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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice

 
Note:

Direct admission to this course via the Universities Admissions Centre is not available. Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C09068) may apply via Internal Course Transfer.

location
City campus

Min. duration
6 years full time

course codes
UTS: C09069v1
CRICOS: 084090J

This combined degree, offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: International Studies, links the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) with the study of a language and culture other than English.

This combined degree offers a shortened version of the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies together with a shortened version of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice. Students who choose this course have less opportunity to elect specialist areas of study.

This combined degree, offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: International Studies, links the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) with the study of a language and culture other than English.

This combined degree offers a shortened version of the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies together with a shortened version of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice. Students who choose this course have less opportunity to elect specialist areas of study. On completion, students receive separate testamurs for each degree.

Course aims

The purpose of the program 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.

Typical study program

The example program below is for a full-time, Autumn-commencing student with electrical engineering as the engineering major and Germany as the international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major. For further information, contact the appropriate UTS Student Centre.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ03013 Civil Engineering102maj03013
MAJ03516 Data Engineering102maj03516
MAJ03017 Electrical Engineering102maj03017
MAJ03510 Environmental Engineering102maj03510
MAJ03448 ICT Engineering102maj03448
MAJ03019 Mechanical Engineering102maj03019
MAJ03506 Mechatronic Engineering102maj03506
MAJ03521 Software Engineering102maj03521
CBK90053 No specified major (Engineering)102cbk90053

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 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 288.

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. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90005 Country major choice96
STM90107 Core subjects (Engineering)42
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects48
CBK90174 Major choice (Engineering)102
Total288

Course structure explained

The course comprises a total of 288 credit points, made up of 192 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 of this degree is made up of subjects selected from the engineering core, the professional engineering practice program and the engineering fields of practice (majors) subjects. 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.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake a minimum of 48 weeks of professional engineering internship. Some students choose to take their first period of engineering internship overseas, during their second or third year of enrolment. Most take this first period in Australia. This course is also available without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice. For details, refer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C09068).

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is normally six years of full-time study, although it may be possible to complete the degree in less time than this.

The program involves four years of academic work in Australia, one year of academic work overseas and two periods of professional engineering internship. The periods of engineering internship can be taken in Australia, or one in Australia and one overseas.

Full 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.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067).

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.

Assumed knowledge

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 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 International Studies students

Professional recognition

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, 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.

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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.

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