Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science, students must complete 500 credit points comprising of:

  • 12 Engineering core units (137.5 credit points)
  • EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (Compulsory non-credit unit) **
  • 16 units from one of the following Majors: Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Construction, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Product Design, Robotics and Mechatronics, Software or Telecommunications (200 credit points)
  • 5 Computer Science core units (62.5 credit points) ^
  • 8 units from one of the following Majors: Software Design, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Games Development, Internet of Things, Network Design, Software Development (100 credit points)
  • Students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement.

Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.

^ In total there are eight Core Computer Science units. 4 of the 8 units are undertaken by the double degree students in this course. The remaining four units have been cross-credited with other Engineering units.

** Students who undertake a 6 or 12 month Integrated Professional Placement may receive an exemption for EAT20008.

Professional Placements

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 the visa and extended study duration requirements prior to applying.

Students who elect to undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the current course rules and must complete a further 100 credit points (600 credit points total).

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the current course rules and must complete a further 50 credit points (550 credit points total).

Honours merit calculation

Honours merit calculation for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Computer Science double degree.

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