Faculty Transitional Arrangements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UNSW is closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 and is supporting any affected students and staff based on information from the federal Department of Health and NSW Health.You can see UNSW's official response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and answers to frequently asked questions here

Engineering Programs with a T2 2020 intake

Many of Engineering’s UG and PG degrees were already open for a T2 start, and a number of others that do not normally have a T2 intake have now been opened for T2 2020 entry as a one off. A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

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Thesis Arrangements

Depending on your thesis requirements, it may be possible to continue your thesis enrolment via distance study. If you wish to see if this is possible for you please discuss this with your supervisor, and if it is agreed that this will be suitable, complete the Thesis study via Distance form.

Honours Calculations, Internal Program Transfers and Articulation

In light of the adoption of SY grades in many courses this term, the Faculty has adopted the policies for Honours Calculation, Internal Program Transfer and Articulation for Term 2 and 3. This decision has been made understanding that students were aiming to improve their WAM this term.

Honours Calculation

WAMs will be calculated using the existing practice of ignoring SY grades, advanced standing, exchange & cross-institutional study results.

However, if you have completed a Level 4 course or higher (core or elective) in Term 1 we will calculate an Alternative Honours WAM for you in which thesis will be calculated twice the normal weight. Whichever WAM is higher (the standard WAM calculation or the Alternative WAM calculation) will be used to determine a student’s class of Honours.

The Faculty will continue to look at cases that fall a point below the respective Honours thresholds for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Internal Program Transfers (IPT)

Internal Program Transfers will be assessed against a threshold 5 marks lower than the currently published requirements.*

Where a minimum mark in a MATH course is required for UG program transfer, a SY grade will be accepted as sufficient for that requirement.

 

*This excludes 3764 Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Commerce and 3635 Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Architecture 

Articulation

Articulation request will be assessed against a threshold 5 marks lower than the currently published requirements.

Students who have only SY grades and meet all other requirements will have their application for articulation or IPT assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students with two or more SY grades and only one or two graded courses, who do not meet the WAM requirements will also have their application for articulation assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Industrial Training

If you require advice or are unable to complete your Industrial Training placement, due to the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please email the Eng Industrial Training Team at eng.wil@unsw.edu.au.

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Information on applying for approval for future placements

Overseas placements: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has increased its travel advice to Level Four (Do Not Travel Overseas), which is the highest advice level. Consequently, the University is not approving any future overseas WIL Placements, including Industrial Training, for the time being. We appreciate that this news will be very disappointing and frustrating for you. We are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption. If you were intending to apply for an overseas placement to start in the next 6 months please contact the Industrial Training office (eng.wil@unsw.edu.au) for further advice on what other options are available for you.

Domestic placements: UNSW is closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 and is following the advice from the Department of Health and NSW Health, which are both updating information regularly. The circumstances continue to change, and the University will continue to prioritise the wellbeing of students. Currently, we will continue to assess paid placements with onsite or at home work arrangements, and unpaid onsite placements, where the placement meets all requirements including health and safety and insurance. This assessment is only tentative, as we are currently unable to approve any placements due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Students are advised to check in with the Industrial Training office just prior to their start date for an update.

As IT is a mandatory requirement for completion of many of our Engineering programs we are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption.

Information on current domestic IT placements

The following addresses some frequently asked questions for Faculty of Engineering Industrial Training students:

 1. Should I continue to attend my WIL placement? 

Yes, if you can still attend your host organisation’s workplace, undertake your agreed placement activities, and receive appropriate supervision. However, you must comply with any Government directives, including advice from their Department of Health

2. Should I work from home if my host organisation asks me to?

  1. If you are a paid employee of the host organisation and the host organisation has confirmed you will be covered by their insurance then you must gain written confirmation from your Supervisor/Employer that they have the appropriate insurance coverage, and send the written confirmation to eng.wil@unsw.edu.au
  2. If you are unpaid and/or not an employee of your host organisation then working from home will not be appropriate. You should contact eng.wil@unsw.edu.au for advice on your options.

3. What if I am unable to continue my WIL placement?


If you are unable to continue your WIL placement, the days you have completed already will count towards the 60 days requirement; Contact the Faculty of Engineering Industrial Training office (eng.wil@unsw.edu.au), and include the following information:

    • How many days you have already completed and how many days left uncompleted for your placement.
    • If you have completed an Employer Evaluation form, send it along with your confirmation of the days worked from your employer.


4. What if I am due to graduate this year and I am worried that I will be unable to complete the required 60 days of Industrial Training?


Please email eng.wil@unsw.edu.  The Faculty of Engineering Industrial Training team will contact you and work through your options.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Engineering WIL team (eng.wil@unsw.edu.au), the UNSW COVID-19 helpline (+ 61 2 9385 8500), or visit the UNSW Coronavirus Website (https://www.covid-19.unsw.edu.au).

Information on current overseas IT placements

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has increased its travel advice to Level Four (Do Not Travel Overseas), which is the highest advice level. DFAT has also advised that Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who wish to return home should do so as soon as possible.

Consequently, the University is cancelling its approval of all overseas WIL Placements, including Industrial Training, currently underway or scheduled to occur during Term One 2020. We appreciate that this news will be very disappointing and frustrating for you.

UNSW Faculty of Engineering would like to assure you that the days you have already worked will be assessed and counted towards your requirements to ensure you are not unfairly disadvantaged by the change in circumstances.

You will already have been sent an email with further information on what you should do next. Please read this email and then reply to the Industrial Training office (eng.wil@unsw.edu.au) for advice specific to your situation on how you might meet your remaining IT requirements. We are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption.

 If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Engineering WIL team (eng.wil@unsw.edu.au), the UNSW COVID-19 helpline (+ 61 2 9385 8500), or visit the UNSW Coronavirus Website (https://www.covid-19.unsw.edu.au).

School Arrangements
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering will not be offering any additional courses in T2, T3 or Summer, and there will be no changes to their course offerings or our enrolment capacities, as they have taken measures to accommodate most of their COVID-19 affected students this term. Any Biomedical students who require additional support should contact their program convenor for assistance and advice.

 

Substitutions

Students affected by COVID-19 who were unable to complete BIOM9410 in T1 can substitute this by:

  • PHAR9104 Regulatory Affairs, offered in T3 by SOMS - it is recommended that students complete this course.

Alternatively students can substitute BIOM9410 with:

  • Any BIOM9xxx course

T2 2020 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has scheduled additional offerings as follows:

Course Code

Course Name

Additional Offerings for 2020

ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers Summer
CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelling Summer
CVEN3303 Steel Structures Summer
CVEN3701 Environmental Frameworks, Law and Economics  Summer
CVEN4050 Thesis A T2
CVEN4051 Thesis B T3
CVEN9050 Masters Practice Project A T2
CVEN9051 Masters Practice Project B T3

 Note: CVEN3501 and CVEN3203 will no longer be offered in T3, 2020.

 

T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Chemical Engineering

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

The School of Chemical Engineering will run several courses an additional time:

Course Code

Course Name

Additional Offerings for 2020

CEIC2000 Material and Energy Systems T2
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics T3
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer U1
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis T3
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design T3
FOOD3010 Food Preservation T2
FOOD3020 Food Science and Technology Laboratory  T3
FOOD8010 Food Preservation T2
FOOD8020 Food Science and Technology Laboratory T3

Enrolment in CEIC and FOOD courses is limited to only students directly impacted by the Coronavirus. Depending on capacity, students who have failed the T1 2020 offering of these courses may also be permitted to enrol. Please direct all enrolment requests to Engineering Student Support Services

 

Substitutions & pre-requisites waivers

Category

Course Name

Criteria

Subsitution CEIC8105 CEIC8105 is a core ADK in CEICJS8338 and only runs in T1 2020. Students who are unable to enrol in this in T1 2020, and who would otherwise graduate in 2020 can substitute MATS6109 Polymer Materials Science (which runs in T2) for it.
Requisite waiver CEIC2005 CEIC2000 is a pre-requisite for CEIC2005 and in T2 2020 only this will change to a co-requisite for COVID-19 affected students. Please submit a requisite waiver form for enrolment.

 

T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Computer Science Engineering

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

For T1, CSE is offering 5 courses to students caught by the travel ban:

COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science

COMP9021 Principles of Programming

COMP9024 Data Structures & Algorithms

COMP9315 Database Systems Implementation

COMP9318 Data Warehousing & Data Mining

The above courses have a web-stream and no tutorial or laboratory classes, which makes them feasible to deliver as online. The weekly on-campus "help" (consultation) sessions and the consultation provided by lecturers will also be available in a virtual manner.

 

Additional Offerings in T2 and T3:

Course Code

Course Name

Additional Offerings for 2020

COMP3231 Operating Systems T2
COMP9201 Operating Systems T2

 

 T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

In this Term 1, the School has 2 courses available for online delivery:

ELEC9731 (Linear and Robust Control Systems). This course will allow all assessments to be completed off-campus.

ELEC9762 (Space Mission Development). This course will allow all assessments to be completed off-campus, except the final exam (after week 10).

Students in the BE program may take one of the above-mentioned courses as a substitute for an L4 elective subject to approval by the School.

