UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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University of Newcastle
B Engineering (Honours)(Combined)1

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Undergraduate course description table
CourseCampusType of
UAC codePattern of
Course start dateMajor offer round
B Engineering (Honours)/B Business
B Engineering (Honours)/B Mathematics
B Engineering (Honours)/B Science
B Engineering (Honours)/B Computer Science
B Engineering (Honours)/B Engineering (Honours)
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP 482620 5F/EqP 80.00 23 Feb 2015
27 Jul 2015
21 Jan 2015
24 Jun 2015

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Also read the information in the Engineering programs section below.

Assumed knowledge: Refer to the relevant single degrees.

Major studies: Refer to the relevant single degrees – not all majors are offered within the single B Science degree are available within a combined degree.

Visit or call the Enquiry Centre on (02) 4921 5000 for further information on specialisations and courses available.

Career opportunities: Refer to the relevant single degrees.

Additional information: To ensure that students meet the core disciplinary content for both awards, the structure of these combined degree programs is prescribed. Normally, combined degrees may be completed in five years of full-time study; however, for some combinations timetable restrictions may mean programs take longer to complete.

1. Subject to final approval.

For all Engineering programs

Industrial experience: A minimum of 12 weeks of industrial experience during the program and the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in the final year.

Honours: All graduates will be awarded with the B Engineering (Honours); however, those with superior performance will receive a graded honours classification.

Professional recognition: Engineering degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia, and through the Washington Accord by reciprocating bodies in the United Kingdom, United States of America and other countries. Software, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering programs are also accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Additional information: For further information, call (02) 4921 5000, email or visit

Scholarships: For the latest information on the range of scholarships and cadetships available, call the University on (02) 4921 6539 or fax (02) 4960 5759. Several scholarships are available, including the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme, which provides financial support of between $25,000 and $75,000 for the duration of an undergraduate degree, combined with industry experience while you study. For details, visit or read 'Scholarships'.

Recognition of prior learning: There are extensive credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE Certificate, Associate Diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.

Bridging courses: Applicants who have not studied science are encouraged to take a bridging course. Read 'Bridging courses' for further information.

Course updates
Check UAC's course search throughout the 2014–15 admissions period for course updates, including new and cancelled courses.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details visit

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with Honours are four year programs available with direct entry and other programs are three year end-on Honours programs that require a 3 year Bachelor degree for admission. Check the course descriptions carefully.

Key to abbreviations
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