SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Faculty and School Structure 2
Contact Details 3
Where do I find out about…. 4-5
Academic & Learning Assistance 6
Important Dates 7
Bachelor of Engineering Plans (Specialisations) 8
Programs and Courses in Engineering 9 - 11
• Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Plan selection
• Enrolment in Minors or Dual Majors
• Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Dual Degrees
BE Compulsory Non-Academic Requirements 12
(Information specific to studying the Bachelor of Engineering program)
Study Related Matters 13-18
Awards - Scholarships and Prizes 18
Facilities and Services 18-21
Rights and Responsibilities 21 - 22
Please read this section before you proceed:
The information contained in this Guide is directed towards students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and
postgraduate engineering coursework programs. However, students who are undertaking or intend to undertake study in
the areas of Computer Systems, Electrical, Electrical and Aerospace, Electrical & Biomedical, Mechatronic Engineering,
Software Engineering or Software Systems & Aerospace should consult the School of Information Technology &
Electrical Engineering’s ITEE Student Guide.
It is not the intention of this Guide to cover all matters which may affect your enrolment throughout the course of your
studies, but rather to provide a reference document about where and how to seek assistance or guidance. Nor is this
Guide an official publication of The University of Queensland. Therefore, in the event of any conflict between this
booklet and the official publications, the official publications take precedence. The University’s Programs
Handbook contains all the necessary details. You are also strongly advised to consult the official rules before completing
any enrolment procedures and to seek help from an Academic Advisor, the School Office or the Faculty Office if in doubt.
FACULTY AND SCHOOL STRUCTURE
Overall administration of engineering qualifications is conducted by the Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and
Architecture (EPSA Faculty), but certain responsibilities fall to the School of Engineering (SoE) and School of Information
Technology & Electrical Engineering (ITEE) for the areas of engineering study (also known as plans or specialisations)
under their control and administration.
Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences & Architecture
School of School of Information
School of Geography, Technology & School of Physical
Engineering Planning & Electrical Engineering Sciences
Bachelor of Engineering Plans: Bachelor of Engineering Plans:
Chemical Computer Systems
Chemical & Biological Electrical
Chemical & Metallurgical Electrical & Aerospace
Civil Electrical & Biomedical
Materials Software Systems & Aerospace
Mechanical & Aerospace
Throughout this Guide, we hope to make it clear who administers what so that you will find it easy to determine where
and how to deal with the matters that arise during your enrolment in the Bachelor of Engineering.
Program Your qualification: Bachelor of Engineering; Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science.
Plan Your specialisation within the Bachelor of Engineering. Also referred to as Major, Dual Major,
and Extended Major.
Major A specialisation equivalent to 50 units of study.
Dual Major Usually a combination of two named specialisations equivalent to 60 units of study e.g.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Extended Major In-depth study in one area of specialisation equivalent to 60 units of study.
For example, Environmental Engineering (available as #60 only); or Chemical Engineering
(completion of Major plus an additional #10 of study).
Minor A secondary area of interest equivalent to 10 units of study.
Course An individual subject e.g. ENGG1000 Introduction to Professional Engineering.
# Symbol for Unit/s of study. Most courses are 2 units (#2).
School of Engineering
Locations The School of Engineering occupies a number of buildings on the St Lucia Campus, commonly known as
the Engineering Precinct. These buildings are: Hawken Building (50), Frank White Building (43),
Mansergh Shaw Building (45), Civil Engineering Labs (48) and Chemical Engineering Building (74).
School The School Central Office is located on the second floor (ground level) of the Hawken Building (50) in
Office Room C212 and is open 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday-Friday.
Address All correspondence should be addressed to:
School of Engineering
The University of Queensland
Telephone National (07) 3365 4544 International +61 7 3365 4544
Fax National (07) 3365 9770 International +61 7 3365 9770
Internet School of Engineering: www.eng.uq.edu.au
Find us www.uq.edu.au/maps/
Contacting www.uq.edu.au/contacts/ or
staff www.eng.uq.edu.au > ‘our people’
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The School of ITEE Office is located on the second floor (ground level) of the General Purpose South Building (Building
78, Room 217) and is open 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday-Friday during semester.
Telephone: (07) 3365 2097
Fax: (07) 3365 4999
Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture
The Faculty of EPSA Office is located on the second floor (ground level) of the Hawken Building (Building 50, Room
S204) and is open 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday-Friday.
Telephone: (07) 3365 4777
Fax: (07) 3365 4444
WHERE DO I FIND OUT ABOUT …
Query Go to
Engineering School of Engineering Home Page: www.eng.uq.edu.au
School of ITEE Home Page: www.itee.uq.edu.au
Scholarships & Prizes Student Centre, JD Story Building;
School of Engineering Home Page: www.eng.uq.edu.au
School ITEE Home Page: www.itee.uq.edu.au
Programs and Plans
Programs and courses (All) www.uq.edu.au/study
You may also use the links provided from the Schools’ websites.
Academic Advice (All) Please consult an Academic Advisor:
First Year learning support Ms Jasmine Steer, First Year Co-ordinator
(Bachelor of Engineering) email@example.com
Dual degrees with Bachelor of EPSA Faculty for BE component;
Engineering See also current BE Program Guide
Making a choice of BE Plan BE Program Guide;
Year 1 or Year 2 Academic Advisor;
BE Undergraduate Prospectus
Recording BE Plan choice www.sinet.uq.edu.au
Change of program/plan EPSA Faculty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Graduation eligibility EPSA Faculty (email@example.com)
Award of BE Honours EPSA Faculty
Guidelines are available at www.epsa.uq.edu.au
Grade Point Average (GPA) myAdvisor: www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/
Enrolling in courses not listed in Faculty will consider applications that have support from an academic advisor.
Program List This includes ‘free electives’ within the BE.
(UG or PG) www.epsa.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=66246&pid=0
Credit for previous study EPSA Faculty
(advanced standing) www.epsa.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=17424
Timetables and mySI-Net or relevant School Office if problems exist
Textbooks Course Profile: www.uq.edu.au/study
UQ Bookshop: www.bookshop.uq.edu.au
Choice of Calculator/ Please consult your Course Coordinator, or an Academic Advisor.
Computer/Software Details should also be listed in the Course Profile as appropriate.
Swipe Cards for School of School of Engineering Office; see also www.eng.uq.edu.au
WHERE DO I FIND OUT ABOUT … (Continued)
Query Go to
University Rules General Award Rules www.uq.edu.au/student/GeneralRules2008/2008GARs.htm
General University policies www.uq.edu.au/hupp/
University Policies & An easy to read guide on many topics with links to official pages, plus access to
Guidelines university forms: www.uq.edu.au/myAdvisor
Important Dates – Enrolments, Please refer to the front page of 2008 Enrolment Guide
Examinations, Fee Payments
Adding courses late (up to census Please lodge form with EPSA Faculty.
date) From end of week 2 of semester until Census date, a fee of $50 applies. Courses
cannot be added after Census date.
