Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Dual programs give you the opportunity to broaden your education and experience outside engineering. However, you will need to plan your dual program carefully from first year, as you will have less space (and in some cases, no space) for electives.

Not all engineering specialisations are available with all dual programs. The available specialisations with each dual program are specified in the table below. In addition, the final two columns show whether you can add a Major or a Minor to your Specialisation in Engineering.

Dual Degree

 

Total Size Of Program (#)

 

Engineering Component (#)

 

Engineering Specialisation(s) Available

Specialisation + Engineering Major

Specialisation + Engineering Minor

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

88

56

 

Yes - Available with all

 

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Design

88

 

56

 

Yes - Available with all

 

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Biotechnology

80

56

 

Chemical Engineering Only

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Management

88

56

 

Yes - Available with all

 

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce

88

56

 

Yes - Available with all

 

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science

88

60

All except Software Engineering

Yes

No

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Economics

88

56

 

Yes - Available with all

 

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology

88

56

 

All except Software Engineering

No

 

No

 

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics

80

60

Yes - Available with all

 

Yes

Yes

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

80

 

60

Yes - Available with all

 

Yes

Yes*

* Depending on Engineering Specialisation and major/minor combination, it may not be possible to complete all BSc majors within #80. Seek Academic Advice to plan your courses.

Choosing Courses for your Dual Degree Program:

  • If you know which Engineering Specialisation you want to do (and do not need to catch high school Chemistry or Physics):
  • If you know which Engineering Specialisation you want to do, but you have not completed High School Physics or High School Chemistry, and your Specialisation requires you to complete either of the University catch-up courses (PHYS1171 and CHEM1090 respectively), it is recommended that you make an appointment with the First Year Engineering Academic Advisor to help you select your courses prior to the commencement of your first semester. You may need to wait a few weeks for an appointment, and in the interim period, you can enrol in the courses specified in the Recommended BE(Hons) Enrolment Plans for your chosen specialisation. This can then be revised to include dual degree courses after your advising appointment.

  • If you are not sure which engineering specialisation you wish to complete, it is recommended that you meet with the First Year Engineering Academic Advisor prior to the commencment of your first semester. You may need to wait a few weeks for an appointment, and in the interim period, you can enrol in the courses specified in the Recommended BE(Hons) Enrolment Plans for the Flexible First Year. This can then be revised to include dual degree courses after your advising appointment.

Additional Notes:

  • Dual programs are not available with the integrated BE(Hons)/ME because this is already a combination of two programs.
  • BE(Hons) dual degree students cannot enrol in some courses. Specific restrictions apply to: ECON1050, ECON1310, STAT1201, STAT1301, and SCIE1000 as the content of these courses is covered within compulsory BE(Hons) courses. Learn more about courses which are restricted in the Bachelor of Engineering here.
  • Students without Specialist Mathematics and/or another high school prerequisite may be required to undertake preparatory courses, and may not be able to complete the program in the specified duration without overloading or undertaking summer study.
  • It is possible to change to or from a dual degree program. See here for details, and if you have further questions, you can get in touch with the EAIT Faculty Office. Applications for changes must be made prior to 14th of February for Semester 1, 2021; and 31st of August for Semester 2, 2021.
  • If you are having difficulty with the advice above, or have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the First Year Engineering Academic Advisor.