University Handbook 2016

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Course code/s: SHENG

Course details
Location Bundoora
Course code SHENG
Course coordinator Mr Jim Whittington
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 088490E
Course duration 4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 480 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes  

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), is a four year full time (or part time equivalent) course offered at the Bendigo and Melbourne (Bundoora) campuses.  Students will complete a common first two years of the course before choosing to remain in the multi-disciplinary engineering stream or undertake the civil engineering stream.  Students have the opportunity to undertake a six month integrated learning experience during the final year of study.

Industry experience

Students not undertaking the Work Integrated Learning subject (EMS4WIL) are required to complete at least 12 weeks certified practical experience under the guidance of an experienced engineer before being deemed to have completed the course and therefore qualify to graduate. This is preferably undertaken during the annual vacation following the third year of the course but may be done at the conclusion of the final year. International students must undertake their experience during the annual vacation following the third year. It may be done at the conclusion of final year but must be completed before the student's visa expiry date. Visa expiry dates may not be extended for the sole purpose of completing practical experience. International applicants are advised to ensure they have the correct visa to undertake this work placement.

Course structure

This course is of four years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 480 credit points.

First year (120 credit points)

Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online) * LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Mechanics of Solids EMS1MS 15
TE-SEM-1 Number Systems and Linear Algebra MAT1NLA 15
TE-SEM-1 Principles of Physics A PHY1SCA 15
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Design and Problem Solving EMS1EDP 15
TE-SEM-2 Computer Aided Design EMS1CAD 15
TE-SEM-2 Calculus and Differential Equations MAT1CDE 15
TE-SEM-2 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering ELE1IEL 15
TE-SEM-2 Programming for Engineers and Scientists CSE1PES 15

Key: *LTU0AIM (formerly SCI1AIM) is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second year (120 credit points)

Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Vector Calculus MAT2VCA 15
TE-SEM-1 Ideas to Innovation EMS2ITI 15
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Materials EMS2EM 15
TE-SEM-1 Fluid Mechanics EMS2FLM 15
TE-SEM-2 Systems Modelling EMS2SYM 15
TE-SEM-2 Sustainability and Renewable Energy Design EMS2SRE 15
TE-SEM-2 Business Side of Engineering EMS2BSE 15
TE-SEM-2 Engineering Probability and Statistics STM2EPS 15

Third year (120 credit points) - Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Stream

Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Control Systems ELE3CTS 15
TE-SEM-1 Digital Electronics and Controllers ELE3DEC 15
TE-SEM-1 Measurement and Instrumentation ELE3MIN 15
TE-SEM-1 Mechanical Component Design MEC3MCD 15
TE-SEM-2 Systems Engineering EMS3SYE 15
TE-SEM-2 Thermodynamics EMS3THD 15
TE-SEM-2 Engineering Design Project EMS3DPJ 30

Fourth year (120 credit points) - Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Stream

Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
  Choose one of the following options for Semester 1, in consultation with your Course Advisor    
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Project EMS4PRJ 30
TE-SEM-1 Choose 2 electives in consultation with your Course Advisor   30
  OR   30
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Major Project EMS4EMP 60
  OR    
TE-SEM-1 Work Integrated Learning EMS4WIL 60
TE-SEM-2 Integrated Building Design EMS4IBD 15
TE-SEM-2 Commercialising Innovation EMS4COI 15
TE-SEM-2 Design for Manufacture ELE4DFM 15
TE-SEM-2 Choose an elective in consultation with your Course Advisor ELE4RSD (Robotic Systems Design) is recommended or EMS4WEX (WIL Extension) is recommended to students who undertook EMS4WIL   15

Third year (120 credit points) - Civil Engineering Stream

Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Land Information Systems CIV3LIS 15
TE-SEM-1 Soil Mechanics CIV3SOM 15
TE-SEM-1 Structural Analysis and Design 1 CIV3SD1 15
TE-SEM-1 Hydraulic Engineering CIV3HE1 15
TE-SEM-2 Transportation Engineering CIV4TE 15
TE-SEM-2 Geotechnical Design CIV3GTD 15
TE-SEM-2 Structural Analysis and Design 2 CIV3SD2 15
TE-SEM-2 Civil Engineering Project Management CIV3CPM 15

Fourth year (120 credit points) - Civil Engineering Stream

Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
  Choose one of the following options for Semester 1, in consultation with your Course Advisor    
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Project EMS4PRJ 30
TE-SEM-1 Choose 2 electives in consultation with your Course Advisor   30
  OR   30
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Major Project EMS4EMP 60
  OR    
TE-SEM-1 Work Integrated Learning EMS4WIL 60
TE-SEM-2 Hydraulic Engineering 2 CIV4HE2 15
TE-SEM-2 Structural Analysis and Design 3 CIV4SD3 15
TE-SEM-2 Infrastructure Design CIV4ID 15
TE-SEM-2 Choose an elective in consultation with your Course Advisor EMS4WEX (WIL Extension) is available to students who undertook EMS4WIL   15

Please note: some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.

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