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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Medical Science

 

location
City campus

atar
86.50

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

course codes
UTS: C09074v1
CRICOS: 084095D
UAC: 609370

This combined degree is designed to provide opportunities for students interested in medical science, the scientific basis of engineering and technology, and the technology itself.

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.

A strong professional focus ensures graduates of this course learn the skills employers want with a solid link between theory and practice and the benefits of hands-on experience.

This combined degree can be completed in less time than would be required to complete the two degrees separately.

Course aims

This course aims to produce graduates with professional qualifications in medical science and engineering who are well prepared to pursue a career in either field, or one that combines the skills of both.

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$27,040 to A$40,350 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:

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.

Careers

Career options include positions in biotechnology, communications, construction, energy and resource exploration and development, environmental protection and management, materials technology, mathematical modelling, medical technology and instrumentation, molecular biology, nanotechnology and transportation.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90106 Core subjects48
CBK90176 Major choice (Engineering)114
STM90348 Core subjects (Medical Science)78
STM90994 Professional Engineering Practice stream6
Total246

Course structure explained

The program comprises a total of 246 credit points, made up of 168 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and 78 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Medical Science.

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

The medical science component represents a specific medical science strand.

Graduation from the medical 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 Medical Science prior to completion of the engineering component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Medical Science (C10184) 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) (C09066) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version, including the Engineering Work Experience subject.

Further, students wishing to graduate from the engineering component of the combined degree prior to completion of the medical science component must have completed at least 60 credit points of the medical science major (STM90348).

Industrial training/professional practice

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks of engineering work experience.

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

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered over five years full time, 10 years part time, or six years full time with honours.

Full-time attendance involves approximately 24 hours each week at the University, which allows a full stage of the course to be completed in one session. Part-time attendance involves approximately 12 hours each week at the University, which allows a full stage to be completed in one year. It is expected that employers will release part-time students for at least one half-day a week for attendance at classes.

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 Medical Science or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree to transfer to this combined degree program. The eligibility criteria used to assess transfer applications 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

Scholarships

For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For Engineering 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.

Depending on the discipline chosen, students may also be eligible for entry to other relevant professional associations.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067). International students may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066).

UTS: Handbook

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