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|Award granted||Bachelor of Engineering|
|Campus||Offered at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$8,360* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||075868E|
|VTAC Codes||1400314791 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400314801 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400314811 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400314821 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614791 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614801 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614811 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614821 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||S367|
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.
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.
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.
Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering is designed to maximise your employment prospects, making you an industry-ready engineer, who is immediately employable, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.
Depending on your chosen specialisation, career opportunities can be found in the following areas:
Civil engineering: design, construction and project management of roads, airports, railways, and harbours; water supply and sewerage systems; water authorities, local government bodies, public works departments and consulting.
Electrical and electronics engineering: power generation and distribution, electronic design, factory control, local government, public works and consulting.
Mechanical engineering: the automotive industry, and supplier companies, other leading manufacturing and design companies, aircraft, ship-building, aerospace and railroad.
Mechatronics and robotics engineering: electronic control systems or robotics engineering, in areas including factory control, automation, control system design, aircraft control and navigation, in the automated vehicles and automotive industry, and in advanced manufacturing industries.
The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:
In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all off-campus enrolled students are required to participate in on-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.
Off-campus enrolled students are therefore required to attend on-campus 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 on-campus 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.
The Bachelor of Engineering is also available as a combined courses with commerce, information technology and science.
Off-campus 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.
The Bachelor of Engineering may be awarded at pass or honours level.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with honours:
The weighted average mark will be used to determine the grade of honours to be awarded.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.