Bachelor of Engineering

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Engineering
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075868E
Deakin course codeS367

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Engineering places great emphasis on the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready engineers, who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.

You will undertake common subjects in your first year, providing you with a broad knowledge base, before choosing to specialise in civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical or mechatronics and robotics engineering.

You will learn generic skills including entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, project management, technical report writing and presentation, and comprehension and communication, as well as develop an understanding of the ethical basis of the engineering profession and practice, contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of engineering, and complex problems and producing innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation and society.

You will also gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology; learn the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources; acquire the mathematical and computational skills necessary for solving theoretical and practical problems and for meeting future changes in technology; and gain an understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer.

An Engineering Scholars Program is available to students who achieve an ATAR of 80 and above, all of the sequences in the Bachelor of Engineering with extra opportunities for paid industry internships or research placements and mentoring from our world-class researchers or professional engineers working in industry. The Engineering Scholars Program does not include a paid scholarship; however, students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.


Articulation and credit transfer

Flexible entry and exit points allow students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for credit for prior learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

Attendance requirements

In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to participate in Campus learning activities equivalent to a minimum duration of one full academic week for every trimester of effective full time study in order to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.

Cloud (online) enrolled students are therefore required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 9 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Combined courses

The Bachelor of Engineering is also available as a combined courses with commerce, information technology and science.

Equipment requirements

Cloud (online) students must have access to a personal computer with internet access and be able to run software in a Windows XP, vista or 7 environment.

Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.

Engineering professional practice sequence

A series of professional practice units have been introduced as core requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering. These four units (one at each year level) are intended to enable students to increase their awareness of various generic engineering, technological and professional practice skills, and how those skills are applied in the workplace. There will be an emphasis on group activities and assessment and a focus on the 'real' world.

Pass and honours degrees

The Bachelor of Engineering may be awarded at pass or honours level.

To be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with honours:

  • students shall normally complete a course of study satisfying the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, including an approved major project with a written report assessed by an internal panel; and
  • have been awarded a weighted average mark across level 2, 3 and 4 science and engineering units exceeding a minimum value determined by the Faculty Board.

The weighted average mark will be used to determine the grade of honours to be awarded.

Work experience

Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. Work experience would normally be gained during the vacation periods. Further details are contained in the unit description for SEP490 Engineering Work Experience.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units (this includes 2 highly recommended 4th year units SET401 and SET402 Advanced Topics 1 and 2)
  • completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
  • completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
  • Campus requirement for professional practice component – Cloud (online) enrolled students MUST attend for approximately a two week period in the subjects: SEB121, SEB223, and both Campus and Cloud (online) enrolled students MUST attend SEB324 and SEJ446 (combined)

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Civil
Electrical and Electronics
Mechatronics and Robotics
Mechanical

Details of major sequences

Streams within the Bachelor of Engineering

The first level is mainly common and students enrol into a particular stream and select a major area of study at the end of the first level.

Students complete 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units.

Civil - unit set code MJ-S000037

Civil Engineering degree gives you the building blocks to design, construct and maintain our community. Learn to plan and build the infrastructure systems that are necessary for our day-to-day life. Civil engineers are responsible for the design, construction and project management of roads, airports and railways; water supply and sewerage systems; water resources management; and buildings and other infrastructures. This course covers the broad range of civil engineering disciplines including engineering materials, structural engineering, water engineering, geotechnical engineering and transport engineering. Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations such as construction companies, water authorities, local government bodies, public works departments and as consulting engineers.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121Engineering Practice

SEP101Engineering Physics

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SEE010Safety Induction Program *

*Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit point safety induction unit.

Trimester 2

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

SIT172Programming for Engineers

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEM218Mechanics of Fluids

SEM223Engineering Mechanics

SEV217Engineering Geology and Surveying

SEP291Engineering Modelling

Trimester 2

SEB223The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

SEM222Stress Analysis

SEV215Water Systems

SEV252Geo Mechanics 1

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEV320Theory of Structures

SEV322Hydraulics and Hydrology

SEV354Transportation Engineering

SEV328Water and Wastewater Treatment (offered Tri-2, 2015)

Trimester 2

SEB324Project Management

SEV323Steel Structures

SEV353Reinforced Concrete Structures

SEV362Geo Mechanics 2 (offered Tri-1, 2015)

SEP490Engineering Work Experience

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEJ441Engineering Project A

SEV454Advanced Structural Design

SEV455Water System Design

Engineering elective

Trimester 2

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2cps)

SEV414Transportation Infrastructure

Engineering elective

Highly recommended electives:

SET401Advanced Topics in Engineering 1

SET402Advanced Topics in Engineering 2

Mechatronics and Robotics - unit set code MJ-S000040

Mechatronics and robotics is combined in one degree at Deakin, providing a broader based course and offering wider career choices. The course combines electronics, mechanical and robotics engineering, with mechanical and robotics featuring more strongly than in other programs. It offers studies in autonomous systems, robotic system design and industrial communication design. The course is tailored to industry needs and has close links through strong research programs, cutting-edge technology and facilities, and project-based learning. Students can access state-of-the-art robotics systems and program industrial robots, and through their final-level projects, gain an introduction to the emerging haptics research area. Graduates can be employed as electronic control systems engineers or robotics engineers, and work in areas including factory control, automation, and control system design.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121Engineering Practice

