Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Study Area


Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time

March, July

Standard Duration

4 Years

About the Course

Engineering is vital to solving the world’s big challenges. Engineers are needed to support communities by designing and building livable sustainable cities, they create transport and housing systems, they design and build telecommunications network, the internet and computers. Engineers design systems to ensure ample clean water for the world’s population, to find non-polluting energy sources, to create ways to assist healthy living and ageing and to advance medical and health technologies. Engineers are team players and many become CEOs and entrepreneurs; engineering graduates run over 30% of the world’s biggest international companies, nearly double the next largest discipline. Learn the fundamentals of engineering, both the technical and interpersonal skills, and apply your knowledge in real situations to prepare you for engineering the future with an internationally accredited UOW engineering degree. This degree You will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. You then focus on your chosen major study from second year. Your degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. You may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program. Engineers work in a variety of industries, for example, construction, mining, resources, aeronautical, electronics, engineering management, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing, railroad and shipbuilding. What you will study The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible First Year option allows you to explore and consider the various engineering disciplines before selecting a major area of study. After completion of the first-year subjects, you can transfer into your chosen discipline of engineering. The following double major combinations are also available: Civil/Environmental, Civil/Mining, Computer/Telecommunications, Electrical/Computer, Electrical/Telecommunications, Mechanical/Materials, Mechanical/Mining, Mining/Environmental and Mining/Materials. Majors include: Architectural*, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Mining and Telecommunications Engineering. As an engineering student at UOW, you will have access to fully-equipped laboratories and the latest computer-aided software that is used in modern industrial workplaces. Our lecturers encourage you to approach them and get involved in industry projects and learning opportunities so you get the most out of your university education. Our engineering students are trained through practical learning experiences including: Laboratory experiments Problem-based learning Computer simulations Teamwork assignments Industrial case studies Project management Site visits to industry Our Engineering courses are designed to meet the needs of modern engineering and the innovative focus of industry. *Subject to final approval


Average Score


6.0 overall and individual band scores of 6.0

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking

"#7 in Australia for Engineering-Civil and Structural, #51-100 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020"