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Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)

Bachelors Honours Degree (C/w)

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BEngSys(Hons)

  • Course code

    3508003

  • Credit points

    384

  • Equivalent units

    32

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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, practical skills and the processes and philosophy that underpin the engineering profession.

Students choose a specialisation from either:

Civil Engineering 
This specialisation develops skills and knowledge knowledge across the breadth of disciplines encompassed by civil engineering, including construction, project management, hydraulic engineering, water and wastewater engineering, structural, geotechnical engineering and transport engineering.

Mechanical Engineering
This specialisation develops skills and knowledge in three main areas that cover all aspects of mechanical engineering. These include mechanical design and manufacturing systems, thermo-fluid mechanics and energy systems, and mechatronics and control systems.

The final year of the course contains a mixture of advanced core units and advanced discipline-specific units designed to build skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and ethical and professional behaviour.

With a total of 60 days (490 hours) of professional placement in industry during your studies, you'll be ready to hit the ground running as a graduate.

All students (including online students) must complete two compulsory on-campus residentials. These are typically conducted over 2-4 days and occur in first and third year (based on a full-time study program).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically apply systems approaches using a wide range of technical and contextual factors to conceptualise and evaluate human-centred solutions to complex, industry-relevant problems in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Lead or function as a team member and systematically manage information and projects to deliver industry-relevant engineering solutions aligned with stakeholder and community needs

GA2: Creativity

Critically apply systems approaches using a wide range of technical and contextual factors to conceptualise and evaluate human-centred solutions to complex, industry-relevant problems in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Creatively apply established engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources in the context of systematic engineering synthesis, design and management processes

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply professional conduct and judgement that reflects contemporary industry standards of ethical, sustainable and human-centred engineering practice

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Draw upon a broad conceptual knowledge of mathematics, other basic sciences, computing and information sciences, and specialist bodies of knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

GA5: Lifelong learning

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Critically reflect on and document development of proficiency in competencies in the relevant field of engineering practice to guide continuing professional development and lifelong learning

GA6: Communication and social skills

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives

GA7: Cultural competence

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives

All students must complete at least 60 days (490 hours) of professional placement in industry, typically with an organisation conducting work related to engineering practice. 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. 
 
All students (including online students) must also complete two compulsory on-campus residentials. These are typically conducted over 2-4 days and occur in first and third year (based on a full-time study program).
 

 

Students will choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Civil Engineering

Students develop skills and knowledge to solve complex problems related to four main civil engineering systems, namely civil construction systems, transport systems, built structures, and sustainable water systems.

  • Mechanical Engineering

Students develop skills and knowledge to solve complex engineering problems related to four main mechanical engineering systems, namely design and production systems, sustainable energy and power systems, smart machines, and robotics and control systems.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

This course and all specialisations are accredited or provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer. Courses accredited by Engineers Australia at this level are recognised in many different countries worldwide through the Washington Accord.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), students must complete 30 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (384 credit points).


Honours

All students successfully completing this course will be awarded Honours. Additionally, a student who has reached the required standard of academic performance may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors based on the criteria specified in Rule 10:

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


Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Engineering after completing 8 core units (96 credit points).

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), students must complete 30 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (384 credit points).


Honours

All students successfully completing this course will be awarded Honours. Additionally, a student who has reached the required standard of academic performance may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors based on the criteria specified in Rule 10:

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


Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Engineering after completing 8 core units (96 credit points).

Course structure

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term3,5
12 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment information There will be a 1 day compulsory residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
Term1
ERTH2004 Career Development and Professional Practice
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Anti-requisites BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

MATH2003 Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,4
Term1
Pre-requisites MATH1005 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus
CIVL2022 Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
ENGN2005 Statics of Solids and Fluids
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information You need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression.
CIVL2018 Water Cycle Systems
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL2020 Built Structure Systems
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisites ENGN2005 - Statics of Solids and Fluids
CIVL2021 Building Information Modelling
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Enrolment information This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL2019 Road Transport Systems
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
INDG1002 Indigenous Knowledge
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2,4
N/A

Third Year

CIVL3011 Advanced Built Structure Systems
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Enrolment information This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL3010 Smart Infrastructure and Places
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
N/A
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MECH3009 Engineering Applications
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment information You need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL3013 Civil Engineering Systems
Term2
12 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment information There will be a compulsory 1 day residential at the Lismore campus. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL3009 Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Enrolment information You need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
MATH3003 Computational Analysis
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisites MATH2003 - Calculus and Linear Algebra I
CIVL3012 Sustainable Engineering Systems
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4

