Engineering involves the application of science. Many engineers are fascinated by scientific investigation and eager to enhance their understanding of the pure sciences. Likewise many scientists wish to see their theories applied towards new technologies.
If either of these describe you, then this double degree is ideal.
Starting with nine engineering specialisations, you can select from over twenty areas of science. The result is an educational experience uniquely tailored to meet your interests and aspirations. The various combinations offer diversity, flexibility and numerous career choices.
This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:
the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), or
the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours),
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either or both in combination.
The first year provides the scientific and design foundations for engineering. It focuses on real life problems to help you understand the interaction between engineering and society. It also introduces the range of engineering disciplines. You then pursue your specialist engineering discipline from year two.
The combinations of engineering and science fields are almost limitless. You might combine environmental engineering with atmospheric science, ecology and conservation biology, genetics, plant sciences, zoology, chemistry, computational science, geographical science or statistics.
You might augment your aerospace degree with studies in physics or astrophysics, pair mechanical engineering with applied mathematics, or combine chemical engineering with geosciences. The choice is yours.
This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.