First Year Engineering Electives List

First year electives allow you to take level 1 courses that are otherwise not core for your chosen specialisation. In some specialisations you may have recommended courses as your L1 electives, however you may choose any of the below subjects.

If one of your core courses is on the L1 elective list you can double count this and choose an extra discipline elective later in your program.

  • First year electives can be taken at any time in your program. Some courses may have pre-requisites, co-requisites or exclusions, please check carefully.
  • The chemistry courses are sequenced: CHEM1811 1821 or CHEM1011 1021 or CHEM1031 1041.
  • Students can only count one of either COMP1521 or COMP1531 as a first year elective.
  • For more details about individual programs (like whether your school suggests certain electives), see the relevant entry in the  Online Handbook.
  • All courses are 6 units of credit (UOC)

Contact The Nucleus if you want help clarifying your choice of courses. If you are enrolling into 2nd year and later, please contact your school office if you require assistance with your enrolment.

Click on the course below to view the current handbook description and click on the [ T ] to view the current timetable.

Course Code 

Timetable 

Course Title 

Streams including as Core Subject 

Recommended 

BABS1201 

[ T ] 

Molecules Cells and Genes 

Bioinformatics Engineering 

 

BIOM1010 

[ T ] 

Engineering in Medicine and Biology 

 

All Biomedical Engineering dual combinations 

BIOS1301 

[ T ] 

Ecology, Sustainability and Environmental Science 

Environmental Engineering 

 

CEIC1000 

[ T ] 

Sustainable Product Engineering and Design 

 

Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry 

CHEM1011 

[ T ] 

Chemistry 1A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy 

Environmental Engineering 

 

CHEM1021 

[ T ] 

Chemistry 1B: Elements, Compounds and Life 

 

 

CHEM1031 

[ T ] 

Higher Chemistry 1A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy 

 

 

CHEM1041 

[ T ] 

Higher Chemistry 1B: Elements, Compounds and Life 

 

 

CHEM1811 

[ T ] 

Engineering Chemistry 1A 

 

Chemical Engineering, Chemical Product Engineering 

 

Preferred initial Chemistry course for Engineering students. Alternate Chemistry course for Environmental Engineering. 

CHEM1821 

[ T ] 

Engineering Chemistry 1B 

Chemical Engineering, Chemical Product Engineering 

 

 Preferred second Chemistry course for Engineering students. 

 

COMP1521 

[ T ] 

Computer Systems Fundamentals 

 

All CSE and EET streams 

 

Electrical, Telecommunications 

COMP1531 

[ T ] 

Software Engineering Fundamentals 

 

All CSE streams 

 

CVEN1701 

[ T ] 

Environmental Principles and Systems 

 

Environmental Engineering 

ELEC1111 

[ T ] 

Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering 

 

All EET and MME streams, Computer Engineering 

 

Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications 

ENGG1100 

[ T ] 

Grand Challenges for Engineering 

 

 

ENGG1200 

[ T ] 

Undergraduate Special Projects 

 

 

ENGG1300 

[ T ] 

Engineering Mechanics 

Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, MME streams 

 

ENGG1400 

[ T ] 

Engineering Infrastructure Systems 

 

 

Civil Engineering, Geospatial Engineering 

GEOS1111 

[ T ] 

Fundamentals of Geology 

 

 

 

GMAT1110 

[ T ] 

Surveying and Geospatial Engineering 

 

Geospatial Engineering, Surveying 

 

Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering 

MATH1081 

[ T ] 

Discrete Mathematics 

 

Bioinformatics Engineering, Software Engineering 

 

MATS1101 

[ T ] 

Engineering Materials and Chemistry 

 

Petroleum Engineering 

 

Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering 

MATS1110 

[ T ] 

Introduction to Materials for Engineering Applications 

 

Mechanical Engineering 

 

MINE1010 

[ T ] 

Mineral Resources Engineering 

 

 

Mining Engineering 

PHYS1231 

[ T ] 

Higher Physics 1B 

 

All EET streams 

 

Alternative physics course for Computer Engineering, all SPREE and all MME streams (except Naval Architecture) 

PSYC1001 

[ T ] 

Psychology 1A 

 

 

 

SOLA1070 

[ T ] 

Sustainable Energy 

 

 

Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering