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C09070v2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in (name of Engineering major) (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Business (BBus)

UAC code: 609350 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 084091G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 246
Course EFTSL: 5.125
Location: City campus

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


This combined degree is offered jointly by UTS: Engineering and UTS: Business. It allows students to complete the core and major components of both the engineering and business degrees, producing engineers with skills in commercialisation of technology innovation and business graduates with professional-level competency in technology use.

Students learn how engineering and business fit together, how to manage technology and innovation, and how to commercialise engineering innovations. For graduates choosing to practise as engineers, the business knowledge gained in this course will prove invaluable in providing a sound foundation for entrepreneurial initiatives and the commercialisation of engineering innovations.

This combined degree can be completed in less time than would be required to complete the two degrees separately.

Career options

Career options include working in a business career applying advanced technology in commercial settings or practising as an engineer where business knowledge helps to ensure success in commercialisation of engineering innovations. The course provides excellent training for senior management roles.

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
BUS.1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace
BUS.1.2 Demonstrate interrelationships between differing business and related disciplines
BUS.2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach
BUS.2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business
BUS.3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high-quality written form appropriate for their audience
BUS.3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
BUS.3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner
BUS.4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
BUS.4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts
BUS.5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions
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)


BUS = Business 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.

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.

Local students

To be admitted to this combined degree, applicants must achieve an ATAR no lower than five points below the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made for the Bachelor of Business single degree.

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).

English (Advanced) is recommended. For the biomedical and 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 program may be completed on a five-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 246 credit points, comprising 156 credit points in engineering and 90 credit points in business. The engineering component consists of core (36 credit points), major (field of practice) (114 credit points) and professional engineering practice (6 credit points). The business component consists of core (42 credit points) and major (48 credit points).

The engineering major is selected at the time of admission; however, it is possible to apply to change the major at a later date. Students may choose not to take a designated major and instead take a flexible program comprising subjects from different areas of engineering as approved by the director, teaching and learning.

Students wishing to graduate from the engineering component of the combined degree prior to completion of the business component must have completed the business core subjects (STM90108) and at least 30 credit points from their chosen business major (CBK90169).

Industrial training/professional practice

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice are required to obtain the equivalent of at least 12 weeks exposure to professional engineering practice.

Course completion requirements

STM90272 Core subjects (Engineering) 36cp
STM90108 Core subjects (Business) 42cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
CBK90905 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
STM90994 Professional Engineering Practice stream 6cp
Total 246cp

Course program

A typical program for a student attending full time would be that shown for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09071), but with sessions moved forward to replace the sessions in which students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice undertake the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice.

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. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for details on levels of that award.


The Bachelor of Business (Honours) (C09004) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) or the Bachelor of Business (C10026). 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.

Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for details on professional recognition of that award.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222