Flinders University, as always, is responding to the changing nature of engineering and ICT employment in Australia by introducing a suite of new degrees in 2016 that address the growing demands for graduates in a number of new and exciting discipline areas.
Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural) (Honours) - This course blends civil and mechanical engineering with specialist agricultural engineering study and the study of agricultural and fisheries practice to create engineers capable of designing and developing engineered solutions to problems or opportunities in agriculture (particularly horticulture and cereal farming), fisheries and regional farming communities.
- 4 years.
- Prerequisite SACE Mathematics (one of Mathematics Methods, Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics or IB equivalent).
- Entry pathway through Bachelor of Engineering Science for those without SACE Mathematics,
- Designed to be accredited with Engineers Australia.
- SATAC Code 234151 (and 234152 for combined degrees),
- Course Subject to University Approval.
Design and Innovation
Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation - This course blends design, technical and business skills in order to develop and commercialise advanced technology products or services in a new or existing organization. This blend of skills is central to the philosophy of the Tonsley precinct and is attractive worldwide, particularly given the changing nature of advanced manufacturing in South Australia, Australia and internationally, and the need to produce new high-end products and services.
- 3 years. Often taken as a combined degree with another Science, Engineering or Information Technology degree,
- SATAC Code 224771 (and 224772 for combined degrees).
Digital Health Systems
Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Health Systems) (Honours) - This degree targets the new employment opportunities emerging in the fields that blend health and ICT. Health systems are changing to embrace both information and engineering technology. Digital health systems are becoming ever more prominent in society, not only in hospitals and health care providers, but in personal consumables, such as fitness watches, mobile phone app pedometers, and heart rate monitors. Add to that developments in telemedicine and health and medical "big data", and the career opportunities are endless.
- 4 years. Exit point after three years with a Bachelor of Information Technology,
- Australian Computer Society accredited at the Professional Level,
- Accreditation with the Health Information Management Association of Australia underway,
- SATAC Code 234051.
Simulation and Serious Games
Bachelor of Computer Science (Simulation and Serious Games) - This course contains all the elements needed to develop complex simulation and serious games systems. The award, which has already been accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the Professional Level, contains extensive study in computer systems, programming, game design and development, computer networks and advanced human computer interaction including virtual reality, augmented reality and haptic technology. It also contains a solid mathematics component which is essential to properly understanding complex phenomenon.
- 3 years (bachelor degree) / 4 years (for honours degree),
- Prerequisite SACE Mathematics (one of Mathematics Methods, Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics or IB equivalent),
- Both versions have Australian Computer Society accreditation at the Professional Level,
- SATAC Codes 234021 and 234031.