Engineering Honours

From 2015, students starting an undergraduate engineering program will enrol in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree in their chosen discipline.

To graduate with Honours, students must meet the requirements for the pass degree, and achieve an ISWAM (Intermediate-Senior Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65 in units of study completed over the first three years of their degree. They must also complete the 12 credit point honours thesis units described in the table of units of study. Students who meet the requirements for the pass degree but do not achieve the required ISWAM of at least 65 will still graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

This change has been made as a result of the revisions made to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system.

The AQF revisions mean that 4-year undergraduate professional engineering qualifications, like ours, may be classified as AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degrees – the highest undergraduate classification.

You can find out more information about the AQF and the revisions at www.aqf.edu.au
The Universities Admission Centre (UAC) website and guide also reflect this change.

Learn More

If you would like to talk to us about these changes or any of our engineering, project management or information technologies degrees, contact our Student Administration Office:

Call Us: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
Visit Us: Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Make an enquiry: via the online enquiry form
Email Us: facultyservices.2@sydney.edu.au