Withdrawal from course without EPSA Faculty
academic penalty (after census Students should first read the information at www.uq.edu.au/myAdvisor
Waiver of course prerequisites Please consult the SoE Office or an Academic Advisor in the first instance.
Enrolling in excess courses Please consult the SoE Office, or an Academic Advisor.
(> #8 per semester) Students will be able to enrol in up to #10 after results are released, providing they
have a GPA of 4.5 or better in the previous semester.
More than #10 requires permission from academic advisor and exceptional
Exemption from or variation to EPSA Faculty will consider requests that have support from an academic advisor.
Request to sit Special & For end of semester central exams lodge form* with Student Centre (JD Story
Supplementary Exams Building).
For School and mid-semester exams lodge form with School of Engineering Office.
General information and *application forms: www.uq.edu.au/myAdvisor
Exclusion Appeals EPSA Faculty
Application for admission to PG www.uq.edu.au/study
coursework programs Domestic students: SoE Office or ITEE Office (as relevant)
International students: International Education Directorate (JD Story Building)
In most situations requiring approval, endorsement may also be required from your Academic Advisor.
NOTE: These enquiries may be made either in person or by email but in any correspondence with University sections,
please be sure to include your name in full and 8 digit student number. In some of the cases listed, your Studies Report
on mySI-net will indicate if approval has been granted. In all others and if your request is denied, you will be notified,
usually by e-mail to your student e-mail address.
ACADEMIC & LEARNING ASSISTANCE
Academic Advisors are academic staff members who have been given responsibility for assisting students in their
progress through a program. They can advise you on matters of plan and course selection, dual degree enrolments,
progression through your studies, career advice, and problems you may be encountering in classes. Academic Advisors
can also assist you with obtaining approval for certain matters relating to your studies. Within the School of Engineering,
Academic Advisors are assigned to each year or level of the various BE Plans, and for postgraduate coursework and
A list of the School of Engineering Academic Advisors for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs
may be found on the School’s website: www.eng.uq.edu.au or on the EPSA website: www.epsa.uq.edu.au.
BE Year 1 Advisor (SOE plans): Professor Arne Dahle.
Please make an appointment through the School of Engineering Office, Room C212, Hawken Building (50),
either in person, by telephone (07) 3365 4544, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BE Year 1 Advisor (ITEE plans):
Please make an appointment through the School of ITEE Office.
BE Years 2-4 Academic Advisors & Postgraduate Advisors:
Please contact Advisors directly in person or by telephone or email – see contact details and room locations
provided on the list.
Students pursuing study in ITEE plans should refer to the School of ITEE Academic Advisors list on the EPSA
Bachelor of Engineering First Year Co-ordinator
Ms Jasmine Steer co-ordinates the first year experience for BE students. Her office is located in the First Year Learning
Centre, Hawken Building, Level 2; or she may be contacted at email@example.com .
The First Year Learning Centre is a facility for first year BE students which provides a space for studying, meeting and
socialising. From time to time, there will be planned activities (such as industry speakers), but generally it is a drop-in
The University provides additional support to students through Student Support Services: www.sss.uq.edu.au
Please note that academic advice regarding your program of study should be sought from an Academic Advisor.
For specific advice and assistance regarding individual courses, please contact the Course Co-ordinator whose details
will appear on the course profile. The profile, including assessment details, will become available on-line through
mySI-net and will be given to you in hard copy in week 1 of classes.
INFORMATION FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
For the latest information on all deadlines, please ensure you check the official UQ publications and/or
Orientation One week before start of Semester
Semester 13 weeks plus one week mid-semester break
Revision Period One week at the end of semester
Examination Period 2 full weeks including three Saturdays after Revision Period
(Semester 1; 2)
Supplementary & Special Please check the dates on-line as they become available: July* (for semester 1);
Exam Periods December* (for semester 2).
* Students will not be able to sit supplementary or special examinations interstate
or overseas for Semester 1.
Changing programs Friday before commencement of Semester is the last date to request change of
program via mySI-net
Friday of second week after Last date for addition or substitution of courses on-line
start of Semester
(March 9; August 3)
31 March Last date for cancellation of Semester 1 course enrolment (including year long
courses commencing in Semester 1) without financial penalty. (Fees refunded on
application and no financial liability incurred.)
31 March Semester 1 Census Date
The University will cancel student enrolments after each semester’s census date
unless ALL fees are paid or the correct HECS-Help or FEE-Help form has been
30 April Last date for cancellation without academic penalty for both Semester 1 and year-
long courses commencing in Semester 1; financial liability remains for Semester 1.
31 August Last date for cancellation of Semester 2 course enrolment (including year long
courses commencing in Semester 2) without financial penalty. (Fees refunded on
application and no financial liability incurred.)
31 August Semester 2 Census Date
The University will cancel student enrolments after each semester’s census date
unless ALL fees are paid or the correct HECS-Help or FEE-Help form has been
30 September Last date for cancellation without academic penalty for both Semester 2 and year-
long courses commencing in Semester 2; financial liability remains for Semester 2.
PROGRAMS & PLANS
The School of Engineering administers the following Programs and Plans (Majors, Dual Majors, Extended Majors):
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Plans:
• First Year
• Chemical & Biological
Undergraduate • Chemical & Metallurgical
• Mechanical & Aerospace
• Mining Engineering
• Minor fields of study available with single majors
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): please refer to Faculty EPSA website for
Dual degrees are available with Arts, Biotechnology, Business Management,
Commerce, Economics, Information Technology, and Science. Some restrictions apply.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) –
Dual Major in Chemistry (Chemical Nanotechnology stream)
Master of Engineering (ME) suite:
(Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters)
• Engineering Science (commencing 2008/2) – Masters (#16)
• Power Generation – Graduate Certificate; Masters (#16)
Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) suite: (Graduate Certificate,
Graduate Diploma, Masters)
This new program, commencing in 2008, is part of UQ's participation in the
Postgraduate International Water Centre, a joint venture between The University of Queensland,
Coursework Monash University, University of Western Australia and Griffith University.
Master of Mineral Resources (MMinRes) suite - (Graduate Certificate, Graduate
Diploma and Masters)
The School is involved with the Faculty and the Sustainable Minerals Institute and
collaborative Centres in administering this suite of programs.
Fields of study available include:
• Exploration (Please contact School of Physical Sciences)
• Minerals Industry Risk Management
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – research-based Masters degree specialising in a
Postgraduate School of Engineering field of study.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - a research-based doctoral degree specialising in a
School of Engineering field of study.
