Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

We have put together some steps below to help you get started on your UQ engineering journey.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the First Year Engineering Team (Yr1eng@uq.edu.au or +61 7 3346 7881).


1. Log into mySI-net 

You will need to use your username (e.g. s4XXXXXXX) and password. Read and complete any tasks listed on the first page.

Go to mySI-net »

2. Update your details

Go to the Manage Details section on mySI-net to check that your contact details are correct. Make sure you fill in your mobile number and second email address (so we can contact you if you lose something, win a scholarship, etc.).  If personal information such as your name is listed incorrectly or has changed, you can arrange for this to be corrected here

Update your details »

3. Work through the First Year Engineering Program Guide

The program guide outlines everything you need to know and do to start your engineering journey at UQ. It includes a checklist to help you complete each step, including preparing for uni, how to sign-on to classes, and where to go for help.

Make sure you put all important dates into your calendar, such as O-week (including project day), sign-on and exam weeks.

Download the guide for Semester 1 entry »

Download the guide for Semester 2 entry »

4. Complete the Get Set Quiz

The GetSet quiz helps refresh your knowledge and understand what your lecturers think you know.  We then use the data from all first year students to determine the overall cohort's knowledge and pass this on to your lecturers so they can tailor lectures to suit your needs.

So, make sure to grab a pen and paper and just do your best. But remember, be honest! If you can't remember the answer to a question, chose that option. Answering everything honestly will help us help you.

Take the quiz »

5. Check out what courses you can take during your studies

Use the BE (Hons) course list tor the BE (Hons)/ME course list to see what courses you can study.

If you know which major you want to do, you can see the course list for the specific major by visiting the BE (Hons) Program Information Page or the BE (Hons)/ME Program Information Page, selecting "What you can study", and then selecting your chosen major.

Make sure you read the electives guidelines to see which courses you are not permitted to enrol in.  We recommend you put together an enrolment plan and meet with one of our academic advisors to check it's feasible.

Course list »  Electives »  Study plans »  Book an academic advisor »

6. Enrolment and class allocation (Allocate+)

Enrolling is the process of registering the courses you intend to study for a semester. It is your responsibility to choose suitable courses and to enrol each semester.  You must enrol in at least one course by the due date.

After you enrol, you'll need to select your preferred class times.  You'll then be allocated to classes based on these preferences.  For courses that offer multiple class times, you'll need to register your preferred times through the Class Allocation system (Allocate+).  You can access My Timetable through your my.UQ Dashboard (student login required). 

Note: Class allocation has two stages: Class preferencing and Class adjustment. 

You'll also need to pick a project for ENGG1100 to determine some class times. Go to the project pages for more information:

ENGG1100 (semester 1) »  ENGG1200 (semester 2) »

7. Get a head start and complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial

The Academic Integrity Tutorial is compulsory for students studying ENGG1100 this year. Refer to Page 5 of the First Year Engineering Program Guide for more information.

Start the tutorial »

BE(Hons)

Details about the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) program, including course lists, majors, and rules, can be found here:

Preparing for Study in Semester 2 2020?

Learn more about your study options here: