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Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Computer Science

Overview

This dual program is your ticket to a role building the next generation of leading-edge technologies with major companies across the globe.

By undertaking this dual program, you'll obtain two sought-after qualifications in less time than studying the programs separately. The skills and knowledge you'll develop through the computer science program will compliment your engineering expertise, and together they'll allow you to carve out a career in the high-tech industries of the future.

UQ's engineering program offers the largest choice of engineering programs in Queensland, with a large number of distinct majors, double majors and minors. The flexible curriculum will equip you to work in both established and newly emerging areas of engineering. You'll develop your knowledge by applying science and engineering principles to engineering problems of commercial importance.

Computer science combines the theoretical studies of algorithms and data structures, with the practical challenges of implementing them in hardware and software systems. Through this program you'll develop the strong analytical, logical, and development skills necessary to advance computing and its applications. You can specialise in cyber security, data science, machine learning, programming languages or scientific computing.

You'll graduate with qualifications that are highly valued and in demand, ready for an exciting career in leading-edge technology. 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
717721
Program Code
2428
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46928 (indicative per year)
Duration
5.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
717721
Program Code
2428
CRICOS Code
096362B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join the university ranked number one in Queensland for engineering and technology, with the largest range of engineering disciplines of any university in the state.
  • Combine solid technology foundations and computer science skills with an engineering speciality to supercharge your career options.
  • Graduate with skills that are in high demand from some of the world's largest corporations, such as Apple, Google, Oracle and Microsoft.

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

Placements and work experience

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

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:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Electrical engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical business analyst
  • Mechatronic engineer

Graduate salary

Engineering (undergraduate)

$64K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

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Next steps after graduation

  • 82.5% of UQ Computer and Information Systems graduates are in full-time employment  (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2019)
  • All of Australia's top five emerging jobs feature automation or Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report Australia)
  • Demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024 (ACS Australia's Digital Pulse 2019)

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
78732

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

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.

Learn more about 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

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Engineering(Hons)/BCompSc for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median3 / 963 / 96
Lowest8 / 847 / 88

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

<5<5

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
3386.84%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

<5<5

Total

38100%

"<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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Computer Science 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

Majors

Majors

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

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers invent, design and manage processes that transform raw materials into valuable products by using their knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics.

In this major, you will develop the skills to design and create a diverse range of useful products and processes that enhance the lives of others. Valuable items like petrol, water purification, food processing and productions, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and artificial blood would not exist without chemical engineers.

You’ll learn how to make processing work more efficient, safe, economical and sustainable by producing less waste and energy in your developments.

As a chemical engineer you'll gain a flexible range of skills which will allow you to explore different career options from molecular biology, nanomaterials, chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology.

Graduate in demand

  • You'll develop both traditional and emerging skills and expertise to work in a rapidly changing profession.
  • 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 you need to transition from university to the workplace.
  • Chemical engineers are employed in environmental protection, management and safety, natural resource use and the energy sector, and petroleum and petrochemical industries. Companies such as Bayer, Unilever, Pfizer, The Dow Chemical Company, Patheon Biologics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, GE Health Care, CSL, Fujifilm Healthcare, Manildra and Dalby Biorefinery employ chemical engineers.

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Civil Engineering

As a civil engineer, you'll be an expert in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major infrastructure and built environments.

Civil engineers work on everything from buildings, bridges, roads and harbours to dams, airports, utility supply and public health, and create beautiful and sustainable facilities that are designed to meet the needs of society.

Civil engineers understand how natural phenomena behave and solve environmental and technical problems relating to how water flows, how waves break, how rivers can be controlled, how rainfall and wind effects can be measured, and how buildings can resist loads. In this major, you can study in areas including structural engineering, hydraulic engineering, transportation engineering, geomechanics, hydrology, construction, coastal engineering and economics.

Career paths lead to employment in private industry, commonwealth, state and local government, consulting engineering firms, construction companies, mining companies and research establishments.

Be in demand

  • Unleash your creative vision and gain the specialised skills you need to design and build a world that is beautiful, functional and sustainable
  • With highly experienced academic staff who are leaders in their fields, you will have access to the latest knowledge and some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry.

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Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, securing these systems becomes more challenging and more crucial.

By studying cyber security, you'll learn the fundamental processes and practices to protect computing systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

You'll study secure programming techniques and ethical hacking to safeguard individuals, businesses and governments against cybercrime, and you'll graduate with highly valued and employable skills.

