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  • Get a head start on advancing your career by combining valuable broad business skills with an engineering specialty.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 5 years full-time.
  • Choose between a major in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • 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 IX28
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 5 years full-time
Start month 2014 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code061649J
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Economist
  • Electrical and Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Commerce Developer
  • Exchange Student
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Investment Manager
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Risk Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Stockbroker
  • Web Designer


Students combine engineering knowledge in civil, electrical or mechanical with a business course majoring in accountancy, advertising, finance, economics, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Why choose this course?

QUT’s strong industry links, real-world lecturers and emphasis on practical experience ensure you will be work ready upon graduation. The engineering component of the degree equips graduates with the ability to design and maintain cutting-edge products or infrastructure, and you will be exposed to challenging, hands-on practical experience through laboratories and design projects, enabling you to make an immediate contribution to the industry and opening up a wide range of careers.

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.

Understanding the business component of engineering is highly attractive to employers. A double degree incorporating business gives you a broader knowledge and skill base, equipping you with the ability to apply yourself to work challenges from a different perspective.

Career outcomes

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

The electrical engineering degree will lead you to potential careers in the power industry, robotics, manufacturing, mining and bio-engineering. Career opportunities are also found in the telecommunications industry, mining and transport sector, computer industry and transmission industries. As an electrical engineering graduate you will find employment in service industries, large industrial groups and small innovative private specialist firms.

Mechanical engineering graduates will find employment in a variety of roles such as a consultant, project manager or technical adviser in a wide range of industries including manufacturing.

Civil engineering graduates can work as a consulting engineer, project manager, structural engineer or transport engineer. You may also have the opportunity to establish your own consulting engineering practice.

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA). EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates from accredited member courses to work in various countries across the world. Depending on your choice of business major you may also be eligible for membership of a number of professional bodies.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Electrical or Mechanical)

Course Design

Students are required to complete 480 credit points comprised of 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business program. Students supplement the engineering component of this program with the 96 credit point Business School Core units in the Bachelor of Business program together with a 96 credit point major in one of the following:

  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 8

Rank 84

Subject pre-requisites

  • Maths B
  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors also requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

IELTS test

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $12,900 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Electrical or Mechanical)

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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