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Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics

Overview

Boost your engineering prowess with advanced skills in mathematics, and prepare the groundwork for a research higher degree.

This dual program will provide you with the skills to apply advanced mathematics to engineering fields, as well as the core background to enter a research-preparation honours degree in mathematics.

Over the course of this 5-year program you'll complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and supplement your studies with additional courses from the mathematics program.

You'll graduate with exceptional skills, ready for an exciting career as an engineer. Depending on your choice of major you could work in a range of fields, from infrastructure and hospitals to energy and software. Studying the mathematics program in parallel will boost your engineering prowess and also open pathways to further higher study, such as honours in mathematics.

UQ is home to the largest number of engineering study options in Queensland. Choose from chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronic engineering or software engineering, with the option to complement your specialisation with a major in one of the new and emerging areas of engineering.

You'll graduate with two respected qualifications, and advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
QTAC Code
717901
Program Code
2492
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46928 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
QTAC Code
717901
Program Code
2492
CRICOS Code
088353C
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join the university with the largest range of engineering disciplines of any university in the state.
  • Gain a second qualification in mathematics through this five year dual program, enhancing your engineering skills and opening pathways to a research higher degree.

1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2022

Majors

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

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 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
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

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
  • Environmental engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mechatronic engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Software engineer

Early-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$57K–$93K

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Late-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$73K–$236K

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Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics 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 (or equivalent) may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 80 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.

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 (or equivalent) may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 80 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
93.0036

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2022. 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.

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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics 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)/BMaths for Semester 1, 2022

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.9599.95
Median97.4599.70
Lowest88.7593

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

Majors and minors

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.

Tailor your specialisation in chemical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Chemical engineering offers these options:

Majors

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in civil engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Civil engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Depending on the major you choose, 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.

Tailor your specialisation in electrical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Electrical engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in mechanical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Mechanical engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Depending on the major you choose, 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.

Tailor your specialisation in mechatronic engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Mechatronic engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in software engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Software engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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Majors

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

Aerospace engineering is all about flight, whether that’s planes, helicopters or rockets.

Mechanical engineers with a major in aerospace engineering design fuel-efficient aircraft that cut emissions, design the fleets of satellites that power modern GPS technology, and create the next generation of spacecraft for missions to Mars and beyond.

You'll learn how to design and manufacture aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, drones, spacecraft and ground support facilities.

This dynamic major incorporates industry-based project work to help ensure graduates future-proof their careers through the development of powerful industry connections and professional networks.

Employment opportunities are available locally, domestically and globally and include Boeing, Airbus, Gilmour Space, Nova Defence, Northrop, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Defence Science and Technology and BAE Systems.

This major is available to study within the mechanical engineering specialisation.

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Did you know that mathematical modelling is used to create disease models that enable scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions in a variety of real-world contexts.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as natural resources mathematics, or operations research and mathematical planning.

With practical experience gained through work placements, you'll be prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

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Biomedical engineers create materials, devices and processes for better health outcomes.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate aim of improving health care.

Biomedical engineers may be involved in the design, construction and development of health and monitoring devices and computers, implantable devices, diagnostic systems and therapeutic systems, cell and tissue engineering, and pharmaceuticals. You may also work with models of physiological function and prosthetics and implants.

Depending on your chosen specialisation, you may find employment with hospitals, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, research institutes and government health departments.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The biomedical engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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Bioprocess engineers create processes and products that support the development of a healthy and sustainable world.

Bioprocess engineering combines the core principles of chemical engineering and biology for scalable production of medicines, such as vaccines during pandemics, foods and beverages.

The same principles are applied to treating wastewater and converting waste streams into valuable products, such as biofuels or biodegradable plastics.

This involves engineering living cells to produce desirable products, and designing and optimising processes to manufacture bioproducts at scale to benefit society.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The bioprocess engineering major is available to study within the chemical engineering specialisation.

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Do you want to create the next generation of iPads, laptops or PCs?

Are you interested in building computers that control machinery, medical instruments, cars, whitegoods, robots, communications equipment and satellites?

Computer engineers design and manage computer-based systems, including any device that has a computer embedded in it. That's almost every device these days – ranging from smart watches and devices, network routers and conventional desktop and laptop computers to the hundreds of computer chips that can be found in modern cars and more that will be found in future self-driving cars.

