Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BEng(Honours)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3740.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 089429B

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) is a four year degree program with common first year structure. The program has been designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements – Competency Stage 1 Professional Engineers and Australian Quality Frameworks (AQF) Level 8. It allows students the opportunity to choose 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 alternate unit sets that will complement their chosen discipline.

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

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 (not General 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).

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

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 sequences below.

Full-time Autumn intake

Year 1

Autumn session

All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study. The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1. Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

300743Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary


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

Penrith and Parramatta campuses

Note: Only the Year 1 units listed above will be offered at Parramatta campus in 2017.

KT3139Robotics and Mechatronics

Sydney City campus


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