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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons))

Course details (N4A)

1 A candidate who has completed the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Engineering with sufficient merit may be admitted by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology on the recommendation of the Head of School of Engineering or representative, as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.
2 No later than two weeks after the commencement of the first semester of the honours year a candidate so recommended shall be invited by the Head of the School of Engineering or representative to undertake a final year project of standard and scope appropriate to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.
3 Acceptance for honours candidates shall be based on the value of WAM3, a weighted average percentage mark computed from the candidate’s results in the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Engineering Course. The value of WAM3 shall be computed as described in Note 1 , provided that the Course Coordinator in the School of Engineering shall have the discretion to estimate an appropriate WAM3 in cases where:
(a) the candidate has been enrolled at an institution other than the University of Tasmania for part of the Bachelor of Engineering Course;
(b) the candidate has been enrolled part-time for a proportion of the Bachelor of Engineering Course or not carrying a normal full time load (100%) in the third year of the program; or
(c) a situation arises which is not specifically covered by these rules.
4 Candidates with a WAM3 less than 65% will not normally be accepted for honours.
5 A candidate for the degree shall complete the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering and shall undertake such additional work in the selected branch of engineering and pass such special examinations as the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology may prescribe. The candidate must present for examination on or before the start of the final examination period a bound copy of a thesis describing the candidate’s final year project.
6 Notwithstanding the provisions of Clause 2, in exceptional circumstances a candidate may be invited by the Head of the School of Engineering to submit a thesis describing the final year project for assessment at any time prior to the end of the Fourth Examination.
7 The award of honours shall be assessed on the basis of the candidate’s academic record.
8 Assessment of the examinations of the Bachelor of Engineering degree shall be as described in Note 1 .
9 Except by special permission of the Faculty there shall be no re-examination for honours.
10 The classes of honours shall be first class and second class. There shall be an upper and lower division in the second class. The classes of honours shall normally be awarded on the basis of the Honours Index (HI) as described in Note 2 .
11 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours shall be BE(Hons).

Note 1

An Honours Index (HI) shall be computed from the candidate’s results in the Third and Fourth Examinations for the Bachelor of Engineering degree according to the formula:

HI = 0.08/3 x (WAM3 + 2xWAM4) + 0.02 x THESIS.

WAMn is the Weighted Average Mark in the n th examination of the Bachelor of Engineering degree, computed from the formula:

WAMn = (Ms x Ws )/Ws

Where Ms is the percentage mark awarded in unit s, and Ws is the weighting for that unit given in the Handbook of the year of enrolment.

0.08/3 is a constant related to the WAM weighting.

THESIS is the percentage mark awarded for the candidate’s final year honours work, which may include oral presentation, marks for progress reports and thesis report. A minimum mark of 60% in THESIS shall be required for the award of honours.

Note 2

The School of Engineering will normally recommend to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology the award of first class honours to candidates with a HI of 7.5 or greater, second class (upper division) to candidates with a HI of 7.0 to less than 7.5, second class (lower division) to candidates with a WAM in the range of 6.5 to less than 7.0. Candidates with a HI less than 6.5 would not normally be recommended for honours.

Students having any queries concerning the course specifications should contact the responsible School or Faculty.


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