Career paths can lead to roles such as cyber security analyst, cyber systems engineer or information security officer.

Join a growing industry

  • Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • By 2026, Australia will need 18,000 more cyber security workers
  • Australia’s external spending on cyber security products and services grew by eight per cent in 2018 to $3.9 billion (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network)

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Data Science

Our world is recording more data than we have the ability to process, which presents enormous challenges associated with data storage, management and analysis.

You'll learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and prepare to become one of the new breed of data science professionals.

This major will prepare you for a career in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • The rise of big data means data scientists are now some of the most in-demand professionals in the world
  • Data scientist was the #7 top emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (Dual Major)

This major combines studies in electrical engineering with additional specialist study and project work in bioengineering.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare through advanced technology.

From your first year, this major builds foundational knowledge in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics. This is followed by more advanced coursework and laboratory training, combining engineering analysis and design techniques with the biology and physiology of cells and organisms.

Employment opportunities include hospitals, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, research institutes, and government health departments.

Join a groundbreaking industry

  • Electrical and biomedical engineers have revolutionised healthcare for entire populations with the invention of devices and machines such as pacemakers and ultrasounds.
  • Your studies will include how to design, construct and maintain health-monitoring devices and diagnostic systems.
  • Explore the fundamentals of medical signal processing, such as how to analyse electroencephalograms (EEGs), and explore how biomedical devices operate.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dual Major)

In this major, you'll learn about electrical engineering, computer engineering and information technology while developing the advanced skills of a professional engineer.

Computer engineering encompasses hardware, software and systems, including how to build a computer-based device, how to program it and how to connect it to other devices.

Computer engineers are typically associated with the production of devices like iPads, laptops or PCs, but also play a vital role building computers that control machinery, medical instruments, cars, white goods, robots, communication equipment and satellites.

Join a growing industry

  • This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to claim your place within a high-growth industry.
  • Electrical and computer engineers are highly valued in industries where advanced electrical and electronic equipment is designed, upgraded and maintained.
  • This degree will detail studies in computer hardware and software systems, with a strong focus on the computers embedded in machines and appliances.

View

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is concerned with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of electronics and electrical energy infrastructure.

Electrical engineers typically work on projects involving power generation and distribution, electrical installations in major building and mining projects, communications infrastructure, aerospace and defence systems, medical imaging systems and industrial and scientific instrumentation and control.

This major prepares you to work in challenging and innovative environments, where you'll design state-of-the-art products for a number of different industries. It puts a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience, while also developing your research and problem-solving skills through an individual research project in your fourth year.

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

Global opportunities, global impact

  • This flexible and transportable degree will open opportunities with major companies across the globe.
  • This is a dynamic growth sector, and electrical engineers can access exciting opportunities with major internet, communications and power generation organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their careers or work overseas. Electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers are employed by organisations such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.
  • Globally, more than 8 billion scans have been completed using world-leading magnetic resonance imaging technology developed at UQ.

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Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve performance with experience.

These algorithms allow computers do things like automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, and predict outcomes of certain policies to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area as society looks for automated and continuous improvements on how to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

These skills can be applied in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • Artificial intelligence specialist was the #1 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030 (PwC research)
  • New AI technologies will require highly-skilled workers who can develop and maintain complex systems and applications

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest areas of engineering.

Mechanical engineers design and manufacture machinery and equipment for a wide range of uses, design and operate power plants, and calculate the economical combustion of fuels, the conversion of heat energy into mechanical power and how mechanical power is used.

In this major you'll study foundational courses in design, mathematics, modelling, computing, management and engineering science. Electives in later years will give you an opportunity to specialise in fields of your choosing. The principal topics in mechanical engineering are fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, manufacturing, energy systems, and dynamics and control.

Career paths can lead to roles in the automotive, aerospace, environmental, medical, power generation and building industries as well as in research, design and development, testing and manufacturing, program management, specialist consulting engineering firms, government agencies and educational institutions.

Graduate job-ready

  • 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 practice your new skills.
  • Our graduates have the practical and advanced theoretical knowledge needed to step into roles that lead machinery development across the globe.

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Mechatronic Engineering (Extended Major)

Mechatronic engineers integrate mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems and advanced controls in order to design and construct products and processes.

They're typically involved with the design of automated and intelligent machines, including artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery and avionics, and are employed in areas including research and development, mining, aerospace and defence, or by government and industry groups.

