Bachelor of Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: BEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3621.4

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 is 2010.

Commencement Year 2008, 2009 - 3621.3 - Bachelor of Engineering

Commencement Year 2007 - 3621.2 Bachelor of Engineering

Commencement Year 2005, 2006 - 3621.1 Bachelor of Engineering

This course has two intakes - Start year (Autumn) and Mid year (Spring). Students will need to check the entry relevant to their intake.

The Bachelor of Engineering course is a four year course. It has a common first year program for all engineering disciplines and it also shares two units with the Bachelor of Industrial Design and one unit with the Bachelor of Construction Management, exposing students to a wide range of experiences in the first year. Students have the opportunity to focus on an area of speciality by undertaking a key program in the disciplines of Civil, Computer, Construction, Electrical, Environmental, Robotics & Mechatronics, and Telecommunications. Sub-majors can be chosen from a range that will compliment 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.

The course has been designed to meet the requirements of Engineers Australia. Key Programs Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Robotics & Mechatronic, Construction and Telecommunications, have received full accreditation from Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer.

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


Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).


Assumed knowledge required: Mathematics at Band 5 or higher, any two units of Science and any two units of English. Recommended studies: Physics and HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).


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.

Course Structure

Academic Course Advisor

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

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 Dr Qi Cheng is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Electrical at Parramatta Campus.

Dr Qi Cheng

Dr Gaetano Gargiulo is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Electrical at Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.

Dr Gaetano Gargiulo

Dr Hui Xie is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Mechanical and Mechatronics at Parramatta campus

Dr Hui Xie

Dr Leo Zhang is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Mechanical and Mechatronic at Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.

Dr Leo Zhang

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time - Autumn intake

Year 1

Autumn session

200237Mathematics for Engineers 1
300464Physics and Materials
300027Engineering Computing
300674Engineering, Design and Construction Practice

Spring session

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

Year 2 - Year 4

Students must then select one of the following key programs:

KT3033Robotics and Mechatronics

Recommended Sequence

Full-time - Spring Intake

The sequence of units for Year 1 Spring Intake is different for each Key Program. Please see details under each Key Program link above.


The following sub-majors are available to all undergraduate students apart from students studying the same Key Program discipline. However, some of the units in the sub-majors may need prerequisites, which could restrict their selection to Engineering students. Please seek advice from Head of Program.

SM3621CIVECivil Engineering
SM3032Computer Engineering
SM3621ECOEEcological Engineering
SM3034Electrical Engineering
SM3035Environmental Engineering
SM3621R&MRobotics and Mechatronics
SM3621SOESoil Engineering
SM3621STREStructural Engineering
SM3621WATEWater Engineering
SM3036Wireless 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.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

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