Flexible Engineering

Explore the broad range of Engineering specialisations

Electrical Engineering students

What is Flexible Engineering?

With so many exciting and innovative areas of engineering to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which area of engineering is right for you and your career aspirations. Our Flexible First Year is offered with the UNSW Bachelor of Engineering which offers over 19 specialisations. The Flexible First Year gives you the opportunity to explore the broad range of engineering specialisations on offer at UNSW before settling on a discipline that is right for you.

Why study this study area?

If you’re certain you want to be an engineer but aren’t sure which direction to take, this study area will let you explore a range of engineering specialisations so you can see what you enjoy and what you’re good at. It allows you to explore a number of areas before deciding upon your final specialisation.

Flexible First Year students enrol in five core subjects. You’re then encouraged to select electives from the options listed, focusing on those required in the degree you’re considering for your degree. After completing the Flexible First Year, you can transfer into the engineering degree of your choice.

Why choose UNSW?

As the top ranked Engineering faculty in Australia, UNSW is the best place to launch your Engineering career. With a wide range of student projects, an award winning ChallEng program that connects you with academics and industry mentors as part of your learning and a continued focus on hands-on learning, your education will ensure you hit the ground running when you graduate.

What about careers?

As long as you choose your first-year electives carefully, you should complete your degree in the same time as those who chose that path from year one. You will also graduate fully qualified and with the exact same knowledge in your area of choice. From your second year you can specialise in a particular field of engineering, which opens up a huge range of career options.

What are my study options?