Make big changes in the world when you combine a degree in Engineering with a degree in Commerce. Problem solve modern issues to work towards a sustainable society.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
5.7 Year(s)

Overview

When you study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce you’ll graduate with two separate yet complimentary degrees that will allow you to drive your career further. Combine business problem solving with engineering discoveries to deliver better solutions to society. 

You’ll choose a major from both Engineering and Business which means your degree can be tailored to your professional aspirations and interests. Combine Finance and Civil Engineering or Business Analytics and Computer Engineering or even International Business and Chemical Engineering.

In this degree you’ll apply yourself to engineering design, problem solving, research projects, professional engineering practice and technical management with the ability to recognise and analyse current global business challenges and opportunities.

 

Key features

This is a full-time five-and-a-half-year double degree. Upon completion you will have two separate degrees from the UNSW Business School and the Faculty of Engineering.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia* and recognised by the Washington Accord. You’ll apply the skills you develop through 60 days of approved industrial training.

The Bachelor of Commerce can give you professional recognition and accreditation in industry governing bodies, including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA, Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and Institute of Public Accountants.

Follow your Engineering passion with 19 disciplines you can study as part of the Bachelor of Engineering:

You can complete a Flexible First Year in the Engineering component of this double degree. 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.

The Bachelor of Commerce has an innovative first year curriculum that will teach you how to recognise and analyse current global business challenges and opportunities. You’ll understand business essentials from day one and be able to confidently choose the business majors that are right for you.

The Bachelor of Commerce gives you a broad variety of business majors to choose from, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Fintech
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Taxation

Both degrees include opportunities to put what you learn in the classroom into practice in real working environments. Bachelor of Commerce students may complete for-credit work integrated learning in the form of internships, business practicums and group consulting projects. As part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you’ll take part in 60 days of Industrial Training. This experience allows you to apply your academic knowledge in the workplace, connecting you directly with industry and community partners.

*The UNSW Faculty of Engineering is applying for provisional accreditation of our Bachelor of Engineering (Quantum) with Engineers Australia. 

Why study this degree at UNSW?

This double degree allows you to study at two highly ranked faculties in Australia and abroad. UNSW Engineering is ranked 1st for engineering in Australia* and 36th globally.

We’re also ranked:

  • 1st for Civil and Structural Engineering in Australia 

  • 1st for Electrical Engineering in Australia 

  • 1st for Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing Engineering in Australia

UNSW Business School is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading business schools, with our subjects consistently within the top 50 global rankings, providing a world-class education. The Business School currently ranks 1st in Australia for Accounting and Finance and 2nd for Business and Management studies.

UNSW degrees have a focus on practical hands-on learning. The Business School offers Career Accelerator opportunities as well as real-world work experiences to help you apply what you learn in professional settings. As well as Industrial Training that makes up part of your Bachelor of Engineering you can take part in ChallEng.  ChallENG program connects students, academics and companies to exciting, real-world projects and learning-based initiatives. The program helps you develop technical and design skills and expanding your professional expertise.

UNSW is known for its graduate employability. UNSW placed in the GradConnection AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards in 2020 and 2021. Australia’s top employers prefer UNSW Engineering graduates over any other university and we’re ranked 22nd in the world for employer reputation.

Business School graduates have exceptional employability and perform well above the national average in graduate outcomes. Most of our students are employed full-time within four months of graduating and earn a higher wage than most business and management graduates.

 

Program Code
3764
CRICOS Code
053195A
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
425900
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
264
Indicative Enrolments
1,008

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Entry requirements

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
93
2021 A levels
17
2021 IB Diploma
36
2021 Lowest ATAR
81.55
    1. The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1, Physics; for Commerce: Mathematics Advanced.

Adjustment Factors


We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways


Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Admission pathways


UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more
.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

The double Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce is a five-and-a-half-year degree which allows you to gain a deepened understanding of an Engineering and a Commerce/Business discipline of your choice. 

You’ll gain a solid background in mathematics, natural sciences and computing that’ll prepare you to learn knowledge and skills in an engineering discipline, while also learning about critical business skills and knowledge to complement your Engineering degree. 

 

Full program structure

Degree structures can vary depending on the major you choose, number of courses you choose and timetabling, to give you an indication you can consider the below.

In the first two years of your degree, you might study: 

  • Introductory courses for your Engineering degree including courses in Mathematics, Physics and Computing 

  • And a series of introductory Integrated Business Courses to develop foundational knowledge for your Commerce degree. 

You may also study an introductory course related to your specialisation of choice. These courses equip you with the skills required for the rest of your degree.  

All students study ENGG1000 “Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation”. In this course you’ll learn to think the way that engineers think, developing solutions with limited budget, time and resources. 

From your third year onwards, you’ll undertake: 

  • Courses from your selected specialisations within Engineering and Commerce

  • Core courses to give you the fundamental knowledge in your area of interest

This degree also requires you to complete 60 days of industrial training, which gives you some on the job experience before graduating. You’ll also be able to access the UNSW Business School’s Career Accelerator opportunities including: 

  • Real-world local, national and global work experiences

  • Internships integrated with the degree for course credit

  • Access to career mentors and industry networks

Future careers

Our Bachelor of Commerce teaches future-proof skills that transfer across industries and prepare you for long-term business success. The same goes for the Engineering component of your degree, depending on your chosen area of specialisation your professional opportunities are vast, especially with knowledge in both Business and Engineering.

UNSW graduates develop rewarding careers across a wide range of sectors in roles such as:

  • Aeronautical engineer

  • Biomedical engineer

  • Business analyst

  • Civil engineer

  • Consultant

  • Cyber Security Analyst

  • Data Analyst

  • Digital Innovation Officer

  • Engineering consultant

  • Entrepreneur

  • Electrical engineer

  • Financial specialist

  • Management consultant

  • Mechanical engineer

  • Mechatronic engineer

  • Software engineer

  • Tech startup founder

Accreditation

Engineers Australia; Australian Computer Society (selected degrees).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$8,955*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$49,245*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$282,840*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.

Featured scholarship

Women in Engineering Scholarships

UNSW provides a wide range of Women in Engineering scholarships to support high-achieving female students throughout their degree.

Apply here and search for ‘Engineering’ in the keywords.


  • Top 50
    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

  • Most
    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

  • Leading
    Innovation

    #1 Australian uni attended by start-up founders.

I love that everything in the world is being engineered by somebody.
Engineering alumni Rachel Mcvittie

Rachel McVittie

Engineering Alumni

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