In a nutshell
Your dream of being an engineer isn’t out of reach. Begin a professional pathway with this Bachelor of Technology (Engineering) course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students who may not achieve the entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering but who aspire to have a career in an engineering-related area, this qualification provides the foundation skills and knowledge required to work in engineering technology, and offers a strong base of maths, physics, design and engineering skills from which to grow your career. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a strong foundation of engineering skills and competencies, in areas including programming, computer-aided design, mechanics and systems design.
This qualification acts as a pathway to the Master of Engineering, which is a professionally accredited qualification that will enable you to work professionally as an engineer after just two additional years of study. You’ll have the opportunity to build relevant practical skills and complete part of the work experience required for qualification as an engineer in this bachelor’s course, with six weeks of practical placement available.
If you like working with detail and have a head for solving problems, this qualification may be your next career step.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 70 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s standard requirements; OR
- Have completed a bridging or enabling course; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency and special admission requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU’s Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
Special Admission Requirements: It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively, applicants can complete a bridging unit during the first year of their studies if students have not passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Introductory applied mathematics
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Introduction to physics
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Programming fundamentals
- Engineering systems
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Technology practicum
- Technology project
- Engineering management
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.