Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) is designed to equip you with skills, knowledge and industry connections in your engineering field of choice. Choose from a host of majors and undertake industry-linked projects in your chosen field every semester. Plus, gain full-time insight into engineering in a real-world setting with a 12-month paid work placement.

Your major

The product design major combines the creativity and human-centred approach of industrial design with the academic rigour of engineering science and innovation. As part of a degree professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, you’ll develop skills needed to design and develop competitive products for Australian and international markets through plenty of industry projects.

Your industry experience

Build up your CV with real industry experience as you study with Work Integrated Learning, guaranteed for all our bachelor degrees. This Professional Degree includes a 12-month paid work placement and eight industry-linked projects. Benefit from Swinburne’s industry partnerships, gain invaluable work experience and earn credit towards your degree.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Human-centred design
  • Mechanical engineering applications
  • Product design and manufacturing
  • Creativity and innovation

Your career opportunities

  • Industrial designer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Product designer
  • Product design engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Design consultant

Key codes

CRICOS course code
107338G
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400210753
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210751
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

86.1% of graduates found employment within 4 months of completing their course

#45 for automation and control

Top 100 for electrical and electronic engineering

Top 175 for engineering and technology

Qualifications

Successful completion of:

  • the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or International Baccalaureate.
     

Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Successful completion of:

  • the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or International Baccalaureate.
     

Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 475 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

  • 11 Core units
  • +
  • 18 Major units
  • +
  • 2 Elective units
  • +
  • 4 Work placement units
  • =
  • 5-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Introduction to Programming
Core unit , 12.5 credit points
COS10009
Humanitarian Engineering Design Project
Core unit , 12.5 credit points
ENG10001
Calculus and Applications
Core unit , 12.5 credit points
MTH10012
Energy and Motion
Core unit , 12.5 credit points
PHY10001
Semester 2
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10025
Engineering Materials
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10002
Engineering Mechanics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10003
Linear Algebra and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10013
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Product Visualisation 1: Hand Sketching
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
DID10001
Digital Modelling
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
DPD20001
Product Design Engineering Studio
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
DPD20002
Statistics and Computation for Engineering
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
MTH20010
Semester 2
Design for Manufacture 1: Materials and Processes
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DID20002
Sustainable Product Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD20004
Structural Mechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20004
Thermo Fluid Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PDE20001
Units of study Unit code
Professional placement - 12 months
Work Experience in Industry A
Practical unit , 25.0 credit points
WEI20001
Integrated Professional Placement A - Engineering
Academic unit , 25.0 credit points
ENG20003
Work Experience in Industry B
Practical unit , 25.0 credit points
WEI20002
Integrated Professional Placement B - Engineering
Academic unit , 25.0 credit points
ENG20004
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Professional Experience in Engineering
Core unit
EAT20008
Advanced Product Design
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
DPD30001
Machine Design Project
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
MEE30005
Engineering Management Project
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
MME30002
Elective
Elective unit , 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Design for Manufacture 2: Advanced Manufacture
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DID30001
Design for Social Responsibility
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD30002
Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40011
Manufacturing Systems and Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PDE40001
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Final Year Capstone Project 1
Core unit , 12.5 credit points
ENG40005
Global Design
Major unit , 12.5 credit points
DPD40002
Elective
Elective unit , 12.5 credit points
Elective
Elective unit , 12.5 credit points
Semester 2
Final Year Capstone Project 2 
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40006
Professional Design Attributes
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD40004
Integrated Engineering Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40010
Elective
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points

2023 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$8,301

Total fee* ($AUD)

$39,429.75

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$40,600

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$326

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2023 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.
     

Note: There is a 10 per cent discount for on-time payments of your student contribution if you pay a minimum of A$500.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BH-ENGPRF1
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Course code
BH-ENGPRF1
CRICOS code
107338G
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210751
Apply through VTAC
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400210753
Apply through VTAC