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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice

 

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ATARS

87.30 (Civil and Environmental)
87.90 (Civil)
92.00 (Civil (Structures))
86.05 (Electrical)
87.60 (Mechanical)
87.25 (Civil (Construction))
82.05 (General degree, no major)
89.15 (Mechanical and Mechatronic)
87.10 (Mechatronic)
89.00 (Biomedical)
87.35 (Data)
85.50 (Software)
87.00 (Environmental)

Min. duration
5 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C09067v1
CRICOS: 084099M
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UAC codes

603005 Civil&Enviro (Autumn session)
603010 Env (Autumn session)
603015 Civil (Autumn session)
603018 Civil(Structures) (Autumn session)
603035 Electrical (Autumn session, Spring session)
603055 Mechanical (Autumn session, Spring session)
603060 Data (Autumn session, Spring session)
603085 Software (Autumn session, Spring session)
603095 Civil(Construct) (Autumn session)
603105 General (Autumn session)
603115 Mech&Mechatronic (Autumn session, Spring session)
603120 Mechatronic (Autumn session, Spring session)
603130 BiomedEng (Autumn session, Spring session)

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.

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.

Course aims

The course aims to equip graduates with the skills and attributes needed for professional practice and leadership. It is based on the themes of academic development, personal development and professional formation. It provides sound foundations in engineering theory, technical expertise and knowledge of professional practice, while also developing academic literacy, advocacy skills and social awareness so that graduates become lifelong learners and effective citizens in many different capacities.

UTS was my first choice because it values the importance of practical experience.

Typical study program

Most of the subjects are offered in both Autumn and Spring sessions, sometimes as day classes and sometimes as evening classes. The programs provided below for each major show a suggested sequence for students undertaking the course full time for Autumn commencement. This sequence may be impacted in future sessions by course changes, subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Internships may be taken in sessions other than those shown, but this may lengthen the time required to complete the course. The program for students undertaking the Civil Engineering major beyond Year 1 depends on which specialisation is chosen.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ03472 Biomedical Engineering120maj03472
MAJ03001 Civil Engineering120maj03001
MAJ03002 Civil and Environmental Engineering120maj03002
MAJ03518 Data Engineering120maj03518
MAJ03005 Electrical Engineering120maj03005
MAJ03508 Environmental Engineering120maj03508
MAJ03446 ICT Engineering120maj03446
MAJ03029 Innovation Engineering120maj03029
MAJ03007 Mechanical Engineering120maj03007
MAJ03012 Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering120maj03012
MAJ03504 Mechatronic Engineering120maj03504
MAJ03523 Software Engineering120maj03523
CBK90010 No specified major (Engineering)120cbk90010

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $755. The total credit points are 240.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options depend on the major chosen.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
Select one of the following options:24
CBK90011 Electives24
STM90848 Civil and Environmental Engineering specialist stream24
STM90849 Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering specialist stream24
STM90106 Core subjects48
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects48
CBK90173 Major choice (Engineering)120
Total240

Course structure explained

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 (within this component students may undertake a faculty-approved sub-major totalling 24 credit points): 24 credit points (credit points may vary depending on sub-major). Students in the Civil Engineering major, Structures stream are recommended to complete 12 credit points of electives from approved postgraduate structural engineering subjects. Students in the Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering major or the Civil and Environmental Engineering major are required to select one specialist stream in their area of study in place of the electives.

The degree may be taken with a designated major which students usually select at entry. Opportunities exist in later years for students to apply to change majors. Students may choose not to take a major and instead take a general program comprising subjects from different areas of engineering which must be approved by the director, Teaching and Learning.

The Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice is not offered separately.

Industrial training/professional practice

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.

Additional information

Course duration

Full-time students normally complete the program in five years, which includes four years of study plus two periods of engineering internship in the workplace totalling at least 48 weeks. The internship is typically taken in the third or fourth session and again in the seventh or eighth session.

It is possible to complete the program entirely on a part-time basis, with continuous concurrent employment, by enrolling at half the full-time rate, however this is not recommended. Students wishing to make extensive use of part-time attendance are strongly encouraged to negotiate with their employers for at least two full-time sessions of study somewhere through the program.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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.

International students

Applicants who successfully complete a recognised pathway program are eligible to apply.

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English Standard.

English Advanced is recommended.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

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.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For Engineering and Information Technology students

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia at the Graduate Professional Engineer level. 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.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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