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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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

BE(HONS)
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Tech
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Tech
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Engineering (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:

78 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHYS1013 Materials Science

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics

ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics

ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design

ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design

ENGN2219 Computer Architecture and Simulation

ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics

ENGN2228 Signals and Systems

ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2

ENGN2301 Engineering Design 3

ENGN3100 Practical Experience (0 units)

ENGN3300 Engineering Design 4A

ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B


 12 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ENGN4300 Capstone Project

ENGN4350 Individual Project


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

COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists


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

MATH1013 Mathematics & Applications 1

MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics & Applications 1


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

MATH1014 Mathematics & Applications 2

MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics & Applications 2

 

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

Electronic and Communication Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

Environmental Systems

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU.


Honours

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


Honours Grade Calculation

ENGN4100 Engineering Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the mark. It will be calculated as the weighted average mark (WAM) of the courses listed below. The mark for each course is weighted by the units of credit (UoC) of the course, as well as a course weighting as indicated below. WAM is calculated as follows:


WAM = ( S Mark*UoC*Weighting) / (S UoC*Weighting)


Elective Study

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

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 PHYS1013 Physics of Materials 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Elective Course 6 units
MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units
Year 2 48 units ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2: Systems Approaches for Design 6 units ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2219 Computer Architecture and Simulation 6 units
ENGN2301 Engineering Design 3: Systems Approaches for Analysis 6 units ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics 6 units ENGN2228 Signals and Systems 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units ENGN3300 Engineering Design 4A: Systems Approaches for Management 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B: Systems Approaches for Operations 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 4 48 units ENGN4300 Capstone Design Project 6 to 12 units OR ENGN4350; ENGN Major Course 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN4300 Capstone Design Project 6 to 12 units OR ENGN4350; ENGN Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs and change admission requirements as needed.


Domestic applicants

Before applying for a program, you should review the general information about domestic undergraduate admission to ANU programs and how to apply, and the program-specific information below.

  • Applicants with recent secondary education are assessed on:
  • completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and the minimum Selection Rank (from their academic qualifications, plus any adjustment factors) requirement for this program; and
  • co-curricular or service requirement (applies to applicants who complete secondary education in the year prior to commencing at ANU); and
  • English language proficiency; and
  • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with higher education study are assessed on:
  • previous higher education studies; or secondary education results if completed less than one full-time equivalent year (1.0 FTE) of a degree; or the result from a bridging or preparatory course; and
  • English language proficiency; and
  • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are assessed on:
  • previously completed VET qualifications at AQF level 5 or higher (i.e. a Diploma or above); or secondary education results if the VET qualification is not completed; and
  • English language proficiency; and
  • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with work and life experience are assessed on:
  • ATAR or equivalent if secondary education was completed; or the Special Adult Entry Scheme (SAES); or work experience; and
  • English language proficiency; and
  • any program-specific requirements listed below.


International applicants

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.


Diversity factors & English language proficiency 

As Australia's national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe. If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Further information is available for English Language Requirements for Admission 

ATAR:
85
International Baccalaureate:
31

Prerequisites

ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)/Further Mathematics (Major)/Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Major),

NSW: Mathematics or equivalent. More information about interstate subject equivalencies can be found here.

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,910.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

Do you want to make solar energy more efficient and live in a sustainable city, create new technologies in robotics and wireless internet of things, or even develop materials to support the growth of human cells? This is the degree for you!


The ANU Bachelor of Engineering boasts many unique characteristics, but best of all, it is built on a 'multidisciplinary systems' approach. What does that mean? Successful engineers need to understand how disciplines work together. Our state-of-the-art education experience ensures that you will be able to design, analyse and manage the complex systems of the future.


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

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

Work experience

As a part of your degree you will take part in 60 days of work experience to meet accreditation requirements with Engineers Australia. This provides you with the opportunity to integrate academic theory and real world practice, enhance technical and leadership skills, experience a professional setting, whilst also making valuable connections with industry.


Projects

In addition to compulsory work experience you will also undertake a systems engineering industry project. In these projects you will work in teams on a given problem statement and develop the requirements and key performance indicators to guide you through the design. Your team will then proceed through a systems design process including conceptual design, sub-system requirements, and quantitative trade-off analyses, using the full range of engineering science and professional skills developed during your program.


Projects emphasise teamwork, communication skills, team and personal management and a professional approach to engineering design, all of which are highly valuable traits for an engineer.


Internships

Our industry links enable opportunities to undertake internships which allow you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment relevant to your area of future career interests and current academic studies.


You can also receive credit towards your program based on learning outcomes during your placement.


Other practical experience

Use your knowledge to create a positive impact on society through our Engineers Without Borders placements, participate in Humanitarian Design Summits or go on exchange to complement your students and broaden your networks at one of our partner universities around the world.


