Engineers are professional problem solvers who are play a key role in improving living standards and the quality of life in a community, region and both nationally and internationally.
UTAS Engineering students are well prepared for careers covering a broad range of disciplines and skills in a world where there is an ever increasing demand for sustainable practices
UTAS Engineering graduates obtain interesting positions in government, private companies, industry and consulting firms. There are numerous opportunities within the industry for Engineers to progress into management roles within organisations.
Computer systems: hardware and network software and electronic interfaces, processes of software design and implementation; construction of user interfaces.
Electronics and Communications: cell-net telephones, fibre optic lines, satellite TV and video; safe navigation of ships and aircraft by radar and GPS, the fast signalling of road and rail vehicles, the bionic ear, instrumentation pacemakers and life support systems
Electrical Power: involves generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy; closely involved in the utilisation of electricity in the steel, mining, transportation, chemical, marine and off-shore industries; renewable energy sources (geothermal, wave, solar, tidal and wind power)
Mechatronics: integrates the areas of instrumentation and sensors, intelligent systems, automatic control, actuators and robotics, and computing. Manufacturing processes, virtual reality, robotics, laboratory automation and advanced medical and surgical techniques; aviation, biomedical, space technology, intelligent vehicles and machines, and security systems.
Civil: responsible for the design, construction and management of all our transport systems, gas and water supply, airports and railways.
Mechanical: caters for the manufacturing, mining and minerals industries, forest products processing, power generation, agricultural engineering and food processing, transport, fuels and energy industries
Geotechnical: specialist variety of civil engineering that examines the impact of structures on their surroundings, as applied to the mining industry.
Biomedical: career prospects in medical technology and device companies, biomedical engineering research and development environments, hospitals, government health organisations and interacting with other engineering and medical professionals.
The Bachelor of Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia (EA) as providing qualification for Graduate membership of the Institution. It is also recognised in a number of other countries such as UK and USA through the Washington Accord agreements between the EA and like professional bodies overseas.
The computer systems engineering specialisation is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society for graduate entry.
The Bachelor of Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Hobart. The First Year of all Engineering disciplines can also be taken at Launceston, after which students transfer to Hobart to complete their final 3 years.
The Bachelor of Engineering articulating to the Master of Business Administration is a minimum 5 yr (max 10 yr) program in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Faculty of Business.
This 5-year (minimum) full-time course is available at Hobart. The first year is also available at Launceston. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering combined degree provides an opportunity for students to gain a professional engineering qualification and a science major.
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
A candidate who has completed the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Engineering with sufficient merit will be invited as a candidate for this course. Students are required to undertake an investigative project, leading to an oral presentation and a written thesis describing the work.
For details of this course see the detailed description for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours N4A.
This course addresses the important emerging field of infrastructure asset management for engineering graduates working in a local, state or federal government authority or seeking employment with any of those authorities. The course is a joint arrangement with the Centre for Pavement engineering Education and UTAS. CPEE has worked with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) to design a course that will provide the necessary skills and knowledge for employment in advanced technical roles involving the management of infrastructure assets. The course will follow the guidelines set out for management of the physical infrastructure in the International Infrastructure Asset Management Manual which has been adopted by government authorities in Australia and a number of other countries.
This course is a joint arrangement with the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education and the School of Engineering at UTAS. CPEE offers industry recognised courses in specialist areas of Infrastructure Asset Management and Road Construction. CPEE has strong links with Austroads members particularly the state road authorities that have collaborated in producing road engineering construction standards and guidelines. These recently published Austroads documents have been adopted by road authorities in Australia and New Zealand. This course has been designed to assist with the understanding and dissemination of this information to practising engineers and is based on Austroads publications. The course provides a specialist capstone year for qualified engineers who wish to focus work in this area.
A candidate who has completed the subjects normally accounted to be the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Engineering with sufficient merit may be invited by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology on the recommendation of the School of Engineering as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
1 April, 2014