Program

Computer Engineering/Science - 3726

This Program is no longer accepting new enrolments

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Contact: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 3

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 240

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements

Award(s):

Bachelor of Science (Major)

Bachelor of Engineering (Major)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Program Description

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AVAILABLE TO COMMENCING STUDENTS. DETAILS BELOW ARE PROVIDED FOR THE REFERENCE OF CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND STUDENTS COMMENCING FROM 2015 SHOULD GO TO Program 3767


Students may seek to undertake a five-year full-time dual degree program leading to the award of the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (BE BSc). The Faculty of Engineering administers the program, and delegates administration to the School which offers the Engineering discipline selected. Students should seek advice from the relevant School Office in the first instance, or from the Faculty of Engineering. All programs must be approved by both the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science.

With this dual degree program, students take the 168 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering Program3645 and the 96 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Science Program 3970. Because of the overlap of 24 units of credit of Science courses in both core, the total units of credit required for completion is 240 UOC, rather than 264 UOC (please see Academic Rules below for more details).

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please see Rules

Program Structure

Contained in the Online Handbook are typical program structures for each of the Schools within the Faculty of Engineering, and for the Faculty of Science. The programs may be varied by students according to the rules governing electives, pre- and co-requisites and progression within each program. Subject to pre- and co-requisites and progression rules, students may take courses at any time during the program; it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the rules governing award of the degrees have been met and that the program of study in each session of enrolment is feasible with regards to progression and timetabling.

Please see further details onSchool Website

General Education Requirements

Students are enrolled in dual undergraduate programs, leading to the award of two degrees, each in a different faculty, and therefore meet their General Education requirements.

Honours

In the Bachelor of Engineering degree programs, honours are awarded for meritorious performance over the degree program with special attention paid to a candidate's performance in the final year courses and thesis project, please see link to Honours Policy

In the case of the BE/BSc dual degree at Honours level two additional sessions of study are required. Students wishing to gain a degree at Honours level in Science as part of their dual degree program must meet all the relevant requirements of the Faculty of Science and of the appropriate School concerned. Students may enrol for the Honours year only on the recommendation of the Head of their School in the Faculty of Engineering and with the approval of the Head of the appropriate Science School. For Honours in Science, approval must also be sought from the Science Student Centre.

Academic Rules

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN DUAL DEGREE MODE WITH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

When taken as part of a dual degree, the Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering comprises 168 units of credit consisting of all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering except for the 12 units of credit General Education requirement and 12 units of credit of elective.

Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering in dual degree mode are as follows:
  1. Students may not count more than 60 units of credit of level 1 courses in this 168 units of credit;
  2. Students may only commence Level 2 courses once 30 units of credit of Level 1 courses have been successfully completed;
  3. Students may only commence level 3 courses once 72 units of credit have been successfully completed.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DUAL DEGREE MODE WITH BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING

When taken in dual degree mode a Bachelor of Science is comprised of 96 units of credit which includes:-
  • An approved major from the Bachelor of Science program; and
  • Science elective courses.
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science in dual degree mode are as follows:
  1. Students must complete a minimum of 96 units of credit for the Bachelor of Science;
  2. Students must complete at least one approved Bachelor of Science major, and this must be declared before enrolling in level II courses. Details of approved Bachelor of Science majors and how to declare a major can be found on the 3970 Bachelor of Science program page;
  3. In addition to the courses required for a student's chosen major, students must take 'science' courses so that the major plus 'science' courses total 96 units of credit. Details of what courses constitute ‘Science’ courses can be found in Table 1 on the 3970 Bachelor of Science program page;
  4. Students must complete at least 24 units of credit of ‘science’ level I courses; Most majors in the Bachelor of Science already satisfy this requirement, for example, the Molecular Biology major requires BIOS1101, BABS1201, CHEM1011, CHEM1021 and 6 units of credit of Mathematics. This is a total of 30 units of credit of science level I courses, therefore, no more level I science courses are required. Where a major does not include at least 24 units of credit of science level I courses, students will need to choose additional level I science courses to bring the total to 24 units of credit. For example, Psychology requires PSYC1001 and PSYC1011, therefore, students will need to choose an additional 12 units of credit of science level I courses. These science level I courses also count towards the 96 units of credit requirement at rule number 3.
  5. No student may commence level II courses until 30 units of credit of level I courses have been successfully completed. (This is 30 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire dual degree program and not just courses for the Science component);
  6. Students may commence Science level III courses upon successful completion of 72 units of credit (This is 72 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire dual degree program and not just courses for the Science component).

