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OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

  • Get a head start on advancing your career by combining valuable broad business skills with an engineering specialty.
  • Complete 2 degrees in 5 years full-time.
  • Choose from any engineering major - civil, computer and software systems, electrical, electrical and aerospace, mechatronics, mechanical, medical or process engineering.
  • QUT's engineering degree includes honours-level content integrated throughout the course.
  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
QTAC course code419532
QUT course code IX59
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 5 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 084925D
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Aerospace Avionics Engineer
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Bioengineer
  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Commercial Banking Professional
  • Copywriter
  • Economist
  • Electrical and Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Commerce Developer
  • Engineer
  • Engineering manager
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Medical Engineer
  • Public relations manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Software Engineer
  • Transport engineering specialist

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Combine valuable broad business skills with specific engineering knowledge with the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. You will complete two degrees in five years full-time.

The majors available in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) include:

  • civil
  • computer and software systems
  • electrical
  • electrical and aerospace
  • mechatronics
  • mechanical
  • medical
  • process.

The majors available in the Bachelor of Business include:

  • accountancy
  • advertising
  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing
  • public relations.

Our engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years.

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Why choose this course?

The engineering component of the degree equips graduates with the ability to design and maintain cutting-edge products or infrastructure. You will be exposed to challenging, hands-on experience through laboratories and design projects, enabling you to make an immediate contribution to the industry.

Your additional business degree can help accelerate your career advancement. You will gain valuable skills in management, accounting, international business or marketing, depending on your choice of major, and gain a broad base of commercial knowledge.

Career outcomes

This double degree offers you a wide range of career opportunities.

Graduates can work as professional engineers in a variety of discipline areas. Depending on your area of engineering specialisation, you could work with construction companies, environmental specialists, computer manufacturers, communications and digital signal processing products manufacturers, cable and network equipment manufacturers, defence agencies, electricity utilities, mining industry, telecommunications companies, automated systems and robotics, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, or power generation and supply industry.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business are skilled in many aspects of business including accountancy, advertising, banking and finance, economics, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations.

Professional recognition

All graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia (EA) membership. EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving our graduates more career opportunities overseas.

Graduates from the Computer Systems and Software major can also become members of the Australian Computer Society.

Work integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

 To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in IX59, students are required to complete 288 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First year: Four (4) core units 48cp + two (2) discipline foundation units 24cp + two (2) option units 24cp (96 credit points)
  • Major: One (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) honours-level units 96cp (192 credit points)

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x advanced major units 60cp

To complete the Bachelor of Business students will complete 192 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • eight Business School core units (96 credit points) *
  • eight major core units (96 credit points)

*Accounting major students complete six business core units and 10 accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.

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Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: Chemistry, Maths C, Physics

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019: CSP $10,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $10,200 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (419532) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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