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Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) (Honours)

A single four year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

BER&D(H)
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno

Do you want to make solar energy more efficient, create new technology in robotics or even develop materials to support the growth of human cells? Are you a high-achieving student interested in becoming an innovator and a future leader in engineering?

Our research and development (R&D) degree is right choice for you.

This elite engineering degree will give you access to an innovative structure that allows you to get involved in many project based research courses in engineering.

You can study the fundamental engineering courses while you are immersed in research groups covering mechatronics, solar energy, materials and manufacturing or computer vision.

This exceptional degree will not only allow you to excel in your career, but to also make a real difference and help to solve some of the world's largest problems.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Organisations invest in R&D in order to gain a competitive advantage over others. R&D is at the forefront of new product design and development and is a wealth and change generator. Innovative solutions to many of the problems in society today will come from those working in R&D.

After graduation you will be skilled to work in R&D roles in industry, government, and academia, or as an accredited engineer.

Careers in engineering are diverse. Engineers are in high demand in Australia and overseas, and as an ANU graduate with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers.

The skills and abilities you gain while studying are highly sought after in engineering companies, and also across many other professions and organisations.

Because of the unique systems approach at ANU many of our graduates quickly progress to senior management roles due to their skills and knowledge in more than one engineering discipline. For this reason engineering at ANU is often considered a springboard into the wider corporate world.

Our graduates work in many organisations including:

  • Toyota
  • Telstra
  • Qantas
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Department of Defence
  • Energy Australia
  • GHD
  • CEA Technologies
  • Cochlear Limited
  • ABB
  • Thales
  • Ford.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.


The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
99
QLD Band:
1
International Baccalaureate:
42

Prerequisites

ACT: Specialist Mathematics (major).

NSW: HSC Mathematics Extension 1.

Assumed Knowledge: Physics

Bonus Points

Bonus points to do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.  They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$41,040.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) (Honours) requires completion of 192 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 192 units must include:

102 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

ENGN1215 Engineering Sciences

ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics

ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics

ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design

ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design

ENGN2225 Systems Engineering Design

ENGN2226 Systems Engineering Analysis

ENGN2706 Engineering Research and Development Project (Methods)

ENGN3100 Practical Experience

ENGN3221 Engineering Management

ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation

ENGN3712 Engineering Research and Development Project

ENGN4221 Systems Engineering Project

ENGN4712 Engineering Research and Development Project

PHYS1101 Physics I

6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:

COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists

6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours

6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2

MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours

48 units from completion of one of the following Engineering majors, of which 12 units contribute towards meeting the compulsory course requirements above:

Biomedical Systems

Electronic and Communication Systems

Mechanical and Material Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Photonic Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

 

36 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

 

Students must achieve a minimum 80% weighted average mark across all compulsory courses undertaken in each period (Summer/First Semester/Autumn) and (Winter/Second Semester/Spring) in order to continue in the Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development)(Honours). Students who do not achieve a minimum of 80% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single degree.

 

Students must achieve a minimum 80% final Honours mark in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) (Honours). Students who do not achieve a minimum 80% final Honours mark will be transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single degree program.

 

HONS4700 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated as the weighted average mark of the following courses, with further weightings as indicated:

Science and Engineering Foundations (0.1 weighting): ENGN1211, ENGN1215, COMP1100 or 1730, MATH1013 or 1115,MATH1014 or 1116 and PHYS1101.

Engineering Fundamentals (0.2 weighting): ENGN1217, ENGN1218, ENGN2217, ENGN2218, ENGN2219 and ENGN2000-series electives.

Professional Core (0.3 weighting): ENGN2225, ENGN2226, ENGN3200, ENGN3221, ENGN3230 and ENGN4221.

Engineering Discipline (0.4 weighting): ENGN3000-series and ENGN4000-series electives, and ENGN4200.

Honours

Students must formally enrol in ENGN4100 Engineering Honours at the commencement of their intended final semester.

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units PHYS1101 Physics I 6 units ENGN1215 Engineering Sciences 6 units
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units
Year 2 48 units ENGN2706 Engineering Research and Development Project (Methods) 6 units ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2225 Systems Engineering Design 6 units ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design 6 units
ENGN2226 Systems Engineering Analysis 6 units ENGN2707 ENGN2707 Engineering Research and Development Project Engineering major course 6 units Elective course 6 units
Year 3 48 units ENGN3221 Engineering Management 6 units ENGN3712 ENGN3712 Engineering Research and Development Elective course 6 units Engineering major course 6 units
ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation 6 units ENGN3712 ENGN3712 Engineering Research and Development Project Engineering major course 6 units Elective course 6 units
Year 4 48 units ENGN4712 ENGN4712 Engineering Research and Development Project ENGN4221 Systems Engineering Project 6 units Engineering major course 6 units Elective course 6 units
ENGN4712 ENGN4712 Engineering Research and Development Engineering major course 6 units Engineering major course 6 units Elective course 6 units

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As a high-achieving student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours)  (BE(R&D) program you have chosen a unique and exciting 'systems engineering' degree.  This four year degree will give you access to an innovative structure that allows you to study a number of research projects, giving you exposure to cutting edge research with leading researchers, as well as studying the fundmental engineering courses.
This degree can be also studied as a double degree with many complementary disciplines.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 192 units
  • One Engineering major (48 units)
  • 30 units of research projects
  • 30 units of elective courses which may be used to study an Engineering minor (24 units) or a range of courses from any ANU College.

Double degree

  • This degree requires a total of 144 units
  • One Engineering major (48 units)
  • 30 units of research projects

About this degree

  • Typically you will study four courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 32 courses across your whole degree of four years duration
  • BE(R&D) has many compulsory courses due to its professional accreditation
  • In the single degree you will have 36 units (six courses) of electives. You may use these to study an Engineering minor or a range of courses from any ANU College
  • There are no electives in the double degree - your other degree requirements use up all of these.

Enrolment Status

While it’s possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.





Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

  • IF YOU ARE COMMENCING IN JULY YOU SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL TO <studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au> FOR ADVICE ABOUT YOUR ENROLMENT OR YOU SHOULD ATTEND AN ENROLMENT ADVICE SESSION AT THE UNIVERSITY IN THE WEEK BEFORE SEMESTER COMMENCES.

  • Students who excel in maths and have done the highest level of maths available to them at school should read the following: You may choose to enrol in MATH1115 and MATH1116 (honours maths) in place of MATH1013 and MATH1014. There is no particular advantage to doing this, and there is additional workload, but students who are passionate and talented may like to choose this option.
  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your BE(R&D) half of the double degree.


Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

There are a number of Engineering majors and minors for you to choose from. The good news is that you do not need to make any decisions about these until after first year. Just follow the first year enrolment pattern for single and double degrees. If you want more information about majors and minors you can have a look at the BE(R&D) Degree Requirements on the 'Programs and Courses' website.

Electives

There are no electives in your first year of study.

Study Options

Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units ENGN1215 Engineering Sciences 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units PHYS1101 Physics I 6 units
COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units

Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units PHYS1101 Physics I 6 units Other Degree course
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Other Degree course

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