Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – Bachelor of Science

Course Code

102910

Version

2

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course Pre-requisites

English, Maths B and Chemistry for all majors except:

Physics major - English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or Maths C

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

English Language Requirements

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

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EG1002:03 Computing for Engineers

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

EG1010:03 Process Engineering

EG1011:03 Engineering Dynamics

EG1012:03 Electric Circuits

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics

Options

Select an Engineering major from the list below

PLUS

Select a Science major from the list below

Engineering 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

Suspended 2011-2014

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

Science Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

30 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first and second years available in Cairns

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

Genetics and Genomics

Townsville

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Hydrology and Water Resources

Cairns

Townsville

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Microbiology

Townsville

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

Pharmacology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Physics

Townsville

Physiology

Townsville

Plant Science

Cairns

Townsville

Zoology

Cairns

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

Where there is overlap between the core subjects from the two chosen majors, 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 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

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

18 credit points

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

48 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 the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A minimum of 18 credit points of engineering subjects (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 this 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 majors studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in either or both disciplines.

Engineering honours is available in-course.

Science honours requires an extra 24 credit points of study.

Eligibility

Engineering Honours

The Engineering Board of Studies will invite selected candidates to enter the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours program at the beginning of their final year of study.

Selections will be based on the weighted Grade Point Average from the first three levels of their engineering study. Weighted average GPA = (1 x level 1 GPA + 2 x level 2 GPA + 3 x level 3 GPA)/6.

Candidates anticipating First Class Honours must pursue a thesis with a significant research component.

Science Honours

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Science honours is to be taken.

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

1-10

11/2010

Suspension of Major

01/2011