Fourth Year

ENGN4009 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Dual Term2
24
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Lismore
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisites Completed at least 240 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) OR 3508001 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
ENGN4010 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
Dual Term3
24
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Lismore
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Online
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Pre-requisites ENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Enrolment information This unit may require software only compatible with Windows 10 (W10 and newer). Students must fulfil a 60-day industry experience requirement to graduate. Completing ENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1 and ENGN4010 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2 equates to 30 days of work experience.
ENGN4011 Engineering Capstone Project
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites Completed at least 288 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term3,5
12 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment information There will be a 1 day compulsory residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
Term1
ERTH2004 Career Development and Professional Practice
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Anti-requisites BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

MATH2003 Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,4
Term1
Pre-requisites MATH1005 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus
MANF2001 Smart Manufacturing Systems
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
ENGN2005 Statics of Solids and Fluids
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment information You need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression.
PHYS2001 Physics II: Electricity and Circuits
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MANI2002 Industrial Robotics Systems
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisites INFO1001 - Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MECH2003 Engineering Dynamics
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
MANI2001 Smart Sensing and Control Systems
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
INDG1002 Indigenous Knowledge
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2,4
N/A

Third Year

PHYS2002 Physics III: Energy and Thermodynamics
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MANF3001 Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MANI3002 Energy and Power Systems
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MECH3009 Engineering Applications
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment information You need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
MANI3001 Automation and Control Systems
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
MATH3003 Computational Analysis
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisites MATH2003 - Calculus and Linear Algebra I
MECH3008 Mechanical Engineering Systems
Term4
12 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites MECH2003 - Engineering Dynamics
Enrolment information There will be a compulsory 1 day residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.

Fourth Year

ENGN4009 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Dual Term2
24
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Lismore
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisites Completed at least 240 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) OR 3508001 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
ENGN4010 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
Dual Term3
24
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Lismore
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Online
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Pre-requisites ENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Enrolment information This unit may require software only compatible with Windows 10 (W10 and newer). Students must fulfil a 60-day industry experience requirement to graduate. Completing ENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1 and ENGN4010 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2 equates to 30 days of work experience.
ENGN4011 Engineering Capstone Project
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites Completed at least 288 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment information This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit

Note 1:

This unit has a compulsory residential.

Note 2:

This unit has a compulsory residential for online students.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Take all of the following 26 units (336 credit points):
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials Note 1
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
MATH2003 Calculus and Linear Algebra I
INDG1002 Indigenous Knowledge
MATH3003 Computational Analysis
ENGN2005 Statics of Solids and Fluids
CIVL2018 Water Cycle Systems
CIVL2019 Road Transport Systems
CIVL2020 Built Structure Systems
CIVL3009 Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
CIVL3010 Smart Infrastructure and Places
CIVL3011 Advanced Built Structure Systems
CIVL3012 Sustainable Engineering Systems
CIVL2022 Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics
CIVL2021 Building Information Modelling
MECH3009 Engineering Applications
CIVL3013 Civil Engineering Systems Note 1
ENGN4009 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
ENGN4010 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
ENGN4011 Engineering Capstone Project
ERTH2004 Career Development and Professional Practice
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from the Mechanical Engineering specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Take all of the following 26 units (336 credit points):
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1003 Engineering Technology and Design
MATS1001 Introduction to Engineering Materials Note 1
MATH1005 Introductory Algebra and Calculus
PHYS1004 Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
ENGN1005 Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
ERTH2004 Career Development and Professional Practice
INFO1001 Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MATH2003 Calculus and Linear Algebra I
INDG1002 Indigenous Knowledge
MATH3003 Computational Analysis
PHYS2001 Physics II: Electricity and Circuits
MANI2001 Smart Sensing and Control Systems
MANI2002 Industrial Robotics Systems
MANF2001 Smart Manufacturing Systems
PHYS2002 Physics III: Energy and Thermodynamics
MANI3001 Automation and Control Systems
MANF3001 Advanced Manufacturing Systems
MANI3002 Energy and Power Systems
MECH2003 Engineering Dynamics
MECH3009 Engineering Applications
MECH3008 Mechanical Engineering Systems Note 1
ENGN4009 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
ENGN4010 Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
ENGN2005 Statics of Solids and Fluids
ENGN4011 Engineering Capstone Project
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from the Civil Engineering specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
CHEM2001 Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001 Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002 Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008 Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002 Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003 Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001 Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007 Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008 Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009 Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001 Project Management
PROJ5005 Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006 Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002 Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001 Waste as a Resource
GENG3001 Drones Note 1
GENG1003 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004 Engineering Governance
ENGN3003 Tendering Project
AGRC2004 Soil Management
CHEM1001 Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010 Oceanography