Engineering, Computing, Architecture and Planning - 2021 Undergraduate Programs

 
Engineering, Computing, Architecture and Planning - 2021 Undergraduate Programs
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Engineering, Computing, Architecture and Planning - 2021 Undergraduate Programs
Why study with us?
Choose Engineering                                   data science, information technology, machine     Choose Regional and
As one of the most comprehensive                     learning, programming and user experience         Town Planning
engineering degrees in Australia, UQ’s               design, with some of the world’s biggest
                                                                                                       There are many ways to plan a city
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will               corporations, including Apple, Google, Oracle,
                                                                                                       to balance competing priorities of
put you at the forefront of established and          Telstra and Microsoft.
                                                                                                       development with preservation of the
emerging engineering disciplines. This               To ensure you exit your degree with               natural environment interests. At UQ, you
industry-relevant, hands-on and dynamic              the most current and relevant skills, our         can realise your goal to become an informed
program provides a strong foundation in              programs are developed in consultation with       professional who makes well-advised
mathematics, science and engineering                 industry leaders via an Industry Advisory         planning and development decisions to
design, empowering you to meet the                   Board. You’ll be prepared to respond to the       meet the needs of communities. You will
demands of the future. As a UQ-qualified             constant change that occurs in industry and       learn from some of Australia’s best, in a
engineer, you will have gained the critical          understand the many facets of computing.          program that is recognised by employers
skills and knowledge to develop practical                                                              as delivering high-quality, experienced
solutions that impact the world we live in.          Choose Architecture                               graduates. You will receive an industry-
                                                     As a progressive school of architecture, we       directed balance of theoretical knowledge
Choose Computing                                     provide a balanced creative and practical         and practical experience, from small-scale
As our reliance on computer-based systems            education that prepares you for a successful      projects to comprehensive development
increases in the finance, energy, transport,         career as an architect and designer. You’ll       schemes, often in conjunction with local
health and communications sectors, now is            have opportunities to study overseas              authorities and community organisations.
the perfect time to study computing at UQ.           and learn from international architects;          With many of Queensland’s planning
In 2019, UQ celebrated 50 years of computer          get hands-on practical experience using           firms led by UQ graduates, it’s no surprise
science, so you can be assured we have the           3D printers, robots and VR; gain industry         that UQ’s Bachelor of Regional and Town
experience and knowledge to teach you                experience in the best architectural              Planning is recognised as one of the leading
a high quality program which will enable             practices, work on real projects with real        planning programs, and a popular choice for
you to develop solutions to society’s most           clients; and develop skills in design for local   those seeking a challenging and rewarding
demanding issues.                                    and global contexts.                              career. This program is accredited by the
                                                                                                       Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
You’ll graduate job-ready to launch into an
exciting career in areas such as cyber security,

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Contents
                                                                                      Why study with us?                           2

                                                                                      Engineering
                                                                                      Your Engineering degree                   5
                                                                                      Your engineering first year                  7
                                                                                      Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)         8
                                                                                      Alternative pathways                     22
                                                                                      Double your opportunities                23
                                                                                      Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) /
                                                                                      Master of Engineering                    24
                                                                                      European double degrees                  26
                                                                                      Facilities                               28
                                                                                      UQ’s Women in Engineering program        30

                                                                                      Computing
                                                                                      Your Computer Science degree             32
                                                                                      Bachelor of Computer Science             34

                                                                                      Information Technology
                                                                                      Your Information Technology degree       36
Photo taken by Yong Hooi Goh, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) student.   Bachelor of Information Technology       38

                                                                                      EAIT Student Employability Team          40

                                                                                      Architecture
                                                                                      Your life in Architecture                42
                     Getting you employed                                             Bachelor of Architectural Design         44

                     is our top priority                                              How will you learn?
                                                                                      What you can do with a Bachelor
                                                                                                                               48

                     UQ is the best in Queensland for graduate employability*         of Architectural Design                  49
                     *QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2019
                                                                                      Planning
                                                                                      Your place in urban planning             50
                                                                                      Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning   52

