Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

with a major in Software

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Course rules

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

  • 12 Engineering core units (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from an Engineering discipline major in one of the following: Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Construction, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Product Design, Robotics and Mechatronics, Software or Telecommunications (200 credit points)
  • 4 units of other studies comprising, one (1) minor or four (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 150 credit points (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:

  • 12 Engineering core units of study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study of an Engineering discipline major (200 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 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 425 credit points comprising:

  • 12 Engineering core units of study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study of an Engineering discipline major (200 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • 2 elective units of study (25 credit points)
  • EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (Compulsory no-credit unit) **

** Students who undertake a 6- 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.