Overview

Equip yourself with the right technical expertise and skills for your field of choice with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). With placements, internships, international study tours and tons of hands-on experience, Swinburne Engineering is simply second-to-none for Work Integrated Learning. Come graduation, you’ll be ready to take on your chosen career – and the world.

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Your industry experience

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, you'll apply your learning in eight professionally focused, industry-linked projects.

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Skills you’ll learn

  • Problem solving
  • Engineering principles
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Teamwork

Your career opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Design/mechanical engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Robotics and mechatronics engineer

Key codes

CRICOS course code
107337H
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400210743
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400210741
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 75 for civil engineering

Top 100 for electrical and electronic engineering

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).
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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
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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Note: This information should be used as a guide for those who have completed a course and are seeking credit into another course. For those yet to commence their course, during the time taken to complete, this information may change. Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree. Progression to professional degrees may be subject to additional criteria or academic performance.

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How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

  • 11Core units
  • +
  • 18Major units
  • +
  • 4Elective units
  • =
  • 4-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.

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Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Semester 2
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Units of study Unit code
Professional placement - Major (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
or
Professional placement - Minor (6 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

Note: Students who undertake a professional placement in engineering do so in lieu of Professional Experience in Engineering (EAT20008). This option may change the course duration and the number of elective units required to complete the degree.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Professional Experience in Engineering
Core unit, 0.0 credit points
EAT20008
Semester 2
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Final Year Capstone Project 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40005
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01
Semester 2
Final Year Capstone Project 2 
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40006
Your major unit goes here
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MAJOR01
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01

2023 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$8,301

Total fee* ($AUD)

$33,204

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$40,600

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2023 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. 

Find out more about fees

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.
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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.

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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.

Learn more about SSAF

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.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

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Professional placement fees

Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

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.

Note: Pathways from the following courses to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are only available for existing international students:

  • Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering (UEE60211)
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (specialising in civil units) (22228VIC)
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (specialising in mechanical units) (22228VIC)
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (specialising in robotics and mechatronics units) (22228VIC)
  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical (UEE62111).
Course code
BH-ENG1
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CRICOS code
107337H
Course code
BH-ENG1
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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. 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 Code (CSP)
3400210741
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VTAC Code (IFP)
3400210743
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