The BTech degree involves 30 courses totalling 480 points. All courses are worth 15 points except for the final year project, which covers two semesters and is worth 45 points. 30 points are from General Education courses, while in most specialisations up to 15 points may also be taken in an elective of your choice. This is advantageous for students who transfer into the programme after Part 1, as they may not have taken all the required courses but will be able to count one 'out of Faculty' course towards their specialisation. However where the elective is not specified, it is recommended to take a science course or one that is complementary to your specialisation.
Students are selected as per the entry requirements outlined below. The first year provides a strong foundation in core science subjects and those subjects relevant your specialisation.
Students will progress to Part 2 if they pass all Part 1 courses and/or achieve a GPA of 5. Entry to Part 2 is also guaranteed for those students who hold an Entrance Scholarship or have shown evidence of exceptional school performance and maintain a GPA of 4 in Part 1. The specialisations Biotechnology, MPIT and Optoelectronics build on first year skills with core courses that are more advanced, while Information Technology provides a range of elective papers to choose from, allowing you to guide the direction of your specialisation.
Progression is by permission of the BTech Board of Studies but should be automatic if you pass all Part 2 courses. Part 3 includes a mix of advanced core courses in your specialised technology as well as a choice of elective papers.
Progression is by permission of the BTech Board of Studies but should be automatic if you pass all Part 3 courses. You will undertake a research project over the course of the year, which will involve preliminary research and planning in semester one, followed by the completion of your project in semester two. As well as this you will have several key papers to complete your specialisation.
Students may be awarded Honours if their GPA is 4 or above and they meet all other requirements for the degree. Classes of Honours are awarded with a split of 40:60 between third and fourth year grades. Students are notified of their class when they are made eligible to graduate.
- First Class Honours – GPA 7 – 9
- Second Class 1st Division – GPA 5.5 - 6.99
- Second Class 2nd Division – GPA 4 - 5.49
Note: You must pass all of one part before progressing to the next, however in some cases where a course is failed or missed, exceptions can be made. Please speak to the coordinator if you are concerned about your progression in the degree.