Notes
  • Students wishing to complete a double major in the Bachelor of Science when taken as part of a dual degree with another degree program at UNSW, should be aware that it will be very difficult to complete two majors within 96 units of credit. Therefore where a dual degree student would like to undertake a double major, they should be aware that it may involve extra time and cost to complete, and may have visa implications for international students.
  • Students majoring in Mathematics in the Bachelor of Science will need to replace the second year Mathematics courses in their Engineering program with second year Mathematics courses required for the Mathematics major. For further information regarding this, students should see the Mathematics major entry in this Handbook, or see staff in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Students undertaking a major in Biology, Ecology, Geography, Earth Science, or Marine Science as part of the Bachelor of Science, will be exempted from completing MATH1041 Statistics for Life and Social Sciences and BEES2041 Data Analysis for Life and Earth Sciences where MATH1131 Mathematics 1A, MATH1231 Mathematics 1B, and a relevant second year statistics courses has been completed as part of the Bachelor of Engineering. For further information regarding this, please see the Science Student Centre.
  • Students undertaking a major in Physical Science as part of the Bachelor of Science, may need to replace the second year Mathematics courses in the Bachelor of Engineering with second year Mathematics courses required for the Physical Science major. For further information regarding this, students should see the School of Physics.
  • Students completing a major in Biotechnology or Neuroscience may need to use their first year Engineering elective to take a course for this major, otherwise, it will require 246 units of credit to complete the requirements for the Engineering degree and Biotechnology or Neuroscience major. This could involve an extra semester of study, extra cost and would have visa implications for international students. Students wishing to major in Biotechnology or Neuroscience should seek advice from the Science Student Centre as soon as they start planning their enrolment.
  • Where students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in less than 240 units of credit, the remaining elective courses taken to bring the total to 240 units of credit must be taken from the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science.
  • Students may commence a Science Honours program only when they have completed the requirements for the equivalent of a single Bachelor of Science degree (i.e. completion of at least 96 UOC Science core degree plus 48 UOC for the Engineering degree such that a total of 144 UOC has been completed).
Programs of study
The programs of study which may be taken for the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science are governed by the normal rules for award of the BE and BSc in the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science respectively, which specify:
(i) units of credit;
(ii) corequisites, prerequisites, assumed knowledge;
(iii) the structure of the degree program; and
(iv) any special conditions.

Award of the degrees
A candidate for the award of the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science as part of a dual degree program shall not be eligible to be awarded either degree until he or she has completed both degree requirements.
A student who completes the requirements for both the BE and BSc degrees shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the degrees.

A student may apply to discontinue the dual degree BE BSc programs and elect to complete either the BE or BSc degree in accordance with the rules governing award of that degree. Following discontinuation of one of the programs (BE or BSc), courses which count toward that program may not in general count toward the remaining single degree unless they meet the single degree requirements in their own right. In particular, the General Education requirements of the single degree must be met in full.

Administration of the programs
(i) A student's general program will be administered by the Faculty of Engineering and delegated to administration by the School governing the engineering specialisation.
(ii) Students' programs will be administered by the Faculty of Science for the BSc component of the program and by of the Faculty of Engineering for the BE part of the program.
(iii) The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the dual degree programs not otherwise covered by these rules.

Enrolment
An application to enrol as a candidate for the dual degree program shall be made through the UAC, or on the prescribed form for international students which shall be lodged with the Registrar at least two calendar months before the commencement of the session in which enrolment is to begin.

Fees

For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/fees/FeesMainPage.html

Admission Requirements

(i) Local HSC students:
Local students apply through the UAC. For admission to the dual degree program the requirements for entry to both the BSc and the relevant BE program need to be met (i.e. the higher of the two requirements has to be met).
(ii) International students:
International students will be assigned an equivalent rank to enable their performance to be compared to that of local HSC students, using criteria determined by the Admissions Office. Students have to apply to the Admissions Office using the application forms (paper or electronic) provided for the purpose. International students completing Year 12 in Australia apply directly to the UAC. An admission requirement similar to that for local students will have to be met.
(iii)Admission to later stages of the program:
Students may be admitted to the dual degree program having satisfied part of the requirements for either the BSc or the BE component of the degree (or part of the requirements for both), either at UNSW or at another institution.

Students from another institution or not currently enrolled in a BE program or dual BE BSc program at UNSW will be admitted on the basis of an equivalent rank, determined by the admissions office, equivalent to that required for local HSC students in the year of entry. Students will be offered advanced standing in accordance with normal practice for the BE and BSc degrees. Students will apply using the procedures appropriate for either local HSC students or international students (above).

For students currently enrolled in a BE program at UNSW, transfer into the dual degree BE BSc programs in the Faculty of Engineering is generally permitted but must be applied for, provided a student is of Good Standing and places are available.

Industrial Training

All students in the BE in Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics Engineering and Software Engineering programs must complete at least 60 days of approved Industrial Training before the end of Year 4.

Further Information and Requirements

Computing Requirements
Information regarding recommended computing equipment and software for the program is available from the School of Computer Science and Engineering Help Desk.

Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia

The professional body for engineering in Australia is Engineers Australia, which has as its first objective the promotion of the science and practice of engineering in all its branches.

Engineers Australia has its national headquarters in Canberra and functions through a series of divisions, the local one being the Sydney Division. Within each division are branches representing the main interests within the profession, e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, engineering management and environmental engineering.

Students of an approved school of engineering may join the Institution as a student member (StudIEAust). Student members receive the monthly publication Engineers Australia and for a small fee they also receive The Transactions which contains articles on a particular branch of engineering.

Student members are invited to participate in the Excellence Award for Work Experience, the National Young Engineer of the Year Award and to avail themselves of other Engineers Australia services including the Mentor Scheme and industrial experience guidance.

For more information and membership application forms, contact Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, Level 3, 8 Thomas Street, CHATSWOOD NSW 2067 - telephone 02 9410 5600 www.engineersaustralia.org.au

The Australian Computing Society

The peak professional body for computing in Australia is the Australian Computing Society (ACS) - www.acs.org.au

The objectives of the ACS can be found here and include: "advanc[ing] professional excellence in information and communications technology, and further[ing] the study, science and application of information and communications technology."

Again, students who want to join ACS should go to Member Application

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