This major provides a broad-based education in the basic principles of electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. A large number of electives cover areas including engineering analysis and design, engineering mechanics, dynamics and automatic control, signals and communication, and electrical hardware and computer software.

Employment opportunities can be found in product developing and manufacturers, the mining industry, aerospace and defence sectors, and government and industry research groups.

Join a growing industry

  • Mechatronic engineers invent, design and create advanced robotic technology to meet the needs of our future world.
  • Mechatronic engineers are highly sought after as the demand for artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery and avionics continues to grow globally.
  • You will exit with qualifications that allow you to take advantage of employment opportunities in the aerospace, automotive, robotics, fabrication and processing, mining, shipping and rail sectors. 
  • Employers include BAE Systems, Arnott’s Australia, Epsom, Google, Amazon, Boeing ABB, Telstra, Uber and Accenture. These engineers can also be found in challenging consulting roles and within public departments and agencies such as the Department of Defence. 
     

Hands-on learning

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?

Each year you will 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.

View

Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is concerned with the sustainable extraction of ores from the ground for processing and utilisation.

It covers all phases of mining operations, from exploration and discovery through to feasibility, development, production, processing and marketing, including site rehabilitation.

This major integrates theory with practice and involves advanced mathematics and earth and engineering sciences. Minors are also available in minerals process engineering and geomechanics.

Graduate in demand

  • 97.2% of Mining Engineers are employed (Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy).
  • Mining engineers find rewarding roles with local and international mining and contracting companies, and often begin their careers in centres where minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium ores, coal, natural gas, limestone and phosphate rock are extracted. These engineers will usually work (at least in the early stages of their careers) in outdoor conditions away from major cities. Experienced mining engineers also find roles as mine inspectors and advisers to government bodies, and supervise tunnelling and open-cut operations for railways, roads, hydroelectric and sewerage works for civil engineering companies.

Contribute to a better tomorrow

Mining is one of the most technologically advanced industries in Australia. As a graduate, you’ll help build the most environmentally friendly and productive resources sector we’ve ever seen.

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Programming Languages

Programming languages are the building blocks of software in computer science.

Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs.

You will study the craft and science of programming, and graduate with the skills to enable the construction of effective programming languages and reliable software.

Programming opens doors beyond tech

  • Programmers write software that can be used to create websites, build computer networks, help doctors treat patients, or even drive a car.
  • Half of all programming roles are in finance, manufacturing, health care, and other sectors outside of the technology industry.
  • Coding skills can take you places: Data analytics, scientists, engineers and designers all use coding.

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Scientific Computing

You will study algorithms for mathematical analysis.

Computers hold the key for fast and efficient analysis of complex scientific problems. However, computers are digital systems, requiring discrete inputs and outputs, while mathematical analysis often relies on continuous functions. Therefore, careful approximations are necessary to enable computers to analyse complex mathematical functions.

You'll graduate with skills used in various scientific endeavours, including in hospitals and university medical research and big pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies across the public and private sectors.

Join a growing industry

  • Help solve the complex scientific problems of the future using mathematical analysis
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy
  • Data engineer was the #8 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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Majors

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

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers invent, design and manage processes that transform raw materials into valuable products by using their knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics.

In this major, you will develop the skills to design and create a diverse range of useful products and processes that enhance the lives of others. Valuable items like petrol, water purification, food processing and productions, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and artificial blood would not exist without chemical engineers.

You’ll learn how to make processing work more efficient, safe, economical and sustainable by producing less waste and energy in your developments.

As a chemical engineer you'll gain a flexible range of skills which will allow you to explore different career options from molecular biology, nanomaterials, chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology.

Graduate in demand

  • You'll develop both traditional and emerging skills and expertise to work in a rapidly changing profession.
  • 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 you need to transition from university to the workplace.
  • Chemical engineers are employed in environmental protection, management and safety, natural resource use and the energy sector, and petroleum and petrochemical industries. Companies such as Bayer, Unilever, Pfizer, The Dow Chemical Company, Patheon Biologics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, GE Health Care, CSL, Fujifilm Healthcare, Manildra and Dalby Biorefinery employ chemical engineers.

View

Civil Engineering

As a civil engineer, you'll be an expert in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major infrastructure and built environments.

Civil engineers work on everything from buildings, bridges, roads and harbours to dams, airports, utility supply and public health, and create beautiful and sustainable facilities that are designed to meet the needs of society.

