Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) [Embedded] – Bachelor of Science

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Honours Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) [Embedded] – Bachelor of Science

Course code

102909

Version

1

Professional accreditation status

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are immediately eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and, following a period of professional practice, may become Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng).

The Physics major for the joint degrees Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Graduates are automatically eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8/AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

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

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Post admission
requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

60 days’ vacation practice

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

Course learning outcomes

The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including depth in the underlying concepts and principles in one engineering discipline

  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics

  • Demonstrate broad understanding of engineering methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, formal project management, and decision-making strategies and their application in engineering practice

  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and manage information from a range of sources for engineering practice and research.

  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments, by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools as appropriate to the engineering discipline

  • Organise, analyse and interpret scientific and/or engineering data using appropriate mathematical, statistical and technological skills

  • Communicate ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences, through advanced English language skills and a variety of media

  • Develop components, systems and/or processes to meet specified requirements, and creative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures for unpredictable or complex problems

  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams

  • Prioritise multiple demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of performance to manage continuing professional development

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including underlying concepts and principles, in one or more science disciplines

  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of science in society, particularly in creating sustainable futures in the tropics, worldwide

  • Demonstrate broad understanding of the methods of science, including the creative processes involved in developing scientific knowledge, and its contestable and testable nature

  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources

  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to one or more science disciplines

  • Organise, analyse and interpret scientific data using mathematical, statistical and technological skills

  • Convey scientific ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written and oral communication skills and a variety of media

  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems by applying scientific knowledge and skills with initiative and well-developed judgement

  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

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 1

OPTIONS

Select an Engineering Major from Table A

PLUS

Select a Science Major from Table B

Table A (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 students to participate in field trips, site visits or other off-campus activities. A fee may be charged by the College of Science, Technology and Engineering for transport or subsistence associated with these trips.

Notes

All Engineering majors are available for mid-year entry. For students starting in semester 2, the course has a core subject MA1000 that starts earlier than the official semester start date.

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Chemical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Civil Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Computer Systems Engineering

Townsville – Suspended

(2015-2017)

Cairns – Suspended (2015-2017)

First year only in Cairns

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Environmental Engineering

Townsville

(Suspended 2014-2017)

Mechanical Engineering

Townsville

Cairns

First year only in Cairns

Table B (SCIENCE MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

30 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture Science and Technology

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Ecology and Conservation

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Environmental Management

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Marine Biology

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns, no mid-year entry in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry in Townsville

Physics

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Zoology

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Only available at first year on the Cairns Campus

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

13 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

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

Accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 23 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student 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 student requests advanced standing approaching this maximum level, then the advanced standing should be predominantly from the first two levels of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Approved abbreviation

BEng(Hons)-BSc

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

Engineering honours is embedded in the course.

Science honours requires an extra 24 credit points of study.

Eligibility

Engineering Honours

The grade of Honours (I, IIA, IIB, III) in Engineering will be determined by the relevant College Examiner’s meeting after a student has completed the Credit Point requirements for their degree, by:

Consideration of both the Grade Point Average earned by the student in the level four Research components of the program and the weighted Grade Point Average achieved by the student over all four levels of engineering study.

Weighted average GPA = 0.1 x Level 1 GPA + 0.2 x Level 2 GPA + 0.3 x Level 3 GPA + 0.4 x Level 4 GPA.

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.