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OP 10

Rank 78

Course information set

  • Develop the skills to become an engineer and an information technology professional, working in the development and application of consumer electronics, and computer and electrical systems.
  • 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.
  • Specialise in computer science or information systems, with the Information Technology course.
QTAC course code419512
QUT course code SE60
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 5 years full-time
Start month 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 084923F
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  • Bioengineer
  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Transport engineering specialist

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Combine valuable skills and knowledge with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology 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.

You can choose from computer science or information systems in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

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?

As an engineering graduate of this degree, you will be technically competent in the fundamentals of mathematics, science and engineering, with advanced knowledge in at least one specialist area of engineering. The course includes a design stream as well as a capstone project where you will design and build engineering artefact, using your knowledge and skills. Through the course, you will develop an awareness of the important social, environmental and economic impacts of your engineering decisions, and you will be prepared for practice as internationally recognised professional engineers.

As an information technology graduate of this degree, you will be equipped to build and apply creative, innovative IT solutions across diverse industries. A hands-on, real-world based curriculum gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas within the two strands of this degree, and gain deep understanding within your chosen area of study from either information systems or computer science. You learn to harness your creativity and people skills to maximise the impact of your technical know-how in the IT marketplace. It positions you for a challenging and rewarding career within the global economy.

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.

Many graduates find employment in areas such as communications, railways, electricity supply, hospitals, transport and in organisations that are using electronics, electronic systems, computers and microprocessors to monitor, control, communicate and optimise processes and production, in areas such as mining and aerospace.

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 QUT graduates more career opportunities overseas.

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology component meet the academic requirements for provisional membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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 Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in SE60, 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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 10

Rank 78

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 and 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 $9,400 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.

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Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology

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 (419512) 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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