Exit award only from 2017

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). A Bachelor of Engineering Science is available for students who do not have Year 12 Mathematics and Physics.

The course is offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

Successful completion of any of SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Studies or Mathematical Methods with a minimum grade of C- or better (or equivalent) is normally required for entry to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology. Knowledge of Physics equivalent to SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Physics is assumed.

For students who do not have Year 12 Mathematics or Physics, or those planning to undertake a stream of topics oriented towards civil engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering Science is available.

Course aims

The course has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • a foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of engineering
  • an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of engineering
  • an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • structured engineering work experience
  • the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
  • preparation for future roles as an engineering technologist.

The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the award, students will be able to:

  • competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of engineering systems
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
  • develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge
  • contribute successfully to project management.

On completion of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology students will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia at the level of Engineering Technologist.

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

This award may be started in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

The following Specialisations are available:

Core - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

 ENGR1201  Electronics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR1401  Professional Skills  (4.5 units)
 ENGR1722  Engineering Physics and Materials (4.5 units)
 ENGR1732  Engineering Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 MATH1121  Mathematics 1A  (4.5 units)
 MATH1122  Mathematics 1B  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 topics

PLUS the following according to the chosen specialisation (see note 1):

 COMP1102  Computer Programming 1  (4.5 units) - Software Specialisation
 ENGR1721  Engineering Programming  (4.5 units) - All other specialisations

PLUS the following according to the chosen specialisation (see note 1):

 COMP1001  Fundamentals of Computing  (4.5 units) - Software Specialisation
 MMED1005  How Your Body Works: Human Physiology and Structure  (4.5 units) - Biomedical Specialisation
 ENGR1711  Engineering Design  (4.5 units) - All other specialisations

PLUS

72 units of upper level study in one specialisation

  • Please note not all option topics are available in both semesters. Option topic choice at Level One will restrict choice of specialisation at upper level. Students should seek advice from the Director of Studies.
  • For students aiming to transfer to other engineering awards, other topics may be chosen with the permission of the Director of Study.
  • Assuming the correct choice of topics, transfer to most BEng is possible with no loss of time anytime until the end of year 2.

Specialisations

Specialisation - Biomedical Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

45 units comprising:

 COMP2711 Computer Programming 2 (4.5 units)
 ENGR1711  Engineering Design  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2711  Engineering Mathematics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2722  Analysis of Engineering Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2732  Biomechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2742  Biomedical Instrumentation  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2772  Sensors and Actuators  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3741  Physiological Measurement  (4.5 units)
 MMED2931  Human Physiology  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7781  Innovation in Medical Devices  (4.5 units)

Option - Biomedical Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

Select 13.5 units from the following:

 ENGR2721  Microprocessors  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2731  Electronic Circuits  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2741  Mechanics and Structures  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2751  Fluid Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3711  Control Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3751  Solid Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3721  Signal Processing  (4.5 units)

PLUS 13.5 units comprising:

 ENGR3704  Project Management for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7710A  Engineering Project A (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR7710B  Engineering Project B (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR9403  Engineering Work Experience  (0 units)

Specialisation - Civil Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

58.5 units comprising:

ENGR2711  Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
ENGR2741  Mechanics and Structures (4.5 units)
ENGR2751  Fluid Mechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR2821  Infrastructure Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR2832  Engineering Geology and Geomechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR2822  Civil Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR2842  Structural Engineering 1 (4.5 units
ENGR3831
  Geotechnical Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3841  Structural Engineering 2 (4.5 units)
ENGR3871  Transport Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3851  Hydraulics Water Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR7951  Advanced Infrastructure Engineering Design 1 (4.5 units)
GEOG2700  Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)

Plus 13.5 units comprising:

 ENGR3704  Project Management for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7710A  Engineering Project A  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR7710B  Engineering Project B  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR9403  Engineering Work Experience  (0 units)

Specialisation - Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

40.5 units comprising:

 COMP2711 Computer Programming 2 (4.5 units)
 ENGR2702  Electrical Circuits and Machines  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2711  Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
 ENGR2712  Automation and Industrial Control  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2721  Microprocessors  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2722  Analysis of Engineering Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2731  Electronic Circuits  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2772  Sensors and Actuators  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3711  Control Systems  (4.5 units)

Option - Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

Select 13.5 units from the following:

 ENGR3861  Electrical Energy Systems (4.5 units)
 ENGR2861  Electromagnetics (4.5 units)
 ENGR2782  Computer Networks and Operating Systems (4.5 units)
 ENGR3701  Computer Organisation and Design  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3721  Signal Processing  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3731  Communication Systems  (4.5 units)

Plus one of:

 ENGR7712  Autonomous Systems (4.5 units)
 ENGR7731  Computer Architecture (4.5 units)
 ENGR7821  Electrical Power Systems (4.5 units)
 ENGR7851  Advanced Electronic Design (4.5 units)

Plus 13.5 units comprising:

 ENGR3704  Project Management for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7710A  Engineering Project A  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR7710B  Engineering Project B  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR9403  Engineering Work Experience  (0 units)

Specialisation - Mechanical Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

58.5 units comprising:

 ENGR2703  Mechanical Practice Certificate  (0 units) (see note 2)
 ENGR2711  Engineering Mathematics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2722  Analysis of Engineering Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2741  Mechanics and Structures  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2751  Fluid Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2752  Mechanics of Machines  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2771  Dynamics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2812  Engineering Materials 2 (4.5 units)
 ENGR2781  Mechanical Design Project (4.5 units)
 ENGR3711  Control Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3712  Thermodynamics and Energy Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3751  Solid Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3761  Applied Thermo-Fluid Dynamics (4.5 units)
 ENGR7811  Advanced Mechanical Design  (4.5 units)

PLUS 13.5 units comprising:

 ENGR3704  Project Management for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7710A  Engineering Project A  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR7710B  Engineering Project B  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR9403  Engineering Work Experience  (0 units)

Specialisation - Software Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

40.5 units comprising:

 COMP2711 Computer Programming 2 (4.5 units)
 COMP2731  Software Engineering 1  (4.5 units)
 COMP2761  Database and Conceptual Modelling  (4.5 units)
 COMP2781  Computer Mathematics  (4.5 units)
 COMP3712  Computer Programming 3  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2711  Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
 ENGR2792  Software Engineering 2  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3791  Software Engineering 3  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7791  Software Engineering 4 (4.5 units)

Option - Software Engineering - Year 2 & 3 topics

 Select 18 units from the following:

 COMP3751  Interactive Computer Systems (4.5 units)
 COMP3771  Advanced Database (4.5 units)
 ENGR2712  Automation and Industrial Control  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2721  Microprocessors  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2722  Analysis of Engineering Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2782  Computer Networks and Operating Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3701  Computer Organisation and Design  (4.5 units)

PLUS 13.5 units comprising:

 ENGR3704  Project Management for Engineering and Science  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7710A  Engineering Project A  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR7710B  Engineering Project B  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR9403  Engineering Work Experience  (0 units)
 

Notes

  1. Students should select topics that are consistent with the specialisation they are planning to select.
  2. ENGR2703 Mechanical Practice Certificate is taught intensively outside of the normal teaching periods. Students must ensure that they are available for this topic.
  3. Variations to these programs of study that are consistent with the specialisations may be agreed with the Director of Studies. Such variations might, for example, be consistent with one of Flinders University's Bachelor of Engineering awards.

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology may also be studied in a combined degrees program with any Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.