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Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March

  • Duration

    5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    BEngSys(Hons), BBusEnt

  • Course code

    3208001

  • Credit points

    480

  • Equivalent units

    40

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    5 years full-time

  • Location

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

**Please note this is a new course and subject to University approval.**

This double degree provides graduates with a thorough understanding of contemporary, responsible business practices, and the critical role technology plays in supporting robust business functions, as well as the technical ability to build infrastructure and systems. 

The course produces industry-ready professional engineers with the skills, capabilities and attributes needed to analyse and create solutions for complex engineering systems. Students choose either a Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering specialisation to develop their expertise in a field of practice. 

Students also choose a business-focussed major from a range of subjects.

A practical placement in a relevant engineering environment rounds out the student experience, with the option to also complete a professional placement in a business environment. Graduates have a skill set to pursue careers across the engineering and business spectrum, as professional engineers with management and business capabilities or as entrepreneurs capable of running their own engineering business.

A picture of Engineering graduate Jake Bentley , outside, he is leaning against a fence and smiling at the camera

"The facilities were great and the course laid the base for my career. I actually scored a dream job before I graduated.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically apply systems approaches using a wide range of technical and contextual factors to conceptualise and evaluate human-centred solutions to complex, industry-relevant problems in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Lead or function as a team member and systematically manage information and projects to deliver industry-relevant engineering solutions aligned with stakeholder and community needs

Critically evaluate and apply practical and responsible business and enterprise solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify critical decisions.

GA2: Creativity

Critically apply systems approaches using a wide range of technical and contextual factors to conceptualise and evaluate human-centred solutions to complex, industry-relevant problems in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Creatively apply established engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources in the context of systematic engineering synthesis, design and management processes

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising innovative, effective and responsible solutions to challenges related to a business or enterprise.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply professional conduct and judgement that reflects contemporary industry standards of ethical, sustainable and human-centred engineering practice

Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence responsible business behaviours within an organisational context.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Draw upon a broad conceptual knowledge of mathematics, other basic sciences, computing and information sciences, and specialist bodies of knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Demonstrate and apply in-depth and responsible discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, regional and global perspective.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Critically reflect on and document development of proficiency in competencies in the relevant field of engineering practice to guide continuing professional development and lifelong learning

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business and enterprise settings.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives

Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.

Investigate and identify a broad range of responsible leadership practices in the management of people and self.

GA7: Cultural competence

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives

Demonstrate responsible cultural competence in local, national, and international settings as applied in business and social situations.

A compulsory 60-day Engineering placement is a component of the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours). Students may also choose an optional business-related placement as part of the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise.

Students choose either the Civil or Mechanical Engineering specialisation to tailor their Engineering studies.

Students may also choose a Business major from the following:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Event Management.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1
OnlineTerm  1

Career Outcomes

Graduates are equipped with skill set to pursue careers across the engineering and business spectrum, as professional engineers with management and business capabilities or in business and innovation careers that require a thorough understanding of engineering. 

Graduates from the Civil Engineering specialisation will be able to work in a range of settings, including traffic and transport, humanitarian organisations, engineering design, government authorities, water supply and management agencies, construction companies, natural resource management organisations, consulting engineering companies, mining companies, irrigation authorities, research organisations and in tertiary education.

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering specialisation have broad employment prospects in local and global markets, including both regional and metropolitan locations. They can work in diverse industries including heavy machinery, power generation, mining, manufacturing, production planning, automotive, aerospace, medical, environment, building industries and consumer product design and tertiary education. Mechanical engineers are in demand in government departments, building services, manufacturing centres, power plants, consulting engineering companies, ship building, railroads, control and automation industries, and robotics industries.

Graduates may also pursue careers as entrepreneurs, capable of running their own engineering business.

The Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

  • If admission is being offered on the basis of completion of the Preparing for Success program, students need to achieve a Distinction or above in their maths unit UNIP1003 Problem Solving with Maths.
  • If admission is being offered on the basis of completion of the Transition to Uni program, students need to achieve a Distinction or above in their maths unit UNIP1007 Science and Maths for University.
  • Applicants will not be considered for admission on the basis of having fully or partially completed a Certificate III (AQF Level 3) or a Certificate IV (AQF Level 4).

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

Credit for prior learning

A maximum of the equivalent of 16 Engineering Core units (192 credit points) of Advanced Standing may be granted to ensure the requirements for accreditation of the course by Engineers Australia are met. This may only apply to the Civil Engineering OR the Mechanical Engineering Specialisations.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), Bachelor of Business and Enterprise students must complete the equivalent of 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 Specialisation in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (336 credit points).
  • 4 Business and Enterprise core units (48 credit points), and 1 Business and Enterprise Major (96 credit points)


Honours

All students successfully completing this course will be awarded Honours, based on the Core Engineering Units only. Additionally, a student who has reached the required standard of academic performance may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors based on the criteria specified in Rule 10:

  • First Class Honours
  • Second Class Honours Division I
  • Second Class Honours Division II


Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Engineering after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), as per the Diploma of Engineering Schedule of Units.

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

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There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

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Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

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Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes


Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award
First Year
ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 1 day compulsory residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2,4
PerthN/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4
Course Progressions from years 2-5 will need to be consulted with the Client Service Team


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
MATH3003Computational Analysis
ENGN2005Statics of Solids and Fluids
CIVL2018Water Cycle Systems
CIVL2019Road Transport Systems
CIVL2020Built Structure Systems
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
CIVL3010Smart Infrastructure and Places
CIVL3011Advanced Built Structure Systems
CIVL3012Sustainable Engineering Systems
CIVL2022Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics
CIVL2021Building Information Modelling
MECH3009Engineering Applications
CIVL3013Civil Engineering Systems
ENGN4009Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
ENGN4010Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
ENGN4011Engineering Capstone Project
ERTH2004Career Development and Professional Practice

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
ERTH2004Career Development and Professional Practice
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
MATH3003Computational Analysis
PHYS2001Physics II: Electricity and Circuits
MANI2001Smart Sensing and Control Systems
MANI2002Industrial Robotics Systems
MANF2001Smart Manufacturing Systems
PHYS2002Physics III: Energy and Thermodynamics
MANI3001Automation and Control Systems
MANF3001Advanced Manufacturing Systems
MANI3002Energy and Power Systems
MECH2003Engineering Dynamics
MECH3009Engineering Applications
MECH3008Mechanical Engineering Systems
ENGN4009Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
ENGN4010Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
ENGN2005Statics of Solids and Fluids
ENGN4011Engineering Capstone Project

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems

Business and Enterprise Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN2005Airline Operations
LAWS2029Aviation Regulation and Law
MGMT3002Human Factors in Aviation
MGMT3003Airport Management
TOUR2005Aviation Management
TOUR2012Transport for Sustainability
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BUSN2003Intrapreneurship
BUSN2008Applied Social Entrepreneurship
BUSN2009The Founder's Journey
BUSN2010Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems
BUSN3009Entrepreneurial Finance
BUSN3011New Venture Creation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT2007Finance for Business
LAWS2021International Business Law
MRKT2003Global Marketing
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
BUSN3004International Business
BUSN3001Competitive Strategy
BUSN3010Innovation Ecosystems
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
MRKT2001Consumer Behaviour
MRKT2003Global Marketing
MRKT2004Marketing Communications
MRKT2005Services Marketing
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
MRKT3001Strategic Marketing
MRKT3002Marketing Research

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
HOSP2007The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment
HOSP2001Event Planning
TOUR2008Event Operations
TOUR2001Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR2014Managing the Visitor Economy
TOUR1003Service Quality Management
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT3003Business Forecasting
ISYS3006Business Analysis Project
MRKT2007Digital Marketing Strategies
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ISYS1006Introduction to Computing for Data Analytics
ISYS2004Business and Market Intelligence
ISYS2003Data Visualisation and Representation

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Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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