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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours BE(Hons)

Course code: N4A
A candidate who has completed the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Engineering with sufficient merit may be admitted by the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying on the recommendation of the Head of one of the Engineering Departments as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.

Admission requirements & prerequisites
Acceptance for honours is based on the value of WAM3, a weighted average mark computed from the candidate's results in the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Engineering Course (see Note below).

Normally, students with a WAM3 of less than 3.0 will not be accepted for honours.

Course objectives
The BE honours program exists to serve two purposes. Firstly, it enables outstanding academic performance by students in the final two years of the degree course to be acknowledged. Secondly, and as part of this process, it requires the student to perform and present a substantial piece of work by way of an investigative project, leading to an oral presentation and written thesis describing the work.

Course structure
Students enrolled in Honours must undertake an individual research and development project of a standard and scope appropriate to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.

The award of Honours is assessed on the basis of the student's academic record. Assessment of the examinations of the Bachelor of Engineering degree are described in Note. The classes of honours awarded, which may be either first class or second class (upper or lower division), is based on a candidate's overall weighted average mark (WAM).

Honours (Thesis)
Unit codes are:
ACC490 Civil Engineering
ACM495 Mechanical Engineering
AEA492 Electrical Power Engineering
AEA493 Electronics and Computer Engineering
KCA494 Computer Systems Engineering

Note
A Weighted Average Mark (WAM) shall be computed from the candidate's results in the Third and Fourth Examinations for the Bachelor of Engineering degree according to the formula:

WAM =0.8 x (2xWAM3 + 3xWAM4) / 5 + 0.2 x THESIS.

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

WAMn = …(G x Ws ) / …Ws

where G is the subject examination grade on the scale: HD = 10, DN = 7, CR = 3, PP = 0, SP,TP, FP = -2, NN = -4, and Ws is the fractional subject weighting given in the Handbook of the year of enrolment in each subject.

THESIS is calculated from the examination of the candidate's final year project thesis. The thesis will be marked on a 0 to 10 scale in which a mark of 5/10 represents the minimum standard for the award of honours. THESIS is calculated from the thesis mark according to the formula:

THESIS = 1.4 x (Thesis mark) - 4.0

A copy of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Rules and/or further details are available from the relevant Head of Department.




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