This major will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to claim your place within a high-growth industry. During your studies, you'll gain skills in digital logic design, computer networks, embedded and desktop operating systems, microcontroller selection and programming, electronics, telecommunications and signal processing.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The computer engineering major is available in the following specialisations.

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Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science, and research.

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Environmental engineers are responsible for ensuring the resilience and sustainability of our natural ecosystems and urban environments.

There are few global challenges that environmental engineering doesn’t impact. Through this diverse and practical branch of engineering you’ll be able to drive real progress on the issues that matter and the ways we live.

The environmental engineering major equips future engineers with the ability to address the challenges of today and those that will emerge in the future.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The environmental engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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Develop your fundamental knowledge of all sub-disciplines of civil engineering.

You'll be well placed to solve and manage engineering problems across the natural and built environments, including building design, dams and flood protection systems, analysis and design of earth structures and foundations, transport system design and analysis, and pollution management.

This expertise will position you to immediately contribute to traditional and new projects right across the civil engineering profession.  

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The general civil engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Understanding and predicting the behaviour of soil and rock as earth materials is imperative for creating safe, sustainable and economical civil engineering solutions.

Geotechnical engineers apply scientific principles and engineering methods for developing civil engineering infrastructure on the surface and within the ground including prediction, mitigation and prevention of geological hazards.

The major in geotechnical engineering is unique in Australia and designed to meet the demands of mining companies, geotechnical consultations and construction managers, who look for graduates with a qualification in geotechnical engineering.

The courses offered as part of this major will extend fundamental knowledge of the geotechnics of soils and rock to explore more complex processes, such as those associated with tunnels, mining operations, dams, roads, underground structures and waste management facilities.

State-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities combined with world-leading lectures and strong industry engagement will provide graduates of this major with a strong foundation from which they can contribute immediately to geotechnical engineering projects in industry.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The geotechnical engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Materials engineers make new materials and improve existing materials by making them more functional, sustainable and affordable.

Materials – metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites – give manufactured products their functional and aesthetic qualities.

Materials engineers improve the way we do things. They apply their knowledge of the behaviour of materials to improve both the processing and the properties of a particular product.

You'll work across a broad range of industries on everything from your phone screen and running shoes to aircraft wings and artificial skin, and help to improve the performance of machines and structures.

Depending on your specialisation, career paths can include design, operation, management, research and consulting in the automobile, whitegoods, steel, aluminium and polymer industries.

Graduate in demand – UQ is the only university in Queensland to offer this highly specialised major.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The materials engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories.

It also examines the mathematical understanding that underpins a broad range of contemporary sciences, including statistical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory. You'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels.

This major not only prepares you for research in mathematical physics and related disciplines, but also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem-solving.

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Metallurgical engineers play a vital role in developing, managing and improving the processes required to transform ore into metals and recycle metals into useful products.

With a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability, these engineers are involved in the physical and chemical processing of metals from crushing, extraction and purification through to product development.

In this major, you will study the modelling, design and economics of resource industry processes.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The metallurgical engineering major is available to study within the chemical engineering specialisation.

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Our new approach to mining engineering education gives you flexible options.

You'll study the fundamentals of mining engineering as a major in civil, mechanical, or mechatronic engineering. This will give you the foundational knowledge of mining engineering and more career opportunities in the resource sector.

The new major also enables multi-sector opportunities in the resources sector, as well as the mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors. You’ll graduate with more career opportunities and industry benefits, with a more diverse pool of engineers with mining engineering education joining the industry.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The mining engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognises its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and study frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll also have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well as opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

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Apply the tools of modern statistics to inform data-driven decision-making and solve real-world problems.

In this major, we combine theory with practical experience to expand your critical thinking, enhance your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

You'll discover how statistics are used to help solve real-world problems, such as improving medical treatments through data-driven experimental design, or using meteorological and spatial data to assess drought conditions in local communities.

You'll learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

Statisticians and data analysts are in high demand across business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of complex issues.

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Structural engineers must constantly evolve to anticipate the materials, environments, and technologies that will shape our future buildings.

