General Information

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.

Double degree options

You can also study Business in a double degree with Applied InnovationArtsBusinessComputer ScienceLaws and Science.

Study structure

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.

  • Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year

  • Part-time study: 50 credit points/four standard units of study per year

  • One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)

  • See the course planner for an example degree structure.

  • Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year

  • One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)

  • See the course planner for an example degree structure.

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Humanitarian Engineering Design Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10001
Engineering Materials
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10002
Calculus and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10012
Energy and Motion
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
PHY10001
Introduction to Programming
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10009
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10025
Engineering Mechanics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10003
Linear Algebra and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10013
Professional Experience in Engineering
Core unit
EAT20008
Engineering Technology Project A (ENG/CS)
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Software
EAT40005
Final Year Capstone Project 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Product Design
ENG40005
Engineering Technology Project A
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Biomedical, Electrical or Robotics
ENG40007
Engineering Technology Project B (ENG/CS)
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Software
EAT40006
Final Year Capstone Project 2 
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Product Design
ENG40006
Engineering Technology Project B
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Biomedical, Electrical or Robotics
ENG40008
Units of study Unit code
Architectural Engineering Studio Project 2
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ARC20006
Digital Engineering Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20015
Introductory Design Studio
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DDD10006
Structural Mechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20004
Architectural Engineering Studio Project 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ARC10004
Design of Concrete Structures
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20003
Interior Architecture Communication
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DIA10005
Interior Architecture Digital Documentation 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DIA20003
Design of Steel Structures
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30002
Engineering Management Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MME30002
Statistics and Computation for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20010
Architectural Engineering Major Project 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ARC40001
Geomechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20004
Professional Practice 1: BIM (Building Information Management)
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ARC30004
Geotechnical Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40001
Structural Design of Low Rise Buildings
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40002
Architectural Engineering Major Project 2
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ARC40002
Infrastructure Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40006
Units of study Unit code
Circuits & Electronics 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20006
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Medical Imaging Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MBP20009
Mathematical Methods and Statistics for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20017
Anatomy and Physiology
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BIO10004
Biomaterials and Biomechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BME20001
Engineering Technology Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20010
Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE20003
Medical and Regulatory Practice
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BME40004
Engineering Technology Sustainability Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG30002
Clinical Practicum 1 - Neuro
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MBP20011
Object Oriented Programming
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20007
Clinical Practicum 2 - Cardio
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MBP30008
Deploying Secure Engineering Applications Online
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE30024
Engineering Technology Innovation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40011
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40007
Machine Vision
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40017
Advanced Medical Imaging Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BME40005
Units of study Unit code
Topographical Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20001
Digital Engineering Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20015
Structural Mechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20004
Statistics and Computation for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20010
Design of Concrete Structures
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20003
Geomechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20004
Road Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE20005
Fluid Mechanics 1: Forces and Energy
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20003
Urban Water Resources
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30001
Design of Steel Structures
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30002
Transport Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30003
Engineering Management Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MME30002
Cost Engineering Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE30005
Geotechnical Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40001
Structural Design of Low Rise Buildings
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40002
Water Engineering Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40010
Infrastructure Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40006
Engineering Data Analytics and Applications
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE40011
Units of study Unit code
Circuits & Electronics 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20006
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Mathematical Methods and Statistics for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20017
Electrical Machines
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20005
Engineering Technology Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20010
Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE20003
Engineering Technology Sustainability Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG30002
Control and Automation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME30002
Power Protection
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20013
Electrical Power Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE30002
Deploying Secure Engineering Applications Online
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE30024
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40007
Power Electronics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40005
Hydrogen and Energy Storage
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE30006
Renewable Energy
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40015
Power System Operation and Control
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40007
Design of Smart Power Grids
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40016
Engineering Technology Innovation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40011
Units of study Unit code
Thermodynamics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20001
Fluid Mechanics 1: Forces and Energy
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20003
Design and Product Visualisation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20007
Statistics and Computation for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20010
Structural Mechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20004
Materials Processing and Machining
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20005
Engineering Dynamics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20006
Engineering Management Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MME30002
Vibration and Signal Analysis
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20008
Manufacturing Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE30001
Control Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE30002
Heat Transfer
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40001
Solid Mechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE30004
Machine Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE30005
Machine Dynamics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40003
Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40011
Fluid Mechanics 2: Machine, Supersonics and Modelling
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40004
Integrated Engineering Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40010
Units of study Unit code
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
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
Engineering Management Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MME30002
Advanced Product Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD30001
Machine Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE30005
Integrated Engineering Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40010
Digital Manufacturing
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DID30001
Design for Social Responsibility
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD30002
Global Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD40002
Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE40011
Professional Design Attributes
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DPD40004
Manufacturing Systems and Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
PDE40001
Units of study Unit code
Object Oriented Programming
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20007
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Mathematical Methods and Statistics for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20017
Cloud Computing Architecture
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20019
Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE20003
Engineering Technology Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20010
Data Structures and Patterns
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30008
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30019
Interface Design and Development
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30043
Software Architectures and Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SWE30003
Software Development for Mobile Devices
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS30017
Engineering Technology Sustainability Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG30002
Software Testing and Reliability
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SWE30009
Deploying Secure Engineering Applications Online
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE30024
Concurrent Programming
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40003
Software Deployment and Evolution
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
SWE40006
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40007
Engineering Technology Innovation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40011
Units of study Unit code
Object Oriented Programming
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20007
Circuits & Electronics 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20006
Mathematical Methods and Statistics for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20017
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE20003
Engineering Technology Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20010
Structural Mechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20004
Engineering Dynamics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20006
Engineering Technology Sustainability Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG30002
Design and Product Visualisation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE20007
Control and Automation
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME30002
Machine Vision
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40017
Engineering Technology Innovation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40011
Robotic Control
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME30003
Mechatronics Systems Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME40002
Machine Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE30005
Robot Systems Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME40003
Deploying Secure Engineering Applications Online
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE30024

