Bachelor of Engineering Science

Course summary for international students

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Bachelor of Engineering Science

Deakin course code S302

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
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Science is designed to develop technology-focused scientists capable of creating engineering solutions to sport and medical related problems.  The course provides you with the theoretical foundation, technical skills and expertise needed to design and develop sports equipment, instrumentation and other sports related products as well as medical and physiological instrumentation, prosthetics, and other healthcare devices.  

The course is designed for technically-minded students who are seeking a modern and specialised educational experience unique in Australia.  You have the opportunity to take part in industry-based learning, internships and a final-year project to help you gain workplace experience and develop valuable networks.  The units are mostly prescribed, with engineering, physiology and exercise and sport science units studied at each level.

The course has a common first year that will allow you to make an informed decision when choosing one of the areas listed below to specialise in.

  • Sports technology - electrical
  • Sports technology - mechanical
  • Medical technology

Graduating students have the opportunity to undertake further studies in honours (research) and PhD programs. 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in a wide range of industries, such as equipment manufacturers, professional sports associations, research institutions, medical instrumentation, prosthetics and health organisations.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • Ten credit points of core units (HBS109, SED102, SEE103, SEP122, SIT190, SLE111, SLE131, HSE202, SLE251, SEJ344)
  • Three Safety Induction Program units (0 credit points)
    • HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety;
    • SEE010 Safety Induction Program; and
    • SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program
  • At least one major study from:
    • Sports Technology – Electrical (10 credit points)
    • Sports Technology – Mechanical (10 credit points)
    • Medical Technology (9 credit points)
  • The remaining units can be undertaken as elective units chosen from any units across the University, provided unit rules (including prerequisites and campus restrictions) have been met, and noting the following:
    • No more than 10 credit points at level 1, and
    • At least 6 level 3 units, of which 4 must be course grouped.
    • Elective offerings can be used to broaden the focus from sport performance to include physical activity and public health applications of engineering to assessment of physical activity and also development of tools/technologies to promote physical activity. Such electives may include HSE203, HSE316 and HSE212.

Course structure

Sports technology - electrical (unit set code MJ-S000055)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

In this major, you will specialise in electrical engineering studies.  The course is tailored to industry needs and has close links through strong research programs, cutting-edge technology and facilities, and project-based learning.  You can access state-of-the-art robotics and sensor systems, and through your final-level projects, gain an introduction to the emerging haptics research and sensors area.  Graduates may be employed as electronic control systems scientists or robotics scientists, and work in areas including human performance monitoring and control system design.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEE010Safety Induction Program *

SLE010Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *

HBS109Human Structure and Function

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE133Chemistry in Our World ^ or one elective unit

Trimester 2

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods #

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEP122Physics for the Life Sciences

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences ^ or one elective unit

^Note: Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE133 Chemistry in Our World in Trimester 1.  Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences in Trimester 2.

# Students who have completed VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent may choose to replace SIT190 with SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Level 2

Trimester 1

HSE201Exercise Physiology

SEE202Digital Electronics

SEE206Measurement and Instrumentation

SLE251Research Methods and Data Analysis

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety *

Trimester 2

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

SEE215Microcontroller Principles

HSE202Biomechanics

plus one elective unit

Level 3

Trimester 1

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics

SEE320Microcontroller System Design

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

SEJ344Technology Project

plus one elective unit 

* HSE010, SEE010 and SLE010 are compulsory 0-credit-point units

Sports technology - mechanical (unit set code MJ-S000056)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Product development and innovation are important drivers for the Australian sports industry.  To help meet this need, this course provides a relevant degree that brings together knowledge of leading computer-aided engineering technologies and advanced materials.  The course draws heavily on Deakin's world-class research teams in design and advanced materials, with a practical hands-on approach that includes an opportunity to work on various research projects in your final year and gain a solid understanding of product and process modelling and designing for sustainability.  Graduates may find career opportunities as sports equipment designers, in support roles in engineering organisations and in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) roles.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEE010Safety Induction Program *

SLE010Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *

HBS109Human Structure and Function

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE133Chemistry in Our World ^ or one elective unit

Trimester 2

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods #

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEP122Physics for the Life Sciences

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences ^ or one elective unit

^Note: Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE133 Chemistry in Our World in Trimester 1.  Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences in Trimester 2.

# Students who have completed VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent may choose to replace SIT190 with SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Level 2

Trimester 1

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety *

HSE201Exercise Physiology

SEP101Engineering Physics

SEE206Measurement and Instrumentation

SLE251Research Methods and Data Analysis

Trimester 2

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

SED202Mechanical Design and CAM

HSE202Biomechanics

plus one elective unit

Level 3

Trimester 1

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics

SEM223Engineering Mechanics

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

SEJ344Technology Project

plus one elective unit 

* HSE010, SEE010 and SLE010 are compulsory 0-credit-point units

Medical technology (unit set code MJ-S000057)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

In this major, you will specialise in medical technology studies.  The medical device and diagnostics industry is the focus of this major.  This is an industry that is expected to advance rapidly into new fields of science and engineering, facilitating new innovations in biomedical and health care systems.  Graduates of this program may find career opportunities in technology sectors with a focus on human health, including medical devices and diagnostics systems intended to be used for the prevention, monitoring and treatment of a disease, injury or physiological process.

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEE010Safety Induction Program *

SLE010Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *

HBS109Human Structure and Function

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE133Chemistry in Our World ^ or one elective unit

Trimester 2

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods #

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEP122Physics for the Life Sciences

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences ^ or one elective unit

^Note: Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE133 Chemistry in Our World in Trimester 1.  Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences in Trimester 2.

# Students who have completed VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent may choose to replace SIT190 with SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Level 2

Trimester 1

SLE211Principles of Physiology

SEE202Digital Electronics

SEP101Engineering Physics

SLE251Research Methods and Data Analysis

Trimester 2

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety *

SEE215Microcontroller Principles

SLE221Systems Physiology

HSE202Biomechanics

plus one elective unit

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE321Electro-Mechanical Systems

SLE234Microbiology

SEE320Microcontroller System Design

plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

SLE352Community Science Project

SEJ344Technology Project

plus two elective units 

* HSE010, SEE010 and SLE010 are compulsory 0-credit-point units

 

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