Bachelor of Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: BEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3621.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041037C

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 was 2005 & 2006.

The Bachelor of Engineering is a four year course accredited by Engineers Australia. The course has a common first year program for all engineering disciplines and also shares two units with the Bachelor of Industrial Design, exposing students to a wide range of experiences in the first year. Student have an opportunity to focus on an area of specialty by undertaking a key program in the disciplines of Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Telecommunications and Robotics and Mechatronics. Sub-majors can be chosen from a range that compliments their specialist discipline. Students also have an opportunity to broaden their experience by choosing sub-majors from other disciplines or alternately outside the School.

Study Mode
Four years full-time on-campus.

This course is accredited 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


Admission to this course would normally be through UAC or the University's Guaranteed Course Transfer Policy. Assumed knowledge required to admission is: successful completion of HSC in Mathematics at Band 5 or higher and any two units of Science and any two units of English. Studies in Physics, Mathematics Extension 1 or Mathematics Extension 2 are recommended.

Course Structure

Course sequence available for students commencing in 2005 and 2006.

Academic Course Advisor

Assoc Prof Sarah Zhang is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil and Construction at Penrith Campus.

Assoc Prof Sarah Zhang

Assoc Prof Haiping Zhu is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil and Construction at Parramatta South Campus.

Assoc Prof Haiping Zhu

Dr Jamal Rizk is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications.

Dr Jamal Rizk

Dr Ming Zhao is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Robotics & Mechatronics and Mechanical

Dr Ming Zhao

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

200237Mathematics for Engineers 1
300464Physics and Materials
300027Engineering Computing
300461Engineering and Industrial Design Practice

Spring session

200238Mathematics for Engineers 2
300463Fundamentals of Mechanics
300021Electrical Fundamentals
300462Engineering and Design Concepts

Year 2 - Year 4

Students will then select to study in one of the following key programs:

KP3621R&MRobotics and Mechatronics


Some of the units in the following sub-majors may need prerequisites, which could restrict their selection to Engineering students. Please seek advice from Head of Program.

SM3621CIVECivil Engineering
SM3621COEComputer Engineering
SM3621ECOEEcological Engineering
SM3621ELEElectrical Engineering
SM3621ENVEEnvironmental Engineering
SM3621MMEMultimedia Engineering
SM3621R&MRobotics and Mechatronics
SM3621SOESoil Engineering
SM3621STREStructural Engineering
SM3621WATEWater Engineering
SM3621WIREWireless Engineering

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 Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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