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OP 10

Rank 78

Course information set

  • Enhance your engineering capabilities with skills in the sciences.
  • Explore real world problems from multiple scientific perspectives and learn the tools of the trade.
  • 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 any science major - biological sciences, physics, chemistry, earth science or environmental science.
QTAC course code419402
QUT course code SE80
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
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 084924E
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Combine valuable skills and knowledge with the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science degree. You will complete two degrees in five years full time.

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

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

The majors available in the Bachelor of Science include:

  • biological sciences
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • earth science
  • environmental science

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.

The Bachelor of Science will give you diverse perspectives to fuel your spirit of inquiry, as well as flexible study choices and the opportunity to prepare for non-traditional science careers. Your science studies have been carefully designed to give you the skills you need for success.

Why choose this course?

As an engineering graduate, 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 an engineering artefact using an advanced level of skill while developing your professional capability as an engineer. The course will help you to develop an awareness of the important social, environmental and economic impacts of your engineering decisions, and prepare you for practice as internationally recognised professional engineer.

The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and teaching staff in our exciting new learning environments. You will explore real world problems from multiple scientific perspectives and learn the tools of the trade. Your major will provide you with in-depth knowledge and expertise in a scientific discipline, preparing you for entry into the workforce or further study.

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 Science are skilled in many aspects of scientific study including: biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, environmental science and physics. Careers might include science writing, teaching, policy development, or commercialisation and management of biological products and processes.

Professional recognition

All graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia membership. Graduates from the Computer Systems and Software major can also become members of the Australian Computer Society. Science graduates may be eligible for a membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection.

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 Science

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in SE80, 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 $9,300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: 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 Science

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 (419402) 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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