5 years full time
This combined degree, offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: International Studies, links the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066) with the study of a language and culture other than English.
This combined degree offers the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies together with a shortened version of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Students who choose this course have less opportunity to elect specialist areas of study. On completion, students receive separate testamurs for each degree.
The purpose of the course is to develop skills for leadership in the professional practice of engineering while at the same time providing an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture. It reflects a belief in the international character of engineering and the conviction that Australian professionals can benefit from the early development of an international perspective and a fluency in cross-cultural interactions.
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.
Area of study and
(per EFTSL or 48 cp)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.
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 246.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
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.
Career options depend on the major chosen. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.
Course completion requirements
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Course structure explained
The program comprises a total of 246 credit points, made up of 150 credit points relating to engineering and 96 credit points relating to international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires students to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. The engineering component is made up of subjects selected from the engineering core, the engineering fields of practice (majors) and professional engineering practice program. The international studies component is made up of subjects in language and culture, foundations in international studies, and contemporary society, and study undertaken in the country of the student's chosen international studies major.
Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.
Industrial training/professional practice
Students graduating without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice are required to obtain the equivalent of at least 12 weeks exposure to professional engineering work experience, preferably outside the university environment.
The course duration is normally five years of full-time study, although it may be possible to complete the degree in less time than this. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.Full time, on campus
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
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.
HSC Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English Standard.
English Advanced is recommended.
There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
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
For Engineering and International Studies students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Engineering and International Studies students
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.
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Transfer between UTS courses
It is not possible to complete either degree at an intermediate point. However, a student unable for any reason to continue with international studies could transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067).
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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