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Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

Become an engineer who meets the needs of future businesses

Gain two qualifications in five years

Our rankings

Excellence in engineering and business education

  • Top 3 in Australia

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

  • 20th in the world

    Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the top 20 in the world by the 2017 QS World Rankings by Subject.

Overview

In today's dynamic world there is an increasing demand for professionals who understand how engineering projects and business practices align. The combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce program offers extensive knowledge of your chosen engineering specialisation complemented by a strong grounding in business. You will gain technical, analytical and practical skills, understand the process of commercialisation, and learn to manage innovative projects.

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 commerce. In addition to your engineering stream, you will complete one major and one minor in any area of commerce.

Complementing your engineering studies, the Bachelor of Commerce combines business theory with practice, giving you a solid grounding in areas such as accounting, economics and business statistics. You will be exposed to real-world business cases and experiences drawn from our wide network of Australian and international business partners. The program also allows you to tailor your degree by completing at least one commerce major.

You can finish this combined degree in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. With a wide range of career options spanning the commercial and public sectors, there are vast opportunities for you to shape a unique career.

Majors

Completion of an Engineering major is optional. Please note that depending on major selected, you may have to overload your enrolment. Completion of a Commerce major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce. Please see Business School requirements for completion of a major.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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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. Other assumed knowledge depends on Commerce subjects chosen.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Course opportunities

All streams of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours include mandatory completion of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP). The program requires completion of 600 hours of professional engagement experiences integrated continuously throughout the degree. The program is designed to allow students to contextualise their learning, enhance their own professional development, and build the foundations of a strong professional engineering career.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Information Technologies and the Bachelor of Commerce both offer one-year exchange programs with universities around the world.

Professional accreditation

Sydney engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance. Depending upon the major or majors completed, Bachelor of Commerce graduates may be eligible for accreditation as professional accountants with the CPA, ICAA; business information systems professionals with the Australian Computer Society (ACS); or as professional members of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Prescribed units of study must be undertaken in specific majors to meet accreditation requirements.

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 commerce graduates become accountants, business systems analysts, economists, financial specialists, industrial relations and human resources specialists, commercial risk analysts, management consultants, marketing executives, project managers and policy developers. Australian Government departments at all levels recruit outstanding graduates. Employers value the maturity, interpersonal skills, written and oral communication and teamwork skills of Sydney graduates. Our Careers and Employer Relations Office provides advice, resources and a wide range of industry events in the corporate and public sectors.

Future study options

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. The postgraduate programs available in commerce draw on the strengths of the University of Sydney Business School to assist students to develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for a high-level position in industry, commerce, and government. Our Masters degrees and Graduate Diplomas offer specialised education in one or two of the following areas: accounting, banking, business and security, business and society, business decision sciences, business information systems, business law, business statistics, economics, entrepreneurship, employment relations and human resource management, finance, governance, international business, marketing, organisational analysis and strategy, quantitative finance, strategic management, supply chain and logistics management, taxation and transport management.

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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