Choose from a combination of the following course components to complete 50 credit points of other study. Students may also select elective units (12.5 credit points each).

Advanced minors are a structured set of 4 units or 50 credit points in a field of study which builds upon your first major. Advanced minors can only be taken in conjunction with specific majors - see here for more information.

Space Technology Advanced

You'll get paid to work in an area related to your field of study for either 6 or 12 months, where you'll combine hands-on learning with academic submissions, workplace reflection and feedback from your host organisation. Most students undertake their placements in the third year of their degree, so you’ll want to map out your electives as soon as you can and register for a placement at least 6 months before your preferred start date.

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

These recommended elective units can deepen your understanding of your chosen major or an area of interest. A full list of available elective units can be found upon enrolment.

Architectural major
  • CSM30001 Construction Project Planning and Scheduling
  • CSM30007 Construction Safety and Quality Practices
  • CSM80003 Construction Law and Contract Management
  • CSM80006 Engineering Project Management
  • CVE80004 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CVE80005 Strengthening and Monitoring of Structures
  • CVE80007 Geotechnical Design
  • CVE80010 Principles of Sustainability
  • CVE80018 Finite Element Methods and Applications
  • CVE80019 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • CVE80020 Bridge Design
  • CVE80021 Building Design Project
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
     
Biomedical major 
  • ADM80010 Advanced CAD/CAM
  • ADM80011 Robotics in Manufacturing
  • CHE10001 Chemistry 1
  • CHE10002 Chemistry 2
  • CHE10004 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHE10005 Consumer Chemistry
  • CHE30010 Inorganic Chemistry
  • COS20001 User-Centred Design
  • COS30008 Data Structures and Patterns
  • COS30017 Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • EEE30001 Analogue Electronics 2
  • EEE40002 Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MBP20010 Measurement and Instrumentation
  • MBP30007 Physiological Signals
  • MEE20003 Fluid Mechanics 1: Forces and Energy
  • MEE20007 Design and Product Visualisation Project
  • MTH20012 Series and Transforms
  • MTH30002 Differential Equations
  • NEU20004 Neurological Monitoring
  • NEU20005 Sensation and Perception
  • NEU20007 Neuroimaging
  • TNE30003 Communications Principles
     