It is not the intention of this publication to reproduce information which is available from other sources within the
University of Queensland and therefore details of these programs have not been included here. Students should refer to
the University’s Programs and Courses website (www.uq.edu.au/study) for Program Lists, Program Rules, General
Award Rules and General University Rules. The School of Engineering website (www.eng.uq.edu.au) and the Faculty of
Engineering, Physical Sciences & Architecture (www.epsa.uq.edu.au) also provide links to this information.
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM
YEAR 1 STUDENTS
The Bachelor of Engineering Program Guide was sent with your QTAC offer material. If you have not received a
copy, you should obtain one as soon as possible by calling into the School Office, Room C212, Hawken Building
(8.30am-5.00pm), or it can be downloaded from www.epsa.uq.edu.au > current students > undergraduate students > first
year students. The Bachelor of Engineering Program Guide contains information that should answer any initial enquiries
about the BE Program, especially about Year 1 options (General Plans or Early Specialisation), Majors, Minors, Dual (or
Extended) Majors, Dual Degrees, and suggested enrolment plans. In addition, it contains a host of other information on
a variety of matters concerning your BE enrolment.
Please read the Guide carefully and if you have any concerns or queries about the BE program, your chosen plan (also
known as specialisation) or your course enrolment, you should contact staff in the School Office (Engineering or ITEE*)
for guidance and assistance in the first instance. If necessary they can also make an appointment with a first year
academic advisor (see Academic Advisors under Study Related Matters section in this book). Please bring your student
number, username and password to the interview.
Note: Students who enrol in the Plans of Computer Systems, Electrical, Electrical & Aerospace, Electrical & Biomedical,
Software, or Software Systems & Aerospace Engineering should also refer to the School of Information Technology and
Electrical Engineering, General Purpose South Building (78). Although the School of Engineering is responsible for
administering the BE First Year, there will be information in the School of ITEE Student Guide or web site to assist you.
LATER YEAR STUDENTS
Continuing students should note the changes to the BE program structure, with Majors and Dual Majors applying from
2004. You have the option of undertaking a Major, or a Major and a Minor, or a Dual (or Extended) Major, or a dual
degree. Full explanations on each of the options is set out the BE Program Guide, as referred to above.
Later year students, particularly those who may be eligible to graduate this academic year and who wish to pursue a
Dual or Extended Major in their chosen specialisation, should consult with their Academic Advisor.
BE PLAN SELECTION
In Year 1 of the BE Program, students have the option of immediately commencing study in their chosen Plan (e.g.
Chemical or Mechanical), or undertaking one of two general enrolment plans. The General Plans provide students with
the opportunity to learn more about the engineering study areas available, enabling those who are undecided or unsure
to make an informed choice about their future specialisation. Students must choose their Plan i.e. Major/ Dual Major/
Extended Major prior to commencing Year 2 of the BE program.
If you have decided on your chosen Plan, you should indicate this through mySI-net (go to Program Info > Change Plan)
by dropping the “Undeclared” Plan and selecting your choice from the drop down menu. This facility should now also be
available to dual degree students.
At the end of Year 1 of your studies, and prior to commencing Year 2, you need to have nominated your BE Plan. Later
year students are reminded that, should you have not already done so, you should nominate your Plan through mySI-net,
as indicated above.
Your Plan will appear on your studies report in mySI-net and, ultimately, on your official academic transcript and degree
Should you choose to transfer from one engineering Plan to an alternate Plan, you should seek academic advice, and
advise the EPSA Faculty Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so your record can be amended accordingly.
It is very important that you nominate your Plan on mySI-net. Students in a particular cohort are often bulk emailed on
matters relevant to them, e.g. scholarships or vacation work opportunities open to that cohort, so you could miss out on
valuable information if you have not done so. It is also important to the University as, in some cases, historical and
current enrolment data may impact on the future development of or introduction of new areas of study.
Enrolment in Minors or Extended Majors
If you are pursuing study of a Minor or undertaking an Extended Major, you need to advise the EPSA Faculty Office, in
writing or via e-mail (email@example.com), so that this can be recorded on your studies report.
The Minor or Extended Major will appear on your official academic transcript, but not on your degree certificate.
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM (Continued)
BE DUAL DEGREES
The following programs are now available for combining with the BE program (followed in brackets by the relevant
Faculty offering that program):
• Bachelor of Arts (Arts)
• Bachelor of Biotechnology (Biological & Chemical Sciences)
• Bachelor of Business Management (Business, Economics & Law)
• Bachelor of Commerce (Business, Economics & Law)
• Bachelor of Economics (Business, Economics & Law)
• Bachelor of Information Technology (EPSA)
• Bachelor of Science (EPSA / Biological & Chemical Sciences)
Most dual degree programs require the completion of a total of #88 units, but the Bachelor of Science requires only #80
units. You should refer to the relevant Program Rules for specific requirements. Dual degrees typically take 5.5 years
with the standard university semester load, or 5 years with an optional increase in semester load. The Bachelor of
Engineering degree with the Bachelor of Science can be completed in 5 years without overload. When you have fulfilled
the requirements of the two degrees, you will graduate with both.
Please note that approval is needed to enrol in courses not listed in the BE Program List. Please consult an academic
advisor in the first instance.
You do not necessarily need to commence a dual degree immediately in Year 1 of your studies, but should be aware that
commencing a dual degree after this time may result in you taking longer than the standard 5.5 years to complete the
requirements for both programs.
Students enrolled in BE/BBusMan, BE/BCom, or BE/BEcon should take care not to enrol in ECON1310 as it is
incompatible with a core engineering course. You should consult the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, where this
course appears as a compulsory unit of the second program, for advice on replacement courses.
How to Apply for a BE Dual Degree Program
If you meet the requirements for admission to both individual programs, that is, you meet the OP cut-offs and all
prerequisites for each, you can apply to the EPSA Faculty Office to change your program enrolment from Bachelor of
Engineering to that of the dual degree program. You will note that each dual degree program has a different program
code which is also different to that of the single BE degree (program code 2001).
Changes can be requested, before Friday week 2 of semester, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via mySI-net (see
Program Info > Program Change Request). Please allow 1-2 weeks for these requests to be processed.
The Faculty normally processes >300 such requests in January to March. Should approval be granted for you to
undertake a dual degree program, your enrolment record will be amended to reflect that of the new program. You will be
able to see these details on your studies report on mySI-net.
Dual Degree Course Plans assist you in planning your dual degree studies over the full term of the degrees. These
forms are available from the Faculty Office or can be downloaded from myAdvisor. A copy of your course plan should be
submitted to both Faculties.
