The specialist knowledge of engineering technologists is a key element in the practice of engineering. The engineering technologist’s focused learning and practical skills are highly utilised in industry and make a significant contribution to Australian engineering success and prosperity.
The Western Sydney region has experienced strong growth and the engineering industry requires engineering technologists in a range of specialisations to support industry.
Please note: Sydney City start times are March, July and October 2020.
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 is also offered as a three-year exit program for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
Advanced standing: Successful applicants for Advanced Standing may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University campuses to complete the elements of their course.
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.
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As an Engineering Science 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 technologists are experts in engineering systems and how they interact with one another. They focus on the applied and practical application of engineering principles and are employed in a wide range of industries.
Industrial Engineers Investigate and review the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments.
Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.
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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.