Civil major 
  • CSM30001 Construction Project Planning and Scheduling
  • CSM30006 Construction of Buildings and Infrastructure
  • CSM30007 Construction Safety and Quality Practices
  • CSM30004 Integrated Construction Management Practice Studio
  • CSM80004 International Construction
  • CSM80006 Engineering Project Management
  • CSM80007 Construction Site Operations
  • CSM80017 Managing Quality and Safety in Construction Site Operations
  • CVE80003 Transport Planning, Modelling and Economics
  • CVE80004 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CVE80005 Strengthening and Monitoring of Structures
  • CVE80006 Infrastructure Deterioration Modelling
  • CVE80007 Geotechnical Design
  • CVE80009 Integrated Water Design
  • CVE80010 Principles of Sustainability
  • CVE80018 Finite Element Methods and Applications
  • CVE80019 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • CVE80020 Bridge Design
  • CVE80021 Building Design Project
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MME80001 Resource Planning and Management
  • RSK80006 Risk Management in Projects and Engineering Industries
     
Electrical and Electronic major 
  • COS20001 User-Centred Design
  • COS30008 Data Structures and Patterns
  • COS30017 Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • COS30041 Creating Secure and Scalable Software
  • EEE80004 RF Circuit Design Techniques
  • EEE80007 Electrical Power Systems Safety
  • EEE80015 Renewable Energy
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MTH20012 Series and Transforms
  • RME30003 Robotic Control
  • SWE30001 Real-Time Programming
  • SWE30009 Software Testing and Reliability
  • TNE10005 Network Administration
  • TNE20002 Network Routing Principles
  • TNE30009 Network Security and Resilience
  • TNE30019 Unix in the Internet
  • TNE30022 Design and Management of Networks
  • TNE30023 Advanced Switching
  • TNE40001 Broadband Multimedia Networks
  • TNE40003 Wireless Communications
     
Mechanical major 
  • ADM80001 Nanofabrication Technologies
  • ADM80010 Advanced CAD/CAM
  • ADM80011 Robotics in Manufacturing
  • ADM80012 Technology Management
  • ADM80013 Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • ADM80015 Computer Modelling, Analysis and Visualisation
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MEE80001 Fluid Waves
  • MEE80002 Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering
  • MTH30001 Stochastic Modelling
  • MTH30002 Differential Equations
  • PDE40001 Manufacturing Systems and Design
  • PHY20007 Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics
  • RME40003 Robot Systems Design
     
Product Design major 
  • ADM80011 Robotics in Manufacturing
  • ADM80012 Technology Management
  • ADM80013 Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • ADM80015 Computer Modelling, Analysis and Visualisation
  • BIO10004 Anatomy and Physiology
  • COS10009 Introduction to Programming
  • DDD20004 Contemporary Design Issues
  • DID20001 Design and Emotion Studio
  • EEE20001 Digital Electronics Design
  • EEE20006 Circuits and Electronics 1
  • EEE40002 Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MEE30001 Manufacturing Engineering
  • MKT10009 Marketing and the Consumer Experience
  • RME40003 Robot Systems Design
     
Robotics and Mechatronics major 
  • ADM80010 Advanced CAD/CAM
  • ADM80013 Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • ADM80015 Computer Modelling, Analysis and Visualisation
  • COS30017 Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • COS30019 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • EEE30001 Analogue Electronics 2
  • EEE40002 Integrated Circuit Design
  • EEE40005 Power Electronics
  • EEE80015 Renewable Energy
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MTH30001 Stochastic Modelling
  • MTH30002 Differential Equations
  • PDE20001 Thermo Fluid Systems
  • PDE40001 Manufacturing Systems and Design
  • SWE20001 Managing Software Projects
  • TNE30003 Communications Principles
  • TNE40003 Wireless Communications

