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C09068v2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in (name of Engineering major) (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609032 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 084089B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 246
Course EFTSL: 5.125
Location: City campus

Notes

A minor change to the engineering component of this course is planned for implementation in 2020. Further information will be available in September 2019.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Rules and regulations
Levels of award
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This combined degree, offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: International Studies, links the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066) with the study of a language and culture other than English and the opportunity for students to study overseas for an academic year, pursuing a major research project in a field of their choice.

The course allows students to complete the two qualifications of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in five years of full-time study. On completion, students receive separate testamurs for each degree.

Course aims

The purpose of the course is to develop skills for leadership in the professional practice of engineering while at the same time providing an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture, intercultural awareness and engagement, resilience and adaptability, and stronger communication skills. It reflects a belief in the international character of engineering and the conviction that Australian professionals can benefit from the early development of an international perspective and a fluency in cross-cultural interactions.

Career options

Career options depend on the major chosen. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour, including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design, where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem-solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specification
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solution
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualisation inform decision-making, and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multilevel, multidisciplinary and multicultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally diverse workplaces and a changing global environment
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations and specifications)
INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations in other countries
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances to professional and social situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

Current school leavers are advised to complete the Year 12 Engineering and IT Questionnaire. The questionnaire allows applicants to demonstrate their strong motivation to study engineering or IT at UTS and may assist applicants whose ATAR falls short of the required cut-off by up to three points.

Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application as adjustment factors may be applied on the basis of relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English (Standard). There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

English (Advanced) is recommended. For the civil engineering majors, Chemistry is recommended. For the software engineering major, a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of programming is recommended.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken relevant study at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Study completed more than 10 years prior to the date of admission cannot be recognised. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL granted.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is normally five years of full-time study, although it may be possible to complete the degree in less time than this. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 246 credit points, comprising 150 credit points in engineering and 96 credit points in international studies. The engineering component consists of core (42 credit points), major (field of practice) (102 credit points) and professional engineering practice (6 credit points). The international studies component consists of foundation studies and contemporary society (16 credit points), language and culture (32 credit points) and in-country study (48 credit points).

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is completed over a minimum of three years and is not offered as a separate degree; it is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

The engineering major is selected at the time of admission; however, it is possible to apply to change major at a later date. Students admitted to the flexible major should decide by the end of the first year of full-time study whether to transfer to another major (subject to meeting minimum academic requirements) or continue with the flexible program. Students nominate their preferred international studies major during the first year of the course.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students graduating without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice are required to obtain the equivalent of at least 12 weeks exposure to professional engineering work experience, preferably outside the university environment.

Course completion requirements

CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
STM90107 Core subjects (Engineering) 42cp
CBK90174 Major choice (Engineering) 102cp
STM90994 Professional Engineering Practice stream 6cp
Total 246cp

Course program

The program for this course is the same as that for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09069), but without the two session-long internships and associated Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice subjects.

Rules and regulations

Commencing students are required to complete the mathematics readiness survey to determine the most appropriate first-year mathematics subject to undertake.

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) may transfer to this course after completing the first year (full-time equivalent) of their current course, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067). International students may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066).

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia at the Graduate Professional Engineer level. The degree is recognised internationally by signatories to the Washington Accord.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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