Transitional Arrangements

When new courses are introduced to the curriculum, old courses may be phased out. You can check your UNSW Engineering school below to determine if there are any transitional arrangements and changes that will affect you.

You will not be permitted to take Engineering Design and Professional Practice (DESN2000) for the Biomedical Engineering (BIOMDS) specialisation. However, the requirements for the BE (Hons) component will depend on the specialisation chosen - consult the relevant School section in this table for details.

You will not be permitted to take Engineering Design and Professional Practice (DESN2000) for the Biomedical Engineering (BIOMDS) specialisation. However, the requirements for the BE (Hons) component will depend on the specialisation chosen - consult the relevant School section in this table for details.

Stream 
Old Course 
New Course 
Effective From 

Chemical Engineering (CEICAH)  

 

Chemistry 1A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy (CHEM1011) or Higher Chemistry 1B (Medicinal: Elements, Compounds and Life (CHEM1031) 

Engineering Chemistry 1A (CHEM1811) 

S1 2017 

Chemistry 1B: Elements, Compounds and Life (CHEM1021) or Higher Chemistry 1B: Elements, Compounds & Life (CHEM1041

Engineering Chemistry 1B (CHEM1821) 

S1 2017 

Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers (CEIC2004) 

Engineering Design and Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

T1 2021 

Chemical Product Engineering (CEICDH) 

Process Plant Design (CEIC3005) 

Engineering Design and Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

T1 2021 

UNSW Chemical Engineering (CEICAH) and Chemical Product Engineering (CEICDH) students will not be permitted to take DESN2000 in 2020 and students do not need to adjust their 2020 enrolment.  

If you have already completed CEIC2004 (for CEICAH students) or CEIC3005 (for CEICDH students), ignore DESN2000. Otherwise, enrol in DESN2000 in T2 from 2021 onwards.  

Stream 
Old Requirement 
New Requirement 
Effective from 

Civil Engineering with Architecture (Honours) (CVENIH)  

Students are not permitted to complete Engineering Design and Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

Surveying (GMATDH) 

 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Geospatial Engineering (GMATEH) 

Students are not permitted to complete Engineering Design and Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

Environmental Engineering (CVENBH) 

 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Civil Engineering (CVENAH)

 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

*From 2021 onward, CVEN2401 will be replaced by CVEN3401, please ensure you enrol according to your situation as per the table below: 

Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering (CVEN2401) Completed? 
Civil & Environmental Engineering (CVEN3031) Completed? 
Courses Left to Complete 

Yes 

Yes 

No changes 

Yes 

No 

2020: Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice (CVEN3031) or Fundamentals of Humanitarian Engineering (ENGG3001) 

 

Effective from 2021: Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

No 

Yes 

2020: CVEN2401 

Effective from 2021: Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering (CVEN3401) 

No 

No 

2020: Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) (CVEN2401 only for repeating students) and Sustainable Transport & Highway Engineering (CVEN3401) in 2021. 

 

Effective from 2021: DESN2000 and CVEN3401 

If you have not completed or failed any of the 'OLD COURSES' please ensure you enrol in the corresponding course on the right-hand side which is its equivalent for the purpose of meeting the requirements of your program. 

OLD Course 
NEW Equivalent Courses 

Architectural Communications (ARCH1142) 

Communications in the Built Environment (BENV1010) 

Architectural History and Theory 1 (ARCH1121) 

History of Design Thinking (BENV1015) 

Engineering Computations for Environmental Engineers (CVEN2702) 

Civil and Environmental Engineering Computations (CVEN2002) 

Soil Mechanics (CVEN2201) 

CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics  

Transport Engineering & Environmental  Sustainability (CVEN3402) 

CVEN2402 Transport Eng & Envir Sus  

Sustainable Trans & Highway Engineering (CVEN3401) 

CVEN2401 Sustainable Trans & Highway Eng  

Applied Geotechnics & Engineering Geology (CVEN3201) 

CVEN3203 Applied Geotechnics & Eng Geology  

Structural Design (CVEN3302) 

