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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

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  • Top 60

    Ranked 56th globally for engineering and technology by the 2019 QS University Rankings by Subject

  • Top 25

    Ranked 22nd globally for accounting and finance by the 2019 QS University 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 finance, 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.

Subject areas

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.

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What you'll study

Sample study plan: Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points, with a maximum of 48 credit points during the first year. Students undertake an Honours thesis in the final year.

There are eight engineering streams to choose from. Your study plan will depend on which stream and what, if any, majors you choose to study:

This course includes mandatory completion of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP). The program requires completion of 600 hours of professional engagement experiences integrated continuously throughout the degree. It 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 professional engagement activities are spread over 3 flexible stages. This involves

  • a minimum of 70 hours of non-engineering focused activities (casual or part-time work, volunteering, employment skills, mentoring and/or development of transferable skills) and
  • a minimum of 200 hours of engineering focused activities (industry projects, site visits, guest lectures, interviews, seminars, conferences and/or research)
  • a minimum of 200 hours of engineering work experience in industry in stage 3 (typically final year).

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Year Sem  Unit of study 
The Professional Engagement Program (PEP) is embedded throughout each semester of the degree.
1 1 Engineering stream core Integrated Engineering 1 Future of Business Mathematics
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Quantitative Business Analysis Mathematics
2 1 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Accounting, Business and Society
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Commerce major unit
Integrated Engineering 2 (2 credit points)
3 1 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Leading and Influencing in Business Commerce major unit
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Commerce major unit Elective (Commerce Table A or Table S)
4 1 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Commerce major unit OLE
Integrated Engineering 3 (2 credit points)
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Commerce major unit Elective (Commerce Table A or Table S)
5 1 Thesis Engineering stream core Commerce major unit Elective (Commerce Table A or Table S)
Integrated Engineering 4 (2 credit points)
  2 Thesis Commerce major unit Commerce major unit  

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and/or Chemistry. Other assumed knowledge depends on Commerce subjects chosen.

Admission criteria

Admission this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are available for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Prerequisites

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering offers one-year exchange programs with partner universities in Europe, Asia and North America.

In addition to your Professional Engagement Program (PEP) commitments, there are opportunities to join a diverse range of engineering and commerce student societies and engage in outreach activities, industry placements and competitions throughout your degree.

 

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are also 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.

Career Pathways

  • accountant
  • aeronautical engineer
  • biomedical engineer
  • business analysts
  • engineering consultant
  • tech startups
  • chemical and biomolecular engineer
  • civil engineer
  • economist
  • electrical engineer
  • financial specialist
  • industrial relations and human resources specialist
  • management consultant
  • marketing executives
  • mechanical engineer
  • mechatronic engineer
  • software engineer
Future study options

The faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different Engineering and computer science disciplines. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. Our postgraduate coursework and research is 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


Please note that for some courses there are additional costs in addition to the student contribution. Some of these additional costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Please consult the University's web page for more information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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, protective 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 a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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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