Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering is an internationally accredited combined course that develops the necessary skills and knowledge in your chosen area of engineering at bachelor level before moving into more advanced master level study and finishing with a research thesis and design project. Areas of engineering include civil and structural, electrical and electronics and mechanical. As a professional civil and structural engineer, you will continuously challenge traditional construction methods with creativity and innovation to help design and manage structures for the modern world. Key areas include structures, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures. As a professional engineer in the electrical and electronics industry, you are responsible for the design, automation and control of the devices which make modern life convenient. Key areas include electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications and power generation and distribution, including renewable energy. As a professional mechanical engineer, you are involved in the design and build of large and small devices which improve transportation, provide affordable manufacturing and production solutions. Key areas include mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines. Your bachelor studies will provide a sound base of fundamental engineering principles, followed by specific learning in the theory and practice of civil and structural, electrical and electronics or mechanical engineering. Your master's studies will expand your engineering specialist knowledge. Particular emphasis is placed on the themes of sustainability, creativity, teamwork, design, research and leadership. This course was developed in consultation with and is supported by industry leaders. You graduate with a sound foundation of engineering knowledge which directly aligns with international industry requirements.

Structure

The first year of study introduces basic engineering skills common to all engineering specialisations. In subsequent years you will follow a study path specifically developed for your area of engineering. The final year of study includes a major research thesis and a system design project. The program includes two twelve-week work placements, ensuring that you are familiar with current engineering practice and begin to create your network of engineering contacts for future employment. This course is available externally by distance learning if you are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 400 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCommon Units(2 units)20cpCommon units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologySelect Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.Bachelor of Engineering Science Core Units(13 units)120cpCompulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.ENG151 StaticsENG175 Internet of Things (replaces ENG174 from 2021)SMA101 Mathematics 1ASMA102 Mathematics 1BENG252 DynamicsPMO201 Project ManagementSMA209 Mathematics 2ASMA212 Data Analytics (replaces SMA211 from 2021)ENG303 Research ProjectENG304 Design ProjectENG305 Safety, Risk and ReliabilityHIT365 C Programming (new to core from 2021)IPM300 Industrial Experience (0 credit points)Students enrolled prior to 2021 should refer to the transition arrangements provided below.Bachelor of Engineering Specialist  Science Electives(7 units)70cpUnits totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the specialist streams.Civil and Structural Engineering (70 credit points)ENG212 Mechanics of SolidsENG215 Surveying and ConstructionENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsENG311 GeomechanicsENG364 Materials EngineeringENG368 Steel and Concrete StructuresElectrical and Electronics Engineering (80 credit points)ENG221 Analogue ElectronicsENG223 Electrical Circuit AnalysisENG224 Electrical Machines and Power SystemsHIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology (replaces ENG227 from 2021)HIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsMechanical Engineering (70 credit points)ENG212 Mechanics of SolidsENG235 ManufacturingENG247 Fluid and ThermodynamicsENG325 Systems Modelling and ControlENG338 Machine Design PrinciplesENG364 Materials EngineeringENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology (replaces ENG342 from 2021) Bachelor of Engineering Science Electives(3 units)30cpUnits totalling 30 credit points at 100 – 300 level selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. Students should contact the School to confirm their elective unit selection if unsure if their unit is appropriate.Students who have completed ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering as a core unit prior to 2020 will count this as one of their undergraduate elective units. Suggested electives for students include:ECO107 Economics and the Modern Business Enterprise (replaces ECO105 from S2 2020)ENV103 Environmental IssuesHIT137 Software NowHIT164 Computing FundamentalsLAW105 Introduction to Business lawMAN105 Introduction to ManagementSCH104 Introductory Chemistry ASPH141 Concepts of PhysicsMaster of Engineering Core(5 units)50cpCompulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.ENG519 Sustainability (replaces ENG417 from 2021)PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (replaces PRT503 from 2021 - not equivalent)PRT650 System Design (20cp) (replaces PRT507 (10cp) from 2021 - not equivalent)Students enrolled prior to 2021 should refer to the transition arrangements provided below.Master of Engineering Specialist Electives(7 units)70cpUnits totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the specialist streams.Civil and Structural EngineeringENG515 Water Resources Engineering (replaces ENG462 from 2021)ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering (replaces ENG412 from 2021)ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis (replaces ENG463 from 