Software major 
  • COS20001 User-Centred Design
  • COS20015 Fundamentals of Data Management
  • COS30015 IT Security
  • COS30017 Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • COS30019 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • COS40003 Concurrent Programming
  • EEE20004 Analogue Electronics 1
  • EEE30001 Analogue Electronics 2
  • ENG30001 Engineering Design Academy
  • ENG30003 Technology and Innovation in Society Field Project
  • ICT30015 Technology Internship
  • LAW10004 Introduction to Business Law
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • MTH20011 Mathematics 4A
  • PHY40001 Electromagnetic Waves
  • TNE10005 Network Administration
  • TNE10006 Networks and Switching
  • TNE20002 Network Routing Principles
  • TNE30003 Communications Principles
  • TNE30009 Network Security and Resilience
  • TNE30018 Enterprise Network Server Administration
  • TNE30019 Unix in the Internet
  • TNE40003 Wireless Communications
Find more detail about elective units

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the chosen major in engineering in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking and judgment
  • apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence, as preparation for research higher degrees
  • apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • apply abstraction, mathematics and engineering fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a model, using appropriate engineering methods and tools
  • communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
  • demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional engineering practice in a global and sustainable context
  • reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in a number of different engineering areas depending on their chosen major and specialisation. These areas include Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, and Product Design Engineering.

Architectural graduates may find employment as a design engineer, structural systems engineer, architectural engineer or project engineer.

Biomedical graduates may find employment as a biomedical engineer, clinical engineer, medical device designer or medical electronics engineer.

Civil graduates may find employment as a civil engineer, civil design engineer, structural engineer or environmental engineer.

Construction graduates may find employment as a construction engineer or construction manager.

Electrical and Electronic graduates may find employment as an electrical engineer, electronics engineer, communications, engineer, power engineer or design engineer.

Mechanical graduates may find employment as a mechanical engineer, mechanical project engineer, design engineer, project and technology manager or engineering project manager.

Product Design Engineering graduates may find employment as an industrial designer, industrial engineer, product designer, product design engineer, entrepreneur or design consultant.

Robotics and Mechatronics graduates may find employment as a robotics and mechatronics engineer, control systems engineer, factory automation adviser or robotics developer.

Software graduates may find employment as a software engineer, software systems developer, software modeller or project and technology manager.

Telecommunication graduates may find employment as a network engineer, telecommunication network designer, telecommunication network developer, network architect or telecommunications engineer.

Professional recognition

This degree program is designed to produce graduates who have the technological skills and knowledge expected of professional engineers. Graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students must complete 400 credit points comprising of:

  • 10 engineering core units (125 credit points)
  • 18 units of study from an engineering discipline major in one of the following: Architectural, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Product Design, Robotics and Mechatronics, Software (225 credit points).
  • 4 units of other studies comprising, 1 minor or 4 electives (50 credit points)
  • EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (compulsory no-credit unit) **.
     

Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL professional placement. Students complete no more than 150cp (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level (i.e. Stage 1). A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.

Professional placements

Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a professional placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 475 credit points comprising:

  • 10 Engineering core units of study (125 credit points)
  • 18 units of study of an Engineering discipline major (225 credit points)
  • 4 units of study of the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • 2 elective units of study (25 credit points)
  • EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (Compulsory no-credit unit) **.
     

Students who elect to undertake a six-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 437.5 credit points comprising:

  • 10 Engineering core units of study (125 credit points)
  • 18 units of study of an Engineering discipline major (225 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • 3 elective units of study (37.5 credit points)
  • EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (Compulsory no-credit unit) **.
     