You should also ensure that your course plan is up-to-date and lodged with the Faculty Office early in your final year to
assist in assessing your eligibility for graduation. This is particularly important in the case of the BE/BSc dual degree
Restrictions to some study options
Students should be aware that whilst we endeavour to provide a flexible program with a wide variety of choices and
enrolment options, there are specific requirements for each, as set out in the BE Program List and BE and BE Dual
Degree Rules. The Bachelor of Engineering Program Guide (issued to first year students, but also available on the
Faculty website at www.epsa.uq.edu.au > current students > undergraduate students > first year students) provides full
details of the Major and Minor combinations available, as well as the dual degree programs available with specific
You will note that not all combinations or all options are available in all BE Plans. Please note the following exceptions:
(a) You can do either a Major, or a Dual Major, or a Major and Minor. You must complete the minimum of a Major.
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM (Continued)
(b) Not all Minors are available with all Majors; there are specific Major + Minor combinations, e.g. the Minor in
Biomedical Engineering can only be taken with Majors in Computer Systems Engineering or Mechatronic
(c) Materials Engineering is not available as an Extended Major;
(d) Electrical & Aerospace Engineering, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering,
Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
must all be taken as a Dual Major.
BE Dual Degrees:
(a) Only the BE/BSc dual degree allows for the Major + Minor, or Dual Major options in the BE;
(b) Dual Majors are not available in a dual degree program, with the exception of BE/BSc;
(c) BE/BBiotech is only available in the BE(Chemical) and BBiotech (Process Technology);
(d) BE/BInfTech is not available in the BE dual majors, or Software Engineering.
Students wishing to pursue enrolment plans outside the rules should consult with their Academic Advisor or EPSA
Faculty as any such enrolment may attract full fees, affect your entitlements or allowances with Centrelink or have other
For students graduating prior to 2008, honours in the BE is awarded on the basis of your grade point average (GPA).
Cut-off points are reviewed on an annual basis, prior to the commencement of each academic year and may be viewed
at www.epsa.uq.edu.au > current students > Faculty guidelines > calculation of Honours.
If you are enrolled in a dual degree with the BE, only those courses that contribute to the BE requirement of the dual
degree are counted towards BE Honours. Therefore, in order to assist Faculty staff in calculating your GPA, you must
submit a dual degree course plan form as described in the previous section.
During the year, students graduating in 2008 or later will be advised regarding Honours requirements. Once finalised,
these will be posted to the Faculty website (as above).
COURSE ENROLMENT FOR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS
Should you wish to pursue a dual degree, you may need to defer certain engineering courses in Year 1. You should
consult with the Year 1 Academic Advisors for advice in course selection and approval for deferment of courses. This is
particularly important for those students who did not complete Senior Maths C in Year 12, and therefore are
recommended to complete MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations in first semester of Year 1. In view of the possible
difficulties, including course selection and timetabling issues arising from such deferments, it is strongly recommended
that you attend advising sessions offered by both faculties concerned prior to finalising your enrolment.
Below is a guide only for possible dual degree enrolments:
BE/BA 1-2 Arts courses per year
BE/BBioTech Required courses from Chemical Engineering and Process Technology fields, including
BE/BBusMan 1-2 Business Management courses per year
Year 1: MGTS1301; MKTG1501
BE/BCom 1-2 Commerce courses per year
Year 1: ACCT1101; MKTG1501
BE/BEcon 1-2 Economics courses per year
Year 1: ECON1010; ECON1020
BE/BInfTech 1-2 BInfTech courses per semester. Year 1 recommendations follow.
Year 1 (General Plan A): CSSE1000, CSSE1001
Year 1 (General Plan B): MATH1061, MMDS1400
BE/BSc #12 of the #16 required of science units must be third level courses to fulfil BSc major requirements;
engineering electives are chosen to satisfy prerequisites needed.
BE/BSc STAT1201: A student completing STAT2201 or STAT2202 is exempt from STAT1201
SCIE1000: A student completing ENGG1000 is exempt from SCIE1000
1. BE dual degree students should not complete STAT1201 which is incompatible with compulsory engineering
statistics courses in later years.
2. BE dual degree students must not enrol in MGTS1201 or ECON1310 as these are incompatible with core
engineering courses in later years.
Students should consult the relevant Faculty where these courses appear as compulsory units of the second program,
for advice on courses to be taken in place of these.
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM (Continued)
COMPULSORY NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE BE PROGRAM:
First Aid Qualification and Professional Practice
As a BE student you are required to complete a 60-day period of Engineering Professional Practice (to satisfy the
requirements of Engineers Australia [previously the Institution of Engineers Australia] and obtain a Senior First Aid
certificate which needs to be valid when graduating.
Details of the requirements are contained in the BE First Year Program Guide and are available on the EPSA Faculty’s
website www.epsa.uq.edu.au > current students > undergraduate students > further information. The Faculty Office has
copies of the guidelines and other relevant material.
You will not be able to graduate until you have fulfilled these requirements.
First Aid Providers
The Faculty Office has a list of approved first aid providers. Some courses are now available on-line, although the CPR
component requires personal attendance. The cost of courses varies from provider to provider. Sometimes course
bookings are arranged through an Engineering discipline area or through a student body, e.g. YEUQ or EUS. Be on the
lookout for advertisements.
Engineering Professional Practice
Engineers Australia – Queensland Division (see Professional Associations under Facilities & Services section)
coordinates lists of employers able to offer professional practice places (sometimes referred to as vacation employment
or industrial practice).
Also of help may be UQ CareerHub (www.careerhub.uq.edu.au), an on-line careers and employment service for UQ
students. UQ CareerHub provides you with 24 hour access to all degree related employment opportunities and events. It
also contains information relevant to vacation employment, work experience and industry placements.
Please see information on insurance in the Study-related Matters section.
Graduate attributes are the overarching qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities developed by students during their
studies in undergraduate programs. They describe a set of skills and dispositions that are applicable beyond the specific
disciplinary context. Graduate attributes are developed in the context of the curriculum, but they also develop within the
broader university experience.
The development of graduate attributes occurs at both the course and program level. While one course will not develop
every attribute, the attributes are developed across the courses undertaken in each year of the program. The School of
Engineering has identified the university and professional graduate attributes developed in its courses and mapped these
to the BE program.
Course profiles include details of the specific competencies, learning activities and assessment methods used to
develop the attributes.
University of Queensland Graduate Attributes have been developed for all undergraduate and postgraduate
programs. A UQ graduate will have in-depth knowledge of the field of study, will display effective communication skills,
independence and creativity, critical judgement and ethical and social understanding.
Professional Graduate Attributes
Bachelor of Engineering programs in Australia are accredited by Engineers Australia. To prepare graduates for careers
in professional engineering, Engineers Australia requires engineering schools to demonstrate that their graduates have a
set of the attributes to a substantial degree.
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM (Continued)
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PLACEMENT SCHOLARSHIP (PEPS): BE YEAR 4
The Professional Engineering Placement Scholarship (PEPS) is a work-based learning program which enables final-year
engineering students at The University of Queensland to spend six months in industry while still gaining full academic
credit. Our unique approach has resulted in awards for excellence from the University and the Australasian Association
for Engineering Education.
