BH109 - Bachelor of Engineering(Electrical & Electronic Eng)(Honours)/Bachelor of Business(Entrepreneurship)

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Plan: BH109EEHDD - Bachelor of Engineering(Electrical & Electronic Eng)(Honours)/Bachelor of Business(Entrepreneurship)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering(Electrical & Electronic Eng)(Honours)/Bachelor of Business(Entrepreneurship)
Award abbreviation: BE(ElecElectEng)(H)/BBus(Entr)
Total credit points: 528
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full time or 10 years part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031399
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

 This double degree aims to:

  • provide learning experiences that provide you with the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • prepare you to be ready to take up employment in electrical and electronic engineering and related industries including engaging in entrepreneurial activities.  The related industries include the power generation and distribution, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, biomedical, resource, defence, and primary industries.
  • develop knowledge and skills that are vital managerial capabilities in today’s globally competitive and volatile business environment. 
  • develop your ability to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to analyse and understand multidisciplinary business practices in an entrepreneurial fashion.
  • enable you to launch and manage new ventures, undertake business practices in firms with a high degree of competency, and manage and grow businesses using entrepreneurial techniques. 

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B, in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

In the fourth year of the program, the capstone experience course BUSM1325 New Venture Creation provides the culmination of the knowledge, skills and applied work practice experiences that prepare you to transit into the business world.

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways

Graduates will be able to proceed to a coursework Masters degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or related fields, subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to proceed to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent. 
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page

Prerequisites
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4—a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements
A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.  
For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is fully accredited by the Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a Professional Engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.  

Engineers Australia represents Australia as a signatory to the Washington Accord.  Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers.  Qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.  See http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm

Both schools have extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects, and consulting.  In a number of cases industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment. Industry and professional representatives actively participate in each schools' Industry Advisory Committee which ensures that each schools' links with industry standards and practice remain current.

You may be able to undertake an industry sponsored engineering design project in your final year (as part of Engineering Capstone Project Part A and Part B).

Two entrepreneurship courses offer you access to industry via work-integrated learning (WIL) including Intrapreneurship in year three and New Venture Creation in year four.

In addition, in entrepreneurship courses you will be exposed to industry mentors, case study work, enterprise formation and workplace experience. For example, you will undertake projects in host organisations to apply the knowledge you have developed to solve authentic business problems and address real issues faced in a real life context.

The entrepreneurship program is also supported by industry partners in the form of scholarships and bursaries: The Jacques Nasser Business Start-up Scholarships, The Jacques Nasser Entrepreneurship Travel Scholarships, Jacques Nasser Rural and Regional Bursary, the Deloitte Innovation Fastrack Program Prize, and the Outward Bound Professional Catalyst Leadership Prize.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has many laboratories, often with specialised equipment, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities, and most of these labs have been upgraded in recent years, to ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 
You can find more information at  http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/wellbeing

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