Civil engineers understand how natural phenomena behave and solve environmental and technical problems relating to how water flows, how waves break, how rivers can be controlled, how rainfall and wind effects can be measured, and how buildings can resist loads. In this major, you can study in areas including structural engineering, hydraulic engineering, transportation engineering, geomechanics, hydrology, construction, coastal engineering and economics.

Career paths lead to employment in private industry, commonwealth, state and local government, consulting engineering firms, construction companies, mining companies and research establishments.

Be in demand

  • Unleash your creative vision and gain the specialised skills you need to design and build a world that is beautiful, functional and sustainable
  • With highly experienced academic staff who are leaders in their fields, you will have access to the latest knowledge and some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry.

View

Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, securing these systems becomes more challenging and more crucial.

By studying cyber security, you'll learn the fundamental processes and practices to protect computing systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

You'll study secure programming techniques and ethical hacking to safeguard individuals, businesses and governments against cybercrime, and you'll graduate with highly valued and employable skills.

Career paths can lead to roles such as cyber security analyst, cyber systems engineer or information security officer.

Join a growing industry

  • Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • By 2026, Australia will need 18,000 more cyber security workers
  • Australia’s external spending on cyber security products and services grew by eight per cent in 2018 to $3.9 billion (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network)

View

Data Science

Our world is recording more data than we have the ability to process, which presents enormous challenges associated with data storage, management and analysis.

You'll learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and prepare to become one of the new breed of data science professionals.

This major will prepare you for a career in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • The rise of big data means data scientists are now some of the most in-demand professionals in the world
  • Data scientist was the #7 top emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

View

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (Dual Major)

This major combines studies in electrical engineering with additional specialist study and project work in bioengineering.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare through advanced technology.

From your first year, this major builds foundational knowledge in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics. This is followed by more advanced coursework and laboratory training, combining engineering analysis and design techniques with the biology and physiology of cells and organisms.

Employment opportunities include hospitals, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, research institutes, and government health departments.

Join a groundbreaking industry

  • Electrical and biomedical engineers have revolutionised healthcare for entire populations with the invention of devices and machines such as pacemakers and ultrasounds.
  • Your studies will include how to design, construct and maintain health-monitoring devices and diagnostic systems.
  • Explore the fundamentals of medical signal processing, such as how to analyse electroencephalograms (EEGs), and explore how biomedical devices operate.

View

Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dual Major)

In this major, you'll learn about electrical engineering, computer engineering and information technology while developing the advanced skills of a professional engineer.

Computer engineering encompasses hardware, software and systems, including how to build a computer-based device, how to program it and how to connect it to other devices.

Computer engineers are typically associated with the production of devices like iPads, laptops or PCs, but also play a vital role building computers that control machinery, medical instruments, cars, white goods, robots, communication equipment and satellites.

Join a growing industry

  • This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to claim your place within a high-growth industry.
  • Electrical and computer engineers are highly valued in industries where advanced electrical and electronic equipment is designed, upgraded and maintained.
  • This degree will detail studies in computer hardware and software systems, with a strong focus on the computers embedded in machines and appliances.

View

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is concerned with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of electronics and electrical energy infrastructure.

Electrical engineers typically work on projects involving power generation and distribution, electrical installations in major building and mining projects, communications infrastructure, aerospace and defence systems, medical imaging systems and industrial and scientific instrumentation and control.

This major prepares you to work in challenging and innovative environments, where you'll design state-of-the-art products for a number of different industries. It puts a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience, while also developing your research and problem-solving skills through an individual research project in your fourth year.

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

Global opportunities, global impact

  • This flexible and transportable degree will open opportunities with major companies across the globe.
  • This is a dynamic growth sector, and electrical engineers can access exciting opportunities with major internet, communications and power generation organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their careers or work overseas. Electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers are employed by organisations such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.
  • Globally, more than 8 billion scans have been completed using world-leading magnetic resonance imaging technology developed at UQ.

View

Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve performance with experience.

These algorithms allow computers do things like automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, and predict outcomes of certain policies to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area as society looks for automated and continuous improvements on how to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

These skills can be applied in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • Artificial intelligence specialist was the #1 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030 (PwC research)
  • New AI technologies will require highly-skilled workers who can develop and maintain complex systems and applications

View

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest areas of engineering.

