Faculty Transitional Arrangements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UNSW is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and is supporting any affected students and staff based on information from the federal Department of Health and NSW Health. View UNSW's official response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and answers to frequently asked questions.  

Thesis Arrangements 

Depending on your thesis requirements, it may be possible to continue your thesis enrolment via distance study. If you wish to see if this is possible for you please discuss this with your supervisor. If it is agreed that this will be suitable, complete the Thesis study via Distance form. 

Honours Calculations

In light of the adoption of SY grades in many courses in Term 1 2020, the Faculty has adopted these policies for Honours Calculation.

WAMs will be calculated using the existing practice of ignoring SY grades, advanced standing, exchange & cross-institutional study results. 
 
However, if you have completed a Level 4 course or higher (core or elective) in Term 1 we will calculate an Alternative Honours WAM for you in which thesis will be calculated twice the normal weight. Whichever WAM is higher (the standard WAM calculation or the Alternative WAM calculation) will be used to determine a student’s class of Honours. 

Industrial Training

If you require advice or are unable to complete your Industrial Training (IT) placement, due to the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please email the Engineering Industrial Training Team

Overseas placements: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has increased its travel advice to Level Four (Do Not Travel Overseas), which is the highest advice level. Consequently, the University is not approving any future overseas WIL Placements, including Industrial Training, for the time being.  

We appreciate that this news will be very disappointing and frustrating for you. We are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption. If you were intending to apply for an overseas placement to start in the next 6 months please contact the Industrial Training office(for further advice on what other options are available for you. 

Domestic placements: UNSW is closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 and is following the advice from the Department of Health and NSW Health, which are both updating information regularly. The circumstances continue to change, and the University will continue to prioritise the wellbeing of students.  

Currently, we will continue to assess paid placements with onsite or at home work arrangements and unpaid onsite placements, where the placement meets all requirements including health and safety and insurance. This assessment is only tentative, as we are currently unable to approve any placements due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Students are advised to check in with the Industrial Training office just prior to their start date for an update. 

As industrial training is a mandatory requirement for completion of many of our Engineering programs we are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption. 

The following addresses some frequently asked questions for UNSW Engineering Industrial Training students: 

 1. Should I continue to attend my WIL placement?  

Yes, if you can still attend your host organisation’s workplace, undertake your agreed placement activities, and receive appropriate supervision. However, you must comply with any Government directives, including advice from their Department of Health. 

2. Should I work from home if my host organisation asks me to? 

  1. If you are a paid employee of the host organisation and the host organisation has confirmed you will be covered by their insurance then you must gain written confirmation from your Supervisor/Employer that they have the appropriate insurance coverage and email us the written confirmation. 

  1. If you are unpaid and/or not an employee of your host organisation then working from home will not be appropriate. You should contact UNSW Engineering Industrial Training office for advice on your options. 

3. What if I am unable to continue my WIL placement? 

 
If you are unable to continue your WIL placement, the days you have completed already will count towards the 60 days requirement; email the UNSW Engineering Industrial Training office and include the following information: 

  • How many days you have already completed and how many days left uncompleted for your placement. 

  • If you have completed an Employer Evaluation form, send it along with your confirmation of the days worked from your employer. 

 
4. What if I am due to graduate this year and I am worried that I will be unable to complete the required 60 days of Industrial Training? 

 
Please email UNSW Engineering Industrial Training office if you have any questions or concerns. You can also contact the Engineering WIL team on the UNSW COVID-19 helpline (+ 61 2 9385 8500) or visit the UNSW Coronavirus website

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has increased its travel advice to Level Four (Do Not Travel Overseas), which is the highest advice level. DFAT has also advised that Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who wish to return home should do so as soon as possible. 

Consequently, the University is cancelling its approval of all overseas WIL Placements, including Industrial Training, currently underway or scheduled to occur during Term One 2020. We appreciate that this news will be very disappointing and frustrating for you. 

UNSW Engineering would like to assure you that the days you have already worked will be assessed and counted towards your requirements to ensure you are not unfairly disadvantaged by the change in circumstances. 

You’ll already have been sent an email with further information on what you should do next. Please read this email and then reply the Industrial Training office if for advice specific to your situation on how you might meet your remaining IT requirements. We are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption. 