 

Additional courses to be offered in Terms 2, 3 and Summer:

Course Code

Course Name

Additional offerings for 2020

GENE0050 Space Mining T2 and T3
GSOE9510 Ethics and Leadership in Engineering Summer
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics Summer
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design T2
ELEC4602 Microelectronic Design and Technologu T3
TELE3113 Analogue and digital communication T2

 

There is a possibility that one or two postgraduate Special Topics courses will be run in T2 or T3 2020, depending on the needs of students. This will be determined later in the year.

 

Substitutions & pre-requisites waivers

EE&T will relax pre-requisites for two courses, as a once-off to allow students to progress and take on full time loads, as follows:

ELEC2141 will be relaxed as a pre-requisite for DESN2000 (affected students advised to study both ELEC2141 and DESN2000 together in T2 2020)

ELEC3115 will be relaxed as a pre-requisite for ELEC3105

The school has publicly accessible lecture recordings that affected students can view to help ensure their success – please contact the School for further details.

 

T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering will run several courses an additional time this year:

Course Code

Course Name

Additional Offerings for 2020

AERO3660 Aerospace Propulsion T3
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics Summer
MTRN3020 Modelling and Control of Mechatronic Systems T2**

 **This course is offered in T2, 2020 strictly only to students who could not attempt the course in T1, 2020 due to COVID-19 (corona virus) travel ban and are currently overseas

 

Substitutions & pre-requisites waivers

Course

Change

Criteria

MTRN4230

MTRN3020, now offered in T2, can be taken as a co-requisite

  • This applies to students who are expected to complete their degree prior to T1 2021, or by the end of T1 2021 only
  • You may submit a Requisite Waiver if you meet this criteria and we will assess your request

MECH3110

Not offered again in 2020

  • For students finishing in T1 2021, you can complete MECH3110 in T1 2021
  • For students finishing prior to T1 2021, you will be eligible for a course substitution. You may submit a Course Substitution request and we will assess your request

MECH4100

MECH3110 pre-requisite will be waived

  • This applies to students who are expected to complete their degree prior to, or by the end of T1 2021 only
  • You may submit a Requisite Waiver if you meet this criteria and we will assess your request

MTRN4010

Not offered again in 2020

  • Please submit a Course Substitution request if you are expected to complete your degree in 2020 and we will assess your request

MANF4100

MANF3100 can be taken as co-requisite in T1 2021

  • Student can take both courses concurrently in T1 2021
  • Please submit a Requisite Waiver request when class registration for 2021 opens and we will assess your request

MANF4430

Not offered again in 2020

  • This applies to students who are expected to complete their degree by the end of T3 2020 only
  • You will be eligible for a course substitution. You may submit a Course Substitution request and we will assess your request

 

T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Minerals and Energy Resources

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

The School of Minerals and Energy Resources will not be offering any additional courses in T2, T3 or Summer, and there will be no changes to their course offerings or our enrolment capacities, as they have taken measures to accommodate most of their COVID-19 affected students this term. Any Petroleum or Mining students who require additional support should contact their program authority for assistance and advice.

 

T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

 

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Rescheduled/Additional course offerings

The School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering will not be offering any additional courses in T2, T3 or summer. Any Photovoltaics or Renewable Energy students who require additional support should contact their program authority for assistance and advice.

 

Substitutions & pre-requisites waivers

SOLAH students requiring ELEC4122, and who would otherwise graduate in 2020, can substitute this with CEIC4000. Students who will still be studying in T1 2021 will need to complete ELEC4122

 

T2 enrolment sequences for new students

A list of all T2 programs taking applications for T2 2020 is available here: https://www.unsw.edu.au/programs-term-2-2020 and enrolment sequences for T2 entry students are available in the specific degree pages for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Further Information

I wish to use the approved requisite waiver, what should I do?

You should submit the Requisite Waiver webform, you can enrol in this course once you have been notified that special permission has been granted to you.

 

I wish to use the course substitution, what should I do?

You do not need to do anything, you can enrol in the approved course substitution when you meet the criteria (if applicable). You can submit the Course Substitution webform if you are unsure about this.

 

I cannot progress in my program/ graduate on time as the additional course offering/ requisite waiver/ course substitution I need is not listed, what should I do?

You can contact us if you need additional support to plan your studies

 

 

Updated Grading Basis for T1 2020 Courses
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After considerable deliberations, consultations and advice from students and staff, the Dean of Engineering has decided that, due to the significant disruption for many of you and your fellow students, the Faculty will adopt an ungraded system for this term, with some exceptions. All UG and PG Engineering courses, other than Thesis courses, and the courses listed below, have had their grading basis changed to an ungraded pass or fail. Where students fail a course, this fail will not appear on their academic transcript.
 