2021)ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering (replaces ENG464 from 2021)ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures (replaces ENG466 from 2021)ENG567 Design of Steel Structures (replaces ENG467 from 2021)ENG569 Structural Analysis (replaces ENG469 from 2021)Electrical and Electronics EngineeringENG524 Power Engineering (replaces ENG424 from 2021)ENG571 Analogue Devices (replaces ENG471 from 2021)ENG572 Digital Signal Processing (replaces ENG421 from 2021)ENG573 Communication Systems (replaces ENG473 from 2021)ENG574 Power Systems Analysis (replaces ENG474 from 2021)ENG576 Control Engineering (replaces ENG476 from 2021)ENG579 Biomedical Engineering (replaces ENG429 from 2021)Mechanical EngineeringENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems (replaces ENG432 from 2021)ENG576 Control Engineering (replaces ENG476 from 2021)ENG579 Biomedical Engineering (replaces ENG429 from 2021)ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics (replaces ENG480 from 2021)ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer (replaces ENG481 from 2021)ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery (replaces ENG482 from 2021)ENG586 Machine Design (replaces ENG486 from 2021)Research(2 units)40cpPRT820 Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable) (recoded from PRT550 2016) 400cpTotal Credit Points Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2021Students who commenced the Bachelor of Engineering Science prior to 2021 will note there have been some changes.Bachelor of Engineering ScienceCore Unit ChangesCore units have increased from 110 credit points to 120 credit pointsThe following units have been replaced as core unitsENG174 Electrical EngineeringSMA211 Mathematics 2BThe following units have been added as core units:ENG175 Internet of ThingsSMA212 Data AnalyticsHIT365 C Programming (previously a specialist elective in the Electrical and Electronics specialisation)Specialisation ChangesCivil and Structural - no changeElectrical and Electronics - requirements have decreased from 80 credit points to 70 credit points. ENG227 has been recoded ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology and HIT365 C Programming moved to a core unit.Mechanical - ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication has been added replacing ENG342 Instrumentation and Control (not equivalent).Transition ArrangementsStudents who have completed core unit ENG174 should not complete ENG175 Internet of Things. Students who have not completed ENG174 will need to complete ENG175.Students who have completed core unit SMA211 should not complete SMA212 Data Analytics. Students who have not completed SMA211 should complete SMA212.Students who have already completed HIT365 or ALL available elective units, should not complete the new core unit HIT365. Students who have not completed HIT365 and have not already completed ALL their elective units should complete HIT365 as a core unit.Students in the Electrical and Electronics specialisation who have completed ENG227 should not complete ENG377 Electromagnetics and Communication Technology. Students in this specialisation who have not completed ENG227 will need to complete ENG377.Students in the Mechanical engineering specialisation who have completed ENG342 Instrumentation and Control should not complete HIT377. Students who have not completed ENG342 will need to complete HIT377.Any student who believes they will be disadvantaged by these changes should contact the course coordinator for assistance.Master to EngineeringStudents who commenced the Master of Engineering prior to 2021 will note there have been some changes.Core Unit ChangesCore units have increased from 40 credit points to 50 credit pointsThe following units have been removed and replaced as core units:ENG417 SustainabilityPRT503 Entrepreneurship for ProfessionalsPRT507 System Design Part AThe following units have been added as core units:ENG519 SustainabilityPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligencePRT650 System Design (20 credit points)Specialisation ChangesSpecialist elective units have decreased from 80 credit points to 70 credit pointsCivil and Structural Engineering - PRT508 System Design Part B has been removed and 400-level units recoded to 500-level.Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ENG445 Process Control and Simulation has been removed and 400-level units recoded to 500-level.Mechanical Engineering - ENG445 Process Control and Simulation and ENG487 HVAC Systems have been removed and 400-level units recoded to 500-level.Chemical Engineering - this specialisation was discontinued at the end of 2019. Any student still enrolled should contact the course coordinator for assistance.Transition Arrangements - for students who commenced prior to 2021.Unit Code ChangesWith the exception of the discontinuing core units PRT503, PRT507 and the discontinuing specialist elective units PRT508, ENG445 and ENG487 students who have completed the pre-2021 ENG4xx unit should not also complete the 2021 ENG5xx unit identified in the table included below. Students who have not completed the pre-2021 ENG4xx unit will be required to complete the 2021 ENG5xx unit.System Design UnitsCivil and Structural EngineeringStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND (PRT508 System Design Part B)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have not successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete a 10 cp elective unit at 500 level.Electrical and Electronics EngineeringStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND ((PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals) OR (ENG445 Process Control))} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp).Students who have not successfully completed {PRT507 System Design Part A} and have successfully completed {(PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals) AND (ENG445 Process Control)} will need to complete a 