Course summary
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 projectbased learning.
The final year of the course contains a mixture of advanced core units and advanced disciplinespecific units that are designed to build skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and ethical and professional behaviour. A 60day 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.
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 projectbased learning.
The final year of the course contains a mixture of advanced core units and advanced disciplinespecific units that are designed to build skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and ethical and professional behaviour. A 60day 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.
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, thermofluid 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.
Course Learning Outcome 

Apply a multidisciplinary systems engineering approach to identify relevant factors and evaluate their importance in complex engineering problems relevant to the chosen field of engineering specialisation Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise engineering knowledge to identify and develop solutions to complex engineering problems relevant to the chosen field of engineering specialisation with intellectual independence Conduct research relevant to the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence 
Adapt and apply a broad contextual knowledge using highly developed technical, design and communication skills to devise innovative solutions to complex problems relevant to the chosen field of engineering specialisation 
Use highly developed professional judgement to apply contemporary ethical standards and exhibit appropriate professional conduct in the engineering environment 
Demonstrate a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics and other basic sciences that underpin the chosen field of engineering specialisation Apply appropriate technical skills and demonstrate a detailed understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge related to the chosen field of engineering specialisation 
Apply critical reflection to assess professional development with respect to the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies Demonstrate the ability to acquire, use and adapt to changes in information and technology Demonstrate the ability to develop new knowledge and apply it to solving problems related to the chosen field of engineering specialisation 
Demonstrate the ability to work in teams with engineers and other professionals to solve problems related to the chosen field of engineering specialisation using a systems engineering approach in a project environment Communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form with a variety of audiences including engineers, other professionals, and the wider community 
Demonstrate an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives in the context of engineering systems and practice 
As part of this course, students are required to undertake a compulsory 60day industry placement.
Industry experience enables students to apply their knowledge and skills to engineering problems within a real work environment, and to make valuable contacts within industry. Students typically undertake one or more work placements with an organisation conducting work related to engineering practice.
This course and all specialisations are accredited or provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.
Civil Engineering specialisation
This specialisation has full accreditation from Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer.
Mechanical Engineering specialisation
This specialisation has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia and will be assessed for full accreditation in 2021.
Coastal Systems Engineering specialisation
This specialisation has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia and will be assessed for full accreditation in 2022.
Course overview
Course code
3508001
Course abbreviation
BEngSys(Hons)
Credit points
384
Equivalent units
32
Duration
4 years fulltime; 8 years parttime
Duration
4 years fulltime
Availability details
Domestic
Location  Teaching period  UAC code  QTAC code 

Lismore  Session 1  N/A  N/A 
Online  Session 1  N/A  N/A 
Fee information
International
Location  Teaching period  Annual Fees  CRICOS 

Lismore  Session 1  $32,000 ($4,000 per unit)  0102158 
Course requirements
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), students must complete the equivalent of 32 singleweighted 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.
Schedule of units
Course progressions
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment
Browse uniwide elective units by selecting Uniwide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search.
Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors
Title  Note  

Year 1 

Session 1 

Mathematics Pathway Option 1 (Standard Pathway)
You must choose this option if you have not completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent MATH1001  Foundation Mathematics 

OR Mathematics Pathway option 2 (Advanced Pathway)
This option is only available if you have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent and with to undertake more advanced mathematics study MATH2003  Calculus and Linear Algebra I 

Study Period 2 

CIVL1003  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering  
CIVL1012  Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting  
Study Period 3 

PHYS1003  Physics  
Session 2 

Mathematics Pathway Option 1 (Standard Pathway) You must choose this option if you have not completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent MATH1005  Introductory Algebra and Calculus  
OR Mathematics Pathway option 2 (Advanced Pathway) This option is only available if you have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent and with to undertake more advanced mathematics study MATH2002  Calculus and Linear Algebra II  
CHEM1001  Chemistry  
Study Period 5 

CIVL1002  Humanitarian Projects  
CIVL1013  Computer Aided Design Applications  
Study Period 6 

ENGN1002  Engineering Modelling and Experimentation I 
Title  Note  

Year 1 

Session 1 

Mathematics Pathway Option 1 (Standard Pathway) You must choose this option if you have not completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent MATH1001  Foundation Mathematics  
OR Mathematics Pathway option 2 (Advanced Pathway) This option is only available if you have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent and with to undertake more advanced mathematics study MATH2003  Calculus and Linear Algebra I  
Study Period 2 

CIVL1003  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering  
CIVL1012  Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting  
Study Period 3 

PHYS1003  Physics  
Session 2 

Mathematics Pathway Option 1 (Standard Pathway) You must choose this option if you have not completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent MATH1005  Introductory Algebra and Calculus  
OR Mathematics Pathway option 2 (Advanced Pathway) This option is only available if you have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent and with to undertake more advanced mathematics study MATH2002  Calculus and Linear Algebra II  
CHEM1001  Chemistry  
Study Period 5 

CIVL1002  Humanitarian Projects  
CIVL1013  Computer Aided Design Applications  
Study Period 6 

ENGN1002  Engineering Modelling and Experimentation I 
Title  Note  

Year 1 

Session 1 

Mathematics Pathway Option 1 (Standard Pathway) You must choose this option if you have not completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent MATH1001  Foundation Mathematics  
OR Mathematics Pathway option 2 (Advanced Pathway) This option is only available if you have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent and with to undertake more advanced mathematics study MATH2003  Calculus and Linear Algebra I  
Study Period 2 

CIVL1003  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering  
ENVR2010  Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management  
Study Period 3 

PHYS1003  Physics  
Session 2 

Mathematics Pathway Option 1 (Standard Pathway) You must choose this option if you have not completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent MATH1005  Introductory Algebra and Calculus  
OR Mathematics Pathway option 2 (Advanced Pathway) This option is only available if you have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent and with to undertake more advanced mathematics study MATH2002  Calculus and Linear Algebra II  
CHEM1001  Chemistry  
CIVL1001  Applied Mechanics  
Study Period 5 

CIVL1002  Humanitarian Projects  
Study Period 6 

ENGN1002  Engineering Modelling and Experimentation I 
Notes
Note 1:  Halfweighted unit 
Note 2:  Doubleweighted unit 
Note 3:  Students must complete a research project in Engineering Thesis I and Engineering Thesis II that is relevant to their chosen specialisation as approved by the Course Coordinator 
Note 4:  Students who have completed the Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management) at Southern Cross University may choose CIVL2009 Civil Construction Career Development and CIVL3006 The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace instead of CIVL1002 Humanitarian Engineering Project 
Note 5:  Students who have completed the Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management) at Southern Cross University may choose CIVL1005 Construction Site Safety and Risk Management and CIVL1006 Civil Construction Planning and Compliance instead of MECH3003 Finite Element Method and Fracture Mechanics 