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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)

  • B1387BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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Title Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)
Course Code B1387
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The approach of the technologist is, wherever possible, to use and adapt 'off the shelf' building blocks and components to create and/or modify the required software and/or hardware. Use engineering principles for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of plants and equipment. Gain practical engineering experience, engage with industry and learn from industry experts to build a deep understanding of engineering technology.

In this degree students are free to choose from a range of units; however, there are six key areas of study:
- Industrial Computer Systems: concerned with the specification, design, implementation and commissioning of industrial control systems. It is a combination of both computer hardware and software to meet the requirements of the industrial measurement and control application.
- Instrumentation and Control: concerned with instrumentation installation, specification, systems monitoring and operational control of a
wide range of manufacturing and process oriented industries.
- Electrical Power: associated with power system elements including power generators, transmission and distribution system components as well as power system analysis, operation and control.
- Renewable Energy Systems: concerned with the study and use of renewable energy technologies and energy sources with an emphasis on electrical generation.
- Environmental Engineering will equip graduates with the discipline knowledge and problem-solving skills to design water, energy, shelter and primary production systems underpinned by ecological knowledge
- Chemical engineers apply scientific and mathematical principles to develop large scale processes that transform low value inputs into high value outputs.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology program aims to provide graduates with:
- The necessary knowledge to approach with confidence any task within their field of technology practice.
- The necessary skills to apply their knowledge to solve problems within their field of technology practice.
- The knowledge that will enable a student to understand advanced concepts in engineering technology include the following material from mathematics, science and engineering:
- Mathematics - complex numbers and algebra; calculus and Laplace transforms for system dynamics; Fourier analysis for power quality; matrix methods for linear distribution networks; mathematical modelling
- Physics - concepts of charge, current, potential difference, voltage, energy, power; electric and magnetic fields; force and torque; power and energy balance; thermodynamics
- Circuits - circuit laws (KVL and KCL); superposition; equivalent circuits, including Thevenin and Norton equivalents; impedance; phasor analysis; transfer function; filters
- Computer programming - writing programs within a high level applications package, such as MATLAB. The purpose of programming is not only to learn how to write code to perform a given computational task, but also to appreciate the limitations of commercial application packages, such as a power systems simulator.

SKILLS
The skills that will prepare a student to handle advanced problems in engineering technology include:
- applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering principles
- problem identification and formulation, and solution by the effective application of current technology.
Employment Prospects This degree offers study suitable for graduates to enter a wide range of engineering and applied science careers as Engineering Technologists. Depending on the specific units chosen, graduates may pursue careers in industries associated with computing and information technology, industrial computer systems, instrumentation and control, power industries, energy sectors and mining industries.
Professional Accreditation Engineers Australia. Although not accredited, this course is designed as an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), which is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Main research areas Mineral processing, chemical engineering, modelling, renewable energy, power systems analysis; autonomous systems, advanced process control, simulation and design.
Special Requirements Students enrolling in units that have a practical component must make allowance for on-campus attendance to complete the practical work. All Engineering Technology students will undertake at least 300 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 engineering-related area and must be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair. This professional practicum as well as support materials and guidance is provided in the 0 credit point unit ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice. This unit should be enrolled in each year. Please note this unit runs in a YU5 study period.
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 - 72 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning

ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice - 0 points
MURDOCH: YU5-internal

Core Units - 48 credit points

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

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

MAS164 Fundamentals of Mathematics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

PEN120 General Physics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

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

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

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

CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

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

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

MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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

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

ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG310 Engineering Technology Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, Y-internal

Options - 24 credit points

The optional units are selected from a set of specified option units. These are sequenced to allow students in this course to complete a coherent stream of Engineering.

Industrial Computer Systems Stream

ENG207 Principles of Electronic Instrumentation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, W-internal

ENG294 Discrete Time Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, SUM-internal

ENG311 PLC Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG319 Real Time and Embedded Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG321 Instrument and Communication Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Instrumentation and Control Stream

ENG294 Discrete Time Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, SUM-internal

ENG308 Advanced Process and Instrumentation Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG309 Process Control Engineering I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG322 Process Control Engineering II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Electrical Power Engineering Stream

ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG317 Electromechanical Energy Conversion - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG318 Power Electronic Converters and Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG323 Power Transmission and Distribution Networks - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Renewable Energy Engineering Stream

ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG337 Applied Photovoltaics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG339 Wind and Hydro Power Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG338 Energy Supply and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Chemical Engineering Stream

ENG255 Chemical Process Kinetics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG202 Engineering Thermodynamics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG201 Fluid Mechanics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENG335 Reactor Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG353 Minerals and Solids Processing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG354 Unit Operations, Flowsheeting and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Environmental Engineering Stream

ENG294 Discrete Time Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, SUM-internal

ENG221 Pollution and its Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG341 Water Conservation and Auditing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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