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The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is designed for students with interests in learning to address humanity’s issues and challenges through the development and deployment of technical solutions.
Not all subjects are available on all campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
Engineering at Western
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.
This major includes a mandatory 450-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.
Solar car project
Help design and build a sustainable electrical vehicle, and compete in the next World Solar Car Challenge.
The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
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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As an Engineering graduate with a key program in Sustainability, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Materials Engineer
- Materials Selection Specialist
- High Temperature Applications Specialist
- Extreme Environments Specialist
- Advanced Materials Processing and Development Specialist
- Semiconductor/electronic Materials Specialist
- Metallurgical and related Process Engineering
Materials engineers investigate, develop, process and test ceramics, chemicals, polymers, metals and other materials. By examining the way various materials behave and are formed at the atomic level, materials engineers are able to improve their existing properties, and create entirely new substances.
Extreme Environments Specialist
These specialists investigate what's causing the pollution or health hazard. They may perform laboratory and field tests to monitor environmental resources and to determine the contaminants and sources of pollution. Once these are identified, they work to stop the threat.
Reviewing blueprints and other design documents to make sure they comply with industry standards. Conduct research on new materials and technologies that could improve product performance in the future. Analyze existing semiconductors to identify opportunities for improvement.
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 program 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.
Ever wanted to build or program a robot? Western’s Unlimited Robotics Club is for you.
Gain access to a huge range of woodworking and metal workshops, laser cutting, CNC routers and fabrication equipment.
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Further study options
*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.
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