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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Combined)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)

The University of Newcastle

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With a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will learn how to apply mathematics and science to find creative solutions to complex problems and bring exciting innovations to life. Combine this degree with a number of complementary programs to further enhance your skills – allowing you to complete two degrees in a five-year study program.

With two separate degrees, you will be able to pursue careers in either area.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business: Complement your robust technical engineering skills with business acumen and entrepreneurism. Learn how to manage people, projects and finances, propose new business opportunities and market your product. You will be well positioned to bring technical insights into a business context, or take a leadership role in engineering.

You can combine the Bachelor of Business with an engineering specialisation in chemical, civil, electrical and electronic or mechanical.

The engineering component of this program is offered from the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus. The business component of this degree is offered from the Newcastle City campus.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science: Pair creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and microprocessor-based systems. Your studies will open up opportunities to work in fields including artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development and data security. The Bachelor of Computer Science is combined with a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours).

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): Combine two different fields of engineering to broaden your expertise and open up a wider range of career opportunities:

  • Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) (available from semester 1, 2022)
  • Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) (available from semester 1, 2022)
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours).

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics: Mathematics is fundamental to many breakthroughs in engineering. Expand your knowledge in maths-based areas like data mining, mathematical modelling, statistics and predictive analysis and discover how these skills can be used across various engineering fields.

You can combine the Bachelor of Mathematics with: Chemical Engineering (Honours), Civil Engineering (Honours), Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours), Mechanical Engineering (Honours) or Mechatronics Engineering (Honours).

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science: Combined with engineering, a Bachelor of Science can open up a diverse range of employment opportunities in both private industry and government organisations. You could pursue a career in areas like nanotechnology, telecommunications, fibre optics, laser technology, medical physics, organic electronics or photovoltaics. Note: Not all science majors can be studied with the engineering program.

You can combine the Bachelor of Science with: Chemical Engineering (Honours), Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours), Environmental Engineering (Honours) or Mechanical Engineering (Honours).

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

Upon completion of your combined degree, you can advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just one year.

Students wishing to complete two degrees that are not listed as combined may do so by making use of the university’s concurrent enrolment process. Once a student has demonstrated sound progress in their first degree, a second degree may be commenced. A student electing concurrent enrolment will require additional study time over and above the normal five years of an engineering combined degree program.

Areas of study

Refer to the relevant single degrees – not all majors offered within 482200 Bachelor of Business, 483200 Bachelor of Mathematics and 484020 Bachelor of Science are available within a combined degree.

Elective pathways: All University of Newcastle Engineering (Honours) programs facilitate the study of a wide range of elective pathways to customise our students' learning experience. These can deepen or broaden the knowledge base of the core program, depending on the student's desires and interests.

Career opportunities

Refer to the relevant single degrees.

Professional recognition

Combined Engineering (Honours) degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are fully accredited by Engineers Australia and qualifies you as a professional engineer. Graduates have greater opportunities for international mobility.

Industrial experience: All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12 weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement, you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.

Honours

All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5 or above). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science.

Also refer to single degree information.Applicants who have not studied science are encouraged to take a bridging course. Bridging and enabling courses.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Honours
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.