                     Work anywhere                                                    Turn your idea into something big        54

                     in the world                                                     Apply for a scholarship
                                                                                      Getting here
                                                                                                                               56
                                                                                                                               58
                     Our qualifications are recognised internationally,               Are you an international student?        59
                     allowing graduates to work anywhere in the world
                                                                                      See the world                            60
                                                                                      Plan your finances                       62
                                                                                      Applying to UQ                           63
                                                                                      Program table explained                  64

                     $1 million                                                       Study options                            65

                     worth of scholarships and prizes awarded annually

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Liveris Academy

                                                             Andrew N. Liveris Academy
                                                             for Innovation and Leadership
                                                             Building a generation of effective and inspiring
                                                             leaders with a mindset geared towards creating
                                                             a sustainable future.
                                                             Mission
                                                             Current global challenges require sustained, rapid innovation on a broad scale,
                                                             and the leadership to ensure implementation to effect societal change.
                                                             The Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership provides the
                                                             environment and programs to deliver a pipeline of effective and creative leaders
                                                             for the digital era with the capacity to contribute to a sustainable future.
                                                             At the heart of the Liveris Academy, is a deep commitment to inclusivity, impact,
                                                             and courageous leadership.
                                                             The Academy will identify promising students with leadership potential and a
                                                             passion for sustainability, help develop Liveris Scholars to become agile and
                                                             courageous leaders, and equip them to discover and implement multidisciplinary
                                                             solutions that address grand challenges in sustainability.
                                                             The Academy will offer a unique student experience including prestigious
                                                             scholarships, structured leadership training, mentoring by visiting leaders, targeted
                                                             professional practice placements, and a vibrant Liveris Scholar Alumni Network.

                                                             Become a Scholar
                                                             Scholarship applications are invited from outstanding students with the potential
                                                             to lead the development solutions to some of the world’s most pressing
                                                             sustainability challenges, with a mindset geared towards creating a sustainable
                                                             future. For information about the Liveris Scholarships and to submit an application,
                                                             please visit scholarships.uq.edu.au

                                                             More information
                                                             T +61 7 3346 3883
                                                             E liverisacademy@uq.edu.au
                                                             W eait.uq.edu.au/andrew-n-liveris-academy

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Your Engineering degree

Intellectual boldness? Technological proficiency?
The power to solve society’s challenges and create a better world?
Study engineering at UQ and you’ll graduate with all these qualities, with the skills to use them in a
career as remarkable as you are.

Your journey as a student engineer

                        Select an engineering                   Consider Study Abroad               Alternate entry point           Graduate from the        Graduate from the
                            area of study                       or our European Double               for the integrated                BE (Hons)              BE (Hons) / ME
                                                                    Degree program                        program
                                                                                                                                        BE (Hons) / ME
    Start your            Flexible First Year                    Discipline-specific courses
engineering studies                                                                                              BE (Hons) Thesis or Project
 with our flexible
     first year                                                                                                         Specialise in
                  Entry                         Year 1                     Year 2                          Year 3        your study       Year 4                  Year 5
                                                                                                                        area through
                                                                                                                         a thesis or
                                                                                                                       design project

                                                                                            Undertake professional practice

              You can join over            Depending on your           EAIT STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY TEAM                                                     Gain an accredited
               220 clubs and              study area, go on site       Getting you employed is our top priority. Get in touch with our Employability
                                                                                                                                                          degree that enables
               societies at UQ               visits as part of         Team for industry networking events and workshops, personalised career-prep       you to work anywhere
                                             your study area           consultations and placement opportunities.                                             in the world

Ranked

1st
in Queensland
for Engineering                                     85.2%                                                                Each year, there are more
                                                                                                                         than 18,000 engineering
and Technology*                                     of current students are                                              jobs needing to be filled
*QS World University Rankings
                                                    positive about their                                                 in Australia alone
 by Subject, 2019                                   skills development*                                                  Engineers Australia and the Australian
                                                                                                                         Bureau of Statistics
                                                    *Quality Indicators for Learning
                                                     and Training, 2019

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At UQ, we’re committed
        to better engineering,
        for a better tomorrow.

         No matter what engineering path you’re set on, we’ll show
         you how to embrace the challenges of a changing world –
         in a way that benefits your career, the industry and
         communities everywhere.

