University of Technology Sydney

C09147v1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

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

CRICOS code: 106921M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 258
Course EFTSL: 5.38
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. check with the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
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 up to an academic year, pursuing a major research project in a field of their choice, depending on their chosen pathway.

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic. Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

The course allows students to complete the two qualifications of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of International Studies in five-and-a-half 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

FEIT A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
FEIT B.1 Socially Responsible: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduates identify, engage, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs and cultural perspectives, establish priorities and goals, and identify constraints, uncertainties and risks (social, ethical, cultural, legislative, environmental, economics etc.) to define the system requirements.
FEIT C.1 Design Oriented: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduates apply research, problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet specified requirements.
FEIT D.1 Technically Proficient: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduates apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to evaluate, implement and operate systems.
FEIT E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduates work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams, communicating effectively and operating within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural contexts.
FEIT F.1 Reflective: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduates critically self-review their performance to improve themselves and their teams. They take responsibility and accountability for their own lifelong learning.
INT.1.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.2.2.1 Conduct a major independent applied research project using advanced theoretical and specialised knowledge into international aspects of contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.2.2.2 Evaluate critically research findings and creatively use applied research methods to understand complex problems.
INT.3.1.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.4.1.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English Standard. English Advanced is recommended. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

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 five-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 258 credit points, comprising 162 credit points in engineering and 96 credit points in international studies. The engineering component consists of core (42 credit points), major (field of practice) (114 credit points) and professional engineering practice (6 credit points).

In the International Studies component students select the language they will study at the time of enrolment, and either the Professional World Language pathway or the Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into International Honours pathway can be in Information for Students.

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

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

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

STM90107 Core subjects (Engineering) 42cp
CBK90905 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
STM90994 Professional Engineering Practice stream 6cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 258cp

Course program

The program for this course is the same as that for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09124), 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.

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level will be based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2. These subjects are completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

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