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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
  • 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? 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

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

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

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

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.

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.

More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.

The National Register of higher education providers is an authoritative source of information that will help you confirm your institution of choice is registered to deliver higher education in Australia.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website is HERE. Based on surveys done by thousands of students across Australia you can find out about universities that interest you, doing side-by-side comparisons.

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 an ATAR 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:
90
QLD Band:
6
International Baccalaureate:
33

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

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. 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
$45,600.00

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 (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

ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics

ENGN2228 Signals and Systems

ENGN2219 Computer Architecture and Simulation

ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2

ENGN2301 Engineering Design 3

ENGN3100 Practical Experience (0 unit)

ENGN3300 Engineering Design 4A

ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B

 

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

ENGN4350 Individual Project

ENGN4300 Capstone 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:

Biomedical Systems

Electronic and Communication Systems

Mechanical and Material Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Photonic Systems

Renewable Energy 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
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 (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 = (∑¦?Mark*UoC*Weighting?)/(∑¦?UoC*Weighting?)

Science and Engineering Foundations (0.1 weighting): ENGN1211, COMP1100 or COMP1730, MATH1013 or MATH1115, MATH1014 or MATH1116 and PHYS1013.

Engineering Fundamentals (0.2 weighting): ENGN1217, ENGN1218, ENGN2217, ENGN2218, ENGN2219, ENGN2222, ENGN2228.

Professional Core (0.3 weighting): ENGN2300, ENGN2301, ENGN3300, ENGN3301, ENGN3200

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

Final year project (0.4 weighting): ENGN4350 and ENGN4300

Majors
Biomedical Systems
Electronic and Communication Systems
Mechanical and Material Systems
Mechatronic Systems
Photonic Systems
Renewable Energy Systems

Minors
Biomedical Systems
Electronic and Communication Systems
Mechanical and Material Systems
Mechatronic Systems
Photonic Systems
Renewable Energy Systems
Sustainable Systems


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.

 

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 ENGN1215 Engineering Sciences 6 units MATH1013 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 MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units
Year 2 48 units ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2225 Systems Engineering Design 6 units ENGN2219 Computing for Engineering Simulation 6 units
ENGN2226 Systems Engineering Analysis 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units ENGN3221 Engineering Management 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 4 48 units ENGN4200 Individual Project 6 to 12 units ENGN4221 Systems Engineering Project 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN4200 Individual Project 6 to 12 units Engineering Core Course 6 units Engineering Core Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

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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 in which students complete a major in an engineering discipline.

The BE can also be taken as a a five year double degrees. You will still complete an engineering major but you can also specialise in other areas as part of the ‘other half’ of your double degree.

No choice of major is required until later in 2nd year with all students undertaking the same courses in their first year.



Single degree

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






Double degree

  • This degree requires a total of 144 units  with an additional 12 units counting towards both Engineering and the other half of your degree. The Engineering double degree program requirements outline which courses are double counted.
  • 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. Engineering has more compulsory courses than many other degrees due to its professional requirements.
  • In the single degree you will have 36 units (six courses) of university electives. You may use these to do additional engineering courses including an engineering minor or you may choose to take other courses of general interest.  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, 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.

  • If you studied ACT Maths Methods, or are not confident in your Maths ability, please please FOLLOW THE ADVICE HERE
  • 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.
  • Students who have not taken Physics in Year 11 and 12 should read the following: If you have ­not undertaken Physics in Year 11 and 12, you should enrol in PHYS1001 Foundations in Physics in place of PHYS1101 Advanced Physics. You will not need to complete PHYS1101. :

  • 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.



Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

There are a number of Engineeirng 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 are no university electives in your first year of study.

Study Options

Bachelor of Engineering single degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units PHYS1101 Physics I 6 units Double 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

For assistance, please email: studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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