Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries) (BTech(DefIndus))

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The Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries) is designed to meet future workforce needs in defence industries. The program is designed to develop key skills and knowledge across multiple disciplines to deliver a unique set of attributes sought after by defence industries. This program builds a sound foundation of engineering science and develops skills to identify, analyse and solve complex problems. The education experience is broadened with modules in human factors, logistics, society and sustainability. The program strongly promotes workplace readiness alongside formal learning with the inclusion of two internship placements.

The Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries) is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.


Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries)

There shall be a Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses to a maximum of 24 units
  2. Level II courses to a maximum of 21 units
  3. Level III courses to the value of at least 27 units
  4. Core courses to the value of 57 units
  5. Elective courses to a maximum of 9 units, including Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units
  6. Internships comprising 3 units at Level II and 12 or 6 units at Level III
Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries)


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COLL 2001 Sustainability 3
COLL 3001 Society 3
ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice 3
ENG 3305 Human Factors for Decision Making 3
ENG 4010 Defence Leadership 3
MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM 3
MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice 3
PROJMGNT 1001 Foundations of Project Management 3
STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I 3
TECH 1003 Engineering Technology and Digital Design 3
TECH 1004 Artificial Intelligence Technologies 3
TECH 1005 Cyber Security 3
TECH 1006 Engineering Mechanics Technology 3
TECH 2001 Electrical Principles 3
TECH 2002 Materials 3
TECH 2003 Mechatronics 3
TECH 2004 Industry 4.0 3
TECH 3001 Defence Procurement and Logistics 3

Courses to the value of up to 3 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
TECH 1007 Defence Industry and Security 3


Elective (3 unit)


Work Based Training

Students must complete work placements to the value of 15 units:
3 units at Level 2, and
12 units at Level 3 (either as a 12 unit placement or as a 6 unit placement with 6 units of electives at level 3)

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
TECH 2100 Internship 3
Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
TECH 3200 Internship 12


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
TECH 3100 Internship 6


Electives ( to the value 6 units)