2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751665

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is designed for people who intend to work as a professional engineer or administrator within an engineering environment. The engineering component provides students with the professional skills required of industry practitioners, while the journalism component provides presentation and communication skills. Students will be able to present often complex material to clients in a range of formats, including: print, online or broadcast. Alternatively, students may decide to pursue a career in journalism, working either for a specialist engineering or science-based publication, or a general news outlet.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply the skills required to function effectively as part of a team;
  2. Independently research and produce disciplinary responses;
  3. Effectively communicate with a range of audiences;
  4. Apply culturally informed principles to disciplinary work;
  5. Apply ethical principles to disciplinary work.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students must complete a minimum of 264 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:

  1. 84cp of core Bachelor of Journalism subjects;
  2. 6cp of Journalism and/or Creative electives as outlined in the Bachelor of Journalism Undergraduate Course Handbook page;
  3. 174cp of Engineering subjects taken from the following:
    1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Core Subjects
    2. Plus the subjects leading to one of the Engineering degrees:
  4. Where necessary, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 264;
  5. A minimum of 12 weeks of approved professional engineering experience during the course*;
  6. No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.

Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant School concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.

* A part-time candidate in approved full-time engineering employment may be exempted from up to three specified subjects in accordance with the provisions of the Professional Options subjects, thereby enabling the joint course to be completed in a shorter time.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au or eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 1 November, 2016