Bachelor of Engineering Honours

 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions


The Bachelor of Engineering Honours provides students with advanced knowledge and special proficiency in the professional work of engineering.

1 Course codes

Code Course title
BHENGINE-03 Bachelor of Engineering Honours

2 Attendance Pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time. Part-time students must still satisfy appropriate enrolment progression and are subject to the same degree time limits as full-time students. International students are required to follow the enrolment pattern as specified by their visa. The Faculty strongly recommends full-time enrolment as the preferred option for all undergraduate students unless exceptional circumstances exist.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Engineering Honours is available in the following streams:
(a)
Aeronautical Engineering
(b)
Biomedical Engineering
(c)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
(d)
Civil Engineering
(e)
Electrical Engineering
(f)
Mechanical Engineering
(g)
Mechatronic Engineering
(h)
Software Engineering
(i)
With Space Engineering
(j)
Dalyell
(2)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. Candidates who qualify for the Dalyell stream must complete another stream in conjunction with the Dalyell stream. Candidates who qualify for Space Engineering must complete another stream in conjunction with Space Engineering, chosen from Aeronautical, Mechanical, or Mechatronic. The requirements for the completion of each stream are as specified in the relevant degree tables and, in the case of the Dalyell stream, in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(3)
Students may apply to change streams by direct application to the Student Centre. Approval is required from the relevant Associate Dean for any case.
(4)
Students are eligible to attempt Space Engineering based on either the admission pathway or on application at the end of two full-time-equivalent semesters having achieved an AAM approved by the Dean or Associate Dean.
(5)
Flexible First Year
(a)
Undergraduate students entering first year of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours degrees in Semester 1 may apply to undertake the Flexible First Year pathway, instead of choosing a particular stream.
(b)
The Flexible First Year pathway is not available to students who enter the degree with credit for previous study.
(c)
The Flexible First Year pathway is listed in the Flexible First Year Table. At the end of Semester 1 students must transfer into approved streams in the manner provided in subclause 3(5)(d).
(d)
Those students who have met the requirements for first year entry (ATAR cut-off or equivalent) into a particular Engineering stream will be guaranteed approval to transfer into that stream even though they chose the Flexible First Year pathway. Students who did not meet the first year entry requirements for specific streams, but subsequently attained average marks in the Flexible First Year pathway that met or surpassed the specified requirements for those streams will also be eligible to apply for transfer into those streams. The transfer requirements will be approved by the Dean or Associate Dean.

4 Admission to Candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission requirements are found in the Coursework Rule and Coursework Policy.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent standard.

5 Requirements for Award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the following Tables:
(a)
the Engineering Flexible First Year Table
(b)
the Engineering Foundations Table
(c)
the Engineering Projects (Single) Table
(d)
the Engineering Stream (Single) Table
(e)
the Engineering Specialisations Table
(f)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees
(g)
for students in the Dalyell Stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree, a candidate must:
(a)
successfully complete 192 credit points comprising:
(i)
A minimum of 18 credit points from the Engineering Foundations Table, including all required units;
(ii)
A minimum of 30 credit points from the Engineering Projects (Single) Table, including all required units;
(iii)
A minimum of 138 credit points from the Engineering Stream (Single) Table pertaining to the stream being undertaken, including all required units;
(iv)
A maximum of 6 credit points from Table S or any unit from within the Faculty of Engineering which is available to undergraduate students
(b)
Successfully complete the requirements of the Professional Engagement Program.
(3)
The class of Honours will be determined by the EIHWAM.

6 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within the Dalyell stream
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit point block to continue in the Dalyell stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell stream.
(c)
Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with approval of the Associate Dean.
(2)
Progression within Space Engineering
(a)
In order to remain in Space Engineering, candidates must maintain an Annual Average Mark (AAM) at a level determined by the Associate Dean and published in the handbook.
(b)
Candidates enrolled in Space Engineering who do not satisfy the AAM requirement but who otherwise satisfy the requirements of the course in which they are enrolled may continue in their primary stream, Aeronautical, Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering, but may not continue in Space Engineering.
(c)
In well attested exceptional circumstances the Associate Dean, on the advice of the Head of the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, may allow a student who has not met the required AAM, to remain in Space Engineering.

7 Level of Honours Awarded

(1)
The Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class. The class of Honours awarded is based on a candidate's EIHWAM.
Description HWAM Range
Honours Class I 75 =< EIHWAM
Honours Class II (Division 1) 70 =< EIHWAM <75
Honours Class II (Division 2) 65 =< EIHWAM <70
Honours Class III EIHWAM < 65

8 Engineering Specialisations

(1)
Majors are not available in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours
(2)
Availability of Engineering Specialisations:
(a)
The available Engineering Specialisations are as listed in the Engineering Specialisation Table
(b)
Engineering Specialisations may be available to students in one or more streams as defined in the Engineering Specialisation Table. The availability of an Engineering Specialisation does not mean that students will have sufficient free electives to complete the required units.
(c)
There is no requirement to complete an Engineering Specialisation.
(d)
A maximum of one Engineering Specialisation may be awarded.
(e)
Students may not select or change specialisations if that requires them to exceed their degree credit point limit.
(3)
An Engineering Specialisation requires:
(a)
the completion of the stipulated number of units chosen from those listed in the Table for that Engineering Specialisation including all required units.

9 Transitional Provisions

(1)
These resolutions will take effect from 1 January 2021.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2021 may:
(a)
complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing their candidature immediately prior to these changes; or
(b)
where approved by the Faculty, elect to proceed under these resolutions provided appropriate programs of study can be identified.