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Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts

Lead innovative developments across pioneering industries

Gain two qualifications in just five years

Our rankings

Excellence in engineering and arts education

  • Top 3 in Australia

    Placed in the top 3 engineering and technology universities in Australia by the 2017 QS University Rankings.

  • 15th in the world*

    Within our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you will learn from leading experts across more than 45 areas of study. (*2017 QS Rankings)

Overview

Discover your strengths and focus on your future. This combined degree allows you to study engineering while pursuing your interests in the humanities, social sciences or languages. You can combine any of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours streams with a Bachelor of Arts.

In this program you can combine any of the engineering streams (Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, and Software) with studies in arts. In addition to your engineering stream, you will complete one major and one minor in any area of arts.

Complementing your engineering studies, the Bachelor of Arts develops the invaluable critical thinking, creativity and analytical skills needed to tackle the world's most pressing challenges. You can explore your interests while developing all-round professional capabilities. The University offers more than 15 languages at beginner or advanced level, along with choices in 45 other areas of study. You can delve into archaeology, gender and culture, financial economics, politics and international relations, literature, social policy and Asian, European or Indigenous studies among many other subjects.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. With diverse opportunities across the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors, you will be ready for a career at the forefront of innovation, design and development.

Majors

Students take a major from B Arts and may take a minor or electives from the shared pool in addition to relevant B Engineering Honours stream requirements

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Your study plan will depend on which stream of Engineering you select:

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and/ or Chemistry. Recommended studies: Biology. Other assumed knowledge depends on the Arts subject areas chosen. Most Arts subject areas require no previous knowledge.

Professional accreditation

Sydney engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance. Arts students are encouraged to become members of professional associations concerned with their areas of study. Association membership for students is often heavily discounted and may provide: opportunities for networking; conferences on topical issues providing local and international perspectives; research on areas of practice, quality and innovation; interest groups in specific areas of industry; regular journals and other publications; access to current salary information based on surveys conducted by the association; advice on workplace agreements; events offering professional development and ongoing learning; scholarships, awards and prizes; further study (including short courses, professional accreditation programs, or postgraduate qualifications).

Graduate opportunities

Our engineering graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles, including all branches of engineering such as civil, chemical, mechanical, mechatronic, biomolecular and space. They work in robotics, transport and logistics, agribusiness and renewable energy; in building design, construction, communications, medical device manufacturing and disaster recovery.

Our arts graduates become aid workers, criminologists, diplomats, historians, librarians, linguists, market researchers, policy analysts, public relations advisers, publishers, translators and writers. They work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. They develop careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. 

Our arts and engineering graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, along with ethical, social and professional understanding – qualities sought by leading employers the world over.

Future study options

After completing the Bachelor of Engineering Honours, further study is available via research or coursework. The faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different engineering disciplines, and offers a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. The faculty's postgraduate coursework and research are focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics. Following the completion of the Bachelor of Arts eligible candidates may proceed to an honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Our master's degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects that prepare students for higher degrees by research.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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