The Bachelor of Engineering Science (3706) is a 3-year non-accredited pass degree that also serves as an exit degree for the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (3707) program. As such, students cannot generally request a transfer into this exit degree. It provides graduates with a grounding in a specific engineering discipline, as well as foundational knowledge in the underlying theories and sciences that provides the basis for engineering. It provides graduates with technical skills and confidence to analyse and apply their knowledge to solve engineering problems. Graduates will also be able to think in terms of systems and complex interactions and be capable of contributing effectively in teams. Additional exit dual degree combinations are available with Arts, Science, Computer Science and Commerce. The Bachelor of Engineering Science can also be used to provide a second, complementary area of Engineering Specialisation in the dual Materials Science and Engineering (Honours) / Engineering Science, and Engineering (Honours) / Engineering Science degrees.
The Bachelor of Engineering Science program structure consists of 144 UOC:
The 96 UOC major consists of Engineering courses from a specific BE (Hons) discipline stream, with a minimum of:
There are no Industrial Training Requirements for this degree.
Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) program must satisfy progression requirements to remain in their program, in line with UNSW’s Program Design Procedure. Students must show cause not to be excluded from the program (i.e. transferred out of the degree and blocked from returning) if they have any of the following:
Students who do not meet these progression rules are transferred into the Bachelor of Engineering Science degree. Students in dual Engineering (Hons) degrees are transferred into the matching dual exit degree. The Faculty of Engineering checks students against their progression requirements on a yearly basis, after the release of Term 3 results. Students who are not meeting requirements are contacted by their UNSW email address.
Students have an opportunity to show cause why they should not be excluded by completing the appeals form and uploading support documents. Students will receive an email outlining the process for appeal, open/close dates for submitting an appeal (4 weeks to submit), and a summary of possible outcomes. Appeals are then considered by the Engineering Transfer Appeals Committee, and an outcome is communicated to students prior to the start of Term 1.
The appeal process consists of the completion a form that asks students to outline factors affecting performance, actions taking place to improve on academic performance, in addition to other questions relating to academic performance. Students may also include additional information that may assist the Committee when reviewing appeals, as well as attaching relevant supporting documents (e.g. transcript, academic advising statements, medical certificates, etc.).
Students are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of their Academic Advisor before completing the appeals form. Further guidance may be provided by The Nucleus: Student Hub and/or UNSW’s Student Support and Success Advisors.
If you have questions about this process, please contact The Nucleus: Student Hub. You can also call them on +61 2 8936 7005.
Students who are transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering Science, and can demonstrate sustained improvement in their academic performance, can apply to return to the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).
To re-enter the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, students must submit an Undergraduate Internal Program Transfer (UG IPT) via myUNSW upon meeting the above criteria to be considered for transfer. Return to the Engineering (Hons) degree is at the discretion of the Faculty of Engineering; the appeals committee can and does transfer students to the Engineering Science degree with the expected outcome that they graduate from it.
NB: The criteria are the same for Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Food Science) students who were transferred out of their degree to be readmitted back into 3061.
*Students who were transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering Science program with less than 48uoc left before graduation may apply to be transferred back to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in their final term and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students in this situation who are unable to submit an IPT application via myUNSW should contact The Nucleus: Student Hub.
An application for IPT is the process by which a current student transfers from one degree to another via an application made through myUNSW. IPT is a free service for UNSW undergraduate students, and you can find more detailed information on the process here.
To use the IPT service you must be:
Your eligibility depends on:
*Students who were transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering Science program with less than 48uoc left before graduation may apply to be transferred back to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in their final term and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students in this situation who are unable to submit an IPT application via myUNSW should contact The Nucleus instead.
Students who meet the minimum requirements listed above may apply to IPT in all 3 terms, but some programs are not able to accept internal program transfers in every term. See Program availability for more information.
Application periods may be found here. Applications submitted after these dates are not considered.