Employment opportunities

As an accredited engineer with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers in a diverse range of professions and organisations. The skills and abilities you gain while studying at ANU are highly sought after by employers both, in Australia and overseas.


Our approach provides our graduates pathways to progress into senior management roles due to their understanding of more than one engineering discipline.


Due to this engineering and ANU is often considered as a springboard into the wider corporate world and our graduates find work in many leading organisations such as ABB, Accenture, Department of Defence, CEA Technologies, Cochlear Limited, Energy Australia, Ford, GHD, IBM, Northrop Consulting Engineers, Qantas, Telstra, Thales and Toyota.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to design optimised and sustainable solutions to complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems.

  2. Formulate and evaluate solutions to engineering problems by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning physical, mathematical and information sciences.

  3. Proficiently apply advanced technical knowledge and appropriate tools in at least one field of engineering specialisation.

  4. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within at least one field of engineering specialisation.

  5. Understand the contextual factors that influence professional engineering practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of engineering activities.

  6. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.

  7. Engage in independent research and investigation through the application of research-based knowledge and research methods, including searching, analysing and evaluating information sources within and beyond their engineering discipline.

  8. Engage effectively in critical reflection and independent learning to continue practicing at the forefront of the discipline.

  9. Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.

Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College - Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

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The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE) is a unique and exciting degree that is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. The degree encompasses a technical major along with an interdisciplinary systems engineering approach. The degree can be taken as a four year single degree or as a five year double degree. 

No choice of major is required until third year with all students undertaking the same courses in their first two years.

Single degree

  • This degree requires a total of 192 units.
  • You will complete one Engineering major of 48 units.
  • 48 units of university electives. These can be additional Engineering courses (including the option of a minor or another major) or courses from another ANU College.

Double degree

  • The Engineering component of the Flexible Double Degree requires a total of 144 units.
  • You will complete one Engineering major of 48 units.
  • There are no university electives available in a double degree.

About this degree

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester. This is four, six unit courses per semester. There are some variations in your later years with double weighted (12 unit) courses.
  • A major is typically 48 units of courses and a minor is 24 units. You will need to complete at least one Engineering major in your degree.
  • In the single degree you will have 48 units (eight courses) of university electives. You may use these to do additional engineering courses including an engineering minor or even another engineering major, or you may choose to take other courses of general interest including majors/minors from outside of Engineering. You should note that you can only do a maximum of 60 units of 1000-level courses.
  • In the double degree, you have no electives - your other degree requirements use up all of these.

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, 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. If you study fewer than 18 units per semester you will be considered as part-time.

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

  • Note that if you are commencing in July you should send an email to <studentadmin.cecs[at]anu.edu.au> for advice about your enrolment or attend an enrolment advice session at the university in the week before semester commences.
MATHS
  • 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. These courses are significantly more difficult and will likely mean a higher workload, but they will give you a much deeper understanding of underlying mathematical concepts, which may be beneficial for your future studies. You are encouraged to seriously consider this option. 
Physics Advice for Bachelor of Engineering Students

  • Both PHYS1001 and PHYS1101 satisfy the compulsory first-year physics requirements for BE students.
  • PHYS1101 – Physics 1 is the recommended first year physics course for BE students. It is also a compulsory pre-requisite for subsequent Physics courses. It is recommended for BE students who are interested to do more Physics courses as electives.
  • PHYS1001 is advised only if you did not complete year 11 and 12 physics.
  • PHYS1001 is offered in Semester 1 only. PHYS1101 is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  • It is possible to do PHYS1001 in Semester 1 then PHYS1101 in Semester 2. In this case, PHYS1001 is counted as a 1000 series elective course.

Computing Advice for Bachelor of Engineering Students
  • Both COMP1730 and COMP1100 satisfy the compulsory first-year computing requirements for BE students.
  • Both COMP1730 and COMP1100 are offered in S1 and S2.
  • COMP1730 Programming for Scientists is recommended for BE students who are looking to do a single computing course to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving is the first of three core computer science courses on programming. It is a compulsory pre-requisite (directly or indirectly) for subsequent computing courses. It is recommended for BE students who are interested to do more Computer Science courses as electives.

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 Bachelor of Engineering Degree Requirements in the 'Programs and Courses' website

Electives

There is one university elective in your first year of study. If you are in a flexible double degree and need to take more than one course from your other degree during first year, you should consider doing COMP1730 in your 2nd year thus freeing up an elective in second semester of first year.

Study Options

Bachelor of Engineering single degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units PHYS1013 Physics of Materials 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units

Bachelor of Engineering double degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units PHYS1013 Physics of Materials 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Other Degree Course
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Double Degree Course

Academic Advice

  • 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.
  • 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 the Engineering half of the double degree.

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