University of Technology Sydney

C09128v1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Languages and Cultures Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice

Award(s): Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Data Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BE(Hons))

CRICOS code: 103089G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 300
Course EFTSL: 6.25
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C09123) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09124) may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


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

Overview

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The combined Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Languages and Cultures Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice provides students with intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of engineering. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

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 the study of other cultures and languages other than English, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

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.

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 languages and cultures program.

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 course duration is normally six-and-a-half years of full-time study, although it may be possible to complete the degree in less time than this.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 300 credit points, comprising 204 credit points in engineering and 96 credit points in languages and cultures. The engineering component consists of core (42 credit points), major (field of practice) (114 credit points) and the professional engineering practice program (48 credit points). The languages and cultures component consists of core subjects (32 credit points), language and culture (32 credit points) Contemporary Society (8 credit points), a second language choice (16 credit points and elective (8 credit points).

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake a minimum of 48 weeks of professional engineering internship. Some students choose to take their first period of engineering internship overseas, during their second or third year of enrolment. Most take this first period in Australia. This course is also available without the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice. For details, refer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (C09127).

Course completion requirements

CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
STM90107 Core subjects (Engineering) 42cp
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects 48cp
CBK90905 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
Total 300cp

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for an electrical engineering/Germany major for a full-time student commencing the course in Autumn session. Students in other majors follow a similar sequence. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

List of Engineering majors
MAJ03473 Biomedical Engineering   114cp
MAJ03025 Civil Engineering   114cp
MAJ03517 Data Science Engineering   114cp
MAJ03028 Electrical Engineering   114cp
MAJ03030 Mechanical Engineering   114cp
MAJ03505 Mechatronic Engineering   114cp
MAJ03522 Software Engineering   114cp
MAJ03541 Flexible Engineering BE (Hons) BBus BSc BAIS   114cp
MAJ03525 Electronic Engineering   114cp
List of language Majors
MAJ09447 Chinese Language and Culture   96cp
MAJ09448 French Language and Culture   96cp
MAJ09449 German Language and Culture   96cp
MAJ09450 Italian Language and Culture   96cp
MAJ09451 Japanese Language and Culture   96cp
MAJ09452 Spanish Language and Culture   96cp
Electrical Engineering major, Germany major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
48230 Introduction to Engineering Projects   6cp
68037 Physical Modelling   6cp
48510 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering   6cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
48441 Introductory Digital Systems   6cp
48521 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering   6cp
48520 Electronics and Circuits   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
41035 Professional Practice Preparation 1   3cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
48530 Circuit Analysis and Design   6cp
Spring session
41036 Professional Experience 1   6cp
41037 Work Integrated Learning 1   12cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
41038 Professional Practice Review 1   3cp
48430 Fundamentals of C Programming   6cp
48531 Electromechanical Automation   6cp
Spring session
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91976 Elective 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
48250 Economics and Finance for Engineering Projects   6cp
41045 Professional Practice Preparation 2   3cp
68038 Advanced Mathematics and Physics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  
48434 Embedded Software 6cp  
48571 Electrical Machines 6cp  
48572 Power Circuit Theory 6cp  
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
Spring session
41046 Professional Experience 2   6cp
41047 Work Integrated Learning 2   12cp
Year 6
Autumn session
48260 Engineering Project Management   6cp
41048 Professional Practice Review 2   3cp
48540 Signals and Systems   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  
48434 Embedded Software 6cp  
48571 Electrical Machines 6cp  
48572 Power Circuit Theory 6cp  
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
Spring session
41029 Engineering Research Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48560 Control Studio A 6cp  
48582 Power Systems Studio A 6cp  
48561 Renewable Energy Systems Studio A 6cp  
48451 Embedded Systems Studio A 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  
Year 7
Autumn session
41030 Engineering Capstone   6cp
41088 Professional Studio A   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
48580 Control Studio B 6cp  
48583 Power Systems Studio B 6cp  
48550 Renewable Energy Systems Studio B 6cp  
48570 Embedded Systems Studio B 6cp  

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

This course is not available via direct entry. Current UTS students in combined Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses wishing to transfer may submit an Internal Course Transfer - Continuing application. To confirm eligibility, check with the UTS Student Centre.

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:

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