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Engineering, Computing, Architecture and Planning - 2021 Undergraduate Programs
Your engineering first year
Flexible first year                             A designated learning space                        Demo Day
At UQ, the engineering program is flexible.     As a first-year engineering student, you’ll        From day one, you’ll gain hands-on
You can choose your specialisation in your      have exclusive access to the First Year            experience in all aspects of engineering
first year, or wait until second year. This     Engineering Learning Centre, a social              thanks to our amazing first-year Demo Week.
allows you to keep your options open and        learning space fitted with the latest              You’ll have the opportunity to make new
gives you the opportunity to experience         technologies and staffed by advisors.              friends on practical projects, where you’ll
the diverse range of engineering disciplines    Academic advisors and tutors are available         work in groups to design and build things
before deciding on a specialisation.            throughout each semester, and our staff            like autonomous watercraft, bridges and
UQ offers the largest range of engineering      provide support and advice to new students         fully-functional mining equipment, while
disciplines of any university in Queensland     from their first year of study. Advice on          tackling important global issues like water
and offers many opportunities to get you        transitioning from high school to university       recycling in Zambia and global warming.
out of the classroom and experience life as     is also available, as well as assistance for       This is just the start, too – before you’ve
an engineer first-hand. See the table below     international students commencing study            graduated, you’ll know exactly what it means
for the complete list of study areas you can    in Australia. You can participate in our First-    to be an engineer, having completed a range
choose to specialise in.                        Year Mentoring Program, where second-              of practical courses, attended field trips, and
                                                year engineering students pass on their            completed internships and projects.
                                                knowledge and assist with the adjustment to
                                                university life. Other learning spaces are also
                                                available for later-year students throughout
                                                the engineering precinct.

   BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)

  The UQ Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is currently offered in the following options:

   Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)            Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)                  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
   (Chemical Engineering)*                      (Civil Engineering)                                (Mechanical Engineering)
   With the choice of additional areas of       With the choice of additional areas of             With the choice of additional areas of
   study in:                                    study in:                                          study in:
   • Biological                                 • Environmental                                    • Aerospace
   • Environmental                              • Geotechnical                                     • Materials
   • Materials
                                                Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)                  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
   • Metallurgical
                                                (Electrical Engineering)                           (Mechatronic Engineering)
                                                With the choice of additional areas of
                                                                                                   Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                                                study in:
                                                                                                   (Software Engineering)**
                                                • Biomedical
                                                • Computer

*Minor in Food Engineering is also available.
** Minor in Data Science is also available.

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Bachelor of

Engineering (Honours)
Chemical Engineering
Play a critical role in transforming materials into everyday items such as petrol, plastics,
pharmaceuticals, antibodies and artificial blood.

QTAC CODE       MINIMUM SELECTION          LOWEST OP / RANK TO       DURATION     START       CAMPUS     HONOURS              DUAL PROGRAM              ADMISSION
                THRESHOLD 2020<            RECEIVE AN OFFER 2020>                 SEMESTER                                    AVAILABLE                 REQUIREMENTS
                OP / RANK / IB / ATAR      ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

717001          8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 84     9 / 82         4 years     1, 2         St Lucia Part of standard       Arts, Biotechnology       Queensland Year
                                                                     full-time                         program, awarded       (Honours), Business       12 or equivalent
                                                                     (or                               based on weighted      Management,               English, Mathematical
                                                                     part-time                         cumulative grade       Commerce, Computer        Methods, plus one of
                                                                     equivalent)                       point average          Science, Economics,       Physics or Chemistry
                                                                                                                              Information Technology,
See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64                                                                                      Mathematics, Science

* Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the OP/Rank was used.
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  Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
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  Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

                                                                                                                        Top 3
What you will study                                            You will benefit from the insights and
Drawing on detailed process development,                       expertise of world-leading researchers
modelling and systems thinking, chemical                       and highly-qualified academic staff. With
engineers apply new approaches and big                         practical projects, guest lecturers from
picture thinking to reduce waste and energy                    industry, internships and placements with                  in Australia for
consumption. In this hands-on study area,                      leading engineering companies, you will
                                                               gain the knowledge, skills and industry
                                                                                                                          Chemical Engineering*
you will explore topics including energy and
                                                               connections you need to transition from                   *QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019
mass flows, safety and sustainability, and
the possibilities of interconnected systems.                   university to the workplace.

