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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice


Direct admission to this course via the Universities Admissions Centre is not available. Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science (C09072) may apply via Internal Course Transfer.

City campus

Min. duration
6 years full time or
12 years part time

course codes
UTS: C09073v1
CRICOS: 084094E

This combined degree is the same as the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science (C09072), except for the additional requirement of two internships and completion of the professional engineering practice program. Students can transfer to this program if they wish to complete the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice.

There is a strong interrelation between the progress of engineering and developments in science and a demonstrated need for professionals with a strong understanding and experience in both areas.

Students also have the option of undertaking honours in science.

Course aims

The course aims to develop in students valuable skills highly prized by employers, including the technological expertise to understand scientific problems and the design skills to implement solutions.

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  


Student contribution

(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 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.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

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


Career options depend on the majors and subjects chosen. Options include research, design and development, and scientific management. Graduates work in industry or government, in areas such as biotechnology, communications, energy and resource exploration, environmental protection, medical technology, molecular biology and materials technology, nanotechnology and transportation.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90106 Core subjects48
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects48
CBK90586 Major choice (Science)78
CBK90176 Major choice (Engineering)114

Course structure explained

The program comprises a total of 288 credit points, made up of 210 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice and 78 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Science.

The engineering component of this course is made up of subjects selected from the engineering core, the professional engineering practice program and the engineering fields of practice (majors).

The science component represents a specific science major.

Graduation from the science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to completion of the engineering component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Science (C10242) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the engineering component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Further, students wishing to graduate from the engineering component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component must have completed at least 60 credit points of the science major (CBK90586).

Industrial training/professional practice

The Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice requires the completion of two six-month internships and the professional engineering practice program.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is six years full time, 12 years part time, or seven years full time with honours.

Full-time attendance involves up to 24 hours each week at the University. Part-time attendance involves up to 12 hours each week at the University. It is expected that employers will release part-time students for at least one half-day a week for attendance at classes.

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.

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree to transfer to the combined degree program. The eligibility criteria used to assess transfer applications for students currently enrolled in a science or engineering program are in line with those used by the Universities Admissions Centre to assess non-current school leaver applicants.

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.

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


For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

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.

UTS: Handbook

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