**Students who undertake a six- or 12-month Professional Placement may receive an exemption for EAT20008.

Honours merit calculation

Honours merit calculation will be based on the averaged results of 12 units in the final two years of the course with the following descriptive outcomes:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with High Distinction; for students who achieve 80 or above
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with Distinction; for students who achieve 70 – 79
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with Credit; for students who achieve 60 – 69
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) for students who achieve less than 60.
     

Students who transfer with advanced standing are required to undertake at least nine of these units at Swinburne, including all six outcome units, to qualify for an honours merit calculation. This honours merit calculation will be based only on units completed at Swinburne. If a student has not completed at least nine of the specified units, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) as an award title, but not be eligible for a merit-based honours description.

Maximum Academic Credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) award is 250 credit points (normally 20 units), this is based on exit award requirements of 400 credit points.

Admission criteria

Information about Swinburne's general admission criteria can be found at Admissions at Swinburne - Higher Education webpage.

Entry requirements

A. Applicants with recent secondary education (within past three years)

ATAR

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR: if you receive an ATAR of 75 or higher and meet all the essential requirements for this course, you will be guaranteed an offer.

Educational history

An applicant's entire academic history, including ATAR results, will be considered for entry into this course.

Selection rank adjustments

Selection ranks for this course will be calculated based on your ATAR with adjustments to overall study scores based on subjects studied, location of your home address, SEAS application, and participation in Swinburne's Early Leaders program. 

For further details about selection rank adjustments, see Admissions at Swinburne.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 25 in Biology, Chemistry, any Information Technology, any Mathematics, Physics or Systems Engineering equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 15 points.

Meeting course prerequisites

  • VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 In English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent.
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or equivalent.
     

Bridging courses

Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisites for this course will be required to successfully complete Swinburne's MathsLink: Methods bridging program.

ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Semester 1 2024

ATAR-Based offers only, across all offer rounds ATAR
Excluding adjustment factors
Selection Rank
ATAR + any adjustment factors
Highest rank to receive an offer 99.65 98
Median rank to receive an offer 74.4 80.3
Lowest rank to receive an offer 59.35 70.05

B. Applicants with higher education study

Educational history 

An applicant's entire academic history, including results from previous higher education study will be considered for entry into this course. If previous higher education qualifications are incomplete, results must have been obtained in the last seven years. 

Meeting course prerequisites 

As for Year 12 or equivalent. 

STAT/Bridging courses 

Applicants who do not meet the English prerequisites can sit STAT Written English. STAT results are valid for two years. 

Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisites for this course will be required to successfully complete Swinburne's MathsLink: Methods bridging program. Mathematics prerequisites older than five years are not considered to have met course requirements.

C. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Educational history 

An applicant's entire academic history from the past seven years, including complete and/or incomplete post-secondary VET studies, will be considered for entry into this course. Only graded results will be considered. 

Meeting course prerequisites 

As for Year 12 or equivalent. 

STAT/Bridging courses 

Applicants who do not meet the English prerequisites can sit STAT Written English. STAT results are valid for two years. 

Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisites for this course will be required to successfully complete Swinburne's MathsLink: Methods bridging program. Mathematics prerequisites older than five years are not considered to have met course requirements.

D. Applicants with work and life experience

Entire academic record 

This course uses an applicant's entire academic record as part of its selection considerations, including an applicant's ATAR results from the last seven years can be considered for entry into this course. 

Meeting course prerequisites 

As for Year 12 or equivalent. 

STAT/Bridging courses 

Applicants who do not meet the English prerequisites can sit STAT Written English. STAT results are valid for two years. 

Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisites for this course will be required to successfully complete Swinburne's MathsLink: Methods bridging program. Mathematics prerequisites older than five years are not considered to have met course requirements.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced in this course in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

  Semester 1, 2024
Applicant background Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course) 46 13%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study 27 8%
(C) Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories) 13 3%

(D) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether 61 this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were N/A considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was N/A not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

62

N/A

13

18%

N/A

3%

International students 193 55%
All students 354 100%

Notes: 
N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

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