They use innovative materials and manufacturing methods to design efficient, adaptable, and sustainable building infrastructure.

Because this infrastructure must be resilient in the face of a changing environment, structural engineers must also understand the future hazards and risks likely to arise – whether from cyclones, earthquakes or other natural disasters.

Develop the capacity to create innovative solutions to structural engineering challenges using a variety of materials including steel, timber and concrete, and solve advanced design problems. 

You'll learn how to apply digital design and construction technologies and build your understanding of the role of wind loading, fire safety and sustainable design.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The structural engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Transport engineers work to make our everyday travel smarter and faster.

They harness the power of big data analytics to learn more about how people travel around cities, and design new ways to shape their movement to reduce the density and congestion of our transport networks.

The expanding information environment is also being harnessed by transport engineers to drive future mobility innovations such as integration of autonomous and electric vehicles, and use of predictive video analytics to identify and prevent crashes.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The transport engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Coastal and hydraulic engineers design and protect our urban waterways, hydraulic structures, coastlines, and oceans.

Advanced monitoring and modelling technologies allow them to predict and mitigate the risks of coastal flooding, land loss, and beach erosion.

These same tools allow them to work to restore large areas of coral reef and lead Australia’s efforts in finding promising locations for tidal and wave energy production.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The water and marine engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Minors

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

Computing influences all facets of life as we know it and will continue to evolve as industries strive to meet the challenges of today’s world. 

If you're seeking to gain an advantage in your future direction by building on your understanding of computing, you'll find the computing minor a beneficial addition to your chosen specialisation.

Specialisations

To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The computing minor is available to study within the following specialisations:

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

In this minor, you'll gain an understanding of the fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing to transform data into information alongside their engineering specialisation.

Specialisations

To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The computing minor is available to study within the following specialisations:

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This minor will allow you to develop a flexible range of skills to succeed in almost any industry.

Incorporating foundational courses from the Bachelor of Design, you’ll cultivate specialist capabilities in problem identification, critical thinking and designing for purpose.

Learn the core principles of design across three hands-on design studio-based projects where you’ll work in teams to collaborate, challenge assumptions, prototype innovative and sustainable solutions, and systematically solve problems in creative and new ways.

Specialisations

To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The Design minor is available to study within the following specialisations:

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in chemical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Chemical engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in civil engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Civil engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Depending on the major you choose, 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.

Tailor your specialisation in electrical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Electrical engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in mechanical engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Mechanical engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Depending on the major you choose, 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.

Tailor your specialisation in mechatronic engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Mechatronic engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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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.

Tailor your specialisation in software engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Software engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

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Majors

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

Aerospace engineering is all about flight, whether that’s planes, helicopters or rockets.

Mechanical engineers with a major in aerospace engineering design fuel-efficient aircraft that cut emissions, design the fleets of satellites that power modern GPS technology, and create the next generation of spacecraft for missions to Mars and beyond.

You'll learn how to design and manufacture aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, drones, spacecraft and ground support facilities.

This dynamic major incorporates industry-based project work to help ensure graduates future-proof their careers through the development of powerful industry connections and professional networks.

Employment opportunities are available locally, domestically and globally and include Boeing, Airbus, Gilmour Space, Nova Defence, Northrop, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Defence Science and Technology and BAE Systems.

This major is available to study within the mechanical engineering specialisation.

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Did you know that mathematical modelling is used to create disease models that enable scientists to better understand infectious diseases?

Study applied mathematics and learn how advanced mathematical methods are used to develop practical solutions in a variety of real-world contexts.

Build your foundational knowledge in core topics such as applied mathematical analysis, mathematical modelling and the numerical methods used in computer programming.

You'll develop your critical thinking skills and learn advanced mathematical techniques for approaching problems in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

You'll then have the opportunity to apply your expertise in areas of interest such as natural resources mathematics, or operations research and mathematical planning.

With practical experience gained through work placements, you'll be prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities in sectors such as financial services, engineering, technology and sciences.

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Biomedical engineers create materials, devices and processes for better health outcomes.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate aim of improving health care.

Biomedical engineers may be involved in the design, construction and development of health and monitoring devices and computers, implantable devices, diagnostic systems and therapeutic systems, cell and tissue engineering, and pharmaceuticals. You may also work with models of physiological function and prosthetics and implants.

