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  • Objectives
    The course has been designed to provide graduates with: * a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of electronics-based engineering, * an awareness of social, economic and environmental aspects of engineering, * an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them, * well developed written and oral communication skills, * structured engineering work experience, * the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams, * an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so. Learning outcomes On completion of the award, students will be able to: * competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of electronic systems including embedded computer systems, monitoring and robotic systems, with a distinguishing emphasis on the hardware-software interface, * apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner, * communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider community using a wide range of communication technologies, * work professionally as an individual and in a team, * develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied, * engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the areas of electronics-based systems engineering, and, * contribute successfully to project management.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic students Prerequisites: None. Knowledge of either SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Mathematical Studies or Mathematical Methods is assumed. Knowledge of SACE (Year 12) Physics is assumed. You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: * year 12 qualifications * mature age entry (STAT) * TAFE/VET qualifications * higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. International Students Prerequisites: None. Knowledge of either SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Mathematical Studies or Mathematical Methods is assumed. Knowledge of SACE (Year 12) Physics is assumed. English language requirements
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Course description
    The Bachelor of Engineering Science focuses on electronics, computer systems and robotics but also has strong elements of software and biomedical engineering.

    It equips graduates with the knowledge to become engineering technologists.

    With no formal prerequisities, students performing well in this award are able to transfer to the 4 year Bachelor of Engineering awards.
    What will I study?

    Refer to the program of study.
    Why study Engineering Science at Flinders?

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          This course has significant commonality with the other Bachelor of Engineering awards. Consequently, students who are performing well and wish to transfer to another Bachelor of Engineering award can do so with minimal loss of time.
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          We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research. We are committed to assisting students to succeed in their studies and move into their chosen career. Flinders graduates have a higher full time employment rate than the South Australian average. (Graduate Careers Australia Graduate Destinations Data 2006).

        * In a recent survey, 90% of those asked described our graduates as good to excellent. Rated particularly highly was the way our students think and how quickly they contribute to an organisation. In any year around one-third of our students undertake work experience or practicum placements as part of their study program. Students find this direct industry experience invaluable. Employers understand the benefits and appreciate the involvement.

        * We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research.

    Professional recognition

    This is a new course. It is expected that it will meet the requirements for accreditation by Engineers Australia at the Technical level.
    Combined degree options
    Combine with
        
    Duration (full-time equivalent)
    Bachelor of Innovation and Enterprise (Science & Technology)
        4 years

    Refer to Engineering combined degrees for further information.
    Career opportunities

    What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering Science degree?
    Study a language

    Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

    The Bachelor of Engineering Science requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).

    The course is offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [December, 2008]

    To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering Science, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    No more than 45 units of First Year level topics may be included in the 108 units for the degree.

    Subject to successful completion of 36 units of study, students may apply to transfer to any Flinders University Bachelor of Engineering award. Students seeking to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) are advised to select CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A as their first-year elective.

    Students who have completed 108 units of one of the following degrees will be deemed eligible for the award of Bachelor of Engineering Science, and may exit with a Bachelor of Engineering Science without transferring through SATAC: Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical); combined degree Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical/Master of Engineering (Biomedical); Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems); Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics); Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics); combined degree Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics)/Master of Engineering (Smart Instrumentation); Bachelor of Engineering (Software).

    First Year

    Semester 1

    36 units comprising:

    ENGR1201
        

    Digital Electronics 1
        

    4.5

    ENGR1401
        

    Professional Skills for Engineers
        

    4.5

    MATH1121
        

    Mathematics 1A *
        

    4.5

        

    Elective
        

    4.5

    Semester 2

    COMP1102
        

    Computer Programming 1
        

    4.5

    PHYS1332
        

    Engineering Physics 1
        

    4.5

    ENGR1202
        

    Analog Electronics 1
        

    4.5

    MATH1122
        

    Mathematics 1B *
        

    4.5

    * Students who have achieved a mark of at least 18 in SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or at least 6 in International Baccalaureate Mathematics HL, have the option of doing the corresponding topics MATH1141 Advanced Mathematics 1A (instead of MATH1121) and MATH1142 Advanced Mathematics 1B (instead of MATH1122).

    Second Year **

    36 units comprising:

    Semester 1

    ENGR2131
        

    Computer Organisation and Design
        

    6

    ENGR2171
        

    Microprocessors
        

    3

    ENGR2211
        

    Electronic Circuits
        

    3

        

    PLUS
        

    COMP2221
        

    Computer Programming 2, OR
        

    6

    ENGR2181
        

    Engineering Programming AND
        

    3

        

    Elective
        

    3

    Semester 2

    ENGR2112
        

    Signals and Systems
        

    6

    ENGR2182
        

    Design and Automation
        

    3

    ENGR2202
        

    Analog Electronics 2
        

    6

        

    Elective
        

    3

    ** With the permission of the course coordinator, students may also take topics appearing in the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).

    Third Year ***

    36 units comprising:

    Semester 1

    ENGR3131
        

    Communication Systems 3
        

    3

    ENGR3401
        

    Signal Processing
        

    6

    ENGR3504
        

    Control Systems Theory
        

    3

    ENGR3508
        

    Engineering Project Management
        

    6

    Semester 2

        

    COMP or ENGR electives
        

    18

    *** Students who have substantially completed the second year of either the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) may, upon transferring to the Bachelor of Engineering Science and in consultation with the course coordinator, select alternative topics in their third year.

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