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Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce

Overview

Develop exceptional financial acumen and engineering prowess by combining a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program with studies in commerce.

Complete this dual program and you'll gain an extra professionally recognised qualification and a highly valued skill set that will place you in high demand with employers.

In the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you’ll develop technical skills through a core specialisation, which will form the basis of your career. Choose from chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronic engineering or software engineering.

Depending on your choice of specialisation, the skills you'll develop under the engineering component of the program will allow you to work in a range of fields, from infrastructure and hospitals to energy and software.

During your commerce studies you'll complete a range of compulsory courses that cover concepts relevant across the financial services sector, including topics such as accounting, information systems, economics, business law and management. You'll graduate with a combination of core and specialist knowledge, and the skills to apply what you've learned wherever your career takes you.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
QTAC Code
717201
Program Code
2488
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45312 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
5.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
QTAC Code
717201
Program Code
2488
CRICOS Code
080732A
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Be in demand from employers and add value to their business by combining commerce expertise with engineering know-how.
  • Join the university with the largest range of engineering disciplines in the state.
  • Develop a combination of core commerce skills, specialist knowledge, and critical evaluation and problem-solving abilities.

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2021

41 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Majors

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

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Infomation Systems
  • Chemical 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
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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:

  • Finance manager
  • Data analyst
  • Chemical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Corporate financial adviser
  • Software engineer

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)

$57K–$59K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Engineering (undergraduate)

$67K–$69K

compared.edu.au

Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce 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).
Studying Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and both Chemistry and Physics is recommended as students will have increased flexibility in their studies.
Students without Specialist Mathematics and/or another high school prerequisite may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 88 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

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).
Studying Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and both Chemistry and Physics is recommended as students will have increased flexibility in their studies.
Students without Specialist Mathematics and/or another high school prerequisite may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 88 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
86.0031

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, 165.72 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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce 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)/BCommerce for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.899.95
Median95.3596.2
Lowest83.1586.85

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

918%

(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
4080%
  • 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

00%

Total

50100%

"<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

Specialisations

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

Chemical engineers play a critical role in transforming raw materials into useful products such as healthy foods, clean water, metals, medicines and sustainable energy.

Drawing on detailed process development, modelling and systems thinking, chemical engineers apply new approaches and big-picture thinking to reduce waste and energy consumption.

In this hands-on specialisation you'll explore topics including energy and mass flows, safety and sustainability, and the possibilities of interconnected systems.

You will benefit from the insights and expertise of world-leading researchers and highly-qualified academic staff. With practical projects, guest lecturers from industry, internships and placements with leading engineering companies, you will gain the knowledge, skills and industry connections needed to transition from university to the workplace.

View

In civil engineering you will study how to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure such as buildings, dams, airports and transport networks. You will also learn how to protect and improve the natural environment while meeting the changing needs of society.

The civil engineering specialisation enables you to develop technical skills in building materials, the design of structures, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, fire safety and transport systems.

This is complemented with an understanding of natural systems and the analysis techniques used to examine how both the built and natural environments perform and adapt to environmental challenges such as climate change and associated shifts in rainfall, wind, flooding and natural disasters, as well as future population needs.

With a focus on applying engineering expertise to develop practical solutions, combined with regular interactions with the civil engineering industry and world-class academic staff, you will gain the knowledge, skills and industry links that will enable you to immediately contribute to the engineering profession.

View

Are you passionate about renewable energy? Do you want to discover new ways to generate power? Are you interested in building digital devices that transmit data across the world?

Within the electrical engineering specialisation, you will learn to design and manage equipment and investigate embedded systems that contribute to almost every sector of society.

These systems include smartphones, electrical power and renewable energy, medical imaging for healthcare, electrical appliances for homes, scientific instruments for laboratories, lasers for high-speed communication and satellite systems for remote sensing.

With much of your coursework being hands-on, you'll leave UQ with highly regarded specialist technical skills. This flexible and transportable degree will open opportunities with companies across the globe.

Electrical engineers work in exciting roles in major internet, communications and power generation organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their careers or work overseas.

Career paths can lead to roles in the telecommunications industry, computer industry, the mining and transport sector, or in power generation and transmission industries.

Our electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers have been employed by organisations such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.

View

From planes, trains and automobiles through to artificial hearts, elevators and the world’s largest power stations, mechanical engineering involves anything and everything with moving parts.

In this broad specialisation, you will learn how to design, manufacture and control machines and engines ranging from power generators through to manufacturing systems. You’ll also have access to innovative technologies and our specialist workshop areas (including our race car workshop) where you can practise your new skills.

