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Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Commerce (Management) (BE(Hons)+BCom)

  • H1281BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING HONOURS/BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (MANAGEMENT)

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Title Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Commerce (Management) (BE(Hons)+BCom)
Course Code H1281
Study Level Bachelor's Honours + Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) + Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description This degree combines the strengths of Engineering and Management creating a very flexible qualification. Graduates finish with combined degree encompassing both disciplines. The Engineering part of the qualification involves an honours level qualification and a possible double major within Engineering. This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Management used to be about organising, directing and controlling - but the world has changed. Today's managers are facing new challenges, often with teams working across a range of locations and a constantly changing set of challenges to handle.

You'll learn how to identify opportunities, assess challenges and find the best solutions to real-world management issues. You'll work with organisations on real projects to develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful manager.

Five out of the top 10 highest paying jobs in WA are in management roles. But if money is not your main motivation, you can use your management degree to follow an exciting career path and make a real difference to not for profit and charity organisations across the world.

Engineers apply scientific and mathematical principles to design and create processes or systems that solve a practical problem. Engineering is broad discipline and your qualification may include a double major between:
● Environmental Engineering
● Chemical Engineering
● Instrumentation and Control Engineering
● Electrical Power Engineering
● Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
● Renewable Energy Engineering.
Each of these majors in Engineering provides a unique and specilisaed skillset which is tailored towards local industry. Combining this management skill set with a strong qualification in Engineering gives you a qualification that is unique within Western Australia and prepares you for a dynamic career.

This course requires students to undertake work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their studies
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements. It is recommended that students have completed the equivalent of WACE Mathematics 3C/3D, WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, WACE Physics 3A/3B and WACE Chemistry 3A/3B.
Students who do not have the necessary Mathematical and Physics prerequisite knowledge may take an extra semester to complete their studies.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements All students will undertake at least 450 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineeringrelated area and be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.
Course Learning Outcomes Combined Degree Level Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the degree students should be able to:
● Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
● Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
● Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
● Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
● Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
● Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
● Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices.

Bachelor of Commerce Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the degree students should be able to:
● Demonstrate knowledge of commerce disciplines
● Apply knowledge of commerce in a variety of organisations (e.g. commercial, government and not-for-profit)
● Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
● Evaluate issues and problems in commerce and structure evidence-based conclusions
● Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
● Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
● Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices.

Bachelor of Engineering Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the degree students should be able to:
* Demonstrate comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences, the role engineering in society
and the engineering fundamentals applicable to this discipline
* Demonstrate knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
* Display appropriate professional and practical skills
* Demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability in Engineering which includes an understanding of accountabilities of the professional engineer for safety of other people and for protection of the environment (safety in design).
* Apply established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
* Apply systematic design processes
* Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects

Employment Prospects Graduates can be employed by engineering firms, land developers, utilities, international development and government agencies to design and manage engineered systems. Graduates will have a global perspective and ethical approach to sustainable development.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Management) is broadly applicable to all sectors of industry, for profit, non profit and government organizations. An extremely wide range of opportunities are available in both the commercial and industrial sectors covering information technology, manufacturing, medical, mining, processing, energy supply, communications, electronics, computer systems and defense-related industries to name a few.
Professional Accreditation Graduates of accredited engineering courses are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer status can then be achieved after a further three to five years of work experience in the engineering profession.
Main research areas Mineral processing, chemical engineering, modelling, renewable energy, autonomous systems, advanced process control, simulation and design.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 120 credit points

Course Core - 78 credit points

Required Units - 78 credit points

BEN100 Transitioning into Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

BEN150 Design Concepts in Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG192 Energy, Mass and Flow - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ENG109 Engineering Computing Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS124 Global Marketing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

ENG298 Principles of Process Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG299 Control Systems and Process Dynamics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BUS219 International Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS230 Change Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BUS353 Making it Real: Operations and Project Management for Scale - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS334 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS368 Cultures of Innovation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS369 Standing in the Nexus: Bridging People and Networks - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS338 Global Strategic Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENG470 Engineering Honours Thesis - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, US1-internal, WU3-internal, Y-internal

Major - 42 credit points

Select from the following:
MJ-CE Chemical Engineering - 30 credit points
MJ-ELP Electrical Power Engineering - 27 credit points
MJ-EE Environmental Engineering - 27 credit points
MJ-INCS Industrial Computer Systems Engineering - 27 credit points
MJ-IC Instrumentation and Control Engineering - 27 credit points
MJ-REE Renewable Energy Engineering - 27 credit points

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