Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

From 1 January, 2015, the Bachelor of Engineering program has been renamed Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or BE(Hons), in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Students who have been enrolled in the BE program or a BE dual program have the following options:

  1. To complete the BE or BE dual program they are currently undertaking; OR
  2. To request to change into the BE(Hons) or BE(Hons) dual program.

If you choose to change into the BE(Hons) or a BE(Hons) dual program, you will be able to submit a Program Change Request through mySI-net following the release of end-of-semester results. If you have already met the academic requirements for the BE, you will not be permitted to change to the BE(Hons). Please note that strict deadlines apply for submission of program change requests.

If you are enrolled in a BE dual program and want to drop the dual component and complete the single BE program you have the following options:

  1. Submit a Program Change Request through mySI-net to change into the BE(Hons) program
  2. Send an email request to enquiries@eait.uq.edu.au requesting to change from the BE dual program to the BE program. You will be advised by the Faculty if further action is required of you.

If you choose to stay in the BE program, you should follow the program requirements for the year that you initially commenced the BE dual program. If you change to the BE(Hons) program, you will follow the requirements for the year that you have changed programs.

Note that if you opt to change into a  BE(Hons) program, you will not be able to change back to a BE program in a future semester.

Credit: Transfer of units and transfer of grades from previously attempted courses will be considered and assessed by the EAIT Faculty based on the BE(Hons) program rules. You will be advised of the outcome to your student email.

International students should submit program change requests as soon as possible when the facility opens as new COEs will need to be issued.

Before you decide whether to change your program, be aware that in the new program:

  1. You will be required to complete the BE(Hons) or dual program under the rules and requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). For more information, click here.
    This requirement particularly relates to restrictions on the choice of electives and courses not on the program course list.
  2. You will be awarded a class of honours according to the increased cut-offs introduced from January 1, 2015.

For the purposes of the award of a class of honours, all attempts at all courses (ie, including failing grades) which count towards the program at UQ, or would have counted if passed, will be included in the calculation of the class of honours in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program

Students who opt to remain in the current BE or BE dual program will be awarded a class of honours according to the previous cut-offs. For more information, see Transition Arrangements here.

  1. Students completing majors, extended majors, dual majors, major+minor combinations that have been discontinued (eg. Electrical and Aerospace Engineering) must remain in the current BE program as those plans are not available in the BE(Hons) programs.
  2. Students in the BE and BE dual programs in Chemical Engineering should note that the new dual majors in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemical and Environmental Engineering are available in the BE(Hons) and BE(Hons) dual programs only.