Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- More study options for greater career opportunities. UQ is home to the largest number of engineering study options in Queensland, with 6 core specialisations, 12 majors and 3 minors to choose from.
- New flexible first year. Experience the diverse range of engineering disciplines before deciding on a specialisation – choose your program path in your first or second year.
- Benefit from a program designed in collaboration with your future employers and gain hands-on experience from day one, with industry contact and projects embedded throughout your studies.
- From the very beginning of your degree you’ll be in the labs and studios designing, building and doing engineering – with extensive practical experiences woven all the way through your studies.
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronic Engineering
- Software Engineering
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
- Laboratory work
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:
- Professional Engineering
- Programming for Engineers
- Statics and Materials
- Engineering Thermodynamics
Double your skills and your opportunities with a dual degree. You can study the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) as a part of these dual programs:
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Business Management
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Design
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Information Technology
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Computer Science
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Science
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Arts
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Commerce
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Biotechnology
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Economics
- Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics
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
- Structural engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Mining engineer
- Software engineer
- Process engineer
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.
- Australian Computer Society
- Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
- Engineers Australia
- Institution of Chemical Engineers
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by:
- Engineers Australia
Studying Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and both Chemistry and Physics is recommended as students will have increased flexibility in their studies.
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. 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 you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
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 (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
PTE Academic - 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.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 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.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Engineering (Hons) for Semester 1, 2023
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<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.
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.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
- Safety boots (AS2210) (up to $140)
- Hard hat (AS1801) ($15)
- Safety induction program ($40 with group, or $80 individual)
- Students who undertake vacation work, fieldwork or work experience will be required to fund their own travel and living expenses.
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 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.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go 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.
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.
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.
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.