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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Engineering Science

Australia's #1 Engineering & Technology Faculty
If you’re ready to develop and enhance your knowledge across a multidisciplinary environment, this five-year engineering program will provide you with the foundation for incredible professional potential. At UNSW Engineering, we have the widest range of engineering specialisations for you to choose from.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
5 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
UAC code 425401
Program code 3773
CRICOS code 087947G
Entry Requirements
ATAR/2023 lowest selection rank
90
View all admission criteria
Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$7,500*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$46,000*

Apply now: UNSW Portfolio Entry

This degree is eligible for UNSW's Portfolio Entry Early Conditional Offer Scheme. You could receive an early conditional offer with an adjusted ATAR entry requirement for this degree. Showcase your passion and talent by submitting a portfolio by 12pm Monday, 22 July

Note: Portfolio Entry is only available to domestic students. 

Overview

This double degree gives students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in two areas the major area of interest leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, plus an additional area leading to a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree. Students have a pathway to enhance their professional opportunities through developing cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge in a five-year program.

There are a select number of discipline combinations available in this double degree: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy Engineering.

Key features

When you choose to study our two foundational engineering degrees together you benefit from the hands on experience a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) gives you and the detailed knowledge offered in a Bachelor of Engineering Science.

In the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you’ll gain a solid background in mathematics, natural sciences and computing preparing you to absorb knowledge and skills in a particular engineering discipline. You’ll graduate with the technical knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed as a professional engineer.

You’ll study at the number one engineering faculty in Australia with leading edge facilities and opportunities for practical hands-on learning. This degree can be studied full time or part time.

This double degree is accredited by Engineers Australia* and recognised by the Washington Accord meaning your skills will be recongised in Australia and beyond. You’ll apply the skills you develop through 60 days of approved industrial training.

You can complete a Flexible First Year when you study this 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.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

UNSW Engineering leads engineering education and research. Our facilities are state-of-the-art with $1 billion invested in the refurbishment of our engineering facilities. We're ranked 1st in Australia and 31st globally for Engineering and Technology by QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024.

We’re also ranked: 

  • 1st in Australia for Civil & Structural Engineering
  • 1st in Australia for Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • 1st in Australia for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 1st in Australia for Mineral & Mining Engineering
  • 3rd in Australia for Chemical Engineering
  • 4th in Australia for Computer Science*

As the largest engineering faculty in Australia, we offer the widest range of engineering degrees in the country. We have eight schools and more than 70 years’ of experience and groundbreaking researchers at the forefront of exciting technological developments.

UNSW is known for its graduate employability, with UNSW awarded the Most Employable Students Award in the AFR Top100 Future Leaders Awards for 5 consecutive years (2020-2024).^

Take part in interactive learning through the ChallEng program. The ChallENG program connects students, academics and companies to exciting, real-world projects and learning-based initiatives. The program will prepare you for your future career by helping develop technical and design skills and expanding your professional expertise.

This degree includes 60 days Industrial Training which provides a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience. WIL allows you to engage in work learning experiences that integrate academic learning with its application in the workplace, connecting you directly with industry and community partners.

* According to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2024

^AFR Top100 Future Leaders 2024

 

Program Code
3773
CRICOS Code
087947G
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
425401
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
240
Indicative Enrolments
63

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Entry requirements

2023 Lowest Selection Rank
90
2023 A levels
16
2023 IB Diploma
34
2023 Lowest ATAR
86.25
    1. The 2023 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023.
    2. The 2023 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 2023 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2023 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

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. 

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank. Visit the FEAS page for more information.

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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1, Physics

Admission pathways


If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into your chosen degree, you may be eligible for a pathway program with UNSW College. UNSW College provides alternative entry options using university-approved content so that you can start your UNSW journey with confidence. 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

Study areas

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechatronic Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
    • Renewable Energy Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

    To view all of the majors available in the Bachelor of Engineering you can review the page.

Future careers

When you graduate from this degree, you’ll be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. UNSW Engineering graduates are some of the most sought-after engineers in Australia and abroad thanks to the reputation of our teaching.

Your career opportunities will depend on your area of specialisation. From your second year, you can specialise in a particular field of engineering. Visit the various engineering degree specialisations for examples of career opportunities.

Potential careers

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechatronic Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Please refer to the Bachelor of Engineering degree webpage entries for a complete list of career opportunities.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

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

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$7,500*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$46,000*

Commonwealth Supported Place: Student Contribution Band 2

*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.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$54,500*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$302,000*

*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 here.

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.


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Worldwide

QS World University Rankings, 2024.

Most
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AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

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