Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: BEng(Hons)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3740
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 089429B

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2019, please refer to: 3740.3 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

For Commencement Year 2017, please refer to: 3740.2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3740.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a four year full-time undergraduate engineering program. The program is designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements – Competency Stage 1 Professional Engineers, and Australian Quality Frameworks (AQF) Level 8.

Students have opportunities to choose a discipline area by selecting a major in Advanced Manufacturing, Civil, Construction, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Robotics & Mechatronics, and Sustainability Engineering. In addition, students can specialise by selecting one minor that will complement their chosen discipline. Meanwhile free elective subjects help students broaden their learning by developing knowledge and skills from other disciplines and professional fields for future.

Study Mode

Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Program Advice

Program advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above
Sydney City Campus Full Time Internal Ankit Agarwal

Accreditation

This program has Full Accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer at Penrith campus and Provisional Accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer at Parramatta campus for five majors (Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics) and Sydney City Campuses for three majors (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical only).

Provisional Accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer will be sought at Penrith, Parramatta, and Sydney City Campuses for three majors (Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Sustainability).

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They will be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent requirements 

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

  • Recommended studies: Physics and HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2.
  • Assumed knowledge required: Two subjects of Science, two subjects of English and Mathematics (not General Mathematics) at Band 5 or higher.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Full-time Autumn Intake - Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Select one of the following: 10
Students wishing to select Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics and Mechatronics or Advanced Manufacturing major choose
 
Engineering Computing  
Students wishing to select Materials Engineering major choose
 
Materials Engineering Fundamentals  
Students wishing to select Sustainability Engineering major choose
 
Sustainable Engineering Fundamentals  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Select one of the following: 10
Electrical Fundamentals  
One elective chosen from the Civil, Construction or Mechanical major
 
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Materials Engineering  
One elective chosen from the Advanced Manufacturing, Electrical, Robotics and Mechatronics or Sustainability major
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Students studying General Engineering via UAC

Students will complete all eight common fundamental subjects in the first year and then one of two subjects - ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals and ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials will be counted as a free elective subject when they choose their Testamur Major at the end of the first year.

Year 2 - Year 4

Students must then select one of the following majors.

Students may transfer to Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Penrith and Parramatta campuses

Sydney City campus

Academic Program Advisor

  • Dr Pan Hu is the Academic Program Advisor for Majors in Civil and Construction at Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.
    Dr Pan Hu
  • Dr Won Hee Kang is the Academic Program Advisor for Majors in Civil and Construction at Parramatta South Campuses.
    Dr Won Hee Kang
  • Dr Dr Qi Cheng is the Academic Program Advisor for Majors in Electrical at Parramatta Campus.
    Dr Qi Cheng
  • Dr Gaetano Gargiulo is the Academic Program Advisor for Majors in Electrical at Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.
    Dr Gaetano Gargiulo
  • Dr Hui Xie is the Academic Program Advisor for Majors in Mechanical and Mechatronics at Parramatta campus
    Dr Hui Xie
  • Dr Leo Zhang is the Academic Program Advisor for Majors in Mechanical and Mechatronic at Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.
    Dr Leo Zhang