Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BEngAdv(Hons)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3690.4

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 063560B

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 Spring 2017 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 2016, please refer to: 3690.3 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3690.2 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

For Commencement Year 2014, please refer to: 3690.1 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

The Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) is a four year honours degree program with common first year structure. The program has been designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. Students have the opportunity to focus on a discipline area by selecting a key program in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotic & Mechatronic engineering. In addition, students can specialise by selecting a sub-major from a wide range of recommended unit sets that will complement their chosen discipline. Honours class will be awarded at completion of four years of study, based on the overall academic performance during the study period. Students in this program will need to maintain at least credit average GPA throughout their study; those not meeting this academic performance requirement will be transferred to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

Study Mode
Four years full-time study or eight years part-time.

Advanced standing

Successful applicants for Advanced Standing may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University campuses to complete the elements of their course.

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 South and Sydney City Campuses. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They are 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 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 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 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.


Year 1

Autumn session

200237Mathematics for Engineers 1
300027Engineering Computing
300963Engineering Physics
300964Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring session

200238Mathematics for Engineers 2
300021Electrical Fundamentals
300463Fundamentals of Mechanics
300965Engineering Materials

Year 2 - Year 4

Students must then select one of the following key programs

Students may transfer to 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Note: Only the Years 1 and 2 units will be offered at Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road in 2018.

KT3141Robotics and Mechatronics

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