machines and tools, monitor and evaluate their performance. Employment opportunities include automotive or mechanical engineer, control and instrumentation engineer.

Graduate destinations include:
Mechanical engineer, Aerospace engineer, Automotive engineer, CAD engineering, Control and Instrumentation engineer, Maintenance engineer.

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta campuses.

Robotics and Mechatronic engineering combines electrical, computing and mechanical engineering and is at the forefront in designing smart machines and systems, such as pilotless spacecraft, car cruise control, automated factories and medical telerobotics. Students explore intelligent mechanical systems and automation through an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, as well as
work-integrated industry projects. Students learn in-depth knowledge about the design and construction of these systems to integrate, evaluate and address their performance. The multidisciplinary skills students develop are sought after by leading edge industries, including aerospace and biomedical engineering.

Graduate destinations include:
Robotic and autonomous systems engineer, Autonomous equipment engineer, Electronics design engineer, Instrumentation engineer, Automation engineer, Control systems engineer.

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Majors in the Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Engineering majors that are not part of the collaborative program include; Civil, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Sustainability. Descriptions of these majors are available below:

Available at the Parramatta.

Manufacturing is continuously transforming as it integrates automation, analytics, intelligence, digitisation, and Internet of Things (IoT) into physical operations. In this major, you integrate techniques and methods to improve the sustainability and efficiency of manufacturing taking advantage of digitisation tools. You tackle complex problems, propose innovative solutions, and apply critical thinking to industry problems considering social, ethical and environmental factors. 

Graduate destinations are varied and include:
Digital Product Design Engineer, Digital Process Engineer, Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Digital Twins Engineer, Systems Engineer, Automation Specialist, Robotics Specialists, Advanced Sensors Specialists, Industry 4.0 Transformation Specialist, IIoT Specialist. 

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta campus.

Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates may pursue career paths in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures and be associated with private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils. These career paths may include engineering projects related to residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes.

Graduate destinations include:
Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Site Engineer, Water Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, Water Resource System Analyst, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Engineer, Water Treatment Operator, Subdivision Civil Approvals Engineer, Consulting Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Design Manager 

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta campuses.

Construction Engineering consists of core subjects in structural engineering, project management and construction technologies. Graduates will work in the fields of construction, structural design, and project management. Career opportunities include those in the private or public sector on projects covering highways, airports, and residential & commercial buildings.

Graduate destinations include:
Construction Engineer, Structural Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Site Engineer, Subdivision Civil Approvals Engineer, Consulting Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Design Manager.

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta campuses.

Since the dawning of mankind an understanding of how materials can be obtained and used has been critical to successful human endeavour. Materials engineers are concerned with the highly technological and dynamic process of understanding, developing, and applying materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites) to a range of engineering problems. Students will develop skills necessary to synthesise relevant information so that they can be effective decision makers in a materials context. These skills will serve them well in varied career opportunities associated with biomedical devices, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, opto-electronics, energy, aerospace, and sustainable construction. 

Graduate destinations include:
Materials engineers, Materials selection specialists, High temperature applications specialists, Extreme environments specialists, Advanced materials processing and development specialists, Semiconductor/electronic materials specialists, metallurgical and related process engineering. 

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta campus.

Human society is facing ever increasing challenges from changing climate, expanding populations and industrial development. Traditional approaches to solve environmental problems needs rethinking and should consider circular economy, life cycle thinking, climate smartness, digitisation. In this Major, students assess various challenges in provision of water, food, infrastructure and energy then propose design solutions using holistic, futuristic and sustainable technologies and strategies. Through hands-on, real-life projects, students explore solutions that integrate technical, technological (IoT), social, cultural, geographical, regulatory and ethical factors. This major will benefit students aiming for careers such as Environmental Engineer/Scientist/Consultant, Natural Resources Manager, Waste Engineer/Manger/ Consultant, and Sustainability Engineer/ Manager/ Consultant.

Graduate destinations include:
Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Natural Resources Manager, Waste Engineer, Waste Manager, Waste Consultant, Sustainability Engineer, Sustainability Manager, Sustainability Consultant. 

This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $33,040

Delivery: On campus

 

 

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"Engineering is a subject that provides you with excellent career opportunities and insight into how the world around you works."

— Syhra Fieck. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Civil.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.