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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324861

CRICOS 088345C

Designed specifically for students who want to be an engineer but aren't sure what type of engineering degree to study, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry introduces and explores a variety of engineering disciplines in a flexible first year of study.

Students undertake six common foundation courses, and choose two electives in an engineering stream of interest, before deciding on and transferring into an engineering degree of choice at the end of the academic year.

Streams are available in the engineering disciplines of mechanical, electrical, civil, mining, architectural, chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical and software engineering. Students select their stream electives according to their preferred discipline of specialisation.

This is not an award from which students can graduate, but rather an entry point into engineering at the University of Adelaide. Students must transfer into a named Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single, double or combined degree at the completion of the academic year.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324861
    2017 CSP ATAR 81.35
    2017 CSP IB 28
    2017 Adelaide Approved Score 80
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units).

    You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics.

    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).

    Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry.

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324861

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 088345C
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] 85%
    SAT [US] 1270
    Abitur 3.1
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics.

    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).

    International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
    Assumed Knowledge Chemistry is desirable
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,500

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  • Degree Structure

    This 24-unit program comprises 18 units of common foundation courses and six units of stream electives in an engineering discipline of interest.

    Students who successfully complete the 24 units of study are guaranteed a place in the engineering degree of their choice.

    In most cases, with the appropriate choice of stream electives, students will gain full credit for the degree into which they transfer*. However, the amount of credit will depend on the electives chosen in the first year and the engineering degree into which the student will be transferring. Credit for studies completed will be maximised if students transfer into a named degree matching the stream electives completed.  Students will receive advice on which electives to choose to maximise credit in each of the disciplines.

    Unique to this program is an exclusive foundation course - Introduction to Engineering - introducing students to the broad range of engineering disciplines as well as the social context and cultural issues associated with the practise of engineering.

    * Exceptions apply to the architectural, chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical and software streams. Students in these streams will be transferred into their chosen degree, but will receive less than 24 units of credit towards their degree (with a minimum of 12 units of credit).

    Full details of the available credit will be made available to students prior to enrolment.

    International students may incur additional visa, tuition and living costs if they transfer to a stream that does not attract 24 units of advanced standing. 

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) FLEXIBLE ENTRY
    Year 1 C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)
    ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems (3 units)
    ENG 1000 Introduction to Engineering (3 units)
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#
    MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units)
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
    Stream Elective (6 units)*
    *Select your stream elective according to the program you intend to transfer to (see over).

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    STREAM ELECTIVES FOR THE SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEGREES
    If you are intending to transfer to one of the following programs:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical and Pharmaceutical)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB (3 units)
    CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I (3 units)
    STREAM ELECTIVES FOR THE SCHOOL OF CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND MINING ENGINEERING DEGREES
    If you are intending to transfer to one of the following programs:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural Engineering)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 C&ENVENG 1009 Civil and Environmental Engineering IA (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering, Modelling and Analysis IA (3 units)

    If you are intending to transfer to the following program:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 DESST 1507 Construction I (3 units)
    DESST 1508 Environment I (3 units)

    If you are intending to transfer to the following program:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 MINING 1011 Introduction to Mining Engineering IA (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering, Modelling and Analysis IA (3 units)

    STREAM ELECTIVES FOR THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES
    If you are intending to transfer to one of the following programs:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    ELEC ENG 1102 Digital Electronics (3 units)

    STREAM ELECTIVES FOR THE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DEGREES
    If you are intending to transfer to the following program:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers (3 units)
    ELEC ENG 1102 Digital Electronics (3 units)

    STREAM ELECTIVES FOR THE SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREES
    If you are intending to transfer to one of the following programs:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sports)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 MECH ENG 1006 Design Graphics and Professional Practice (3 units)
    CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I (3 units)

    STREAM ELECTIVES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF PETROLEUM DEGREES
    If you are intending to transfer to one of the following programs:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum, Civil and Structural)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Chemical)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mechanical)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum and Mining)

    Please select the two stream electives below:
    Semester 2 COMP SCI 1201 Introduction to Programming for Engineers (3 units)
    PETROENG 1006 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (3 units)

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/

    Assessment

    Assessment can include examinations, group work, project work, online assessment, peer assessment, attendance and participation.
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Last updated: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017