                                                      “My core responsibilities are to support the safe, efficient and sustainable
  *QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019       daily operation of the gold processing plant. Each day my team and I are
                                                       presented with new challenges we must solve to ensure the compliance
                                                       to forecasted gold production. Watching the final product being poured to
                                                       form gold bullions is incredibly rewarding.

                                                       My advice to those considering study at UQ is don’t be afraid to network
                                                       and form friends in your initial weeks of university. When I started in
                                                       2015 I didn’t know one other person, but after the first week, I met a great
                                                       group of people that I am still in contact with. Remember that you are all
                                                       in the same position so why not go through the motions together.”

                                                       Lindsey Killer
                                                        Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical/Metallurgical)
                                                       Graduate Metallurgist, Evolution Mining at Cracow Gold Mine, Queensland

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Expand your opportunities by studying
Chemical engineering with:

Biological                                                   Metallurgical
Learn how engineering principles are                         Chemical and metallurgical engineers
combined with sciences to develop new                        play a vital role in developing, managing
drug therapies, synthetic molecules and                      and improving the processes required
devices for medical, environmental and                       to transfer ore into metal and mineral
industrial applications. This involves                       products. With a strong focus on
learning how to engineer living cells to                     efficiency and sustainability, these
produce a product, and how to design and                     engineers are involved in the recycling
optimise the bioprocess to manufacture the                   of metals from crushing, extraction
bioproduct on a large scale. Bioengineers                    and purification through to product
work on groundbreaking projects,                             development. In this area of study, you will
including on the development of platform                     study physical and chemical processing
technologies to produce renewable                            techniques, process modelling, process
chemicals, fuels, biodegradable plastics,                    design and economics, and undertake
biopharmaceuticals and medical imaging                       individual research.
devices.

Environmental                                                Materials
Chemical and environmental engineers                         Chemical and materials engineers transform             “My interest in chemical
balance innovation, design and                               materials to create production efficiencies             engineering was sparked
development with environmental                               and reduce emissions and waste. They also               from my experiences in
considerations. They apply their knowledge                   uncover ways to reuse and recycle products.
and skills to understand natural systems                     You will learn how to select, process and
                                                                                                                     Fiji, after witnessing their
and assess, measure and develop strategies                   develop materials to design and make                    living conditions and lack
to mitigate environmental impacts.                           products, and explore the impacts of                    of sanitation. I came home
Your studies will explore how to assess                      temperature during processing. Your studies
                                                                                                                     with a desire to study a
competing priorities such as reliability, cost               will explore the relationships between
and functionality, and develop efficient and                 microstructures, mechanical properties,                 course that would give me
effective processes.                                         manufacturing and service performance.                  the knowledge and skills
                                                                                                                     to develop technologies
                                                                                                                     or improve practices that
                                                                                                                     enrich the quality of life.”

      Where you can work
                                                                                                                     Ruth Tromp
                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Engineering
      Chemical engineers are employed in environmental protection, management                                        (Honours) (Chemical) /
      and safety, natural resource use and the energy sector, and petroleum and                                      Master of Engineering
      petrochemical industries.
                                                                                                                     Graduate Chemical Engineer,
      Companies such as Bayer, Unilever, Pfizer, The Dow Chemical Company,                                           Queensland Urban Utilities
      Patheon Biologics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, GE Health Care, CSL, Fujifilm
      Healthcare, Manildra and Dalby Biorefinery employ chemical engineers.

      Hot jobs
      Chemical Engineer                                      Process Engineer
      Early-level: $48,000–$77,000                           Early-level: $51,000–$83,000
      Late-career: $78,000–$309,000                          Late-career: $82,000–$159,000

      *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019. All figures are in Australian dollars.

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Bachelor of

Engineering (Honours)
Civil Engineering
Are you ready to unleash your creative vision and gain the specialised skills you
need to design and build a world that is beautiful, functional and sustainable?

