Course and Subject Handbook 2011 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – Bachelor of Information Technology

Year

2010

Course Code

103310

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

QTAC Pre-requisites

English, Maths B

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Minimum 60 days vacation practice

Must hold current Senior First Aid certificate at the time of graduation

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

CP1030:03  IT Fundamentals

CP1300:03  Introduction to Programming 2

CP1500:03  Conceptual Modelling

EG1000:03  Engineering 1

EG1002:03  Computing for Engineers

EG1010:03  Process Engineering

EG1011:03  Engineering Dynamics

EG1012:03  Electric Circuits

MA1000:03  Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03  Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03  Advanced Stream Physics

Level 2

CP2011:03  Advanced Programming

CP2010:03  Web Programming

CP2013:03  Software Engineering

Level 3

CP3046:03  Project Management 1

CP3047:03  Project Management 2

CP3301:03  Human Computer Interaction

CP3302:03  Information Security

Options

Select a major at the end of first year

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

66 credit points

Special requirements

Some subjects in each of the majors may require candidates to participate in field trips, site visits or other off-campus activities. A fee may be charged by the School of Engineering for transport or subsistence associated with these trips.

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemical Engineering

Townsville

 

Civil Engineering

Townsville

 

Computer Systems Engineering

Townsville

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Townsville

 

Environmental Engineering

Townsville

 

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 and level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject

Where there is overlap between the core subjects for the course and for the chosen major, candidates are required to contact the Faculty office to add substitute subjects to their study plans.

It is strongly recommended that in this situation candidates take extra engineering subjects as listed under the corresponding major in the Bachelor of Engineering single degree.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

The engineering thesis topic must be specific to the candidate’s chosen engineering major.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A minimum of 18 credit points (including 6 credit points of fourth year thesis) should be completed at James Cook University for each of levels 3 and 4.

If the candidate requests advanced standing approaching the maximum level, then the advanced standing should be predominantly from the first two levels of the Bachelor of Engineering program.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Engineering honours is available within this course.

Eligibility

The award of Honours (I, IIA, IIB) or Pass degrees in Engineering will be determined by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences after a candidate has completed the Credit Point requirements for their degree, by:

  • Consideration of the weighted Grade Point Average achieved by a candidate over all four levels of engineering study. Weighted average GPA = (1 x level 1 GPA + 2 x level 2 GPA + 3 x level 3 GPA + 4 x level 4 GPA)/10.

  • Consideration of the capacity for research demonstrated in the final year project (Thesis). Candidates anticipating First Class Honours must pursue a thesis with a significant research component.

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009