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C09076v2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

Award(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in (name of Engineering major) (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCIInn)

UAC code: 609560 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 084097B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 270
Course EFTSL: 5.625
Location: City campus

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

Overview

This course is a comprehensive preparation for careers in the professional practice of engineering. Students learn to deal with complex systems and manage large-scale projects using the most appropriate emerging technologies.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to engineering education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in engineering, students gain skills in business analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and, in this course, students are exposed to real engineering problems in their coursework as well as completing 12 weeks' work experience. Interaction between work experience and academic curriculum is very strong.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.

Course aims

The course aims to equip graduates with the skills and attributes needed for professional practice and leadership. It is based on the themes of academic development, personal development and professional formation. It provides sound foundations in engineering theory, technical expertise and knowledge of professional practice, while also developing academic literacy, advocacy skills and social awareness so that graduates become lifelong learners and effective citizens in many different capacities. The concept has been strongly endorsed in wide-ranging industry consultations.

Career options

Career options depend on the major chosen.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

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 behavior 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.6 Implement and test solution
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualization 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
CII.1.1 Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within frameworks of relationships
CII.1.2 Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems
CII.1.3 Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour
CII.1.4 Generate insights from the creative translation of models and patterns across different systems
CII.2.1 Recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems
CII.2.2 Explore the relevance of patterns, frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems
CII.2.3 Analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives and integrate findings in creative and useful ways
CII.2.4 Test the value of different patterns, frameworks and methods for exploring and addressing complex challenges
CII.2.5 Interrogate and generate ways to create value and evaluate outcomes
CII.2.6 Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time
CII.3.1 Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that are inclusive of and mine for ideas from diverse disciplines
CII.3.2 Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions
CII.3.3 Use a range of appropriate media, tools, techniques and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts
CII.3.4 Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience
CII.3.5 Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive
CII.3.6 Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities
CII.4.1 Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them
CII.4.2 Work within different community, organisational or cultural contexts to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment
CII.4.3 Make decisions that recognise the humanity of others by engaging ethically and with sensitivity to the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures
CII.4.4 Take a leadership role in identifying and working to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation
CII.5.1 Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intrapreneurship) or by building a new context (entrepreneurship)
CII.5.2 Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires
CII.5.3 Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation
CII.5.4 Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact
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 multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural 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)

Key

CII = Creative Intelligence and Innovation 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 submit a Year 12 Engineering Questionnaire to UTS.

Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application and provide supporting statements of employment to UAC, as bonus points may be awarded 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.

English Advanced is recommended.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 270 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of engineering core subjects, 120 credit points of engineering major, 6 credit points of professional engineering practice and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

This course is not available with the Diploma in Professional Engineering 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, preferably outside the university environment. For further details, refer to 41028 Engineering Work Experience.

In the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

This course involves significant industry engagement as part of the learning process. Students may be required to relinquish intellectual property when they opt in to certain industry-related experiences, particularly relating to internships and capstone projects.

Course completion requirements

STM90106 Core subjects 48cp
CBK90954 Major choice (Engineering) 120cp
STM90994 Professional Engineering Practice stream 6cp
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation) 96cp
Total 270cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program for students taking the Biomedical Engineering major. For other majors, refer to the course program in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066).

Year 1
Autumn session
48510 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering   6cp
68037 Physical Modelling   6cp
33130 Mathematical Modelling 1   6cp
48230 Engineering Communication   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematical Modelling 2   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48441 Introductory Digital Systems 6cp  
48622 Mechatronics 1 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals 6cp  
48221 Engineering Computations 6cp  
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
48250 Engineering Economics and Finance   6cp
48520 Electronics and Circuits   6cp
48541 Signal Theory   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Summer session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
48260 Engineering Project Management   6cp
41101 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91403 Medical Imaging 6cp  
91706 Neuroscience 6cp  
48623 Mechatronics 2 6cp  
48560 Introductory Control 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics 6cp  
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
41029 Engineering Research Preparation   6cp
48270 Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91403 Medical Imaging 6cp  
91706 Neuroscience 6cp  
48623 Mechatronics 2 6cp  
48560 Introductory Control 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics 6cp  
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
41030 Engineering Capstone   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91403 Medical Imaging 6cp  
91706 Neuroscience 6cp  
48623 Mechatronics 2 6cp  
48560 Introductory Control 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
42001 Bioinformatics 6cp  
49274 Advanced Robotics 6cp  
49275 Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic 6cp  
49261 Biomedical Instrumentation 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Year 5
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp

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 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. Under the Washington Accord the degree is internationally recognised by the following countries: Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Engineering degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

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Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
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