    QTAC CODE       MINIMUM SELECTION          LOWEST OP / RANK TO      DURATION     START      CAMPUS   HONOURS               DUAL PROGRAM              ADMISSION
                    THRESHOLD 2020<            RECEIVE AN OFFER 2020>                SEMESTER                                  AVAILABLE                 REQUIREMENTS
                    OP / RANK / IB / ATAR      ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

    717001          8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 84    9 / 82         4 years     1, 2        St Lucia Part of standard      Arts, Business            Queensland Year
                                                                        full-time                        program, awarded      Management,               12 or equivalent
                                                                        (or                              based on weighted     Commerce, Computer        English, Mathematical
                                                                        part-time                        cumulative grade      Science, Economics,       Methods, plus one of
                                                                        equivalent)                      point average         Information Technology,   Physics or Chemistry
                                                                                                                               Mathematics, Science
    See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64

* Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the OP/Rank was used.
<
  Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
>
  Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

What you will study                                               change, rainfall, wind and flooding;
In civil engineering, your studies will                           population needs and sustainability;
encompass how to plan, design, build                              and technical functionality such as loads                   “I am involved with
                                                                  and hydraulics.
and maintain major infrastructure such                                                                                         developing the construction
as buildings, dams, airports, and utility                         The civil engineering degree incorporates
                                                                                                                               methodology for projects,
supply and public health facilities. You                          water, public health, hydrology,
will learn how to protect and improve                             transportation, geomechanics, transport,                     preparing tender
our environment while also meeting the                            structural, coastal and environmental                        submissions and creating
changing needs of society.                                        engineering. With highly experienced                         project programs. Because
You will consider the requirements                                academic staff who are leaders in their
                                                                  fields, you will have access to the latest
                                                                                                                               I am contributing to the
of diverse locations and explore
                                                                  knowledge and some of the most innovative                    early stages of development
environmental challenges such as climate
                                                                  thinkers in the industry.                                    of the sites I am working on,
                                                                                                                               I have a great opportunity
                                                                                                                               to make changes that can
                                                                                                                               add significant value to
                                                                                                                               the people who will occupy
                                                                                                                               these spaces.

                                                                                                                               It’s satisfying to offer
                                                                                                                               engineered solutions which
                                                                                                                               add quality, time, safety
                                                                                                                               and cost efficiencies to the
                                                                                                                               projects I’m involved in.”

                                                                                                                               Holley Morton
                                                                                                                               Bachelor of Engineering
                                                                                                                               (Honours) (Civil and
                                                                                                                               Environmental)
                                                                                                                               Graduate Site Engineer, Lendlease

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Expand your opportunities by studying
Civil engineering with:

Environmental
Sustainable development is an increasing         You will learn how civil and environmental
priority for industries and governments and      engineers contribute to policy development,
our graduates have rewarding careers while       and explore how new processes evolve to
contributing to global communities.              implementation. Your studies may focus
This study area includes diverse electives       on areas such as energy resources, water
and core subjects focusing on environmental      supply, reticulation and sewerage
modelling, risk management, project              treatment, contamination management,
management, design and research.                 transport and housing.

Geotechnical
UQ is the only university in Queensland          settlement and water; and assess load
to offer specialised study in geotechnical       capacity for infrastructure such as roads,
engineering. With its strong environmental       bridges and other structures.
focus, this degree will place you at the         This popular engineering discipline
forefront of understanding and applying          incorporates soil and rock mechanics and
investigations of the ground.                    engineering geology. It also provides strong
As a civil and geotechnical engineer, you        insights for students seeking to work in the
will test soils for industrial contaminants;     civil and mining sectors.
analyse the impacts of movement,

                                                                                                               “I have always been
                                                                                                                interested in making
                                                                                                                and building things, so
                                                                                                                engineering was an easy
                                                                                                                choice for me. I really
                                                                                                                enjoyed civil engineering
     Where you can work                                                                                         for the range of things you
     Within the private sector, consulting civil engineers are engaged to plan, design,                         were able to design - such
     manage and supervise diverse projects that significantly impact the daily lives of
     our populations. Within state and federal governments, civil engineers manage                              as bridges, building water
     railways, roads, harbours, housing and other construction initiatives.                                     ways, foundations - and
     Companies such as Thiess, Santos, Origin Energy and GHD employ civil,                                      the different approaches to
     geotechnical and environmental engineers.                                                                  technical analysis for each
                                                                                                                of them.”
     Hot jobs
     Civil Engineer                              Geotechnical Engineer                                          Steven Ettema
     Early-level: $48,000–$76,000                Early-level: $50,000–$74,000                                   Bachelor of Engineering
     Late-career: $74,000–$193,000               Late-career: $82,000–$238,000                                  (Honours) (Civil)

     Environmental Engineer                                                                                     Doctor of Philosophy researching
                                                                                                                marine renewable energy,
     Early-level: $49,000–$70,000                *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019. All
                                                                                                                University of Oxford, UK
     Late-career: $72,000–$130,000               figures are in Australian dollars.

