University of Technology Sydney

C09148v1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice

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

CRICOS code: 106922K
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 300
Course EFTSL: 6.25
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
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) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) 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.

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) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice and Bachelor of International Studies in six-and-a-half years of full-time study. On completion, students receive separate testamurs for each award.

Course aims

The purpose of the program 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 life long learning.
INT.1.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and 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 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

LC = Languages and Cultures course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Assumed knowledge

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.

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.

The program involves four years of academic work in Australia, up to one year of academic work overseas where students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major, and two periods of professional engineering internship. The periods of engineering internship can be taken in Australia, or one in Australia and one overseas.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 300 credit points, comprising 204 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 the professional engineering practice program (48 credit points).

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 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 International Studies (C09123).

Course completion requirements

STM90107 Core subjects (Engineering) 42cp
STM90993 Professional Engineering Practice Program subjects 48cp
CBK90905 Major choice (Engineering) 114cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 300cp

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for an electrical engineering/German Language and Culture 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.

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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