Where does VIP fit within my degree?

VIP courses can count towards varying elective requirements dependent on the degree you’re enrolled in.

Students WAM and Academic Performance will be taken into consideration when applying for a VIP project.

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering students can generally count VIP towards discipline or breadth electives. However, students who use core courses as first year electives may be able to use their additional electives to enrol in VIP courses. 

Please ensure that you have enough elective space in your program to participate. If you are unsure, contact your undergraduate coordinator.

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If unsure of remaining program requirements, please contact ENG SSS for guidance.

The VIP courses are not listed in the 2020 Handbook for each stream, however, are listed from 2021 onwards.

First Year Electives and VIP

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Biomedical

N/A

Cannot be taken for the ME component, and can be taken for the BE component as listed per the specialisations above.

If unsure of remaining program requirements, please contact ENG SSS for guidance.

NOTE: The VIP courses are not listed in the 2020 Handbook for each stream, however, are listed from 2021 onwards.

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Chemical Engineering Practice Elective Cannot fit within program requirements.

Chemical Product Engineering

Practice Elective

Cannot fit within program requirements.

Bachelor of Food Science

 

Food Science and Technology

Discipline Elective

N/A

Food Science and Nutrition

Discipline Elective

N/A

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete a VIP course as an engineering elective to satisfy the minimum UOC for the degree.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree column. 

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Civil Engineering

Practice Elective

Practice Elective

Environmental Engineering

Practice Elective

Practice Elective

Surveying Engineering

Practice Elective

Practice Elective

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil W/ Architecture)

Cannot fit within program requirements.

N/A

 

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Bioinformatics Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Computer Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Software Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Bachelor of Computer Science

Bachelor of Computer Science

Computing Elective

Computing Elective

 

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Electrical Engineering

Breadth Elective

Breadth Elective

Quantum Engineering

Breadth Elective

Breadth Elective

Telecommunication

Breadth Elective

Breadth Elective

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) / Master of Engineering (Electrical)

N/A

Breadth Elective

 

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Aerospace Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Mechanical Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Mechatronic Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Mining Engineering

Breadth Elective

Cannot fit within program requirements.

Petroleum Engineering

Discipline Elective

Cannot fit within program requirements.

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Bachelor of Engineering

3767/3762/3761: In some Engineering and Science dual degrees, students can complete both program requirements in less than 240 UOC. When this happens, students may complete VIP to satisfy the minimum UOC for the award.

3773: Students may count VIP as per the double degree table to the left and/or towards their Free Elective requirements.

3785: Students have the option of taking VIP towards the Engineering and/or Computer Science component of their degree as per the double degree table on the left.

Practice Electives: This elective type has been added to a few 3707 Streams. Please refer to the page below for further information.

Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

Breadth Elective

Cannot fit within program requirements.

Renewable Energy Engineering

Discipline Elective

Discipline Elective

 

Discipline

Single Degree

Note / Exceptions

Master of Engineering

VIP cannot be taken at all

N/A

Master of Information Technology

 

VIP cannot be taken at all

This includes students in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and Graduate Certificate of Computing.

Master of Engineering Science

Students are only approved to take ENGG4600, subject to meeting prerequisite requirements and approval from the PG Coordinator for your nominated specialisation.

This includes students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science.

NOTE: Should you require further information on remaining program requirements, please contact ENG SSS to request a progression check to confirm whether VIP will fit within program requirements.

Faculty of Medicine

Medicine Students who are in 3rd or 4th year can apply to join a VIP team. These courses will satisfy General Education Electives or Independent Learning Project (ILP) requirements (ILP only for 4th Years). Please consult with your Program Authority to discuss where this course fits within program requirements.

Discipline

Single Degree

Double Degree

Note / Exceptions

Medicine (3805)

General Education

N/A

Medical Students: Only students who are in 3rd or 4th year (Independent Learning Project only for 4th years) in 2021 can apply for a VIP team. Medical students will enrol in VIP as General Education Electives   

Medicine / Arts (3856)

N/A

Independent Learning Project

Other Faculties

Non-engineering students are welcome to apply to join a VIP team (ENGG2600, 3600, 4600) subject to program requirements and program authority approval. These courses will generally satisfy General Education (GE) requirements.

All other non-engineering students from second year onwards are welcome to apply for a project in The ChallENG Program as General Education Electives. 

International Students

If you are an international student you can only join a VIP team if the course doesn't affect the timeframe of your COE.