Bachelor of Engineering - Materials Engineering (Honours)

University of Wollongong

Materials engineers apply knowledge of science and engineering to turn raw materials into finished products: everything from construction materials and consumer goods to advanced electronics and biomedical implants such as artificial muscles and bionic eyes. Students will study a common first year allowing them to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides students with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. Students then focus on their chosen major study from second year. The degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. Students may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in the Professional Options Program.

Course Fee:

International: $139,968

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English plus mathematics (not Mathematics General 2); or TAFE Certificates (level IV, diploma or advanced diploma); or previous tertiary study; All international BE students must pass an English literacy test in their first semester and prior to enrolment in the thesis subject


48 credit points per year, with subjects worth 6 credit points; all Bachelor of Engineering students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved professional experience

Subjects you can Study:

Materials engineering

Study Pathways:

Any tertiary studies completed prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing. Where relevant to the degree this is specified credit given for specific subject(s). Where not relevant to the degree unspecified credit may be given.

Further information:

Dean's Scholars Program is available to high achievers. Cadetships are offered annually by Bluescope Steel Pty Ltd to students with superior academic results in their HSC. Students gain on the job experience and are paid while studying at University. Online application forms are available from 1 July each year.


Institute of Metals and Materials Australia; Engineers Australia

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Related Careers:

Materials Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong 80 Yes Full time 4 years
Wollongong 80 Yes Part time 7 years


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