Please email UNSW Engineering Industrial Training office if you have any questions or concerns. You can also contact the Engineering WIL team on the UNSW COVID-19 helpline (+ 61 2 9385 8500) or visit the UNSW Coronavirus website

FAQs and Further Information 

I wish to use the approved requisite waiver, what should I do? 

You should submit the  requisite waiver webform, you can enrol in this course once you have been notified that special permission has been granted to you. 

I wish to use the course substitution, what should I do? 

You do not need to do anything, you can enrol in the approved course substitution when you meet the criteria (if applicable). You can submit the  course substitution webform if you are unsure about this. 

I cannot progress in my program/ graduate on time as the additional course offering/ requisite waiver/ course substitution I need is not listed, what should I do? 

You can contact us if you need additional support to plan your studies 

After considerable deliberations, consultations and advice from students and staff, the Dean of Engineering has decided that, due to the significant disruption for many of you and your fellow students, the Faculty will adopt an ungraded system for this term, with some exceptions.  

All UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering courses, other than thesis courses, and the courses listed below, have had their grading basis changed to an ungraded pass or fail. Where students fail a course, this fail will not appear on their academic transcript. 

 

 

Course Code 

 

School 

Description 

BIOM9020 

GBIOM 

Masters Project (Half Time) 

BIOM9021 

BIOM9914 

Masters Project 

CEIC4001 

CEIC 

Process Design Project 

COMP3900 

COMPSC 

Computer Science Project 

COMP3901 

Special Project A 

COMP3902 

Special Project B 

COMP4601 

Design Project B 

COMP6324 

IoT Services Engineering 

COMP9301 

Cyber Security Project 

COMP9302 

Cyber Security Project B 

COMP9596 

Research Project 

COMP9900 

Info Tech Project 

COMP9945 

Research Project 

COMP9991 

Research Project A 

CVEN4002 

CVEN 

Design Practice A 

CVEN4503 

Groundwater Investigation 

CVEN9000 

CivilEngPractice 

CVEN9050 

Masters Practice Project A 

CVEN9451 

Masters Project A 

CVEN9452 

Masters Project B 

CVEN9453 

Masters Project C 

CVEN9950 

Extension Masters Thesis 

ELEC9120 

ELEC 

ME Project A 

ELEC9451 

Masters Project A 

ELEC9452 

Masters Project B 

ELEC9453 

Masters Project C 

ELEC9768 

Sat Project A 

ELEC9769 

Sat Project B 

ELEC9771 

Project Report A 

ELEC9772 

Project Report B 

ENGG1000 

ENG 

Engineering Design 

ENGG1100 

Grand Challenges for Engineering 

ENGG1200 

Undergraduate Special Projects 

ENGG2600 

Engineering Vertically Integrated Project 

ENGG3600 

Engineering Vertically Integrated Project 

ENGG4600 

Engineering Vertically Integrated Project 

FOOD3020 

CEIC 

FS&T Laboratory 

FOOD8020 

FS&T Laboratory 

GMAT3150 

CVEN 

Surveying Field Projects 

GSOE0006 

ENG 

Project 6 UOC 

GSOE0012 

Project 12 UOC 

GSOE0024 

CEIC 

Project 24 Units of Credit 

GSOE9010 

ENG 

Eng PG Coursework Res Skills 

GSOE9011 

Eng PGCW Research Skills 

MINE4250 

MERE 

Hardrock Feasibility Project 

MINE4450 

Mining Research Project II 

MINE5010 

Fundamentals of Rock Behaviour 

MINE5020 

Geotechnical assessment 

MINE8101 

Fundamentals of Mining Eng 

MINE8120 

Hazard ID, Risk and Safety Mgt 

MINE8130 

Technology Management 

MINE8440 

Mining Industry Research Proj 

MINE8760 

Mine Geol & Geophysics 

MINE8780 

Env Mgt for the Mining Ind 

MINE8790 

Advanced Mineral Economics 

MINE8820 

Mineral Processing 

MMAN4410 

MECH 

Finite Element Methods 

MMAN9001 

MEngSc Project A 

MMAN9002 

MEngSc Project B 

PTRL9451 

MERE 

Masters Project A 

PTRL9452 

Masters Project B 

PTRL9453 

Masters Project C 

SENG2021 

COMPSC 

COMPSC 

Reqts & Design Workshop 

SENG3011 

Software Eng Workshop 3 

SOLA9451 

PHOTOENG 

Masters Project A 

SOLA9452 

Masters Project B 

SOLA9453 

Masters Project C