 

Course Code

School

Description

BIOM9020 GBIOM Masters Project (Half Time)
BIOM9020 GBIOM Masters Project (Half Time)
BIOM9021 GBIOM Masters Project (Half Time)
BIOM9021 GBIOM Masters Project (Half Time)
BIOM9914 GBIOM Masters Project
BIOM9914 GBIOM Masters Project
CEIC4001 CEIC Process Design Project
COMP3900 COMPSC Computer Science Project
COMP3901 COMPSC Special Project A
COMP3902 COMPSC Special Project B
COMP4601 COMPSC Design Project B
COMP6324 COMPSC IoT Services Engineering
COMP6324 COMPSC IoT Services Engineering
COMP9301 COMPSC Cyber Security Project
COMP9301 COMPSC Cyber Security Project
COMP9302 COMPSC Cyber Security Project B
COMP9302 COMPSC Cyber Security Project B
COMP9596 COMPSC Research Project
COMP9900 COMPSC Info Tech Project
COMP9945 COMPSC Research Project
COMP9991 COMPSC Research Project A
CVEN4002 CVEN Design Practice A
CVEN4503 CVEN Groundwater Investigation
CVEN4503 CVEN Groundwater Investigation
CVEN9000 CVEN CivilEngPractice
CVEN9050 CVEN Masters Practice Project A
CVEN9451 CVEN Masters Project A
CVEN9452 CVEN Masters Project B
CVEN9453 CVEN Masters Project C
CVEN9950 CVEN Extension Masters Thesis
ELEC9120 ELEC ME Project A
ELEC9451 ELEC Masters Project A
ELEC9452 ELEC Masters Project B
ELEC9453 ELEC Masters Project C
ELEC9768 ELEC Sat Project A
ELEC9769 ELEC Sat Project B
ELEC9771 ELEC Project Report A
ELEC9772 ELEC Project Report B
ENGG1000 ENG Engineering Design
ENGG1100 ENG Grand Challenges for Eng
ENGG1200 ENG Undergraduate Special Projects
ENGG2600 ENG Engineering Vertically Integrated Project
ENGG3600 ENG Engineering Vertically Integrated Project
ENGG4600 ENG Engineering Vertically Integrated Project
FOOD3020 CEIC FS&T Laboratory
FOOD8020 CEIC FS&T Laboratory
GMAT3150 CVEN Surveying Field Projects
GSOE0006 ENG Project 6 UOC
GSOE0012 ENG Project 12 UOC
GSOE0024 CEIC Project 24 Units of Credit
GSOE9010 ENG Eng PG Coursework Res Skills
GSOE9011 ENG Eng PGCW Research Skills
MINE4250 MERE Hardrock Feasibility Project
MINE4450 MERE Mining Research Project II
MINE5010 MERE Fundamentals of Rock Behaviour
MINE5020 MERE Geotechnical assessment
MINE8101 MERE Fundamentals of Mining Eng
MINE8120 MERE Hazard ID, Risk and Safety Mgt
MINE8130 MERE Technology Management
MINE8440 MERE Mining Industry Research Proj
MINE8760 MERE Mine Geol & Geophysics
MINE8780 MERE Env Mgt for the Mining Ind
MINE8790 MERE Advanced Mineral Economics
MINE8820 MERE Mineral Processing
MMAN4410 MECH Finite Element Methods
MMAN4410 MECH Finite Element Methods
MMAN9001 MECH MEngSc Project A
MMAN9002 MECH MEngSc Project B
PTRL9451 MERE Masters Project A
PTRL9452 MERE Masters Project B
PTRL9453 MERE Masters Project C
SENG2021 COMPSC Reqts & Design Workshop
SENG3011 COMPSC Software Eng Workshop 3
SOLA9451 PHOTOENG Masters Project A
SOLA9452 PHOTOENG Masters Project B
SOLA9453 PHOTOENG Masters Project C
Term 3 – Face to Face course offerings

Where we can, Engineering has provided an online option to our courses. However the courses listed do have a compulsory in-person element and can therefore not be studied online.

 If you have issues with selecting your courses, please contact the Student Client Services team for further assistance.

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Biomedical Engineering

BIOM9640

Computer Science and Engineering

All courses can be taken online

Chemical Engineering

CEIC2007

FOOD2320

FOOD3020

FOOD8020

FOOD8320

FOOD9100

FOOD9102

Civil Engineering

CVEN4701

CVEN9531

GMAT2120

GMAT3500

GMAT4150

Electrical Engineering

ELEC4123

ELEC3117

ELEC9719

Engineering

GSOE9010 – students can enrol in GSOE9011 instead

Mechanical Engineering

All courses can be taken online

Mineral Energy and Resources Engineering

MINE2810

MINE8710 – pending field trip

PTRL4024

PTRL5024

PTRL5119

Photovoltaic and Renewable Engineering

All courses can be taken online