Eng (Hons) / Eng Science - 3773

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Contact: Faculty

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 240

UAC Code: 425401

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements

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Program Description

This dual award program gives students the chance to develop their skills and knowledge in two areas - the major area of interest leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree plus an additional area leading to a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree. Students have a pathway to enhance their professional opportunities through developing cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge within a five year program.

With this dual degree program, students take the 168 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 3707 and the 96 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Engineering Science program 3706. Because of the overlap of 24 units of credit of engineering courses in both cores, the total units of credit required for completion is 240 UOC, rather than 264 UOC. The Faculty of Engineering administers the program, and delegates administration to the School which offers the Engineering discipline selected. Students should seek advice from the relevant School Office in the first instance or from the Faculty of Engineering Student Centre.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please see Rules

Program Structure

Contained in the University Handbook are typical structures for each of the streams within the Faculty of Engineering programs. Subject to pre- and co-requisites and progression rules, students may take courses at any time during the stream; it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the rules governing award of the degrees have been met and that the program of study in each session of enrolment is feasible with regards to progression and timetabling.

Dual Program Combinations
  • Civil Engineering(Hons)/Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering(Hons)/Mining Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering(Hons)/Civil Engineering
  • Mining Engineering(Hons)/Civil Engineering

Dual Program Combinations for CURRENT students only
  • Petroleum Engineering(Hons)/Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(Hons)/Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering(Hons)/Mining Engineering
  • Mining Engineering(Hons)/Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering (Hons)/Civil Engineering
For more information on the dual options see
Program information on the Faculty website

    General Education Requirements

    Students are enrolled in dual undergraduate programs, leading to the award of two degrees, in the same faculty, and therefore must complete 12 UOC of General Education courses. These will replace 12 UOC of courses within the Bachelor of Engineering Science program and not from the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).


    Honours in Engineering

    Award of Class of Honours

    Class 1: WAM of at least 80 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
    Class 2 Division 1: WAM of at least 75 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
    Class 2 Division 2: WAM of at least 65 and Thesis Mark of at least 65

    (NOTE: First attempt counts. Honours WAM to be calculated to one decimal place.)

    Academic Rules

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in dual degree mode with the Bachelor of Engineering Science

    To obtain the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), when taken with the Bachelor of Engineering Science, a student must successfully complete courses that total at least 240 units of credit and include courses making up at least 168 units of credit described in the stream requirements for the BE (Hons) specialisation for which the student is enrolled. Students must also complete 60 days of Industrial Training.

    Students may not count more than 60 units of credit of level 1 courses in the168 units of credit required for the Engineering (Honours) component.

    Only courses in the BE (Hons) specialisation will count towards the honours calculation.


    To ensure that all students who complete the Engineering component attain the honours level learning outcomes of the program, the progression rules for the program are as follows:
    • No level 4 BE (Hons) course until 102 UOC of BE (Hons) stream passed
    • No level 3 BE (Hons) course until all Introductory core passed
    • If any of the conditions below apply, students will be transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering Science program, with such transfer subject to appeal:
    1. 2 fails in any given core course
    2. After half or more of the BE (Hons) stream attempted (more than 84UOC), 50% or more of BE (Hons) stream courses have been failed
    3. Prior to the final 48 UOC of the stream (120 UOC or more of the BE (Hons) stream completed), a WAM of less than 50%

    Students may substitute up to 12 UOC of Advanced Disciplinary courses (Level 5) in place of Disciplinary Knowledge courses from a school specified stream list of courses with the approval of the Program or Stream Authority.

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Science in dual degree mode with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    When taken in dual degree mode the Bachelor of Engineering Science is comprised of 72 units of credit which are taken from the BE (Hons) stream in 3707 with at least 24 units of credit being from year 3 or above. To ensure students meet the General Education requirements, 12 units of credit of General Education courses must be substituted for electives from this program.

    Programs of study
    The programs of study which may be taken for the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering Science are governed by the normal rules for award of the BE (Hons) and BEngSc in the Faculty of Engineering, which specify:

    (i) units of credit;
    (ii) corequisites, prerequisites, assumed knowledge;
    (iii) the structure of the degree program; and
    (iv)any special conditions.

    Award of the degrees

    A candidate for the award of the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering Science as part of a dual degree program shall not be eligible to be awarded either degree until he or she has completed both degree requirements.

    A student who completes the requirements for both the BE (Hons) and BEngSc degrees shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the degrees.

    A student may apply to discontinue the dual degree BE (Hons) BSc programs and elect to complete either the BE (Hons) or BEngSc degree in accordance with the rules governing award of that degree. Following discontinuation of one of the programs (BE (Hons) or BEngSc), courses which count toward that program may not in general count toward the remaining single degree unless they meet the single degree requirements in their own right.

    Administration of the programs

    A student's general program will be administered by the Faculty of Engineering and delegated to administration by the School governing the engineering specialisation.


    For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

    Professional Recognition

    Please see Rules

    Industrial Experience Requirements

    Please see Rules

    Area(s) of Specialisation