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SEP101Engineering Physics

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SEE010Safety Induction Program

Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

Trimester 2

SIT172Programming for Engineers

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEP291Engineering Modelling

SEE202Digital Electronics

SEE206Measurement and Instrumentation

SEM223Engineering Mechanics

Trimester 2

SEB223The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

SEE215Microcontroller Principles

SEM222Stress Analysis

SEE208Modern Power Generation Systems Design

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE320Microcontroller System Design

SEE321Electro-Mechanical Systems

SEE325Robotics and Applications

SEM327Dynamics of Machines

Trimester 2

SEE326Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems

SEB324Project Management

SEE344Control Engineering

SEE312Electronic Data Communications

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEE426Robotic System Design

SEJ441Engineering Project A

SEM433Mechatronic Design

Engineering elective

Trimester 2

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2cps)

SEE412Industrial Data Communication and Design

SEP490Engineering Work Experience

Engineering elective

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

Highly recommended electives:

SET401Advanced Topics in Engineering 1

SET402Advanced Topics in Engineering 2

Mechanical - unit set code MJ-S000039

Product development and innovation are key drivers for Australian industry. To meet this need, Deakin's mechanical engineering degree brings together leading computer-aided engineering technologies and advanced materials to provide one of the most relevant mechanical engineering degrees in Australia. The automotive industry, in particular, has been involved in the design of the degree, and graduates can look forward to a high level of employment in this industry and supplier companies, as well as other leading manufacturing and design companies. The degree draws heavily on Deakin's world-class research teams in automotive engineering and advanced materials, with a practical problem solving approach that includes an opportunity to work on the Formula Society of Automotive Engineering (FSAE) race car, designed and built by our degree students. Along the way, students will develop project management, communication and financial management skills, as well as a solid understanding of product and process modelling and designing for sustainability.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121Engineering Practice

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SEP101Engineering Physics

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SEE010Safety Induction Program

Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

Trimester 2

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

SIT172Programming for Engineers

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEM218Mechanics of Fluids

SEM212Materials 2

SEM223Engineering Mechanics

SEP291Engineering Modelling

Trimester 2

SEB223The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

SED202Mechanical Design and CAM

SEM314Principles of Thermodynamics

SEM222Stress Analysis

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE321Electro-Mechanical Systems

SED302Computer Aided Engineering

SEM327Dynamics of Machines

SEM329Materials Selection and Performance

Trimester 2

SEB324Project Management

SEE344Control Engineering

SEM313Manufacturing Technology

SEM422Advanced Stress Analysis

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEJ441Engineering Project A

SEM405Heat Transfer

SEM406Modelling and Simulation

Engineering elective

Trimester 2

SED402Advanced Design Methodologies

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2cps)

SEP490Engineering Work Experience

Engineering elective

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

Highly recommended electives:

SET401Advanced Topics in Engineering 1

SET402Advanced Topics in Engineering 2

Electrical and Electronics - unit set code MJ-S000053

Electrical and electronic engineers are responsible for the design, construction, protection, and project management of power generation, distribution, transmission, scheduling and usage, automation and control.

This program covers the broad areas of electrical and electronic engineering disciplines including renewable electrical power generation, smart distribution, urban, industrial, rural and regional power usage, the role of energy production and efficiency in climate change This course has been designed to attract students who can be trained to fulfil the shortage of electrical and electronic engineers. It also is designed to encourage responsible use of electrical power in a changing climate. Students learn and practice on industry standard tools in world class facilities. The program also has strong links with the electrical and renewable energy engineering industry providing students a true professional engineering practice.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121Engineering Practice

SEP101Engineering Physics

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SEE010Safety Induction Program *

*Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit point induction unit.

Trimester 2

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

SIT172Programming for Engineers

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEP291Engineering Modelling

SEE207Power Engineering Design

SEE202Digital Electronics

SEE206Measurement and Instrumentation

Trimester 2

SEB223The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

SEE215Microcontroller Principles

SEE205Analogue Electronics

SEE208Modern Power Generation Systems Design

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE307Electronic Systems and Signals

SEE321Electro-Mechanical Systems

SEE320Microcontroller System Design

SEE309Power Systems Protection and Relaying

Trimester 2

SEB324Project Management

SEE308Electrical Machines

SEE344Control Engineering

SEE312Electronic Data Communications

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEJ441Engineering Project A

SEE405Smart Generation and Transmission ^^

SEE406Electrical Systems and Safety ^^

Engineering elective

Trimester 2

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2cps)

SEE412Industrial Data Communication and Design

SEP490Engineering Work Experience

Engineering elective

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

Highly recommended elective:

SET401Advanced Topics in Engineering 1

SET402Advanced Topics in Engineering 2

^^ Not offered until 2015

 

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