You will study air, heat and energy flows, and learn how to control and automate machines. Using your strong analytical skills, you will identify and develop solutions for all kinds of mechanical challenges, and gain an excellent understanding of how machines are used in everyday conveniences from refrigerators to sound production, roller-coasters and computers.

You will develop expertise in creating precision machinery and apply the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, biology and technology to leverage the latest advances in cutting-edge nanotechnology.

View

Are you ready for one of the most hands-on mechatronic degrees in Australia? Do you want to learn how to retrieve a submarine from the ocean floor or build an autonomous drone?

This specialisation begins with the study of design principles, mechatronic systems, theory, communication skills and ethics. Your studies will incorporate the dynamics and materials of mechanical engineering along with electrical elements such as circuit design.

You'll explore concepts and practical applications in areas including artificial intelligence, signal and systems theory, and control theory. This knowledge will also be integrated with computer science as you learn how mechanical and electrical components work together.

Each year you'll complete a hands-on, project-based subject as part of a student team. This will involve designing and building a system to solve a mechatronics task.

Previous projects include a mini-rescue vehicle, autonomous drones, cars and sailboats, and submarine recovery. You'll also complete a robotics project in your third year of study.

Employment opportunities can be found in product development and manufacturing, mining, aerospace and defence, transport, and government and industry research groups.

Mechatronic engineers are highly sought after for roles involving artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery and avionics. Employers include BAE Systems, Arnott’s Australia, Epsom, Google, Amazon, Boeing ABB, Telstra, Uber and Accenture.

View

In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.

The software engineering specialisation focuses on designing high-quality computer software and offers focused studies in computer programming, databases, web-based computing, cloud computing and cyber security. It also explores formal software engineering, including how to design programs and systems that are free from errors, reliable, safe, efficient and manageable.

You will learn how to use computers to provide solutions and deliver high-quality code on time that can be integrated into existing operating environments. You will also use the principles of computer design, engineering, management, psychology and sociology in small or large multinational companies.

View

Majors

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

This major is designed to prepare you for membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Courses cover advanced topics including financial reporting and strategy, business analysis, environment and methodology of auditing, costing systems and cost management, commercial law and taxation law.

Graduates typically find careers as accountants or advisers in accounting firms, public and private corporations, management and consulting firms, small businesses, banks and other financial institutions, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.

View

The analytics revolution has fundamentally changed business. The Business Analytics major will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in and indeed, lead the revolution.

Learn how analytics is applied to all areas of business from improving business decision-making and organisational processes to strategy-making.

The courses in this major cover the powerful tools used by business analysts and data scientists, including data visualisation, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and machine learning and deep learning. You'll also look at case studies from across the applied business disciplines, including accounting, finance, human resource management and marketing.

Learning how to solve real problems, the project-based capstone within the Business Analytics major uses live case studies from participating businesses. Working closely with academic support and industry decision-makers, you’ll work on a project and write and present your project findings to an audience including industry representatives.

View

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

This major is for anyone who wants to work in banking and finance, investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, risk assessment or business analysis.

It will teach you how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, real estate as an asset class, and private equity.

You’ll gain an understanding of behavioural finance, and how this underpins financial decision-making, including trading strategies, investment decisions, managerial behaviour, and institutional frictions that influence economic outcomes.

Graduates enjoy careers in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and management and financial consulting.

View

Specialisations

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

Chemical engineers play a critical role in transforming raw materials into useful products such as healthy foods, clean water, metals, medicines and sustainable energy.

Drawing on detailed process development, modelling and systems thinking, chemical engineers apply new approaches and big-picture thinking to reduce waste and energy consumption.

In this hands-on specialisation you'll explore topics including energy and mass flows, safety and sustainability, and the possibilities of interconnected systems.

You will benefit from the insights and expertise of world-leading researchers and highly-qualified academic staff. With practical projects, guest lecturers from industry, internships and placements with leading engineering companies, you will gain the knowledge, skills and industry connections needed to transition from university to the workplace.

View

In civil engineering you will study how to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure such as buildings, dams, airports and transport networks. You will also learn how to protect and improve the natural environment while meeting the changing needs of society.

The civil engineering specialisation enables you to develop technical skills in building materials, the design of structures, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, fire safety and transport systems.

This is complemented with an understanding of natural systems and the analysis techniques used to examine how both the built and natural environments perform and adapt to environmental challenges such as climate change and associated shifts in rainfall, wind, flooding and natural disasters, as well as future population needs.

With a focus on applying engineering expertise to develop practical solutions, combined with regular interactions with the civil engineering industry and world-class academic staff, you will gain the knowledge, skills and industry links that will enable you to immediately contribute to the engineering profession.

