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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2013.

307808 v.2 Bachelor of Engineering

BEng(Curtin) BEng(Hons)(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 072467B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years

Course Overview

Bachelor degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.

Students undertake the Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major in their first year and on successful completion proceed in their second year to one of the following Engineering disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Environmental Engineering major will only be available at Curtin Sarawak. Students are not required to choose a discipline at the start of the degree but must make this decision either prior to or at the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering has been accorded full recognition by Engineers Australia exempting graduates from all academic requirements for corporate membership. To qualify for corporate membership of Engineers Australia a graduate also requires a minimum of four years approved experience following the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Course Entry and Completion Details

Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at and include flexible entry pathways.

Specifically, applicants require TEE Applicable Mathematics and at least two out of TEE Calculus/Physics/Chemistry OR at least three of the following four: Mathematics 3C/3D; Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D; Physics 3A/3B; Chemistry 3A/3B. Engineering Studies 3A/3B is desirable but cannot be substituted for other pre-requisites. STAT is not accepted for entry but may be used to meet English competency requirements.

Credit for Recognised Learning

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Pathway to Further Study

Graduates with a bachelor degree may qualify for entry to some graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master by coursework degrees. Graduates with a bachelor degree with honours may also qualify for entry to a master or doctorate by research. For further details, see the University website

Specific Course Completion Details

To satisfy requirements, students must complete at least 12 weeks or equivalent of exposure to professional practice. This requirement can be met by appropriate work experience. Students must demonstrate that they have met these requirements by using a formal log book to record their professional experiences during the period of their degree study. Students are also required to complete Senior First Aid training and provide evidence of such to the Faculty for graduation.

Course Organisation

Bachelor degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.

Course Learning Outcomes

A graduate of this course can:

1. develop and apply knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts that underpin one of the major engineering disciplines

2. demonstrate development of in-depth knowledge in at least one of the major engineering disciplines

3. apply knowledge using realistic, practical and analytical approaches to problem-solving and design

4. communicate effectively with all stakeholders through the development of appropriate plan and reports

5. identify and use suitable technologies to complete engineering works or projects successfully

6. demonstrate self-discipline, self-management skills, personal responsibility and the ability to set learning and achievement goals

7. work effectively in teams with global, international and environmentally responsible perspectives

8. recognise the impact of cultural diversity in the implementation engineering works of projects.

9. demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of engineering projects

Duration and Availability

4 years full-time study or equivalent part-time

Location and delivery Mode

Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2014 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2014 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      
2014 Miri Sarawak Campus Semester 1   Y      
2014 Miri Sarawak Campus Semester 2   Y      
2014 Sri Lanka Inst Info Tech Semester 1   Y      
2014 Sri Lanka Inst Info Tech Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1
313683 v.1   Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major 200.0
Year 2
313597 v.1   Computer Systems Engineering Major 600.0
313583 v.1   Civil and Construction Engineering Major 600.0
313585 v.2   Mechanical Engineering Major 600.0
314515 v.1   Mining Engineering Major (BEng) 600.0
314262 v.2   Petroleum Engineering Major (BEng) 600.0
314384 v.1   Environmental Engineering Major (BEng) 600.0
314514 v.1   Metallurgical Engineering Major (BEng) 600.0
313603 v.2   Chemical Engineering Major (BEng) 600.0
313594 v.2   Electrical Power Engineering Major 600.0
313586 v.1   Mechatronic Engineering Major 600.0
313596 v.1   Electronic and Communication Engineering Major 600.0

Further Information

Course Structure Disclaimer

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