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Engineering

Engineering

Bachelor Honours Degree

BH-ENGR

Course
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia

Outline

Access outstanding, purpose-built facilities and start work as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Mining students inside a mine

Qualify sooner

Start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia for a professional engineer.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Curtin’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers you an industry-connected education experience in which you will learn how to provide solutions to complex societal challenges and improve the quality of life for people all around the world.

Your study will begin with the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). You will learn the fundamental concepts and develop the required skills common to all areas of engineering – giving you the opportunity to explore our range of engineering majors before choosing the major you will study from your second year.

Our engineering majors are:

We also offer a three-year Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems and Networking.

Engineering Foundation Year

Developed in partnership with industry, our award-winning EFY program and its purpose-built first-year studios encourage learning by doing.

The EFY's cross-disciplinary curriculum was developed as a base for all Curtin engineering disciplines, to ensure you graduate with a solid theoretical grounding, strong practical experience and cultural awareness.

The program and its support services will help you progress smoothly into your area of specialisation and graduate as a sought-after and career-ready engineer.

The EFY includes:

  • full-class lectures
  • small group tutorials
  • hands-on laboratory work
  • team-based design and simulation projects
  • web-based learning resources, bulletin boards, online tutorials and quizzes
  • portfolio development, with an emphasis on reflection and self-evaluation
  • participation by industry representatives, exposing students to professional practice.

First-year studio

The first-year studio and project rooms reflect the modern working environment, enabling you to familiarise yourself with the layout of a professional career setting.

The studio is also a hub to develop social and academic networks. It comprises:

  • an open-plan office
  • computing, electrical and mechanics laboratories
  • one-on-one learning assistance Engineering Tutor Access Points (ETAPs)
  • project meeting rooms. 

Years 2–4 

In years 2 and 3 of your engineering degree you will study units relevant to your chosen major. 

In year 4 you will undertake an honours-level, independent research project. Structured across two units of study, the project will give you an in-depth understanding on your thesis topic. It will demonstrate to potential employers your skills in planning and undertaking a complex body of work within deadlines.

Professional practice

To graduate from this course you must have completed 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice and completed senior first-aid training.

Professional practice can comprise a combination of real-world experiences. Examples include paid and voluntary work placements, university-based experience in industrial projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia and/or overseas.

Please refer to the handbook for more course information.

Why study

  • The Bachelor of Engineering begins with the national award-winning Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. This enables you to explore your options before selecting your engineering major at the end of your first year.
  • The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that reflects engineering practice. The program won a national award in the category of Programs that Enhance Learning for ‘The First Year Experience’.
  • Curtin University is dedicated to the enhancement of teaching and research and to the pursuit of excellence and innovative applications of engineering technology as a contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, understanding and community relevance.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • develop and apply fundamental theoretical and technical knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems in an engineering discipline.
  • demonstrate development of advanced knowledge and understanding in an engineering discipline.
  • apply knowledge using realistic, practical and analytical approaches to problem-solving, design and research
  • communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through the development of appropriate plans and reports
  • identify and use suitable technologies to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some intellectual independence
  • demonstrate self-discipline, self-management skills, personal responsibility and the ability to set learning and achievement goals
  • work effectively in teams with global, international and environmentally responsible perspectives
  • recognise the impact of cultural diversity in the implementation engineering works of projects
  • demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of engineering projects

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 80
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 80
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 80 OR
  • TAFE:
    • TAFE Advanced Diploma of Engineering (2 years); or
    • Curtin College Diploma of Engineering.

    AND

    • satisfied the prerequisites: Maths Methods, and Physics/Chemistry.

    The Maths Methods prerequisite can be met with:

    • Maths Methods ATAR; or
    • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus, and MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus.

    The Physics prerequisite can be met with:

    • Physics ATAR; or
    • PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics.

    The Chemistry prerequisite can be met with:

    • Chemistry ATAR; or
    • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

  • STAT entry : STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • Attained an ATAR of 80 and completed the prerequisites; or
  • If you have studied Maths Applications or equivalent:
    • Completed 75 credits within one semester with a semester weighted average (SWA) of at least 70%; or
    • Completed 100 credits within one semester with SWA of 65% or higher
    • And any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR and Chemistry ATAR; or
  • If you have studied Maths Methods or equivalent:
    • Completed 75 credits within one semester with an SWA of 65%; or
    • Completed 100 credits within one semester with an SWA of 60% or higher
    • And any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR, and Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR.

The Maths Methods prerequisite can be met with:

  • Maths Methods ATAR; or
  • MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus or higher unit.

The Physics ATAR prerequisite can be met with:

  • Physics ATAR; or
  • PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics or higher unit.

The Chemistry ATAR prerequisite can be met with:

  • Chemistry ATAR; or
  • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry or higher unit.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

  • Attained an ATAR of 80 plus any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR, and Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR; or
  • If you have studied Maths Applications or equivalent:
    • Completed 75 credits within one semester, with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 70%; or
    • Completed 100 credits within one semester, with an SWA of 65% or higher
    • And any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR, and Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR; or
  • If you have studied Maths Methods or equivalent:
    • Completed 75 credits within one semester, with an SWA of 65%; or
    • Completed 100 credits within one semester, with an SWA of 60% or higher
    • And any unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Methods ATAR, and Physics ATAR or Chemistry ATAR.

Other requirements and notes for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Commonwealth supported $6,500*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus
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2021

Trimester 1A
  • On Campus
Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2022

Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2023

Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2024

Trimester 3
  • On Campus
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2021

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  • On Campus
Semester 2
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2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
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  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: BH-ENGR
  • CRICOS code: 072467B
  • Last updated on: April 23, 2021