View

Are you passionate about renewable energy? Do you want to discover new ways to generate power? Are you interested in building digital devices that transmit data across the world?

Within the electrical engineering specialisation, you will learn to design and manage equipment and investigate embedded systems that contribute to almost every sector of society.

These systems include smartphones, electrical power and renewable energy, medical imaging for healthcare, electrical appliances for homes, scientific instruments for laboratories, lasers for high-speed communication and satellite systems for remote sensing.

With much of your coursework being hands-on, you'll leave UQ with highly regarded specialist technical skills. This flexible and transportable degree will open opportunities with companies across the globe.

Electrical engineers work in exciting roles in major internet, communications and power generation organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their careers or work overseas.

Career paths can lead to roles in the telecommunications industry, computer industry, the mining and transport sector, or in power generation and transmission industries.

Our electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers have been employed by organisations such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.

View

From planes, trains and automobiles through to artificial hearts, elevators and the world’s largest power stations, mechanical engineering involves anything and everything with moving parts.

In this broad specialisation, you will learn how to design, manufacture and control machines and engines ranging from power generators through to manufacturing systems. You’ll also have access to innovative technologies and our specialist workshop areas (including our race car workshop) where you can practise your new skills.

You will study air, heat and energy flows, and learn how to control and automate machines. Using your strong analytical skills, you will identify and develop solutions for all kinds of mechanical challenges, and gain an excellent understanding of how machines are used in everyday conveniences from refrigerators to sound production, roller-coasters and computers.

You will develop expertise in creating precision machinery and apply the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, biology and technology to leverage the latest advances in cutting-edge nanotechnology.

View

Are you ready for one of the most hands-on mechatronic degrees in Australia? Do you want to learn how to retrieve a submarine from the ocean floor or build an autonomous drone?

This specialisation begins with the study of design principles, mechatronic systems, theory, communication skills and ethics. Your studies will incorporate the dynamics and materials of mechanical engineering along with electrical elements such as circuit design.

You'll explore concepts and practical applications in areas including artificial intelligence, signal and systems theory, and control theory. This knowledge will also be integrated with computer science as you learn how mechanical and electrical components work together.

Each year you'll complete a hands-on, project-based subject as part of a student team. This will involve designing and building a system to solve a mechatronics task.

Previous projects include a mini-rescue vehicle, autonomous drones, cars and sailboats, and submarine recovery. You'll also complete a robotics project in your third year of study.

Employment opportunities can be found in product development and manufacturing, mining, aerospace and defence, transport, and government and industry research groups.

Mechatronic engineers are highly sought after for roles involving artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery and avionics. Employers include BAE Systems, Arnott’s Australia, Epsom, Google, Amazon, Boeing ABB, Telstra, Uber and Accenture.

View

In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.

The software engineering specialisation focuses on designing high-quality computer software and offers focused studies in computer programming, databases, web-based computing, cloud computing and cyber security. It also explores formal software engineering, including how to design programs and systems that are free from errors, reliable, safe, efficient and manageable.

You will learn how to use computers to provide solutions and deliver high-quality code on time that can be integrated into existing operating environments. You will also use the principles of computer design, engineering, management, psychology and sociology in small or large multinational companies.

View

Majors

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

This major is designed to prepare you for membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Courses cover advanced topics including financial reporting and strategy, business analysis, environment and methodology of auditing, costing systems and cost management, commercial law and taxation law.

Graduates typically find careers as accountants or advisers in accounting firms, public and private corporations, management and consulting firms, small businesses, banks and other financial institutions, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.

View

The analytics revolution has fundamentally changed business. The Business Analytics major will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in and indeed, lead the revolution.

Learn how analytics is applied to all areas of business from improving business decision-making and organisational processes to strategy-making.

The courses in this major cover the powerful tools used by business analysts and data scientists, including data visualisation, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and machine learning and deep learning. You'll also look at case studies from across the applied business disciplines, including accounting, finance, human resource management and marketing.

Learning how to solve real problems, the project-based capstone within the Business Analytics major uses live case studies from participating businesses. Working closely with academic support and industry decision-makers, you’ll work on a project and write and present your project findings to an audience including industry representatives.

View

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

This major is for anyone who wants to work in banking and finance, investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, risk assessment or business analysis.

It will teach you how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, real estate as an asset class, and private equity.

You’ll gain an understanding of behavioural finance, and how this underpins financial decision-making, including trading strategies, investment decisions, managerial behaviour, and institutional frictions that influence economic outcomes.

Graduates enjoy careers in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and management and financial consulting.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $8,147

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce 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

AUD $45,312

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce for the 2022 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

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 Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce 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 Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce is 2488.

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 Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce is 717201.

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: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

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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