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Murdoch University Handbook

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Cancellation

The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

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Tuition Fee Calculator

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Student Type: Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

A Commonwealth-supported student must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

Each year the Federal Government allocates a number of Commonwealth-supported places to the University in an arrangement known as a Funding Agreement. The agreement specifies, among other matters, how many students the University can enrol as Commonwealth-supported students.

Student Contribution Amounts

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of teaching Commonwealth-supported students. Commonwealth-supported students are also required to make a contribution towards the cost of their course.  Permanent Residents must pay their contribution at the start of each semester. Australian citizens and holders of Humanitarian Permanent Residents visas can pay all or part of their contribution at the start of each semester, or defer it to HECS-HELP.

The cost of each unit of study depends on its funding cluster. The funding clusters are the basis of Commonwealth Government funding for Commonwealth-supported students, and broadly reflect the cost of teaching the area, and the potential earnings of graduates in that subject area.

Note that the fees quoted within the Fees Calculator apply only to units studied in that year; different fees may apply to units studied in future years. Each year on 1 October the fees for the following year will be published.

Guidelines for determining this category of Murdoch student

The following guidelines have been established to determine which students are to be included in this category:

  • The student commenced their course of study as a Commonwealth-supported student on or after 1 January 2010;
  • The student is not included as a pre-2005 HECS student or a 2005 to 2009 HECS student.

Renewable Energy Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))

Availability

  • Murdoch campus (internal)
  • UnitFunding ClusterCredit PointsEFTSL Fee
    Course Prerequisites
    Chemistry Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in chemistry
    and their final scaled score in Chemistry within the past three years.
    Chemistry 3A/3B or Chemistry ATAR with a final scaled score of 50 percent or more

    OR

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

    Students who have completed previous chemistry not stated above should consult the Academic
    Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Mathematics Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in mathematics with either a C grade in Mathematics Specialist ATAR (or Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D) or a final scaled score of 60 percent or more in Mathematics Methods ATAR (or Mathematics 3C/3D). Students without this background will need to complete:

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

    Students who have completed previous mathematics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Physics Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in physics and their final scaled score in Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) within the past three years.
    Physics 3A/3B with a final scaled score of 60 percent or more
    OR

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

    Students who have completed previous physics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Course Structure
    Course Core
    Required Units - 45 credit points

    ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice - 0 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, W-internal

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    0

    0.000

    $0 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1394 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    12

    0.500

    $4763 

    Major
    Required Units - 27 credit points

    ENG225 Circuits and Systems I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    ENG337 Applied Photovoltaics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    ENG442 Renewable Energy Systems Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    ENG441 Solar Thermal and Biomass Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    Options - 24 credit points

    In order to obtain professional accreditation, students must take units that are acceptable to Engineers Australia. These options should be selected from units from the Engineering majors to satisfy the requirements of a double major, or other units with approval of the Engineering Academic Chair(s).
    Students must consult with their Academic Chair to confirm the course plan for the selected double major. You may choose from one of the combinations of Engineering double Majors listed below:

    - Electrical Power Engineering & Industrial Computer Systems
    - Engineering Electrical Power Engineering & Instrumentation and Control Engineering
    - Electrical Power Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering
    - Environmental Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering
    - Environmental Engineering & Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
    - Chemical Engineering & Environmental Engineering
    - Chemical Engineering & Instrumentation and Control Engineering
    - Industrial Computer Systems Engineering & Instrumentation and Control Engineering
    - Industrial Computer Systems Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering
    - Instrumentation and Control Engineering & Renewable Energy Engineering

    Any optional units in excess of this requirement may be selected from the list of units below or as approved by the Academic Chair:

    PEN152 Principles of Physics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    ENV243 Water and Earth Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    ENG311 PLC Systems - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    ENG337 Applied Photovoltaics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

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

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1190 

    Additional Academic Progress Requirements

    Students must complete the 96 credit points from Engineering units, or otherwise approved by the academic chair, to satisfy Engineering Australia requirements.

    The onus is on you to ensure that the units selected satisfy all of the course requirements.

    Note: Fees shown have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Not all units are available for online self-enrolment.

    Total required for the course: 96 credit points (4.000 EFTSL).