10 credit point elective unit at 500 level.Mechanical EngineeringStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND ((PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals) OR (ENG487 HVAC))} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp).Students who have not successfully completed {PRT507 System Design Part A} and have successfully completed {(ENG487 HVAC)} will need to complete a 10 credit point elective unit at 500 level.Chemical Engineering StudentsStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND (PRT508 System Design Part B)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have not successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete one 10 cp elective unit at 500 level. However, students how intend to seek IChemE recognition in the future must discuss their enrolment first with the course coordinator.Summary of Unit Code ChangesPre-2021 Unit Code 2021 Unit Code Core unit changesENG417 SustainabilityENG519 Sustainability See further information for mappingPRT503 Entrepreneurship for ProfessionalsPRT507 System Design Part ADiscontinued (no longer required)Discontinued (no longer required) ENG565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence PRT650 System Design (20 credit points)Civil and StructuralENG412 Road and Traffic EngineeringENG516 Road and Traffic EngineeringENG462 Water Resources EngineeringENG515 Water Resources EngineeringENG463 Advanced Structural AnalysisENG563 Advanced Structural AnalysisENG464 Geotechnical EngineeringENG564 Geotechnical EngineeringENG466 Design of Concrete StructuresENG566 Design of Concrete StructuresENG467 Design of Steel StructuresENG567 Design of Steel StructuresENG469 Structural AnalysisENG569 Structural AnalysisPRT508 System Design Part BDiscontinued (no longer required)Electrical and ElectronicsENG421 Digital Signal ProcessingENG572 Digital Signal ProcessingENG424 Power EngineeringENG524 Power EngineeringENG429 Biomedical EngineeringENG579 Biomedical EngineeringENG471 Analogue DevicesENG571 Analogue DevicesENG473 Communication SystemsENG573 Communication SystemsENG474 Power Systems AnalysisENG574 Power Systems AnalysisENG476 Control EngineeringENG576 Control EngineeringENG445 Process Control and SimulationDiscontinued - (no longer required)MechanicalENG429 Biomedical Engineering orENG445 Process Control and SimulationENG579 Biomedical EngineeringDiscontinuedENG432 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsENG534 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsENG476 Control EngineeringENG576 Control EngineeringENG480 Applied Fluid MechanicsENG580 Applied Fluid MechanicsENG481 Applied Heat and Mass TransferENG581 Applied Heat and Mass TransferENG482 Engines and TurbomachineryENG582 Engines and TurbomachineryENG486 Machine DesignENG586 Machine DesignENG487 HVACDiscontinued - (no longer required)Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2020Course Structure: Core undergraduate units have been reduced from 120 credit points to 110 credit points and an Elective unit totalling 10 credit points has been added.Specialisation: The Chemical Engineering specialisation is no longer be available for entry from 2020. Students who have commenced Chemical Engineering prior to 2020 should liaise with the course coordinator to ensure they are able to complete.Unit discontinuation: ENG142 Concepts of Chemical Engineering has been discontinued from 2020 and removed as a required core unit. Students who have already completed ENG142 will count this unit as one of their undergraduate elective units.Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016ENG154 has been replaced by a specialist unit in each of the streams:Chemical Engineering - ENG248Civil and Structural Engineering - ENG368Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ENG227Mechanical Engineering - ENG338Students who have not completed ENG154 should complete either ENG227 or ENG248 or ENG338 or ENG368 as the appropriate specialist elective for their chosen stream.Students who have completed ENG154 should not complete any of the units listed above.PRT508 has moved from a core unit to a specialist elective in the Chemical and the Civil and Structural streams.Students who have completed PRT508 can use this as a specialist elective in the Electrical and Electronics or Mechanical stream.Students who have completed PRT502 and PRT542 should not complete PRT551.Students who have not completed PRT502 nor PRT542 should complete PRT551.Students who have completed PRT502 and not completed PRT542 should not complete PRT551.Students who have completed PRT542 and not completed PRT502 should not complete PRT551.Students who have not completed PMO401 should complete PRT503.Unit Title ChangesUnit CodePrevious TitleNew Title (2016)ENG325Systems ModellingSystems Modelling and ControlENG417Environmental Awareness and SustainabilitySustainabilityENG466Concrete DesignDesign of Concrete StructuresENG467Steel DesignDesign of Steel StructuresENG473Wireless Communication SystemsCommunication SystemsENG476Control SystemsControl EngineeringUnit Code ChangesPrevious Unit CodeNew Unit Code (2016)Unit TitlePRT550PRT820Thesis Discontinued Units from 2016:Unit CodeUnit TitleENG154Engineering FoundationsENG315Engineering ComputingPMO401Engineering in EmergenciesPRT502Project Management Tools and TechniquesPRT550Thesis   

Subjects

  • Engineering and IT

Standard entry requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 80*.Successful completion of a national qualification at Diploma level or higher.Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma with a GPA of at least 5.Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 162 (or a score of 168 if prior to May 2010).Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $34,680 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
CDU Online International: $34,680 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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