Successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) / Bachelor of Business requires students to complete units of study to the value of 500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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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:
- BEng (Mechanical) (Hons) / BBus with High Distinction; for students who achieve ≥ 80
- BEng (Mechanical) (Hons) / BBus with Distinction; for students who achieve 70 – 79
- BEng (Mechanical) (Hons) / BBus with Credit; for students who achieve 60 – 69
- BEng (Mechanical) (Hons) / BBus; for students who achieve < 60
Students who transfer with advanced standing are required to undertake at least nine of these units at Swinburne, including all six Advanced Engineering 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 (Mechanical) (Hons) / BBus as an award title, but not be eligible for a merit based honours description.
The following units will be used in the honours merit calculation:
- MEE30001 Materials and Manufacturing
- MEE30002 Control Engineering
- MEE30003 Machine Design
- MME30001 Engineering Management 1
- MEE30004 Solid Mechanics
- MEE40001 Thermodynamics 2 *
- MEE40002 Mechanical Systems Design *
- MEE40003 Machine Dynamics 2 *
- MEE40004 Fluid Mechanics 2 *
- MME40001 Engineering Management 2
- EAT40001 Final Year Research Project 1 (Eng/Bus) *
- EAT40002 Final Year Research Project 2 (Eng/Bus) *
* Denotes outcome unit
Course learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) will be able to:
- Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of mechanical 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 mechanical 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.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business will be able to:
- Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business and apply those principles in a range of practices.
- Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts.
- Formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line.
- Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas.
- Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience.
- Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies.
- Work collaboratively in diverse groups.
Graduates of this double degree course may select paths from either Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) or Bachelor of Business, or from both discipline areas. Graduates should have an advantage in the marketplace compared to those with single-discipline degrees.
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