Depending on your chosen specialisation, you may find employment with hospitals, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, research institutes and government health departments.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The biomedical engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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Bioprocess engineers create processes and products that support the development of a healthy and sustainable world.

Bioprocess engineering combines the core principles of chemical engineering and biology for scalable production of medicines, such as vaccines during pandemics, foods and beverages.

The same principles are applied to treating wastewater and converting waste streams into valuable products, such as biofuels or biodegradable plastics.

This involves engineering living cells to produce desirable products, and designing and optimising processes to manufacture bioproducts at scale to benefit society.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The bioprocess engineering major is available to study within the chemical engineering specialisation.

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Do you want to create the next generation of iPads, laptops or PCs?

Are you interested in building computers that control machinery, medical instruments, cars, whitegoods, robots, communications equipment and satellites?

Computer engineers design and manage computer-based systems, including any device that has a computer embedded in it. That's almost every device these days – ranging from smart watches and devices, network routers and conventional desktop and laptop computers to the hundreds of computer chips that can be found in modern cars and more that will be found in future self-driving cars.

This major will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to claim your place within a high-growth industry. During your studies, you'll gain skills in digital logic design, computer networks, embedded and desktop operating systems, microcontroller selection and programming, electronics, telecommunications and signal processing.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The computer engineering major is available in the following specialisations.

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Data analytics and operations research are both rapidly growing disciplines that use a range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to big data.

This major applies scientific information and decision-making to business management. You'll also learn the skills needed to analyse large and complex data sets and to make effective decisions.

This major will prepare you to work in a range of roles in financial services, technology, engineering, science, and research.

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Environmental engineers are responsible for ensuring the resilience and sustainability of our natural ecosystems and urban environments.

There are few global challenges that environmental engineering doesn’t impact. Through this diverse and practical branch of engineering you’ll be able to drive real progress on the issues that matter and the ways we live.

The environmental engineering major equips future engineers with the ability to address the challenges of today and those that will emerge in the future.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The environmental engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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Develop your fundamental knowledge of all sub-disciplines of civil engineering.

You'll be well placed to solve and manage engineering problems across the natural and built environments, including building design, dams and flood protection systems, analysis and design of earth structures and foundations, transport system design and analysis, and pollution management.

This expertise will position you to immediately contribute to traditional and new projects right across the civil engineering profession.  

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The general civil engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Understanding and predicting the behaviour of soil and rock as earth materials is imperative for creating safe, sustainable and economical civil engineering solutions.

Geotechnical engineers apply scientific principles and engineering methods for developing civil engineering infrastructure on the surface and within the ground including prediction, mitigation and prevention of geological hazards.

The major in geotechnical engineering is unique in Australia and designed to meet the demands of mining companies, geotechnical consultations and construction managers, who look for graduates with a qualification in geotechnical engineering.

The courses offered as part of this major will extend fundamental knowledge of the geotechnics of soils and rock to explore more complex processes, such as those associated with tunnels, mining operations, dams, roads, underground structures and waste management facilities.

State-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities combined with world-leading lectures and strong industry engagement will provide graduates of this major with a strong foundation from which they can contribute immediately to geotechnical engineering projects in industry.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The geotechnical engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Materials engineers make new materials and improve existing materials by making them more functional, sustainable and affordable.

Materials – metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites – give manufactured products their functional and aesthetic qualities.

Materials engineers improve the way we do things. They apply their knowledge of the behaviour of materials to improve both the processing and the properties of a particular product.

You'll work across a broad range of industries on everything from your phone screen and running shoes to aircraft wings and artificial skin, and help to improve the performance of machines and structures.

Depending on your specialisation, career paths can include design, operation, management, research and consulting in the automobile, whitegoods, steel, aluminium and polymer industries.

Graduate in demand – UQ is the only university in Queensland to offer this highly specialised major.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The materials engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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This major focuses on the mathematical foundations of modern physical theories.

It also examines the mathematical understanding that underpins a broad range of contemporary sciences, including statistical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory. You'll learn how to understand and describe nature at its most fundamental levels.

This major not only prepares you for research in mathematical physics and related disciplines, but also fosters creativity and develops high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, which are paramount in problem-solving.

