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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Overview

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to get a head start in an engineering career that requires specialist skills and adaptability, or to give you the edge when applying for a higher degree by research.

This 5-year program is designed to give you an overall education in engineering as well as specialist knowledge in fields such as civil or software engineering. You'll graduate job-ready with a comprehensive knowledge of engineering and a range of practical skills.

You'll undertake a full-time placement with industry or a research institution either in Australia or overseas, and complete advanced coursework and project work in your final year. 

You'll also undertake a supervised master's thesis on a relevant topic and be involved with all aspects of research, including defining a research question, establishing a methodology and reporting on your findings.

Fourth-year students have the opportunity to study overseas with the European Double Degree program. This allows you to learn from some of the best engineering and technical teachers in the world, and graduate with an additional master's degree from one of our partner universities. 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
717111
Program Code
2350
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45120 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
717111
Program Code
2350
CRICOS Code
080724A
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from world-class teachers with more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.
  • Graduate fully prepared for the workforce with a specialised undergraduate and postgraduate degree.
  • Gain practical experience by undertaking a full-time industry placement, or completing a research project with a university or research institution in Australia or overseas.
  • Acquire the engineering qualifications that set you apart in the job market, prove your leadership material and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2021

85 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2021

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

Placements and work experience

Completion of 450 hours of Engineering Professional Practice to satisfy the requirements of Engineers Australia.

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Engineering Modelling and Problem Solving
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Principles of Biological Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Wastewater treatment engineer
  • Senior plant metallurgist
  • Civil engineer
  • Building compliance auditor
  • Protection and automation engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer

Graduate salary

Engineering (postgraduate)

$95K–$114K

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Graduate salary

Engineering (undergraduate)

$67K–$69K

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Next steps after graduation

87.9% of our engineering graduates found employment (2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Engineers Australia
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering is accredited by:

  • Engineers Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
97.0039

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2021. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR (PDF, 165.47 KB) you could secure an offer for your preferred program.

Have an OP from the last 2 years? See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Admission to the BE(Hons)/ME is available both by direct entry via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) or via student application after completion of at least 16 units towards a BE(Hons) or BE(Hons) dual degree in a relevant discipline with a weighted GPA of at least 5.0.

Please note that eligible students may receive Centrelink income support for those semesters of study in the BE(Hons)/ME in which they are enrolled in undergraduate courses. Typically students may be eligible for payments for the first 3 - 4 years of the integrated program depending on unit enrolment. Students should contact Centrelink directly for further information.

Additional application information

Admission is also available to current students via student application after completion of at least 16 units towards a BE(Hons) or BE(Hons) dual degree in a relevant discipline with a weighted GPA of at least 5.0.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Engineering (Hons)/M Eng for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.9599.95
Median97.9899.95
Lowest93.2597.05

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

105.92%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
15189.35%
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
00%

International students

63.55%

Total

169100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Majors

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $45,120

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $6,895

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

If your senior schooling is from outside Australia, you can submit your application to UQ. Or, if you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering is 2350.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

If your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you're an international student who is currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (in Australia or another country), or
  • the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering is 717111.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • Direct Entry Applicants: Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form by May 31 of the year of commencement to commence in semester 2; and by 30 November of the previous year to commence in semester 1. Internal Applicants: Apply via the Program Change Request on my Si-net, by the Friday before Orientation Week each Semester.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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