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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

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:

84 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHYS1013 Physics of Materials
ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics
ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics
ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design
ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design
ENGN2228 Signals and Systems
ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2: Systems Approaches for Design
ENGN2301 Engineering Design 3: Systems Approaches for Analysis
ENGN2706 Engineering Research and Development Project (Methods)
ENGN3100 Practical Experience (0 units)
ENGN3300 Engineering Design 4A: Systems Approaches for Management
ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B: Systems Approaches for Operations
ENGN4712 Engineering Research & Development Project (12 units)

12 units from the following BE R&D project courses

ENGN2707 Engineering Research and Development Project
ENGN3706 Engineering Research and Development Project
ENGN3712 Engineering Research and Development Project (6 or 12 units)
ENGN4706 Engineering Research and Development Project

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

COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving
COMP1130 Programming as Problem Solving (Advanced)
COMP1730 Programming for Scientists

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

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1
MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1

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

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2
MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2

A minimum of 6 units from completion of one or more courses from the following list:

ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics
ENGN2219 Computer Architecture and Simulation


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 75% 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 75% 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) degree program.

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 1730, MATH1013 or 1115, 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, ENGN2706, ENGN2707, ENGN3706, ENGN3712, ENGN4706, ENGN4712 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 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 OR COMP1130;
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 ENGN2706 Engineering Research and Development Project (Methods) 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 ENGN3706 Engineering Research & Development Project 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B: Systems Approaches for Operations 6 units ENGN major course 6 units ENGN3712 Engineering Research and Development Project 6 to 12 units ENGN major course 6 units
Year 4 48 units ENGN4712 Engineering Research and Development Project 6 to 12 units ENGN major course 6 units ENGN major course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN4712 Engineering Research and Development Project 6 to 12 units 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 automatically guarantee entry.


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.

Domestic applicants

→ School leavers will be assessed on:
• the minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) requirement or equivalent for this program,
• the co-curricular or service requirement, and
• any program specific requirements that are listed below.

→ Non school leavers:
a) will be assessed on:
• the minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) requirement or equivalent for this program,
b) Non school leavers who:
• complete a recognised Australian (or equivalent) post-secondary qualification, or
• complete one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) of an Australian (or equivalent) degree qualification, or
• complete an approved tertiary preparation course/program without undertaking any further study,
will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. Non school leavers must also meet any program specific requirements that are 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.

ATAR:
99
QLD Band:
1
International Baccalaureate:
42

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

A maximum of 5 equity adjustments 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
$47,880.00

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.

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 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 at the leading edge of the discipline through the application and synthesis of research-based knowledge and research methods.
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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As a high-achieving student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours)(R&D) program you have chosen a unique and exciting interdisciplinary 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 fundamental 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
  • 36 units of elective courses which may be used to study an Engineering minor (24 units) or another engineering major, 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
  • 12 units of courses are double counted into both degrees

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. 
  • The 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. You should note that there are limitations in the number of double degrees available with the BE(R&D). Because it only has 36 units of electives, 12 units of courses need to be double counted to both the BE(R&D) and the other degree. Details about which these course are can be found in the BE(R&D) FDD rules.

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

  • 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 strongly encouraged to seriously consider this option.
PHYSICS
  • 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 consider enrolling in PHYS1001 Foundations in Physics (if you have a free university elective available) prior to enrolling in PHYS1013 Physics of Materials, or taking an intensive online course prior to commencement of your University studies. 
COMPUTING
  • For your computing courses, you can complete either COMP1100 or COMP1730, and these are available in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. 


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 third 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 is one 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 (Research & Development) (Honours) 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 OR MATH1115; Elective Course 6 Units
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units OR MATH1116; COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units OR COMP1130;

Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) (Honours) 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 OR MATH1115; Other Degree course
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units OR MATH1116; Other 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.
  • 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.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Student Enquiries at studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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