Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours)

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours), students must complete a total of 400 credit points (32 credit bearing units and 2 non-credit point units), as follows:

  • 10 Foundation Studies units (125 credit points)
  • 10 Technical Studies units (125 credit points)
  • 6 Outcome units (must be completed at Swinburne) (75 credit points)
  • 2 Management and Business units (25 credit points)
  • 4 Elective units (50 credit points), either from Specialist Studies electives or an Approved Minor

In addition, students must complete 2 compulsory, non-credit point units (0 credit points).
Note: this course contains two Final Year project units (capstone experiences) which help meet professional accreditation requirements.

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 (Product Design) (Hons) with High Distinction; for students who achieve ≥ 80
  • BEng (Product Design) (Hons) with Distinction;  for students who achieve 70 – 79
  • BEng (Product Design) (Hons) with Credit; for students who achieve 60 – 69
  • BEng (Product Design) (Hons); for students who achieve < 60

Students who transfer with advanced standing are required to undertake at least 9 of the following units at Swinburne, including all 6 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 9 of the specified units, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Product Design) (Honours) 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:

  • MEE30003 Machine Design
  • DPD30001 Advanced Product Design
  • DPD30002 Design For Social Responsibility
  • MME30001 Engineering Management 1
  • DPD40002 Global Design
  • MME40001 Engineering Management 2
  • PDE40001 Design for Manufacture *
  • MEE40005 Human Factors *
  • MEE40002 Mechanical Systems Design *
  • DPD40004 Professional Design Attributes *
  • PDE40002  Professional Project 1 (PDE) *
  • PDE40003  Professional Project 2 (PDE) *

* Denotes outcome unit