Bachelor of Engineering Science

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Re-Engineering Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering Science degree covers all major engineering domains and you can experience many facets of engineering before deciding your area of specialisation at the end of your first year.

The Bachelor of Engineering Science may be used as a pathway to the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. It may also be used as a three-year exit program for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Successful applicants for Advanced Standing may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University campuses to complete the elements of their programs.

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 being sought for the majors in Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Sustainability Engineering.

As part of this program, you will also complete a minimum of 300 hours of industrial experience which helps to emerge with real-world experiences when you commence your professional career.  

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for full Engineers Australia membership of at the level of Engineering Technologist

State of the Art Facilities

Students undertaking engineering programs at WSU enjoy access to a spectrum of advanced and state-of-the-art facilities. Examples include the brand-new campus Parramatta Engineering Innovation Hub, and the Kingswood Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and Makerspace.

The Parramatta Engineering Innovation Hub (PEIH) 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.

The Advanced Manufacturing Precinct located on the Kingswood campus is an expansive workshop
based on emerging technologies in additive manufacturing, 3D printing and leading edge CNC machining. The precinct is used extensively for mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and industry collaborations. 3D printing in metals including stainless and tool steel and speciality processes in digital anatomy printing is also available as well as an extensive wood-and metal-working facilities. 

Our Makerspaces at Kingswood and PEIH enable students to access advanced manufacturing equipment to produce their own prototypes and parts. These specialist workshops include wood and metal manufacturing equipment, world class CNC, and additive manufacturing with 3D printing in plastics and metal. Our Makerspaces support your fabrication projects while you are studying and are designed to help you produce high performance parts during your engineering journey. You can also access Makerspace facilities and equipment for your personal interest
projects. 

Student-led Projects and Programs

WSU Engineering programs also allow you to apply your theoretical learnings to fascinating real-world challenges, like Western's Solar Car project, Formula-SAE project, Unlimited Robotics Club, and Engineers Without Borders student chapter. The Engineering Summer Placement Program is also available for high-achieving students to undertake paid placements.

Western Sydney Solar Team - Solar car project

Our students gain the exciting opportunity to be part of the WSU Solar Car Project. Producing four cars over a rich ten-year history, the team has enjoyed many successes. In the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the Team placed 6th overall and were the first Australian team to finish. In 2018, the team became the first international team to win the prestigious American Solar Challenge, beating Michigan University’s 18-year winning streak. The team also broke the record in 2019 for the lightest solar-powered vehicle ever to race weighing only 116.8kgs. Currently the team is undertaking a range of activities including a composite half scale model of the 2021 vehicles, an all-electric go-kart build and are about to embark on a regional NSW road show. These planned activities will help train the team and ensure they are ready for success in the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

If you would like to be a part of this journey and increase the depth of your own learning, click here to find out more.

Program structure

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

YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM 8 MAJORS

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith campuses

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 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

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 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 Engineering Technologist, Structural Engineering Technologist, Geotechnical Engineering Technologist, Site Engineering Technologist, Water Engineering Technologist, Maintenance Engineering Technologist. 

This major includes a mandatory 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith 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 Engineering Technologist, Structural Engineering Technologist, Geotechnical Engineering Technologist, Site Engineering Technologist.

This major includes a mandatory 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney campuses.

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:
Engineering technologists, consultants, data loggers, programmers, or junior engineers training for major projects.

This major includes a mandatory 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith 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 engineering technologist, Materials selection technologist, High temperature applications technologist, Extreme environments technologist, Materials processing technologist, metallurgical and related process engineering.

This major includes a mandatory 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney Campuses.

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 engineering technologist, Aerospace engineering technologist, Automotive engineering technologist, CAD technologist, Control and instrumentation technologist, Maintenance technologist.

This major includes a mandatory 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith 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 technologist, Autonomous equipment technologist, Electronics design technologist, Instrumentation technologist, Automation technologist, Control systems technologist.

This major includes a mandatory 300-hour industrial placement as a completion requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation as professional engineer.

Available at the Parramatta and Penrith campuses.

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 Engineering Technologist, Waste Engineering Technologist/, and Sustainability Engineering Technologist. 

Graduate destinations include:
Environmental Engineering Technologist, Waste Engineering Technologist, Sustainability Engineering Technologist.

This major includes a mandatory 300-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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"I chose to study here because facilities are new, staff members helpful and the University has a united and harmonious atmosphere."

— Micah Fountain. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Advanced.

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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.