Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Regulations for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the BE(Hons) a student must complete:
(a)
a programme of study for the Engineering Intermediate Year of not less than 120 points;
(b)
an approved academic writing test;
(c)
a programme of three Professional Years where each year is not less than 120 points;
(d)
a programme of study which must include not less than 120 points at 400-level or higher;
(e)
ENGR 200 Engineering Work Experience.
4.
Admission to the qualification
(a)
Admission to the BE(Hons) is by approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
(b)
In addition, and principally on the basis of grades obtained, a student may qualify for admission to the First Professional Year programmes upon:
i.
successful completion of the Engineering Intermediate Programme; or
ii.
successful completion of an approved Engineering Intermediate Programme at another university; or
iii.
completion of appropriate NCEA Level 3 subjects, or the New Zealand University Entrance, Scholarships qualification in appropriate subjects, or in other examinations approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic); or
iv.
completion of a qualification from a tertiary institution.
(c)
Notwithstanding Regulation 3 above, unless exempted from the Engineering Intermediate Year, a student will not be admitted to the First Professional Year without passing the whole Intermediate Year requirements in two years or less.
(d)
The entire BE(Hons) Intermediate Year is a prerequisite for the Engineering First Professional Year.
(e)
The College of Engineering Dean (Academic) reserves the right to decline entry to a student who has been offered a place in the First Professional Year of the BE(Hons) degree and who has not completed his or her enrolment by the Friday preceding the first day of lectures of Semester 1.
(f)
Special admission on the basis of clause 4(b)iii must be made by written application to the College of Engineering Dean (Academic). An interview may also be required.
(g)
Special admission on the basis of clause 4(b)iv must be made by written application to the College of Engineering Dean (Academic). The Dean, in consultation with the relevant department professional year coordinator or director of studies, will consider the student's prior learning. In particular, their preparation in mathematics, physics, chemistry or computer science, and any relevant work experience in industry.
5.
Subjects
(a)
This qualification may be awarded in the following disciplines: Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Forest Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Natural Resources Engineering, and Software Engineering.
(b)
The degree may also be completed with a minor in certain sub-disciplines.
6.
Time limits
(a)
The time limit for completion of the 3 professional years and work experience requirements of this qualification is 6 years of study.
(b)
Enrolment must be full-time unless approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
(c)
In the case of a student pursuing double degrees or suspension of studies, qualification timelines may be extended if approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
(d)
A student who has an approved suspension of study for more than a calendar year may be required to undertake preparatory work prior to resuming studies in this qualification. Any preparatory programme of study must be completed while on suspension, and immediately prior to the end of their suspension.
7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
A student is not permitted to enrol in any engineering courses of the Third Professional Year prior to completion of the First Professional Year.
(b)
A student may enquire, from the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), as to the College of Engineering Guideline on the application of restricted credit as described in the General Conditions for Credit Regulations.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit
(a)
The BE(Hons) may be awarded with First, Second, or with Third Class Honours. Second Class Honours must be listed in Division I or Division II.
(b)
Honours is awarded for academic achievement (measured by weighted GPA) and completion of requirements within the time limitations of the BE(Hons).
(c)
To be eligible for First or Second Class Honours a student must either:
i.
if entering the programme at the First Professional Year, complete the three professional years in no more than four years of study, or
ii.
if entering the programme at the Second Professional Year, complete the Second and Third Professional Years in no more than three years of study.
iii.
a student who is approved into part-time study must complete the Second and Third Professional Year in no more than four years of study. Approval into part-time study must be obtained prior to entering the Second Professional Year.
(d)
A student who has completed all academic and non-academic requirements outside of the time limitations, will be awarded the degree with Third Class Honours.
(e)
In exceptional circumstances a student may be permitted by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) to complete all the requirements, both academic and non-academic, of the award outside the time limitation. In such circumstances the student will be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Engineering.
10.
Pathways to other qualifications

There are no advancing qualifications for the BE or BE(Hons).

11.
Engineering Intermediate Year
(a)
The Programme of Study consists of:
i.
All courses in Schedule A.
ii.
Courses from Schedule B to meet the entry requirements of at least one engineering discipline.
iii.
Additional courses, where required, to ensure a workload of not less than 120 points.
iv.
Subject to the approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), a student may be approved into a modified Engineering Intermediate Year based on high achievement in NCEA or other equivalent examination, or through recognised prior learning at another tertiary institution.
(b)
Schedule A - Compulsory for all Engineering Intermediate students
i.
ENGR 100 Academic Writing Assessment*
ii.
ENGR 101 Foundations of Engineering
iii.
EMTH 118 Engineering Mathematics 1A
iv.
EMTH 119 Engineering Mathematics 1B
v.
PHYS 101 Engineering Physics A: Mechanics, Waves and Thermal Physics

* ENGR 100 is a zero-EFTS course (no fees).

(c)
Schedule B - Engineering disciplines
i.
Chemical and Process Engineering
a.
CHEM 111 Chemical Principles and Processes
b.
EMTH 171 Mathematical Modelling & Computation
ii.
Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Natural Resources Engineering
a.
CHEM 111 Chemical Principles and Processes
b.
EMTH 171 Mathematical Modelling & Computation
c.
ENGR 102 Engineering Mechanics
iii.
Computer Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering
a.
COSC 121 Introduction to Computer Programming
b.
Either EMTH 171 Mathematical Modelling & Computation, or MATH 120 Discrete Mathematics
iv.
Mechatronics Engineering
a.
COSC 121 Introduction to Computer Programming
b.
ENGR 102 Engineering Mechanics
c.
EMTH 171 Mathematical Modelling & Computation
v.
Software Engineering
a.
COSC 121 Introduction to Computer Programming
b.
COSC 122 Introduction to Computer Science
c.
MATH 120 Discrete Mathematics
12.
Professional Year Programme

The Professional Years are laid out in Regulations 13 – 42.

A student should note the following:
(a)
Not all elective courses will necessarily be available in any one year.
(b)
A student may not attempt the Third Professional Year project unless they will be completing their degree within 3 semesters or less.
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