The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering is 5-year program which builds on the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) to give you specialist postgraduate level skills in your selected field of study.

You will undertake a full-time placement with industry or a research institution either in Australia or overseas in your 5th year of study.

UQ terminology

Before we get to the details, it is important to know some of the UQ terminology:

Your 'program' is the degree you are enrolled in. For example, the BE(Hons) is a program; and the BE(Hons)/BSc is a dual degree program.

A 'course' is one subject (for example, ENGG1100). Most courses at UQ are worth two units (#2). A normal full-time study load is four courses (8units or #8) per semester.

Program structure

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering is comprised of 80 units:

  • 8 units for all BE(Hons)/ME Core Courses, and
  • 66 units for one Field of Study from BE(Hons)/ME Field of Study Options, and
  • 0 to 4 units from Preparatory Science and Mathematics Courses, and
  • 0 to 4 units from BE(Hons)/ME First Year Engineering Elective Courses, and
  • 0 to 6 units from BE(Hons)/ME Program Elective Courses, and
  • 0 to 6 units from General Elective Courses

Refer to the table below for the fields of study available in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering, and which recommended Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) enrolment plan to follow in your first year of study.

If you are not yet sure about your field of study, you should follow the recommended enrolment plan for the flexible first year.

Available Fields of Study

In first year, follow the recommended enrolment plan for:

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Specialisation in chemical engineering with a Major in Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Specialisation in chemical engineering with a Major in Bioprocess Engineering

Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Specialisation in chemical engineering with a Major in Environmental Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Specialisation in chemical engineering with a Major in Materials Engineering

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Specialisation in chemical engineering with a Major in Metallurgical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Specialisation in Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Specialisation in Civil Engineering with a Major in Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Specialisation in Civil Engineering

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Specialisation in Electrical Engineering with a Major in Biomedical Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Specialisation in Electrical Engineering with a Major in Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Specialisation in Electrical Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Specialisation in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Specialisation in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Specialisation in Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering

Specialisation in Mechatronic Engineering

Software Engineering

Specialisation in Software Engineering