UAC Undergraduate Course Description

Applying through UAC

B Engineering (Combined Degrees)

B Engineering/B Business
B Engineering/B Mathematics
B Engineering/B Science
B Engineering/B Computer Science
B Engineering/B Engineering

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480265  5F/EqP 80.30 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Note: Also read information in shaded box in the Engineering section below.

Assumed knowledge: Refer to the relevant single degrees.

Major studies: Refer to the relevant single degrees – not all majors offered within the single B Science degree are available within a combined degree. Not all specialisations offered within the single B Engineering degree are available within a combined degree.

Visit or contact the Enquiry Centre on (02) 4921 5000 for further information on specialisations and courses available.

Career opportunities: Refer to the relevant single degrees.

Additional information: To ensure that you meet the core disciplinary content for both awards, the structure of these combined degree programs is prescribed. Normally, combined degrees may be completed in five years of full-time study; however, for some combinations timetable restrictions may mean programs take longer to complete.

For all engineering programs

Industrial experience: You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks' industrial experience during the program and have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study.

Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: Engineering degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia, and through the Washington Accord by reciprocating bodies in the United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Software, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering programs are also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Additional information: For further information call (02) 4921 5000, email or visit

Scholarships: For the latest information on the range of scholarships and cadetships available, call the University on (02) 4921 6539 or fax (02) 4960 5759. Several scholarships are available, including the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS), which provides financial support of between $25,000 and $75,000 for the duration of an undergraduate degree, combined with industry experience while you study. For details, visit or read 'Scholarships'.

Employment: The employment rates of graduates from these degree programs are currently above national averages. The accreditation of these degrees ensures portability of qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning: There are extensive credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE certificate, Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit

Key to abbreviations
For an explanation of the abbreviations used in this course description, visit