Placements can be with private sector companies, with the public sector or with research organisations, in most
industries that depend upon engineering. Several students have completed their placements outside Australia. The
placement organisation benefits from the project work and other tasks performed by the student. Participating companies
have been very impressed by the flexibility of this placement scheme. It not only provides an authentic experience of
professional practice for the student, but also gives the company the opportunity to observe the student’s performance as
a potential employee under authentic conditions.
It suits final year students who are looking for a real technical challenge or who prefer to learn in a hands-on
environment. The placement may count towards the professional practice component of the degree.
If you are interested, please visit the PEPS Website (www.uq.edu.au/peps/) or contact: Dr Tony Howes, School of
Engineering, The University of Queensland – email@example.com
STUDY RELATED MATTERS
COMMUNICATIONS & NOTICE BOARDS
Student E-mail Account
Your student email account is the primary method for the School to make contact with you. Therefore you are strongly
advised to check your email account daily, if possible. It is possible to have your student email re-directed to another
email account. http://askit.uq.edu.au/itanswers/email/emailredirect.html will tell you how.
You should locate the noticeboard relevant to your discipline and refer to it as often as possible for it is there that you are
likely to see advertisements for professional practice and vacation employment placements, scholarships, prizes and
other awards, and notices about forthcoming events, as well as other matters concerning your discipline.
• The School of Engineering places notices on its website (for example, updates on available scholarships and
prizes), and should be checked regularly.
• A BE First Year website will be developed during 2008; and key information will be posted here.
• Course information and messages will be posted to Blackboard (http://www.elearn.uq.edu.au)
Program and Course Changes
Students should be aware that, from year to year, there are often changes made to the Program Lists and the courses
forming part of the requirements for each of the Programs and/or Plans. The University aims to ensure students are
well-prepared for life after university, and that the degree you complete will provide you with career opportunities and
options. That is why we continuously upgrade our programs and courses, and offer the flexibility and choice of study
options. Students should refer to the Program List of the current year for the most up-to-date program requirements
(refer to Programs and Courses www.uq.edu.au/study on the University’s website).
Part-time Study: Less than #6 per semester
An average full-time semester enrolment is #8 (approx 4 courses).
International students are required to maintain full-time enrolment in order to finish their qualification prior to the expiry of
For most purposes a #6 enrolment can still be considered full time study. While it is possible for domestic students to
study for a Bachelor of Engineering part-time (less than #6), students will need to bear in mind that most classes are
scheduled between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
STUDY RELATED MATTERS (Continued)
Students enrolling in year-long courses are reminded that it is necessary to enrol in the same course code in both first
and second semesters. It is possible that some year-long courses may be able to be commenced in second semester,
concluding at the end of first semester the following year. Different course codes apply for equivalent year-long courses
commencing in second semester. For example:
MECH4500 #4 Mechanical & Space Engineering Thesis
If you are undertaking this course, i.e. commencing in first semester, you should enrol in MECH4500 in first
semester and MECH4500 in second semester.
MECH4501 #4 Mechanical & Space Engineering Thesis
If you are undertaking this course, i.e. commencing in second semester, you should enrol in MECH4501 in
second semester and MECH4501 in first semester of the following year.
Some later year courses may incur additional costs, for example field trips. Students will have to pay for a Senior First
Aid Certificate (approx. $100-$130)
Students will have to fund travel and living expenses connected with Industrial Practice and may have to take out
insurance to cover themselves if they participate in unpaid work (see Insurance cover while undertaking Professional
Practice below). Civil engineering students will be required to pay for:
• Safety boots (AS2210) - up to $140
• Hard hat (AS1801) - $15
• General Safety Induction Program - $45 if done with the group; $90 if done individually.
Course Profiles for Undergraduate Courses
It is imperative that you read carefully the course profile for every course that you are undertaking in a given semester.
The profile contains very important information that is relevant to your study of the course and includes such details as:
course outline, aims and objectives, graduate attributes, teaching and learning methods, recommended texts and
reference books, resources, assessment, contact schedule, assessment due dates and other useful information. A
printed copy of the profile will be issued to you in class at the commencement of semester, in accordance with University
Textbook lists for courses in which you have enrolled can be viewed through your course profile. Textbooks can be
purchased from the Text Book Mart or on-line through mySI-net. Set texts are those which should be purchased. It may
be wise to delay purchasing your books until lectures begin in case of any possible changes to the list or to your
enrolment. For some courses, secondhand copies of texts may be available at the UQ Student Union Bookshop.
If you do not already have one, you should obtain a battery-operated, scientific calculator but without text storage or
programming capability. (For example, you can use the basic scientific calculator that you used in high school.) Text
calculators are generally not permitted in examinations. If you are in doubt about the use of a particular calculator in an
examination, you should consult the course coordinator.
A comprehensive statement on assessment is included on myAdvisor. You are strongly advised to read the section
headed “Assessment policies and procedures” and in particular the policies, practices, and rules referred to in that
section. Course profiles for individual courses taught in the School of Engineering outline matters relating to conditions
of and penalties for late submission, granting of extensions, possibility of resubmission, violation of assessment
specifications (for example, number of words), plagiarism (see below) and class participation (where it contributes to
STUDY RELATED MATTERS (Continued)
Please refer to the Course Profile.
Unless you are advised otherwise by a course coordinator, assignments submitted for assessment must be submitted to
the School of Engineering Office and must have attached to the front of the assignment a cover sheet which has been
downloaded from the relevant course profile on the School website. The marked assignment will either be returned to
you in class or can be collected from the SoE office.
Late submission of assessment
Assessment items must be submitted by the due date. Most students are able to plan their time and prioritise their
workload to meet imposed deadlines. Students who meet deadlines can expect to have the value of their efforts
protected and School of Engineering staff will ensure that others do not have the benefit of extra time in which to
Extensions therefore will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and students must obtain prior approval for any
extension. The signed approval must be attached to late submissions when they are lodged. Please check course
profiles for late submission policy for individual courses.
Undergraduate Theses & Submission
For those engineering plans requiring a thesis, you will find information in the relevant course profile(s) and on the
School of Engineering website, especially in relation to available topics and supervisors and the procedure for submitting
theses. Students who will be commencing their thesis in semester 2 should be aware that the course code is different
from that for theses commenced in semester 1 (see Year-long Courses above).
Specific information about the submission of theses will be contained in the relevant course profile. Additional
information is provided on the School website regarding the format of the thesis, number of copies, binding, etc.
End-of-semester results are available approximately 2 weeks after end of exam period, on mySI-net. Results will not be
given out over the telephone by the Faculty or School Office.
After the official release of results, queries on results should be directed to your lecturer in the first instance.
If you have failed to pass a course or courses required for progress through your program, you should contact your year
advisor (see list) to help plan your future enrolment. This is particularly important for first year students.
