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Engineering

Engineering, Science

Bachelor Double Degree

BB-ENGSCI

Course
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Science
Duration
5 years full-time
Credit
1000
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Science

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Students undertake the Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major in their first year and on successful completion proceed in their second year to a chosen Engineering and Science specialisation. The double degree is designed to prepare students who will graduate as engineers with advanced scientific skills in a discipline closely aligned with their engineering specialty. The combination of the two degree programs provides graduates with the ability to work at the interface between the two disciplines in research and development.

The following double degree major combinations are available:

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

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 a science and an engineering discipline.
  • demonstrate development of advanced knowledge and understanding in a science and 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 importance of cultural diversity in the context of scientific and engineering work
  • demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of scientific and engineering work

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

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.

  • 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 : Not accepted.

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

Other admission options

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.

  • 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 : Not accepted.

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.

  • 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:

    • ChemistryATAR; 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 : Not accepted.

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
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus (12.5 credits); and
  • MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus.

The Physics ATAR prerequisite can be met with:

  • Physics ATAR; or
  • PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics.

The Chemistry ATAR prerequisite can be met with:

  • Chemistry ATAR; or
  • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry.

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.

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 for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $8,820*

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.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: BB-ENGSCI
  • CRICOS code: 095950A
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019