The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Academic advice

Academic advisors provide students with information and advice for their studies, including course selection, dual programs and placements.

Click on the links below to contact an academic advisor.

Undergraduate
Postgraduate coursework
Dual programs

Dual degree students can also contact academic advisors in other Schools to discuss their non-engineering/IT studies.

Dual program academic advisors

Engineering electives

The BE(Hons) and some BE(Hons) dual degrees permit credit for electives, sometimes called free electives. You are encouraged to choose electives from the BE(Hons) course list (from any major). The number of electives that may be credited to the BE(Hons) will depend on your particular program and plan (major, dual major, extended major, or major + minor). You may also choose non-Engineering electives (courses not listed anywhere on the BE(Hons) course list) subject to the rules below and a limit of 4 units (#4) on level one non-Engineering courses. All such UQ non-Engineering courses can be credited to the BE(Hons), except for:

  • courses which do not fit in your program and plan (i.e. exceed the permissible number of non-Engineering electives in your program and plan (major, dual major, extended major or major + minor));
  • first-year (level one) non-Engineering electives beyond the 4-units (#4) permitted;
  • courses which are incompatible with any compulsory or elective course in your major (or dual major or extended major);
  • foreign language courses incompatible with your prior knowledge or qualifications (e.g. a native speaker undertaking introductory courses); or
  • courses on the banned list.

You should seek advice from the EAIT Faculty Office if in doubt as to whether a course can be counted towards the BE(Hons).

Guidelines and list of banned courses

Faculty consultations

Receive tailored advice in a one-on-one consultation with an EAIT Faculty Student Support Officer.

Book a consultation to discuss complex program related enquiries, credit for prior study, or program requirements for graduation. It is recommended that students seek academic advice regarding program requirements before requesting a faculty consultation or graduation check. 

Book a consultation with the Faculty

Employability consultations

Receive tailored advice in a one-on-one consultation with the EAIT Student Employability Team.

Book a 20-minute consultation with a member of the team to discuss professional practice placements and work experience, receive feedback on your resume and cover letter, or get advice on any other employability-related topics.

Book an employability consultation