Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Why study the Bachelor of Engineering Technology at UNE?
This course will no longer be offered from 2017.
This para-professional degree comprises two majors: Civil and Environmental. Subjects covered include soil mechanics, structural analysis and design, civil engineering materials, surveying, water engineering or environmental chemistry, ecology, chemical process technology, systems analysis and design. The program can include specialised electives from the University of Southern Queensland which is completed from UNE on a cross-institutional basis.
On completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to apply for Engineering Technologist membership of Engineers Australia. As well, they can articulate to a four-year engineering degree at the University of Southern Queensland (or other postgraduate awards).
Students can undertake their second and subsequent years of study either on a full-time on-campus or on a part-time off-campus basis with an employer by way of an industry traineeship. The major completed will appear on the academic record and testamur.
There is no Honours year for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, however, well-qualified graduates may apply to complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours. BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
This course is only offered in part-time mode for off-campus students.
Positions are available in local government, state government agencies, consultancies, mining sector, etc, working in water supply and wastewater treatment; road bridge and building design and construction; waste management; environmental control, planning and development; project management of environmental, local government, agricultural, major transport infrastructure projects, etc; in the mining industry in infrastructure development, environmental control and rehabilitation works.
3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR / OP
72.55 / 12
2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Not offered in 2017.
|Commencing||Not offered in 2017|
|Fees||CSP / International|
|Total Credit Points||144|
Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
Assumed knowledge is Mathematics.
Recommended studies: Chemistry, Physics and/or Biology, depending on majors chosen.
For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. It is strongly recommended that these units be completed in preparation for university study in mathematics, chemistry and physics, if these units have not been studied at the appropriate HSC level.
|Practical, Clinical or Work Experience||
12 weeks of approved practical industry experience during university vacation periods. For further information contact UNE Career Development through AskUNE.
Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 72 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course.
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.
Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 72 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for this course.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level, at least 36 credit points at 300-level and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||108 cps|
|Practical Experience: 12 weeks||-|
|Complete ONE Major||30 cps|
|Elective Units||6 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements including one approved major shall be award the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
The course aims to produce graduates who will have the necessary technical and professional skills to become an Engineering Technologist, with a broad understanding and sound knowledge of engineering technology in Civil or Environmental engineering, and how such works impact on the environment. Fundamental scientific/technical knowledge and application skills are provided to students in core units of the respective majors. These skills will be invaluable in application units in 2nd and 3rd years, in the professional workplace and for later postgraduate study.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Students will develop a strong understanding of scientific and engineering principles and a well-developed capacity for analysis. Students will be expected to know key terms and concepts to the extent that they can demonstrate and apply them in assessments. Students will be expected to look beyond their immediate locale at engineering on a broad scale and develop a global context of the discipline and its ability to minimise or solve problems. Interaction with students from all over Australia and overseas will assist in developing students' understanding of global engineering and social problems.
Informed use of professional communication will be developed and enhanced in regular professional-level discussions in the online discussions tool, seminars and practicals. More formal written communication and the ability to write a properly constructed report will be developed in assessment tasks.
Students will be prepared for dealing with and solving real-world problems that arise in civil and environmental management. Practise exercises that have been provided and ongoing web discussion, to collaboratively address problems, will be actively encouraged.
Using books, journals and online resources for research or investigation, students will be taught and assessed on their ability to identify relevant literature, and on their ability to critically analyse such information in relation to engineering technology.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Graduates will be expected to demonstrate understanding and practise of the highest standards of ethical behaviour including an understanding of personal ethical responsibilities towards colleagues, research subjects, the wider community and the environment in accordance with accepted professional codes of practice.
Students gain confidence in their ability to search for and locate sources of information relevant to the discipline. Students will develop the ability to identify, evaluate and implement personal learning strategies and/or study skills in pursuit of ongoing personal and professional development.
Independence and Collaboration
Students will learn in a professional forum to discuss, calmly and rationally, ideas and concepts, sometimes controversial and sometimes from different points of view. This, in addition to the ability to use the language of the discipline in reasoned argument, is one of the aims of online discussions. Teamwork skills will also be developed during field, classroom and laboratory sessions.
How to Apply
Applications for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology are currently closed.