Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Engineering at Western

The future presents significant challenges for managing the environment, infrastructure and technology. The world needs innovative engineering, applied science and design strategies.

Get to experience areas like Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics and Mechatronics and then decide on your specialisation.

You can also apply your course knowledge to fascinating, real-world challenges, like Western's ongoing Solar Car project, Formula-SAE project and Unlimited Robotics Club.

Solar car project

Help design and build a sustainable electrical vehicle, and compete in the next World Solar Car Challenge.

Jay Manley graduated in Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) talks about the Solar Car Project.

Professional accreditation

Our graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They are also eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney Campuses.

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.

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith Campuses.

The Construction 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.

Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney campuses.

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 in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems.

Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney Campuses.

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.

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith campuses.

Robotics and Mechatronics 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.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $29,960* 

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"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.

Industry recognition

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.

Industry experience

At the end of your third year, you will complete 12 weeks of work placement, so you emerge with real-world experience.

Robotics

Ever wanted to build or program a robot? Western’s Unlimited Robotics Club is for you.

Fab Lab

Gain access to a huge range of woodworking and metal workshops, laser cutting, CNC routers and fabrication equipment.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

Find your unlimited

A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field. Achieve your unlimited potential.
 

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.