Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Approved Abbreviation: BEng(Hons)/BBus

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3728.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 089217C

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 2016 or later.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business double degree permits students to undertake multi-skilling and offers diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple engineering and business areas. The Engineering degree provides students with professional skills in each of the five key areas students choose to study. The five engineering key programs are Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics & Mechatronics. Depending on the Business Major selected, employment possibilities are available in conventional engineering industries and also in areas including Applied Finance, Economics, Management, or Marketing. Graduates will be equipped to work as engineers, with a good understanding of business principles and practices.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is offered on Penrith and Parramatta Campuses. The Bachelor of Business offers a number of its majors at Bankstown, Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete these B Business majors.

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.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): 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. Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2025 International Business satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. Major MT2027 Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

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


Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business is based on the following requirements

The following sets of Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies apply.

Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or higher), any two units of science, any two units of English.

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

Practical Experience: A session of industrial experience is required at the end of the third or fourth year.

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points which include the units in the recommended sequence below.

Students who complete this award will graduate with two testamurs

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with the Bachelor of Engineering key program noted on the testamur, and
  • Bachelor of Business, with the Bachelor of Business Major noted on the testamur.

Engineering Component

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

Students must study seven Engineering Foundation units followed by 15 Engineering Core units and two Engineering Thesis units in one of the following Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programs.

KT3147Robotics and Mechatronics

Business Component

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

200909Enterprise Law
200910Financing Enterprises
200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200912Enterprise Leadership

Professional units (choose 40 credit points)

The professional units provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one unit from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose units that will support careers in one of three areas: Money (for majors in Applied Finance and Economics), Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing and Sport Management), Management (for majors in Human Resource Management and Management). The professional units that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Majors - choose 80 credit points from one primary Business major. These are testamur majors.

Use the links below to each Bachelor of Business Major see the list of Core, Professional and Major units required. Students should follow the recommended sequence listed under each Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program via the links above and not the recommended sequence listed under each B Bus Major.

Majors for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance

Majors for Careers in Markets

MT2023Hospitality Management
MT2025International Business
MT2029Sport Management

Majors for Careers in Management

MT2024Human Resource Management

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