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Science, Engineering and Technology




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2013 Bachelor of Engineering Technology(N3Q)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 6 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or Dr Damien Holloway, Degree Coordinator (03) 6226 2136.


There will not be an intake into this course in 2013.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology in the School of Engineering is a 3-year degree course (though credit may often be given for previous studies) that may be studied full-time or part-time. It is primarily intended to be undertaken by diploma students articulating from TAFE Colleges, who have completed TAFE Advanced Diploma qualifications. It is not intended that entry be from Year 12. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs are in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. While the programs use many of the units within the School's Bachelor of Engineering programs, they are focused on design aspects of the relevant engineering disciplines and involve specialist units.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants would normally hold a TAFE diploma or advanced diploma in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, and the course structure is based on the student's holding this level of qualification. Prospective students holding other TAFE qualifications should contact the School of Engineering for details.

Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology leads to a para-professional qualification designed to satisfy the requirements of Engineers Australia for affiliate membership.

Course objectives are:

  • to provide a sound basis in mathematics, the basic sciences and engineering sciences and management;
  • to produce engineering technologists who will work in collaboration with more experienced engineering technologists, or assist professional engineers to undertake tasks which require accuracy and adherence to prescribed methods of analysis, design or computation;
  • to develop skills in analysis, synthesis, design and communication; and
  • to promote student interaction and activities which develop the key interpersonal skills required to balance academic achievements.

Articulation to/from Course

After successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, students may also elect to continue their study and articulate to the Bachelor of Engineering in the appropriate specialisation, to become professional engineers.

Articulation from a TAFE advanced diploma is a specific design feature of the course, and holders of this award may be granted up to approximately two semesters advanced standing in the course.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia as providing qualification for affiliate membership of the Institution.

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