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Metallurgical engineers play a vital role in developing, managing and improving the processes required to transform ore into metals and recycle metals into useful products.

With a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability, these engineers are involved in the physical and chemical processing of metals from crushing, extraction and purification through to product development.

In this major, you will study the modelling, design and economics of resource industry processes.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The metallurgical engineering major is available to study within the chemical engineering specialisation.

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Our new approach to mining engineering education gives you flexible options.

You'll study the fundamentals of mining engineering as a major in civil, mechanical, or mechatronic engineering. This will give you the foundational knowledge of mining engineering and more career opportunities in the resource sector.

The new major also enables multi-sector opportunities in the resources sector, as well as the mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors. You’ll graduate with more career opportunities and industry benefits, with a more diverse pool of engineers with mining engineering education joining the industry.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The mining engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

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This major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognises its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

You'll develop high-level skills in critical, analytical and abstract thinking, and study frameworks for deeper understanding of other areas of mathematics, such as applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics.

You'll also have the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in the key areas of pure mathematics, as well as opportunities to undertake focused study in advanced courses.

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Apply the tools of modern statistics to inform data-driven decision-making and solve real-world problems.

In this major, we combine theory with practical experience to expand your critical thinking, enhance your analytical capabilities and develop your technical skills.

You'll discover how statistics are used to help solve real-world problems, such as improving medical treatments through data-driven experimental design, or using meteorological and spatial data to assess drought conditions in local communities.

You'll learn and apply statistical techniques to analyse and interpret complex data, and transform it into meaningful insights.

Statisticians and data analysts are in high demand across business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of complex issues.

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Structural engineers must constantly evolve to anticipate the materials, environments, and technologies that will shape our future buildings.

They use innovative materials and manufacturing methods to design efficient, adaptable, and sustainable building infrastructure.

Because this infrastructure must be resilient in the face of a changing environment, structural engineers must also understand the future hazards and risks likely to arise – whether from cyclones, earthquakes or other natural disasters.

Develop the capacity to create innovative solutions to structural engineering challenges using a variety of materials including steel, timber and concrete, and solve advanced design problems. 

You'll learn how to apply digital design and construction technologies and build your understanding of the role of wind loading, fire safety and sustainable design.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The structural engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Transport engineers work to make our everyday travel smarter and faster.

They harness the power of big data analytics to learn more about how people travel around cities, and design new ways to shape their movement to reduce the density and congestion of our transport networks.

The expanding information environment is also being harnessed by transport engineers to drive future mobility innovations such as integration of autonomous and electric vehicles, and use of predictive video analytics to identify and prevent crashes.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The transport engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Coastal and hydraulic engineers design and protect our urban waterways, hydraulic structures, coastlines, and oceans.

Advanced monitoring and modelling technologies allow them to predict and mitigate the risks of coastal flooding, land loss, and beach erosion.

These same tools allow them to work to restore large areas of coral reef and lead Australia’s efforts in finding promising locations for tidal and wave energy production.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The water and marine engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

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Minors

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

Computing influences all facets of life as we know it and will continue to evolve as industries strive to meet the challenges of today’s world. 

If you're seeking to gain an advantage in your future direction by building on your understanding of computing, you'll find the computing minor a beneficial addition to your chosen specialisation.

Specialisations

To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The computing minor is available to study within the following specialisations:

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

In this minor, you'll gain an understanding of the fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing to transform data into information alongside their engineering specialisation.

Specialisations

To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The computing minor is available to study within the following specialisations:

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This minor will allow you to develop a flexible range of skills to succeed in almost any industry.

Incorporating foundational courses from the Bachelor of Design, you’ll cultivate specialist capabilities in problem identification, critical thinking and designing for purpose.

Learn the core principles of design across three hands-on design studio-based projects where you’ll work in teams to collaborate, challenge assumptions, prototype innovative and sustainable solutions, and systematically solve problems in creative and new ways.

Specialisations

To study this minor, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The Design minor is available to study within the following specialisations:

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$6,430

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Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $46,928

2023

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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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HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics 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.

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Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

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) / Mathematics is 2492.

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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) / Mathematics is 717901.

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Applying through QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics is 717901. You'll need this when applying.

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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

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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.

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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.

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