CVEN3304 Concrete Structures  

Materials & Structures (CVEN2302) 

CVEN3303 Steel Structures  

Structural Analysis & Modelling (CVEN3301) 

CVEN2303 Structural Analysis & Modelling  

Engineering Mechanics for Civil Engineers (CVEN1300) 

ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics 

Principles of Water Engineers (CVEN2501) 

ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers 

Mechanics of Solids for Civil Engineers (CVEN2301) 

ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 

Specialisation 
Old requirement 
New Requirement 
Effective from 

Bioinformatics Engineering (BINFAH) 

Refer to table below 

Computer Engineering (COMPBH) 

 

Microprocessors & Interfacing (COMP2121) 

 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Software Engineering (SENGAH) 

 

System Modelling and Design (COMP2111)* 

 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Computer Science (COMPA1) 

 

Students are not required to take DESN2000 

 

If you are planning to take COMP2111 from 2020 onwards it will count as a Free Elective and you will still be required to complete DESN2000. 

NOTE: Students who have already completed the Old Requirement are not permitted to complete DESN2000. 

BINF6111 Completed? 
BINF6112 Completed? 
Courses left to complete 

Yes 

Yes 

No Changes 

Yes 

No 

2020: Computational Biology Engineering Design Workshop (BINF6112) 

 
Effective from 2021: Consult Bruno Gaeta 

No 

Yes 

2020: Genome Informatics Engineering Design Workshop (BINF6111) 

 
Effective from 2021: Consult Bruno Gaeta 

No 

No 

2020: Complete both BINF6111 AND BINF6112 

 
Effective from 2021: BINF3020 and DESN2000 

 

OLD COURSE 
NEW COURSE 
EFFECTIVE TERM 

COMP1917 

Programming Fundamentals (COMP1511) 

S1,17 onwards 

COMP3441 (UG) COMP9441 (PG) 

Security Engineering and Cyber Security (COMP6441) and Extended Security Engineering and Cyber Security (COMP6841) 

S1,17 onwards 

COMP1927 

Data Structures and Algorithms (COMP2521) 

S2,17 onwards 

SENG1031 

Software Engineering Fundamentals (COMP1531) 

S2, 17 onwards 

COMP2911 

Object-Oriented Design & Programming (COMP2511) 

S1,18 onwards 

Specialisation 
Old Requirement 
New Requirement 
Effective from 

Electrical Engineering (ELECAH) 

ELEC2142 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Telecommunications (TELEAH) 

ELEC2142 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(3736) 

ELEC2142 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

NOTE: Students who have already completed the Old Requirement are not permitted to complete DESN2000. 

Old course 
Replaced with 

TELE4120 Thesis - Part A 

Thesis - Part A (ELEC4120) 

TELE4121 Thesis - Part B 

Thesis - Part B (ELEC4121) 

PHTN4120 Thesis - Part A 

Thesis - Part A (ELEC4120) 

PHTN4121 Thesis - Part B 

Thesis - Part B (ELEC4121) 

TELE3117 Telecoms Design 

Electrical Engineering Design (ELEC3117) 

 

PHTN3117 Photonic Eng Design  

TELE4123 Telecomms Design Proficiency 

Electrical Design Proficiency (ELEC4123) 

PHTN4123 Photonic Design Proficiency 

Specialisation 
Old Requirement 
New Requirement 
Effective from 

Aerospace Engineering (AEROAH) 

MMAN2100 

DESN2000 

T1 2020 onwards 

Mechanical Engineering (MECHAH) 

MMAN2100 

DESN2000 

T1 2020 onwards 

Mechatronic Engineering (MTRNAH) 

MMAN2100 

DESN2000 

T1 2020 onwards 

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MANFBH) 

MMAN2100 

DESN2000 

T1 2020 onwards 

NOTE: Students who have already completed the Old Requirement are not permitted to complete DESN2000. 

