BP242 - Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

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Plan: BP242ENGDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
Campus: City Campus


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 (Environmental Engineering)/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
Award abbreviation: BEng(EnvEng)/ BA(IS)
Total credit points: 516
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: 039901
CRICOS code: 058236A

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Purpose of the Program

The B Eng /International Studies program prepares students to be highly versatile, articulate and imaginative international professionals, knowledgeable about contemporary engineering issues and practices and conversant with global intercultural, social and political issues and processes relevant to engineering but also to a broad range of professions.

Students develop initiative, independence, entrepreneurial and networking skills, and also a sense of professional direction by plotting possible employment futures as the program reveals fresh learning options and horizons of professional practice. As graduates they are versed in the skills of participative leadership, strategic thinking, sustainable practice, collaborative learning and problem solving, with the confidence to show initiative and to adopt leadership roles both professionally and as global citizens.

A diverse double degree curriculum cultivates a systematic and future-orientated approach to international professional practice, broadly defined to encompass knowledge of cultural difference on a global scale, and the techniques of cross-cultural negotiation, intercultural management, strategic and ethical leadership. Integral to their preparation for an international career, students are guided to an appreciation of the stresses of cultural adaptation and the challenges of working and managing within and across culturally diverse contexts.

The program fosters an inclusive cosmopolitan ethic by guiding students to learn how and why the people’s with whom we share this fascinatingly diverse world are so different and yet so similar. Students learn how to work in a world increasingly defined by the competing needs and demands of national and supranational agencies, transnational businesses, transnational civil society organisations, and by the social consequences of extreme poverty and political unrest.
Industry research indicates that employers value graduates with international experience, who have a knowledge of international affairs, are conversant with the techniques and practices of project management, and who have the flexibility to adjust to professional tasks outside their specialist area in international contexts.

These requirements are in addition to the need for staff with high-order oral and written communication skills, the skills of self-management, and the relational skills to work collaboratively and effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds and over substantial geographical distances. Industry sources also confirm that the capability to adjust to living and working outside one’s familiar cultural milieu sets a person apart and renders them more likely to be effective as an international professional and hence more employable.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed courses from either single degree, you may be eligible for entry into the double degree. If succesful you will gain a credit transfer for the relevant courses you have completed. Please check with admissions officer.

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Entrance requirements

VCE Units 3 & 4 English (any) and mathematical methods.  Completing specialist mathematics, and/ or Chemistry/Physics will earn selection credits.  Non-Year 12 (Mature Age) Applicants: should either be currently employed in industry or have evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program 

English Language Requirements:
One of the following: 
IELTS – 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL – Paper based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
TOEFL – Computer based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
REW – English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1&2

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External accreditation and industry links

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

The Washington Accord is an agreement amongst engineering professional bodies of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK and US. Based on the Accord, the qualifications of graduates of RMIT Engineering programs that are fully accredited by Engineers Australia are also recognised by the other countries as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

The double degree has been endorsed by the International Studies Program Advisory Committee.

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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 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 are also advised to explore Environmental Engineering Library Subject Guide which can be accessed from http://rmit.libguides.com/environmentaleng

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.

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/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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