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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BEng(Hons)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3740.4

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 089429B

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2022 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

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 course. The course 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 key program in Advanced Manufacturing, Civil, Construction, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Robotics & Mechatronics, and Sustainability Engineering. In addition, students can specialise by selecting one sub-major from recommended specialisation elective unit sets that will complement their chosen discipline. Meanwhile free elective units 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.

Course Advice

Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Sydney City CampusFull TimeInternalAnkit Agarwal

This course 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 specialisations (Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics) and Sydney City Campuses for three specialisations (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 specialisations (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 course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent requirements


Recommended studies: Physics and HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2.

Assumed knowledge required: Two units of Science, two units 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 must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International 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 applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney 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.

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 course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

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

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website 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

Course Structure

Academic Course Advisor

Dr Pan Hu is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil and Construction at Penrith campus.

Dr Pan Hu

Dr Won Hee Kang is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil and Construction at Parramatta South campus.

Dr Won Hee Kang

Dr Qi Cheng is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Electrical at Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.

Dr Qi Cheng

Dr Leo Zhang is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Mechanical and Mechatronic at Parramatta and Penrith campus.

Dr Leo Zhang

Dr Ankit Agarwalis the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil ar Sydney City campus.

Dr Ankit Agarwal

Mr Peter Lendrum is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Electrical and Mechanical at Sydney City campus.

Mr Peter Lendrum

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units 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

Year 1

Autumn session

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in 300743 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 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

300743Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary


200237Mathematics for Engineers 1
300963Engineering Physics
300964Introduction to Engineering Practice

Students wishing to select Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics and Mechatronics or Advanced Manufacturing specialisation choose

300027Engineering Computing

Students wishing to select Materials Engineering specialisation choose

301414Materials Engineering Fundamentals

Students wishing to select Sustainability Engineering specialisation choose

301418Sustainable Engineering Fundamentals

Spring session

200238Mathematics for Engineers 2


200237Mathematics for Engineers 1

See note above

300463Fundamentals of Mechanics

Choose one of

300021Electrical Fundamentals

One free elective from Civil, Construction, Materials or Mechanical

Choose one of

301421Introduction to Materials Engineering

One free elective from Advanced Manufacturing, Electrical, Robotics & Mechatronics or Sustainability

Students doing General Engineering via UAC

Students will do all eight common fundamental units in the first year and then one of two units - 300021 Electrical Fundamentals and 301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering will be counted as a free elective unit when they choose the specialisation at the end of the first year.

Year 2 - Year 4

Students must then select one of the following key programs

Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Penrith and Parramatta campuses

KT3163Robotics and Mechatronics
MT3048Advanced Manufacturing
MT3049Materials Engineering
MT3050Sustainability Engineering

Sydney City campus


Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Indigenous Studies as listed above and Sustainability.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective sub-major via MySR.

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