Grades of 3
Since Semester 1, 2006 a grade of three (3) has been considered a failing grade and no longer a conceded pass.
Students are advised to read the General Award Rules, especially GAR1.5 (Credit for a course), GAR1.11 (Limit of 3s)
and program rules to familiarise themselves with the rules as they apply to their program.
If you are unable to attend an examination you are required to complete a “special examination” request form and
provide documentation supporting your absence (e.g. medical certificate). The request will be considered by either the
Head of School (e.g. mid-semester exams) or by the Faculty of EPSA for end-of-semester exams.
It is essential that you read the rules and policies pertaining to special examinations linked to: www.uq.edu.au/myAdvisor
Under certain circumstances, you may apply for a second attempt at an examination. It is essential that you read the
rules and policies pertaining to supplementary examinations linked to: www.uq.edu.au/myAdvisor.
Unhappy with a Result
If you are unhappy with the result for any piece of assessment, you should seek feedback from the lecturer. If this does
not address your concerns, please read the information at myAdvisor including the University’s policy. Should you decide
to request a re-mark of assessment, please note that there are specific conditions and a timeframe in which to apply.
STUDY RELATED MATTERS (Continued)
Examination Periods: Please consult the “Important Dates” calendar in the UQ Enrolment Guide.
End-of-semester examination timetables are set centrally and held in designated exam periods in June (for first
semester) and November (for second semester). The dates for the exam periods are listed under Important Dates in this
Guide and can be found in the academic calendar available on mySI-net.
Draft examination timetables are available late April (for first semester) and late September (for second semester) for a
period of one week. Following this, the final timetable will be published. You should refer to myAdvisor for details on
what to do should you detect a timetable clash with your examinations in the draft examination timetable.
All students are expected to be available for the whole of the examination period in each of the semesters; as well as for
supplementary & special examination periods (July for semester 1; December for semester 2). The supplementary and
special examinations will not be held overseas.
Mid-semester examinations are held in a number of courses: please refer to your course profiles.
Please refer to myAdvisor for further information on:
• examinations, including special arrangements for students with disabilities,
• arriving late for exams,
• sitting examinations overseas (this does not apply to all examinations),
• applying for special exams (e.g. you are unable to attend an exam),
• supplementary exams (e.g. you have been granted a second attempt to pass the course).
Students can request a graduation check from the Faculty Office. It is recommended that final year undergraduate
students request a graduation check early in their final year or final semester to ensure their course enrolment will satisfy
the requirements of the program. BE students are also reminded of the need to complete the requirements for first aid
certificate and industrial practice.
Students expecting to graduate in the current year should ensure their expected graduation semester is correct in
mySI-net (see Program Info > Change Graduation Semester). If your graduation semester is incorrect, your graduation
may be delayed.
Public Liability Insurance cover while undertaking Professional Practice
The University has in place a public liability policy that provides cover to students who undertake work experience that is
a requirement for their course.
A student of this University is covered whilst engaged in work experience whilst under the direction or control of another
organisation (other than the University or an affiliated body) provided that:
• Such student is not employed by that entity and does not receive remuneration in respect of her/his participation
in the work experience.
• The work experience is relevant to the student’s course of study and participation in the program and has been
endorsed by the University.
Again, you should refer to the EPSA Faculty website (see Current students > undergraduate students > Engineering
Professional Practice) for further details.
The University treats plagiarism as a serious issue of academic behaviour. Students found guilty of plagiarism are
severely dealt with under The Student Discipline and Misconduct Statute (Statute No. 4). Put simply, plagiarism includes
the copying of material of any description, be it words, pictures, diagrams, ideas, etc. and presenting that as your own
work without proper acknowledgement of the source of that material. Plagiarism is fully defined and disciplinary
procedures described in the Handbook of University Policies and Procedures 3.40.12.
STUDY RELATED MATTERS (Continued)
Coursework options include the Graduate Certificate of Engineering (GCE) and Master of Engineering (ME); Graduate
Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Mineral Resources (MMinRes), and the Graduate Certificate, Graduate
Diploma and Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM). Details are available at the University’s Programs &
Courses website (see www.uq.edu.au/study).
Postgraduate research studies may be undertaken in the School in the following programs: Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Details are available on the University’s Graduate School website.
Undergraduate students might consider a coursework Master or a research higher degree upon completion of the BE. If
you are interested in any of these programs, either now or in the future, please refer to the School of Engineering website
> Future Students). Enquiries about any of these programs may be directed in the first instance to Ms Siu Bit Iball in the
School Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or ph. 3346 8723).
SPECIAL NEEDS (DISABILITIES)
The University is committed to maximising opportunities for students with disabilities, as set out in The University of
Queensland Disability Action Plan. A range of policies and procedures are in place to assist such students, particularly
with regard to completing program requirements and sitting examinations. Any student with a disability who may require
alternative academic arrangements in a course or program should seek advice from the Disability Advisor of Student
Support Services before the commencement of the semester or, if the disability occurs during semester, as quickly as
possible. Visit the relevant website – www.sss.uq.edu.au – and select “Services for a Disability/Medical Condition”.
The University’s Overseas Student Exchange Program, through our agreements with some of the best universities in
North and South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa, gives you the opportunity to prepare for the ‘global village’,
hone your language skills or experience other cultures. You can study at an overseas university for one or two
semesters without lengthening your UQ degree. The amount of credit you may receive for your exchange studies,
however, will depend on whether you have been given credit for any other previous study. Such credit may not exceed
You will not pay an overseas tuition fee (only those applicable in Australia) and approved courses passed overseas are
credited to your UQ degree. Scholarships are available which may cover airfares.
Before embarking on an exchange, you must seek approval from the Executive Dean of EPSA Faculty but first you
should speak to your year academic advisor (see list).
SUMMER SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS
The School of Engineering does not offer undergraduate level courses during summer semester. With the exception of a
few, this is also the case for postgraduate level courses. However, there may be summer semester courses on offer by
other Faculties that may be appropriate study for students undertaking BE dual degree programs.
TIMETABLES & SIGN-ON
Class timetables are available on mySI-net. Class timetables for a particular course in a specific semester are
accessible to everyone. You can also view your personal timetable, based on the courses in which you are enrolled.
Class times and room allocations may be subject to change. This is especially so during the first week or two of
semester as course enrolment numbers may change wherein larger rooms may be required, additional classes
scheduled etc. mySI-net reflects any timetable changes on a daily basis, so it will always be the most up-to-date source
of information on class times and locations. You should check the timetable regularly, even after the commencement of
Timetables for First Year Engineering and the BE Plans are also available through the School of Engineering
website. Students should note, however, that these are draft versions only as at a particular date and therefore may not
be accurate. Students should still refer to mySI-net for the most up-to-date details.
For the majority of postgraduate courses, no set class times are scheduled. Where no timetable appears on mySI-net
for a course, you should consult with the respective course coordinator.
