No further student intake from 1 July 2015

To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:



The major has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • a foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of engineering
  • an awareness of social, economic and environmental aspects of engineering
  • an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so.

The major provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the award, students will be able to:

  • competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of engineering systems
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • understand describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
  • contribute towards the development of engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge.

Program of study

Major - Engineering Science - Year 1 topics

The following topics must be selected as part of the 36-unit First Year program:
 MATH1121  Mathematics 1A  (4.5 units)##
 MATH1122  Mathematics 1B  (4.5 units)##

plus two of:

 ENGR1201  Electronics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR1202  Analog Electronics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR1711  Engineering Design  (4.5 units)
 ENGR1722  Engineering Physics and Materials  (4.5 units)
 ENGR1732  Engineering Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 PHYS1332  Physics for Engineers  (4.5 units)

##Cognate studies

Major - Engineering Science - Year 2 & 3 topics

36 units comprising:

 ENGR7710A   Engineering Project A  (4.5/9 units)
 ENGR7710B   Engineering Project B  (4.5/9 units)

plus 27 units selected from:

 COMP2711   Computer Programming 2  (4.5 units)
 COMP2731  Software Engineering 1  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2702  Electrical Circuits and Machines  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2711  Engineering Mathematics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2712  Automation and Industrial Control  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2721  Microprocessors  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2722  Analysis of Engineering Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2731  Electronic Circuits  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2732  Biomechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2741  Mechanics and Structures  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2751  Fluid Mechanics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2752  Mechanics of Machines  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2771  Dynamics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2772  Sensors and Actuators  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2781   Mechanical Design Project  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2792  Software Engineering 2  (4.5 units)
 ENGR2812   Engineering Materials 2  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3701  Computer Organisation and Design  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3711  Control Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3721  Signal Processing  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3731  Communication Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3761   Applied Thermo-Fluid Dynamics  (4.5 units)
 ENGR3791  Software Engineering 3  (4.5 units)
 ENGR7791  Software Engineering 4  (4.5 units)
 MATH2702   Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  (4.5 units)
 CSEM upper-level topics*  (9 units)

*CSEM upper-level topics must be selected from COMP, ENGR, MATH and STAT topics at 2000-level and above. No more than 9 units may be selected from these topics.


The Engineering Science Major is not accredited by Engineers Australia. There is no honours program available in Engineering Science.

Students may also take alternative engineering topics subject to the permission of the Director of Studies.