Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – Bachelor of Science

Course Code

102910

Version

3

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

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

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Post admission
requirements

Honours:

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.

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

Learning Outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

EG1000:03  Engineering 1

EG1002:03  Computing for Engineers

EG1010:03  Process Engineering

EG1011:03  Statics and Dynamics

EG1012:03  Electric Circuits

MA1000:03  Mathematical Foundations

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

PLUS

Select the Core skills subject linked to the 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

27 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year 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 and Marine Geosciences

Cairns

Townsville

 

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Genetics and Genomics

Townsville

 

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Microbiology

Townsville

 

Physics

Townsville

 

Physiology and Pharmacology

Townsville

 

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Core Skills Subjects Linked to Science Majors

Science Major

Core skills subject linked to Science major

Aquaculture

BZ2001

Biochemistry

BC2013

Chemistry

BC2013

Ecology & Conservation

BZ2001

Environmental Science

EV2502

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

EV2502

Genetics & Genomics

BC2013

Geography

EV2502

Geology

EV2502

Mathematics

MA2000

Marine Biology

BZ2001

Microbiology

BC2013

Physiology & Pharmacology

BC2013

Physics

MA2000

Zoology

BZ2001

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

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

Honours award

Students who have achieved the Post Admission Requirements for Honours, as considered by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.

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 (see Eligibility section below for details).

Science honours requires an extra 24 credit points of study.

Eligibility

Engineering Honours

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.

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.