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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Approved Abbreviation: BEng(Hons)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3740.3

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 Spring 2019 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 2017, please refer to: 3740.2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3740.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a four-year fulltime undergraduate engineering course. The course is designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements – Competency Stage 1 Professional Engineers and Australian Quality Frameworks (AQF) Level 8.

Students have opportunities 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 one sub-major from recommended specialisation elective unit sets that will complement their chosen discipline. Meanwhile free elective units help students broaden their learning by developing knowledge and skills from other disciplines and professional fields for future.

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

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 for all five specialisations (Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics) and Sydney City Campuses for three specialisations (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical only). 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). 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 campus.

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 and Penrith campus.

Dr Leo Zhang

Dr Ankit Agarwalis the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Civil ar Sydney City campus.

Dr Ankit Agarwal

Mr Peter Lendrum is the Academic Course Advisor for Key Programs in Electrical and Mechanical at Sydney City campus.

Mr Peter Lendrum

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Full-time Autumn intake - Parramatta and Penrith Campuses

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
300463Fundamentals of Mechanics

Students wishing to select Civil, Construction or Mechanical Key Program choose

300965Engineering Materials

And one elective

Students wishing to select Electrical or Robotics and Mechatronics Key Program choose

300021Electrical Fundamentals

And one elective

Students doing General Engineering via UAC

Students will do all eight common fundamental units in the first year and then one of two units - 300021 Electrical Fundamentals and 300965 Engineering Materials will be counted as a free elective unit when they choose the specialisation at the end of the first year.

Year 2 - Year 4

Students must then select one of the following key programs

Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Penrith and Parramatta campuses

KT3163Robotics and Mechatronics

From 2020, KT3160 will be replaced by KT3166 Construction


Sydney City campus


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 Indigenous Studies as listed above and Sustainability.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective sub-major via MySR.

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