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Bachelor of Engineering Science

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Bachelor of Engineering Science

CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$8,570* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts
LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400315671 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400315701 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
CRICOS course code077405J
Deakin course code S302

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.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2011, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2011 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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.

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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.

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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

SEE010 Safety Induction Program  *

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program  *

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

SED102 Engineering Graphics and CAD  

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  ^ or one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  #

SEE103 Electrical Systems  

SEP122 Physics for the Life Sciences  

SLE155 Chemistry 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

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

SEE202 Digital Electronics  

SEE206 Measurement and Instrumentation  

SLE251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  *

 

Trimester 2

SEM111 Engineering Materials 1  

SEE215 Microcontroller Principles  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

HSE323 Clinical and Sport Biomechanics  

SEE320 Microcontroller System Design  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  

plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

SEJ344 Technology Project  ^^

plus one elective unit 

 

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

 

^^ not available until 2015

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

SEE010 Safety Induction Program  *

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program  *

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

SED102 Engineering Graphics and CAD  

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  ^ or one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  #

SEE103 Electrical Systems  

SEP122 Physics for the Life Sciences  

SLE155 Chemistry 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

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  *

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

SEP101 Engineering Physics  

SEE206 Measurement and Instrumentation  

SLE251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

 

Trimester 2

SEM111 Engineering Materials 1  

SED202 Mechanical Design and CAM  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

HSE323 Clinical and Sport Biomechanics  

SEM223 Engineering Mechanics  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  

plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

SEJ344 Technology Project  ^^

plus one elective unit 

 

 

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

 

^^ not available until 2015

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

SEE010 Safety Induction Program  *

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program  *

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

SED102 Engineering Graphics and CAD  

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  ^ or one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  #

SEE103 Electrical Systems  

SEP122 Physics for the Life Sciences  

SLE155 Chemistry 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

SLE211 Principles of Physiology  

SEE202 Digital Electronics  

SEP101 Engineering Physics  

SLE251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

 

Trimester 2

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  *

SEE215 Microcontroller Principles  

SLE221 Anatomy and Physiology  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

 

plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE321 Electro-Mechanical Systems  

SLE234 Microbiology  

SEE320 Microcontroller System Design  

plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SLE352 Community Science Project  

SEJ344 Technology Project  ^^

plus two elective units 

 

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

 

^^ not available until 2015

 


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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

 

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

 

For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

 

Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) mode study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

 

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

 

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