Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program is a comprehensive preparation for careers in the professional practice of engineering. Students learn to deal with complex systems and manage large-scale projects using the most appropriate emerging technologies. The course offers an authentic, professionally focused and practice-based education program with two sessions of internship (normally paid) in a real workplace setting. A number of the areas of study are available with explicit specialisations. For example, Civil Engineering is available with specialisations in Structures and Construction. Students can also focus on or broaden their studies by completing electives. By appropriate choice of electives, students can gain knowledge in a second engineering discipline, obtain a sub-major in a different field or study postgraduate degree subjects and apply for credit towards an engineering master's degree. The concept has been strongly endorsed in wide-ranging industry consultations. Interaction between work experience and academic curriculum is very strong, giving the program a depth that no other full-time academic course can match.
A total of 240 credit points is required for graduation, distributed in the following way: core program: 48 credit points professional engineering practice program: 48 credit points, plus 48 weeks of approved internship fields of practice (including a major engineering capstone project): 120 credit points (credit points may vary depending on major), and electives: 24 credit points. The Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice requires the completion of two six-month internships and the Professional Engineering Practice Program. Completing 12 months of relevant engineering experience before graduating enables students to link learning in the workplace and learning at university, with each experience enhancing the other.
- Data engineering
- Software engineering
- Civil engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Environmental engineering
- ICT engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Mechatronic engineering
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. Current school leavers are advised to submit an Engineering Year 12 Bonus Scheme Questionnaire to UTS by December. Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application and provide supporting statements of employment to UAC, as bonus points may be awarded on the basis of relevant work experience. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 50-57
- Or CAE: 169-175. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Under the Washington Accord the degree is internationally recognised by the following countries: Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice allows students to accelerate their entry into the engineering profession as a chartered professional engineer by reducing the time required for professional experience after graduation.
Students who have previously undertaken study at a university or other recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for some academic credit recognition for their prior study if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. The prior study must have been completed before commencement of this course, but no earlier than 10 years before commencement. Students must be able to demonstrate that their knowledge is current.
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