Course specific information
Our Flexible First Year program gives you the time and freedom to discover where your strengths and interests lie before deciding where you'd like to specialise. You can start your engineering or IT degree with the Flexible First Year program and then transfer, either at the end of your first semester or at the end of your first year, to one of the many specialisations we offer.
However you will need to decide between two streams at enrolment:
Stream A: Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Mechanical, Aeronautical (Space) or Mechanical (Space) Engineering.
Stream B: Biomedical, Electrical, Electrical (Computer), Electrical (Power), Electrical (Telecommunications), Mechatronics, Mechatronics (Space), Software Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology or Bachelor of Information Technology.
You can combine your engineering or IT degree with studies in architecture, arts, commerce, law, medical science or science.
Your UAC offer will be for a combined degree, however you will need to select a stream of engineering on enrolment. Note, you must have achieved the required ATAR of your selected engineering stream to enrol.
If you are enrolling for a combined degree with science or arts, you should choose one subject per semester to contribute towards your major in the field of arts or science. We encourage you to research the majors and rules for enrolment in science or arts before you enroll.
Students undertaking a Bachelor of Project Management will need to choose a stream of Civil Engineering Science, Software or Built Environment at enrolment. Research these options
If you are doing a combined engineering/project management degree, you will need to select a stream of engineering on enrolment. Note, you must have achieved the required ATAR of your selected engineering stream to enrol.
The IT degrees have two streams, Computer Science and Information Systems, however you do not have to commit to one of these on enrolment.
You can, if you like, replace the Normal Maths units (MATH100x) with the Fundamental Maths units (MATH101x).
If you are enrolling in the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Information Technology (single degree), you will have two free elective subjects in Year 1 - one per semester.
The Advanced Engineering and Talented IT student programs are open to students with outstanding academic ability (an ATAR of 98 or higher). They offer the opportunity to work at the advanced level in Junior Science, Engineering or IT subjects or in a small supervised project group tackling a specific engineering problem relevant to the modern community.
Entry to these programs is by invitation from the Dean following the release of HSC results. The Advanced Engineering program is available in all engineering disciplines. The Talented IT Student program is available in all IT degrees. Both programs continue in Year 2, 3 and 4, enabling students to expand on the skills acquired during the first year.