Old course 
Replaced with 
Comments 

MMAN2130 

Design & Manufacturing (MMAN1130) 

Offered in T1, T2 and T3 

MMAN1300 

Engineering Mechanics (ENGG1300) 

  

MMAN2400 

Mechanics of Solids 1 (ENGG2400) 

 

MMAN2600 

Fluid Mechanics for Engineers (ENGG2500) 

 

MANF4611* 

Professional Elective 

 

*This only applies to Mechatronic Engineering (MTRNAH) students 

2021 MANF Stream Changes 

Course 
Comments 

Product & Manufacturing Design (MANF3100) 

Disestablished from 2021. Student with MANF3100 outstanding will take MANF4100 instead and then progress to MANF4150 the following year. Students who missed MANF3100 in T1 2020 due to COVID-19 are permitted to take MANF4100 and MANF4150 concurrently. 

Design of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (MANF4150) 

Will be offered instead of MANF3100 from 2021. MANF4100 and MANF3510 are pre-requisites 

Design & Analysis of Product-Process Systems (MANF4100) 

Course needs to be taken in Year 3 for 2021 commencing students 

2021 MTRN Stream Changes 

Course 
Comments 

Microprocessors & Interfacing (COMP2121) 

From 2021 COMP1531 will replace COMP2121. COMP1531 is now the pre-requisite for MTRN2500 instead of COMP1511. 

Computing Applications in Mechatronics Systems (MTRN3500) 

The term offering for this course is changing to T3 2021. Students graduating at the end of T2 2021 will need to attempt this course in T3 2020 so their progression is not compromised. 

MTRNAH (Mechatronic Engineering) and Engineering (Honours)(Computer Science (3785) 
 

Students enrolled in MTRN and 3785 will need to enrol in any Engineering Elective to compensate for 6 UOC COMP1531 that is already core in the Computer Science side. 

Mining Engineering (MINEAH) 

Mining Engineering (MINEAH) students will not be permitted to take DESN2000 in 2020 and students do not need to adjust their 2020 enrolment. From 2021 DESN2000 will be a core course and further information will be release in due course prior to 2021 Course Enrolment. 

Petroleum Engineering (PETRAH) 

Petroleum Engineering (PETRAH) students will not be permitted to take DESN2000 in 2020 and students do not need to adjust their 2020 enrolment. From 2021 DESN2000 will be a core course and further information will be release in due course prior to 2021 Course Enrolment.

Other Transitional Arrangements for Petroleum Engineering (PETRAH): 

Old course 
New equivalent courses 
Effective from 

PTRL1010, GEOS3321 

PTRL1001 

From 2016 onwards 

PTRL2018 

PTRL2020 

From 2017 onwards 

PTRL3003 

PTRL2030 

From 2017 onwards 

PTRL3003,PTRL3002 

PTRL3030 

From 2017 onwards 

PTRL3002 

PTRL3040 

From 2017 onwards 

PTRL3023 

PTRL3050 

From 2017 onwards 

Specialisation 
Old Requirement 
New Requirement 
Effective from 

Photovoltaics and Solar Energy (SOLAAH) 

SOLA2052 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

Renewable Energy Engineering (SOLABH) 

SOLA2052 

Engineering Design & Professional Practice (DESN2000) 

 

T1 2020 onwards 

NOTE: Students who have already completed the Old Requirement are not permitted to complete DESN2000. 

From 2018 onwards, SOLA5054 will no longer be offered and students should refer to the table below to ensure you are enrolling in the correct course(s): 

SOLA4012 completed? 
SOLA5054 completed? 
Course(s) left to complete 

Yes 

No 

Energy Efficiency (SOLA5057)* 

No 

Yes 

Photovoltaics Systems Design (SOLA4012)** 

No 

No 

Energy Efficiency (SOLA5057)* and  

Photovoltaics Systems Design (SOLA4012)** 

Yes 

Yes 

No changes 

* Note – If you previously completed SOLA5057 as an elective. Recommendation – SOLA5057 is a substitution for SOLA5054, this means you have an elective left to complete. 

** You will still need to complete SOLA4012, despite the current exclusion between SOLA4012 and SOLA5054. You should be able to enrol yourself via myUNSW.  

If you experience any problem, please contact the Engineering Program Authority.