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.

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.

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Program Structure and Specialisations

Not all engineering specialisations are available with all dual programs.

Specialisation diagram

specialisation table

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 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 Science8860All except Software EngineeringYesNo
Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Design8856Yes - Available with allNoNo

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.

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Choosing courses for your dual degree program:

You know which engineering specialisation you want to do and have completed high school physics or high school chemistry
  • If you know which Engineering Specialisation you want to do (and do not need to catch high school Chemistry or Physics):
    • You should follow the Recommended Enrolment plans for BE(Hons) Dual Degree Programs:

Sem 1, 2022 Recommended Enrolment Plans for BE(Hons) dual degree programs  

Sem 2, 2022 Recommended Enrolment Plans for BE(Hons) dual degree programs

  • In most cases, these plans allow for one course from your dual program in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 of Year 1.
  • Many of the Dual Program information pages linked in the table above provide "Dual Degree Planners" (linked from the content box on the left hand side of the respective page) that indicate what these Dual Degree Courses should be. 
  • It is recommend that you meet with the First Year Engineering Academic Advisor sometime during the first semester of your program to discuss your longer term enrolment plans (this does not need to be before frst semester classes begin).
  • If you change your mind about which Engineering Specialisation you want to do during first year, you should arrange a meeting with the First Year Engineering Academic Advisor to revise your enrolment plan.
You know which engineering specialisation you want to do have not completed high school physics or high school chemistry
  • 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 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Enrolment Plans for your chosen specialisation. This can then be revised to include dual degree courses after your advising appointment.

You don't know which engineering specialisation you want to do
  • 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 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 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Enrolment Plans for the Flexible First Year. This can then be revised to include dual degree courses after your advising appointment.

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First year courses and electives

Your specific course requirements can change depending on a few factors, such as which mathematics courses you need to do, and whether you need to catch up on high school chemistry or physics. You may also have space in your program to choose electives.

First year course electives you'll find detailed information to help you understand which courses you should complete in the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

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Other things to consider

  • 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 (Honours) on the Electives information page.
  • 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 the Changing Programs page for details, and if you have further questions, contact the EAIT Faculty. Please refer to the Academic Calender to confirm the deadline to submit your application.
  • If you are having difficulties, or have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the First Year Engineering Academic Advisor.
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