University of Technology Sydney

MAJ03541 Flexible Engineering

The flexible engineering major provides a pathway for students to design their own interdisciplinary engineering degree that is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. It also affords students who may be uncertain as to which area of engineering they wish to pursue an opportunity to sample different disciplines before transferring into a designated major (subject to meeting minimum academic requirements).

The completion requirements for the flexible engineering major include undertaking at least three discipline 'threads' or sub-majors to provide the necessary depth of knowledge, skills and application to the degree. A thread consists of a subject from the advanced option choice-block plus the required prerequisites. The advanced subject is typically a final-year subject from a designated major and is normally undertaken within the last three sessions of study. Alternatively, a sub-major could be selected to focus on a pre-packaged specialisation.

Students intending to transfer from the flexible engineering program to a designated major should follow the recommended course program for their intended major in their first year – this typically includes an introduction subject and some other discipline-related subjects. It is possible to undertake introduction subjects from different disciplines in the first year to assist in this decision. Students transferring to a designated major may have these completed studies credited as electives.

It is possible to include subjects from other majors, courses, faculties and institutions with the approval of the program coordinator.

Completion requirements

41029  Engineering Research Preparation  6cp
41030  Engineering Capstone  6cp
CBK91969  Advanced sub-major choice  24cp
CBK91970  Options/Sub-major Choice  66cp
Select 6 credit points of options:  6cp
41301  Industrial Engineering 6cp 
48210  Interrogating Technology: Sustainability, Environment and Social Change 6cp 
41160  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 6cp 
41117  Introduction to Chemical Process Engineering 6cp 
48310  Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering 6cp 
41082  Introduction to Data Engineering 6cp 
48510  Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6cp 
43029  Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering 6cp 
48080  Introduction to Innovation 6cp 
48610  Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6cp 
41099  Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering 6cp 
41025  Introduction to Software Development 6cp 
41130  Professional Practice Studio 6cp 
Select 6 credit points of options:  6cp
48221  Engineering Computations 6cp 
48430  Fundamentals of C Programming 6cp 
41039  Programming 1 6cp 
48023  Programming Fundamentals 6cp 
Total  114cp