Flexible First Year allows you to explore different engineering fields before choosing your specialisation. The first year of engineering study has a core of common subjects, plus a wide choice of electives, so you can figure out which one is right for you.
Why Study at UNSW?
A key part of UNSW’s commitment to help students grow into their career, the Flexible First Year degree is for those who know they want to be an engineer but have yet to work out which direction to take. 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 are then encouraged to select electives from the options listed, focusing on those required in the degree you are considering for future years. Upon completion of the Flexible First Year degree, you can transfer into the engineering degree of your choice.
Your Career Opportunities
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.