Bachelor of Engineering Science

Approved Abbreviation: BEngSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3664.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 074195E

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 2013 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.

Commencement Year 2011 - 3664.1 Bachelor of Engineering Science

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 Science course is offered as an entry program. It is also a three-year exit program for the following courses: four year Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and BE (Adv). The course is identical to the first three years of the BE course with the common first year for all engineering disciplines and it also shares two units with the Bachelor of Industrial Design and two units with the Bachelor of Construction Management, exposing students to a wide range of experiences. Students have the opportunity to focus on an area of speciality by undertaking one of the following key programs: Civil, Computer, Construction, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Robotics & Mechatronics or Telecommunications.

Study Mode
Three years full time or part-time equivalent.

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


Assumed knowledge: Mathematics band 4 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.

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

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.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Background knowledge on calculus and physics is desirable.

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 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, Penrith and Sydney City Campuses.

Dr Leo Zhang

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Full-time - Autumn Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300743Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary

or Elective*

300464Physics and Materials
300027Engineering Computing
300674Engineering, Design and Construction Practice

Spring session

200237Mathematics for Engineers 1
300463Fundamentals of Mechanics
300021Electrical Fundamentals
300462Engineering and Design Concepts

* Students without Mathematics at Band 5 or higher should complete 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary as an elective.

Year 2 - Year 3

Students must then select one of the following key programs:

KT3081Robotics and Mechatronics

The following key programs are not available from 2014:


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.

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