Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The UOW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Arts combines professional engineering skills, including management, teamwork and problem solving, with the critical and creative thinking skills learned from studying the arts and humanities. It will teach students a diverse skill set required for high achievement in a range of careers. Studying engineering and arts teaches students to create solutions for everyday life, from the large scale to the nano-level. Students will also gain knowledge in many traditional areas of study including history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines of social sciences; cultural studies, sociology and politics.


5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent. For the Bachelor of Engineering degree you will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. You then focus on your chosen major study from the second year. All UOW Engineering students undertake 12 weeks of practical hands-on industry experience prior to the conclusion of their academic studies.


  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • English Literatures
  • Environmental Humanities
  • French
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Mandarin (Non-Chinese Background Students)
  • Mandarin (Character Background Students)
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Creative Writing
  • or Writing and English Literatures
  • as well as a minor from the Faculty of Law
  • Humanities and the Arts. You will also choose one major from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): Architectural*
  • Biomedical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronic
  • Mining or Telecommunications. *new major pending final approval.

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 80 or an IB of 29. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


UOW engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $206,448
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
  • Part-time : 11 years

Further information

Students with limited backgrounds in physics or chemistry are advised to enrol in bridging courses held in February each year. UOW double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.

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