To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Innovation and Design, students must complete 500 credit points comprising of:
- 12 Engineering core units of study (150 credit points)
- 16 units of study from one of the following Engineering majors: Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Construction, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Product Design, Robotics and Mechatronics, Software or Telecommunications (200 credit points)
- 4 Innovation and Design core units of study (50 credit points)
- 8 Innovation and Design Major units of study (100 credit points)
- EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (compulsory non-credit unit) **
- Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. This option is not available to international students. Please note that due to government regulation, international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course.
** Students who undertake a 6 or 12-month Professional Placement may receive an exemption for EAT20008.
Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.
Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process.
International students may be required to change courses in order to complete a placement and should consider visa and extended study duration requirements prior to applying.
Students who elect to undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the same course rules and must complete an additional 100 credit points taking the total credit points to 600. 25 credit points will be credited back towards the course making the total credit points 575.
Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the same course rules and must complete an additional 50 credit points taking the total credit points to 550. 25 credit points will be credited back towards the course making the total credit points 525.
Honours merit calculation
Honours merit calculation will be based on the averaged results of 12 units in the final two years of the Bachelor of Engineering 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 BEng (Hons) as an award title, but not be eligible for a merit based honours description.