This degree is designed for high achieving students to undertake advanced engineering topics and gain substantial research experience.
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This course gives you the opportunity to work closely with an academic mentor to develop high-level research skills. The Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) follows the structure of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with extension activities and alternative assessments designed to stimulate and realise your full academic potential.
You will complete 12 weeks of industrial experience, which is required at the end of the third year of studies. The Engineering Summer Placement program, available through our Cooperative Programs, offers high-achieving students the opportunity for paid placements.
This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.
When you graduate from this program you will be eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. You are also eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures. Projects may cover residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. You may be an engineer in private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils.
The Construction Key Program 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.
This program includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control systems in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems.
In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the course structure introduces students to units of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.
This program provides the skills necessary for the design of smart machines of all types: cruise control in automobiles, pilotless spacecraft, automated factories and medical telerobotics. The course, accompanied by an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, is essentially concerned with the design of intelligent mechanical systems and automation, and includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design. Graduates in the program acquire the combined skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are needed in leading-edge industries such as aerospace systems, the car industry, automation and robotic applications, biomedical engineering, laser systems, and building materials manufacture.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
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As an Engineering graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Robotics design
- Manufacturing and utilities
- Water, roads and buildings
- Commercial, medical and industrial product design
- Product management, project management and consultancy
- Industrial or residential development
Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.
Performs and supervises engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.
Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.
Applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease
Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.
Western’s Construction program has received provisional accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer.
Our Civil, Electrical, and Robotics and Mechatronics programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. The course is streamlined and can be completed in two years.
At the end of your third year, you will complete 12 weeks of work placement, so you emerge with real-world experience.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.