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Overview

This dual award program gives students the chance to develop their skills and knowledge in two areas - a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Science and Engineering degree plus an additional area leading to a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering. Students have a pathway to enhance their professional opportunities through developing cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge within a five year program. The School of Materials Science and Engineering administers the program, and the School of Chemical Engineering provides advice on the Chemical Engineering component of the program.

The broad objective of the Engineering (Honours) undergraduate programs is to develop well-educated graduates, that is, graduates with the strong technical knowledge and the basic skills and attributes required to practise as professional engineers. The desired skills are those that enable graduates to be independent investigators; self-motivated; critical thinkers; problem solvers; life-long learners; good communicators; team players; effective managers; as well as economically, environmentally and socially aware
Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Undergraduate

Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

240

Award(s)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BE(Hons)

Bachelor of Engineering Science - BEngSc

UAC Code

429620

CRICOS Code

089471M

Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

Students are required to complete 240 UOC comprising:

1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Science and Engineering - 168 UOC
2. Bachelor of Engineering Science - 96 UOC

Because of the overlap of at least 24 units of credit of engineering courses in both cores, the total units of credit required for completion is 240 UOC, rather than 264 UOC.

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Level 1 Electives

3131 - Materials Science and Engineering (Honours)

Level 1 Electives description.

Students must take at least 6 UOC of the following courses.

Substitution & General Education Requirements

3132 - Materials Science and Engineering (Honours) / Engineering Science

1. Students may substitute up to 12 UOC of Advanced Disciplinary courses (Level 5) in place of Disciplinary Knowledge courses from a school specified stream list of courses with the approval of the Program or Stream Authority.

2. Students are required to complete 6 units of credit of general education courses. These courses cannot be GENS or GENE courses, nor can they be any course from the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering.

3. Only courses in the BE (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering will count towards the honours calculation.

General Education Rule

3131 - Materials Science and Engineering (Honours)

Students enrolled in programs 3132 Materials Science and Engineering (Honours)/Engineering Science and 3133 Materials Science and Engineering (Honours) / Biomedical Engineering, are required to complete 6 UOC of General Education courses.

General Education courses cannot have a course code of COMP, FOOD, GENE, GENS or SOMS nor can they be any course taken from the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering.

Recommended Level 1 Electives

3131 - Materials Science and Engineering (Honours)

The following courses are recommended:
- CVEN1300 or MINE1300 or MMAN1300 (6 UOC)

Sample Double Degree(s)

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Program Fees

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