To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science, students must complete 500 credit points comprising of:
- 12 Core Engineering units (150 credit points)
- 16 units of study (200 credit points) from one of the following majors: Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Construction, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Product Design, Robotics and Mechatronics, Software or Telecommunications
- Professional Experience in Engineering (compulsory non-credit unit)
- 5 Science Core Units (62.5 credit points) ^
- 7 units of study from a Science discipline major in one of the following: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics (87.5 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 8 x Core Science units and eight units in the majors. 5 of the 8 core units and 7 of the 8 major units are undertaken by the double degree students in this course. The remaining 4 units have been cross-credited with other Engineering units.
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 same course rules and must complete an additional 100 credit points taking the total credit points to 600.
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.
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 9 of these 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 BEng (Hons) as an award title, but not be eligible for a merit based honours description.