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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.
Note: At the Sydney City campus, this program is available for full-time study only, and only in the majors Civil, Electrical and Mechanical.
Not all subjects are available on all campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
Engineering at Western
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 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:
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Consultant
- Natural Resources Manager
- Waste Engineer
- Waste Manager
- Waste Consultant
- Sustainability Engineer
- Sustainability Manager
- Sustainability Consultant
Environmental Engineers assess the impact on air, water, soil and noise levels in the vicinity of engineering projects, plan and design equipment and processes for the treatment and safe disposal of waste material, and assess what may cause problems for the environment in the long-term.
Natural Resource Manager
Natural resource managers develop conservation plans for nature reserves, land and other natural resources, so that people can use these resources in an ecologically sustainable way.
Waste Management Engineer
Waste Management Engineers develop, monitor, review and improve council's asset management practices with regards to waste and park assets.
Sustainability engineers take a lead role in delivering sustainable and low-energy design projects in the built environment. The role demands an understanding of engineering in relation to reuse, remanufacturing, recycling and the effects of carbon emissions.
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.