Where does VIP fit within my degree?

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VIP courses can count towards varying elective requirements dependent on the degree you’re enrolled in.

Students WAM and Academic Performance will be taken into consideration when applying for a VIP project.

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering students can generally count VIP courses (ENGG2600/3600/4600) towards discipline/breadth electives or first-year elective.

Please ensure that you have enough elective space in your program to participate. If you are unsure, contact your undergraduate coordinator.

If unsure of remaining program requirements, please contact The Nucleus for guidance.

The VIP courses are not listed in the 2020 Handbook for each stream, however, are listed from 2021 onwards.

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Master of Engineering

    VIP cannot be taken at all

    N/A

    Master of Information Technology

     

    VIP cannot be taken at all

    This includes students in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and Graduate Certificate of Computing.

    Master of Engineering Science

    Students are only approved to take ENGG4600, subject to meeting prerequisite requirements and approval from the PG Coordinator for your nominated specialisation.

    This includes students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science.

    NOTE: Should you require further information on remaining program requirements, please contact ENG SSS to request a progression check to confirm whether VIP will fit within program requirements.

  • First year engineering students can apply for a VIP Project as long as they have meet the prerequisites for ENGG2600 by the end of Term 3, before they start the program in 2023. 

    Prerequisites for ENGG2600

    • Completed DESN1000 or equivalent (NOT Comp/Sci or Food/Sci)
    • Completed 42 UoC of course work.

    First-year Elective space

    If a first-year student has used their first-year elective space to complete core-course for their degree program, they may be able to use their 'freed up' first-year elective credit to enrol in VIP courses. Find out more.

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Biomedical

    N/A

    Cannot be taken for the ME component, and can be taken for the BE component as listed per the specialisations above.

    If unsure of remaining program requirements, please contact ENG SSS for guidance.

    NOTE: The VIP courses are not listed in the 2020 Handbook for each stream, however, are listed from 2021 onwards.

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Chemical Engineering Practice Elective Cannot fit within program requirements.

    Chemical Product Engineering

    Practice Elective

    Cannot fit within program requirements.

    Bachelor of Food Science

     

    Food Science and Technology

    Discipline Elective

    N/A

    Food Science and Nutrition

    Discipline Elective

    N/A

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete a VIP course as an engineering elective to satisfy the minimum UOC for the degree.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree column. 

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Civil Engineering

    Practice Elective

    Practice Elective

    Environmental Engineering

    Practice Elective

    Practice Elective

    Surveying Engineering

    Practice Elective

    Practice Elective

    Bachelor of Engineering (Civil W/ Architecture)

    Cannot fit within program requirements.

    N/A

     

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Bioinformatics Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

    Computer Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

    Software Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

    Bachelor of Computer Science

    Bachelor of Computer Science

    Computing Elective

    Computing Elective

     

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Electrical Engineering

    Breadth Elective

    Breadth Elective

    Quantum Engineering

    Breadth Elective

    Breadth Elective

    Telecommunication

    Breadth Elective

    Breadth Elective

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) / Master of Engineering (Electrical)

    N/A

    Breadth Elective

     

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Aerospace Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

    Mechanical Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

    Mechatronic Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Mining Engineering

    Breadth Elective

    Cannot fit within program requirements.

    Petroleum Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Cannot fit within program requirements.

  • Discipline

    Single Degree

    Double Degree

    Note / Exceptions

    Bachelor of Engineering

    3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

    3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

    3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

    Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

    Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

    Breadth Elective

    Cannot fit within program requirements.

    Renewable Energy Engineering

    Discipline Elective

    Discipline Elective

     


Faculty of Medicine and Health

Medicine Students who are in 3rd or 4th year (doing an ILP project can apply to join a VIP team. These courses will satisfy General Education Electives. Find more about General Education courses for Medicine Students here.

The VIP course is spread over a full year, it will require students to request to overload for course load.

Contact the the medicine faculty.

Please consult with your Program Authority to discuss where this course fits within program requirements.

Other Faculties

Students from other faculties outside of engineering or medicine are welcome to apply to join a VIP team (ENGG2600, 3600, 4600) subject to program requirements and program authority approval. These courses will generally satisfy General Education (GE) requirements.

Students will have to seek permission to overload, as VIP course counts 2 UoC per term (T1, T2 & T3).

Non-Engineering Students

All other non-engineering students from second year onwards are welcome to apply for a project in The ChallENG Program as General Education Electives.


International Students

If you are an international student you can only join a VIP team if the course doesn't affect the timeframe of your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).