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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

A single four year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno

Do you want to make solar energy more efficient, create new technology in robotics or even develop materials to support the growth of human cells? This is the degree for you!

The ANU Bachelor of Engineering boasts many unique characteristics, but best of all, it is built on a 'multidisciplinary systems' approach. What does that mean? Successful engineers need to understand how disciplines work together. Our state-of-the-art education experience ensures that you will be able to design, analyse and manage the complex systems of the future.

This exceptional degree will not only allow you to excel in your career, but to also make a real difference and help to solve some of the world's largest problems.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

After graduation you can work as an accredited engineer.

Careers in engineering are diverse and engineers are in high demand in Australia and overseas. As an ANU graduate with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers.

The skills and abilities you gain while studying are highly sought after in engineering companies and across many other professions and organisations.

Because of our unique systems engineering approach, many of our graduates progress to senior management roles due to their skills and knowledge in more than one engineering discipline.

For this reason engineering at ANU is often considered a springboard into the wider corporate world.

Our graduates work in many organisations including:

  • Toyota
  • Telstra
  • Qantas
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Department of Defence
  • Energy Australia
  • GHD
  • CEA Technologies
  • Cochlear Limited
  • ABB
  • Thales
  • Ford.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

QLD Band:
International Baccalaureate:


ACT:  Maths Methods major OR Specialist Maths (recommended)
NSW: Mathematics
SA/NT: Mathematics 1
TAS: Mathematics Stage 2
VIC:  Mathematical Methods 3 & 4
QLD: Mathematics B or Mathematics C
WA: Applicable Mathematics or Calculus
IB:   Mathematics (HL) or Mathematics (SL)

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to  for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see:

Annual indicative fee for international students


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) requires completion of 192 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses


The 192 units must include:

90 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

ENGN1215 Engineering Science

ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics

ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics

ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems & Design

ENGN2218 Electronic Systems & Design

ENGN2219 Computing for Engineering Simulation

ENGN2225 Systems Engineering Design

ENGN2226 Systems Engineering Analysis

ENGN3100 Practical Experience (0 unit)

ENGN3221 Engineering Management

ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation

ENGN4200 Individual Project (12 units)

ENGN4221 Systems Engineering Project

PHYS1101 Advanced Physics I


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics & Applications 1

MATH1115 Mathematics & Applications I Honours


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1014 Mathematics & Applications 2

MATH1116 Mathematics & Applications II Honours


48 units from completion of one of the following Engineering majors, of which 12 units contribute towards meeting the compulsory course requirements above:

Biomedical Systems

Electronic and Communication Systems

Mechanical and Material Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Photonic Systems

Renewable Energy Systems


A further 12 units from completion of courses in the subject area ENGN


36 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


HONS4700 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated as the weighted average mark of the following courses, with further weightings as indicated:

Science and Engineering Foundations (0.1 weighting): ENGN1211, ENGN1215, COMP1100 or 1730, MATH1013 or 1115,MATH1014 or 1116 and PHYS1101.

Engineering Fundamentals (0.2 weighting): ENGN1217, ENGN1218, ENGN2217, ENGN2218, ENGN2219 and ENGN2000-series electives.

Professional Core (0.3 weighting): ENGN2225, ENGN2226, ENGN3200, ENGN3221, ENGN3230 and ENGN4221.

Engineering Discipline (0.4 weighting): ENGN3000-series and ENGN4000-series electives, and ENGN4200.


Students must formally enrol in ENGN4100 Engineering Honours at the commencement of their intended final semester.



Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units ENGN1215 Engineering Sciences 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units PHYS1101 Physics I 6 units
COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units
Year 2 48 units ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2225 Systems Engineering Design 6 units ENGN2219 Computing for Engineering Simulation 6 units
ENGN2226 Systems Engineering Analysis 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units ENGN3221 Engineering Management 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 4 48 units ENGN4200 Individual Project 6 to 12 units ENGN4221 Systems Engineering Project 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN4200 Individual Project 6 to 12 units Engineering Core Course 6 units Engineering Core Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

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The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE) is a unique and exciting degree that is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. The degree encompasses a technical major along with an interdisciplinary systems engineering approach. The degree can be taken as a four year single degree in which students complete a major in an engineering discipline.

The BE can also be taken as a a five year double degrees. You will still complete an engineering major but you can also specialise in other areas as part of the ‘other half’ of your double degree.

No choice of major is required until later in 2nd year with all students undertaking the same courses in their first year.

Single degree

  • This degree rquires a total of 192 units.
  • You will complete one Engineering major of 48 units.
  • 36 units of university electives. These can be additional Engineering courses (including the option of a minor) or courses from another ANU College.

Double degree

  • This degree requires a total of 144 units  with an additional 12 units counting towards both Engineering and the other half of your degree. The Engineering double degree program requirements outline which courses are double counted.
  • You will complete one Engineering major of 48 units.
  • There are no university electives available in a double degree.

About this degree

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester. This is four, six unit courses per semester. There are some variations in your later years with double weighted (12 unit) courses.
  • A major is typically 48 units of courses and a minor is 24 units. You will need to complete at least one Engineering major in your degree. Engineering has more compulsory courses than many other degrees due to its professional requirements.
  • In the single degree you will have 36 units (six courses) of university electives. You may use these to do additional engineering courses including an engineering minor or you may choose to take other courses of general interest.  You should note that you can only do a maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses.
  • In the double degree, you have no electives - your other degree requirements use up all of these.

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses


  • If you studied ACT Maths Methods, or are not confident in your Maths ability, please please FOLLOW THE ADVICE HERE
  • Students who excel in maths and have done the highest level of maths available to them at school should read the following: You may choose to enrol in MATH1115 and MATH1116 (honours maths) in place of MATH1013 and MATH1014. There is no particular advantage to doing this, and there is additional workload, but students who are passionate and talented may like to choose this option.
  • Students who have not taken Physics in Year 11 and 12 should read the following: If you have ­not undertaken Physics in Year 11 and 12, you should enrol in PHYS1001 Foundations in Physics in place of PHYS1101 Advanced Physics. You will not need to complete PHYS1101. :

  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • Remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards the Engineering half of the double degree.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

There are a number of Engineeirng majors and minors for you to choose from. The good news is that you do not need to make any decisions about these until after first year. Just follow the first year enrolment pattern for single and double degrees. If you want more information about majors and minors you can have a look at the Bachelor of Engineering Degree Requirements in the 'Programs and Courses' website


There are no university electives in your first year of study.

Study Options

Bachelor of Engineering single degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units PHYS1101 Physics I 6 units Double Degree course
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Double Degree Course

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