Information on understanding the timetable and how to read the timetable is available through the help menu on mySI-
net (by searching for a course through “timetable information” and then the help menu “using this page”).
STUDY RELATED MATTERS (Continued)
Compulsory courses applicable to a specific year for each of the BE Plans should never clash. As many as possible of
the elective courses listed are made available for enrolment. However it is not possible to avoid clashes between
compulsory courses and all scheduled elective courses. Scheduling of classes is made harder because of the limited
number of venues and popularity of certain times of the day. Should any clash exist for elective courses, you may have
to reconsider your choice.
In some cases where there are alternative times offered for the same class, you may be required to electronically sign-on
for one of the alternatives. Alternative classes may not only relate to alternative times, but could be same time but
different room, or same time but attendance in different weeks of the semester. Sign-on function is available on
mySI-net. Sign-on may be applicable to some or all of the courses in which you have enrolled. A list of all courses using
electronic sign-on is also available through mySI-net. Generally most first year engineering courses use Sign-on, and
some second level courses. Sign-on opens up at different dates and times for respective courses, but mostly in the
week or two before semester starts and during the first week of semester. Closing dates for each applicable course are
Enrolment numbers in each of the alternative classes are limited. If one class is full, it will be necessary to select an
alternative class. Should you find you have a timetable clash with any of the remaining optional class times or require
assistance, an email function is built into the sign-on window which will enable you to directly contact the relevant
administrator. Once sign-on for a class has closed, you will need to see your course coordinator / lecturer for any late
class selection or changes to your selection.
AWARDS - SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND PRIZES
An extensive range of UQ scholarships, bursaries and prizes are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or
financial hardship. The criteria for awards vary widely. Students must apply for some while others are awarded directly
by the University.
You can search a central database of University-wide scholarships (see www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/ > Financial Matters
> Scholarships & Prizes) and find information on scholarships specific to engineering at www.eng.uq.edu.au and at
Government departments, community groups and major companies also offer scholarships, which are not advertised via
University websites. Students are encouraged to do their own search for these on the web, via newspapers, notice
boards and so on.
FACILITIES & SERVICES
ALCOHOL & SMOKING ON CAMPUS
Alcohol is only permitted on campus under the conditions laid down by the University administration. Students holding
functions within the School are required to apply for a permit to have alcohol on the premises. The application for a
permit is obtainable from the School Office and must be submitted to the Security Section. Once approved, the permit
must be available for immediate inspection by Security Officers at any time during the function.
Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings. There is no provision for the designation of smoking-permitted rooms
or areas in buildings controlled by the University.
AUTHORISED AND AFTER-HOURS ENTRY TO ROOMS – “SWIPE CARDS”
Entry to a number of the laboratories and classrooms located within the School is possible only with an encoded card
swiped through a reader at the door (hence “Swipe Card”). In addition, after hours access to some laboratories requires
a swipe card (i.e. outside of core hours 8.00am to 5.00pm, or at weekends). Students may apply to the School for a
swipe card, if required. Cards remain the property of the School. A refundable deposit applies to issue of the card.
Conditions apply to the use of the swipe card; noncompliance will lead to disciplinary action being taken.
In order to obtain a card, a student must –
1. Read and fully understand the information contained in the User Guide for Swipe Card, Laboratory & Computer
Usage (see www.eng.uq.edu.au > undergraduate study > Student guidelines )
2. Complete a User Acknowledgement Form and download a swipe card deposit form, both available from the
School Office or download (see above link). Take the deposit form and payment to the Student Centre, Level 1,
J D Story Building, where a receipt will be issued.
FACILITIES & SERVICES (Continued)
3. Hand completed User Acknowledgement Form and receipt to the School Office where the swipe card will be
issued. Your receipt will be retained by the office for refund purposes.
COMPUTER LABORATORIES AND CLASSROOMS
The computing facilities in laboratories are provided for use in academic work prescribed by the School. Improper use of
the facilities disadvantages others. It is also an offence under University Statute 4, and will be treated as such. Most
laboratories are secured, that is, entry may be gained only by use of a “swipe card” (as referred to above). One or more
laboratories may be under the control of a Laboratory Manager whose direction concerning the use of each laboratory
must be obeyed at all times.
Equipment must not be removed from rooms or laboratories except with the permission of the Laboratory Manager.
Furthermore, no property belonging to the University may be removed from its location without written authorisation from
the Head of School.
Food and/or drinks must not be taken into classrooms and laboratories.
All University of Queensland students receive limited free Internet access from home, an email account and enough disk
space for a small web site. Further information is available from the Information Technology Services website (see
Please ensure that the form for ‘under 18’ access is completed and submitted, if required.
CONSTRUCTION SITE VISITS
Some courses, for example CIVL4520, involve visits to construction sites. Before the visit, you will need to purchase
safety boots and a hard hat, as specified below:
Industrial safety boots (which must have steel toe-caps) to comply with AS2210 – Safety Footwear
Safety helmet to comply with AS1801 – Industrial Safety Helmets. (Bicycle helmets do not conform to this
standard and are not suitable.)
In addition, you must possess a Safety Induction Card before attending any site visit. A General Safety Induction
Program (for which a fee is charged) is arranged by Civil Engineering, usually in the first week of Second Year. Students
successfully completing the Site-Safe program are issued with a Safety Induction Card, which must be shown on
demand. Students who miss the program should make arrangements with SITE-SAFE (ph. 3369 3055) or equivalent to
take an alternative program prior to the site visits. A Safety Induction Card does not expire. Some students obtain a
card during a period of professional practice.
FIRE AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, AND FIRST AID
The EPSA Faculty and the School have developed procedures to be followed in the event of fire or other emergency.
These procedures are prominently displayed in each of the buildings concerned and in class rooms and laboratories
within those buildings and all occupants should make themselves familiar with these procedures and the operation of fire
fighting or emergency equipment. It is wise to note the location of fire exits; lifts must never be used. At all times, the
directions of the Fire Wardens who have been appointed to act in emergencies, must be followed. It is often the case
that the Fire Warden is also the First Aid Officer, to whom any accident or dangerous incident should be reported.
In case of an emergency (accident, fire or power failure), contact the University’s Security Section on 3365 3333 or ext.
53333. If it is not an emergency, the section can be contacted on phone: 3365 1234 or extension: 51234.
Most of the requirements mentioned above under Computer Laboratories and Classrooms apply also to practical
laboratories. In addition, students must wear approved footwear. Students wearing open-toed footwear will be
automatically excluded from the laboratory, and make-up classes may not be available. Industrial safety shoes (AS2210)
must be worn if you are undertaking project or thesis work in a laboratory.
Students are required to attend discipline-based safety induction sessions before permission for access to laboratories is
given. Students will be advised when relevant sessions are being held.
FACILITIES & SERVICES (Continued)
The contact details for each of the School’s Workplace Health and Safety Officers is provided below:
Chemical Engineering: Harry Penkeyman 3365 4151 Room 74-204
Marion Dunstan 3365 8592 Room 74-204
Civil Engineering: Paul Pezzopane 3346 9967 Room 48A-201
Mechanical; Materials Engineering Doug Malcolm 3346 8740 Room 45-102
Mining, Minerals Process Steve Fick 3365 3716 Room 44-253D
Workplace Health and Safety
The University of Queensland recognises its obligations to take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the health,
safety and welfare of its students and employees while they are at work. It also believes that students leaving the
University must take with them an attitude that accepts good health and safety procedures as normal.
Guidelines have been developed for the various laboratories within the School of Engineering, based on those of the
University’s Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Policy (see http://www.uq.edu.au/ohs/), and these should be carefully
read and understood.
Please refer to Laboratories above for list of WHS Officers in the School and their contact details.
LIBRARY: Dorothy Hill Physical Sciences and Engineering Library
This Library is one of the many branch libraries of The University of Queensland Library/Cybrary
(www.cybrary.uq.edu.au/) and contains materials relevant to the study of engineering, earth sciences, computer science,
physics, mathematics and chemistry. For information about the library, its facilities, opening times, etc., visit
www.library.uq.edu.au/pse/. The Library offers orientation tours, which start in O-Week and continue through the first
week of semester.
LOSS OR THEFT
Full details should be reported to the School Office immediately. Enquiries regarding lost property should be directed to
the University’s Security Section on phone: 3365 1129 or extension: 51129.
Certain School laboratories contain a laser printer for student use. All BE students have a printing quota of a set number
of pages established for them at the start of each semester. It is possible to increase the quota by purchasing additional
pages (at 11 cents per page, including GST) as follows:
1. Obtain from the School or Faculty Office a pre-printed Printer Credit Slip (Income Deposit Slip) or download same
from http://www.eng.uq.edu.au. Complete the slip and take it and payment to the Student Centre, Level 1, J D
Story Building, where a receipt will be issued.
2. Take the receipt to the EPSA Faculty Office where an administrative officer will immediately increase the printing
Engineers Australia – Queensland Division
A member of Engineers Australia (formerly IEAust) belongs to the largest and most respected representative body for
engineering in Australia - a position earned through its commitment to its high educational requirements, ongoing support
for the engineering team, continuing professional development and its service to members, industry and the community.
Colleges existing within Engineers Australia broadly cover all areas of engineering practice. You automatically become a
member of one of these Colleges when you join Engineers Australia.
Student Membership is Free.
Sign up for Membership online at www.engineersaustralia.org.au/students
Young Engineers Queensland
Engineers Australia values all of its members but realises that young engineering practitioners are not only the future of
Engineers Australia but also of our country. YEQ is a special interest group which focuses on the needs of all members
under the age of 30.
Membership Officer: Melissa Monteith
Phone: (07) 3832 3749 Fax: (07) 3832 2101
FACILITIES & SERVICES (Continued)
Young Engineers at the University of Queensland (YEUQ)
YEUQ is the student node of Engineers Australia at the University of Queensland. Their aim is to contribute to the
professional and personal development of engineering undergraduate students. They plan a number of events each
year, details of which are available on their website at www.engqld.org/group/yeuq. Do look out for their display on
market day during O-week.
A number of other professional organisations exist which are discipline specific. Many of these have young member
groups, and you might like to note the following examples: Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE); the Australian
Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM); the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists & Managers, Australia
SOCIAL CLUBS AND SOCIETIES WITHIN ENGINEERING
In addition to the professional bodies, membership of a number of social groups is possible within the UQ Union’s Clubs
and Societies framework. A full list is available at http://www.uqu.uq.edu.au/clubsandsocieties/documents/faculty.pdf
For your convenience, we have listed here a few that are linked to specific engineering disciplines:
• Civil Engineering Students Association (CESA)
• Chemical & Environmental Engineering Students Society (CHESS)
• Engineering Undergraduate Students (EUS)
• Mining & Metallurgy Association (MAMA)
• Mechanical Engineering Students Society (MESS)
• Skirts in Engineering
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Student Support Services (SSS) provides help and advice to students on a range of issues: study and exam skills,
financial assistance, services for disabilities, personal issues, tertiary learning skills, writing skills, transition to University
life, assistance with enrolments, careers counselling and development. They provide details of job vacancies and
vacation employment opportunities, and coordinate events such as graduate recruitment activities, employer
presentations, and workshops to assist you in writing resumes and job applications. Please visit their website
(www.sss.uq.edu.au/) for information on their services and upcoming events. We encourage you to seek assistance or
advice on any matters, study or personal, in the early stages of any issue arising.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The University of Queensland has implemented a Student Charter which sets out the expectations students can properly
hold as they receive their education and research training. The Charter also outlines what can be expected of students in
undertaking their studies to enhance the quality of their educational experience. The Charter is included in the
University’s Handbook of University Policies and Procedures, accessible on the internet (see www.uq.edu.au/hupp/).
Student Misconduct Policy
The School and the wider academic community in general take academic integrity and respect for other persons and
property very seriously. In particular the following behaviour is unacceptable:
• submission of plagiarised work, that is work that contains content copied from an unacknowledged source;
• submission of work without academic merit, that is work that adds little or nothing to material available from
reference sources such as textbooks, websites, etc., even where this is appropriately acknowledged.
• engaging in collusive behaviour, that is inappropriate working together with other students where individual work is
required, or working with people outside your team where team work is required;
• copying work done by other students;
• failing to adhere to the School’s regulations concerning behaviour in laboratories, in particular occupational health
Penalties for engaging in unacceptable behaviour can range from cash fines, reduction of marks or loss of grades in a
course, to expulsion from the University.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Continued)
The University acknowledges that you may disagree (have a grievance) with a decision made by a member of staff.
These may be of an academic or administrative nature, or related to your treatment as a person (e.g. harassment,
discrimination or bullying). myAdvisor provides information on the University policies and processes, and guidelines to
help you know whom to contact if you have a disagreement with the University.
Student Guide 2008
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Hawken Engineering Building
The University of Queensland
Brisbane Qld 4072
Telephone: +61 7 3365 4544
Facsimile: +61 7 3365 9770
2409 JAN08 CRICOS PROVIDER NUMBER 00025B
This handbook is not an ofﬁcial publication of The University of Queensland. Therefore, in the event of
any conﬂict between this guide and the ofﬁcial publications, the ofﬁcial publications take precedence.
The University’s Programs Database (on mySI-Net at www.sinet.uq.edu.au) contains all the necessary
details. You are also strongly advised to consult the ofﬁcial rules before completing any enrolment
procedures, and to seek help from an Academic Adviser or the Faculty Ofﬁce if in doubt.