Mechanical engineers design and manufacture machinery and equipment for a wide range of uses, design and operate power plants, and calculate the economical combustion of fuels, the conversion of heat energy into mechanical power and how mechanical power is used.

In this major you'll study foundational courses in design, mathematics, modelling, computing, management and engineering science. Electives in later years will give you an opportunity to specialise in fields of your choosing. The principal topics in mechanical engineering are fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, manufacturing, energy systems, and dynamics and control.

Career paths can lead to roles in the automotive, aerospace, environmental, medical, power generation and building industries as well as in research, design and development, testing and manufacturing, program management, specialist consulting engineering firms, government agencies and educational institutions.

Graduate job-ready

  • 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 practice your new skills.
  • Our graduates have the practical and advanced theoretical knowledge needed to step into roles that lead machinery development across the globe.

View

Mechatronic Engineering (Extended Major)

Mechatronic engineers integrate mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems and advanced controls in order to design and construct products and processes.

They're typically involved with the design of automated and intelligent machines, including artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery and avionics, and are employed in areas including research and development, mining, aerospace and defence, or by government and industry groups.

This major provides a broad-based education in the basic principles of electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. A large number of electives cover areas including engineering analysis and design, engineering mechanics, dynamics and automatic control, signals and communication, and electrical hardware and computer software.

Employment opportunities can be found in product developing and manufacturers, the mining industry, aerospace and defence sectors, and government and industry research groups.

Join a growing industry

  • Mechatronic engineers invent, design and create advanced robotic technology to meet the needs of our future world.
  • Mechatronic engineers are highly sought after as the demand for artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery and avionics continues to grow globally.
  • You will exit with qualifications that allow you to take advantage of employment opportunities in the aerospace, automotive, robotics, fabrication and processing, mining, shipping and rail sectors. 
  • Employers include BAE Systems, Arnott’s Australia, Epsom, Google, Amazon, Boeing ABB, Telstra, Uber and Accenture. These engineers can also be found in challenging consulting roles and within public departments and agencies such as the Department of Defence. 
     

Hands-on learning

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?

Each year you will 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.

View

Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is concerned with the sustainable extraction of ores from the ground for processing and utilisation.

It covers all phases of mining operations, from exploration and discovery through to feasibility, development, production, processing and marketing, including site rehabilitation.

This major integrates theory with practice and involves advanced mathematics and earth and engineering sciences. Minors are also available in minerals process engineering and geomechanics.

Graduate in demand

  • 97.2% of Mining Engineers are employed (Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy).
  • Mining engineers find rewarding roles with local and international mining and contracting companies, and often begin their careers in centres where minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium ores, coal, natural gas, limestone and phosphate rock are extracted. These engineers will usually work (at least in the early stages of their careers) in outdoor conditions away from major cities. Experienced mining engineers also find roles as mine inspectors and advisers to government bodies, and supervise tunnelling and open-cut operations for railways, roads, hydroelectric and sewerage works for civil engineering companies.

Contribute to a better tomorrow

Mining is one of the most technologically advanced industries in Australia. As a graduate, you’ll help build the most environmentally friendly and productive resources sector we’ve ever seen.

View

Programming Languages

Programming languages are the building blocks of software in computer science.

Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs.

You will study the craft and science of programming, and graduate with the skills to enable the construction of effective programming languages and reliable software.

Programming opens doors beyond tech

  • Programmers write software that can be used to create websites, build computer networks, help doctors treat patients, or even drive a car.
  • Half of all programming roles are in finance, manufacturing, health care, and other sectors outside of the technology industry.
  • Coding skills can take you places: Data analytics, scientists, engineers and designers all use coding.

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Scientific Computing

You will study algorithms for mathematical analysis.

Computers hold the key for fast and efficient analysis of complex scientific problems. However, computers are digital systems, requiring discrete inputs and outputs, while mathematical analysis often relies on continuous functions. Therefore, careful approximations are necessary to enable computers to analyse complex mathematical functions.

You'll graduate with skills used in various scientific endeavours, including in hospitals and university medical research and big pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies across the public and private sectors.

Join a growing industry

  • Help solve the complex scientific problems of the future using mathematical analysis
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy
  • Data engineer was the #8 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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Fees and Scholarships

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.

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Indicative annual fee

AUD $46,928

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Computer Science 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.

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HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Computer Science 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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,513

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Computer Science for the 2021 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.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Computer Science is 717721.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Computer Science is 2428.

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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.

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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