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Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Are you curious about our world and what makes it work? This degree will prepare you to solve the biggest challenges facing civil, mechanical and coastal systems engineering.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
3508001, 0102158
Study Mode
Online, In person
International Fees
$32,000 per year / $128,000 total
ATAR
70

About this course

Are you curious about our world and what makes it work? This degree will prepare you to solve the biggest challenges facing civil, mechanical and coastal systems engineering.

The Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) is designed to meet the requirements for accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia. Foundational core units build knowledge of the basic sciences, and the processes and philosophy that underpin the engineering profession.

You'll then choose a specialisation to build discipline knowledge and technical skills in your chosen area with a strong emphasis on project-based learning.

The final year of the course contains a mixture of advanced core units and advanced discipline-specific units that are designed to build skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and ethical and professional behaviour. A 60-day professional placement ensures you are ready to hit the ground running as a graduate.

The course is structured around 16 key competencies identified by Engineers Australia as being essential to the graduating engineer. These competencies are broadly grouped into: knowledge and skills, application, personal and professional skills.

Study locations

Lismore

Online

What you will learn

Students in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) will choose from one of the following specialisations:

  • Civil Engineering
    Students develop skills and knowledge across the breadth of disciplines encompassed by civil engineering, including construction, project management, hydraulic engineering, water and wastewater engineering, geotechnical engineering, traffic and transport engineering, and environmental engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Students develop skills and knowledge in three main areas that cover all aspects of mechanical engineering, which are design and production systems, thermo-fluid mechanics and energy systems, and mechatronics and control systems.
  • Coastal Systems Engineering
    Students develop skills and knowledge in core areas that include coastal engineering and management, floodplain engineering and management, project management, hydraulic engineering, water and wastewater engineering, engineering geochemistry and hydrology.

Career pathways

Graduates will have opportunities to work as professional engineers in the broad engineering disciplines of civil engineering, mechanical engineering or coastal systems engineering as follows:

  • Graduates from the Civil Engineering specialisation will be able to work in a range of settings, including traffic and transport, humanitarian organisations, engineering design, government authorities, water supply and management agencies, construction companies, natural resource management organisations, consulting engineering companies, mining companies, irrigation authorities, research organisations and in tertiary education. Graduates majoring in Construction Engineering will have particular skills and expertise to ensure they are highly qualified for work as a professional engineering in the civil construction industry.
  • Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering specialisation have broad employment prospects in local and global markets, including both regional and metropolitan locations. They can work in diverse industries including heavy machinery, power generation, mining, manufacturing, production planning, automotive, aerospace, medical, environment, building industries and consumer product design and tertiary education. Mechanical engineers are in demand in government departments, building services, manufacturing centres, power plants, consulting engineering companies, ship building, railroads, control and automation industries, robotics industries, heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) engineering industries.
  • Graduates from the Coastal Systems Engineering specialisation will be able to work in water resource and/or environmental engineering roles in a range of settings involving systems and infrastructure in the coastal zone, including municipal and government authorities, water supply and management agencies, construction companies, natural resource management organisations, consulting engineering companies, airport authorities, mining companies, irrigation authorities, research organisations, and education organisations.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), students must complete the equivalent of 32 single-weighted units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • all core units (180 credit points),
  • one specialisation (204 credit points), and
  • at least 60 days (480 hours) of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Course Coordinator.

Honours

All students successfully completing this course will be awarded Honours. Additionally, a student who has reached the required standard of academic performance may, on the recommendation of the Course Coordinator, be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors:

  • First Class Honours
  • Second Class Honours - Division I
  • Second Class Honours - Division II

Honours merit descriptors will be determined based on a student's academic record throughout the course of study, as described on the Engineering Student Centre website.