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Bachelor of

Engineering (Honours)
Electrical Engineering
Are you passionate about renewable energy? Do you want to discover new ways to generate
power? Are you interested in building digital devices that transmit data across the world?

    QTAC CODE       MINIMUM SELECTION          LOWEST OP / RANK TO      DURATION     START      CAMPUS    HONOURS             DUAL PROGRAM              ADMISSION
                    THRESHOLD 2020<            RECEIVE AN OFFER 2020>                SEMESTER                                 AVAILABLE                 REQUIREMENTS
                    OP / RANK / IB / ATAR      ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

    717001          8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 84    9 / 82         4 years     1, 2        St Lucia Part of standard     Arts, Business            Queensland Year
                                                                        full-time                        program,             Management,               12 or equivalent
                                                                        (or                              awarded based        Commerce, Computer        English, Mathematical
                                                                        part-time                        on weighted          Science, Economics,       Methods, plus one of
                                                                        equivalent)                      cumulative grade     Information Technology,   Physics or Chemistry
                                                                                                         point average        Mathematics, Science
    See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64

* Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the OP/Rank was used.
<
  Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
>
  Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

What you will study                                           imaging systems for improved healthcare,                                    Across the
                                                              electrical appliances for homes, scientific
Within the electrical engineering study
                                                              instruments for laboratories, lasers for                                    globe, more
area, you will learn to design and manage
equipment used in industries such as                          reliable high-speed communication,                                          than eight
telecommunications, electricity generation,                   satellite systems for remote sensing of
                                                              the environment, and reliable energy
                                                                                                                                          billion scans
renewable energy and healthcare
applications. You will have the opportunity                   systems to power all of these. With                              have been completed
to investigate embedded systems that                          much of your coursework being hands-                             using world-leading
                                                              on, you will leave university with highly
contribute to almost every sector of society.
                                                              regarded specialist technical skills. This
                                                                                                                               magnetic resonance
These systems include smartphones,
electrical power and renewable energy to                      flexible and transportable degree will                           imaging technology
provide electricity for our daily use, medical                open opportunities with major companies                          developed at UQ
                                                              across the globe.

                                                           “Growing up in Hong Kong, I witnessed numerous developments of
                                                            high-rises and iconic structures. I always dreamed of working in an
                                                            engineering consultancy and being part of the engineering, design and
                                                            planning process.

                                                            The flexible first year program for engineering allowed me to explore
                                                            my options in a variety of disciplines like civil, mechanical and electrical
                                                            engineering. I ended up choosing electrical engineering, and prior to my
                                                            graduation I managed to secure a job in Arup’s Brisbane office.”

                                                            Gabriel Tuntomo
                                                             Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)/Bachelor of Commerce
                                                            Graduate Electrical Engineer, QLD Transport and Resources, Arup

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Expand your opportunities by studying
Electrical engineering with:

Biomedical
Electrical and biomedical engineers                          will explore the fundamentals of medical
have revolutionised healthcare for entire                    signal processing, such as how to analyse
populations with the invention of devices                    electroencephalograms (EEGs), and explore
and machines such as pacemakers and                          how biomedical devices operate. Students
ultrasounds. Can you imagine how it would                    also learn how to interpret the electrical
feel to create a device that pumps blood                     signals produced by these devices.
throughout someone’s body?                                   This degree incorporates all electrical
In the biomedical study area, you will                       engineering subjects with specialised
learn how to bridge the gap between                          coursework in the use of electronics in
technology, medicine and biology.                            healthcare. You will also undertake detailed
Your studies will include how to design,                     coursework and laboratory training that
construct and maintain health-monitoring                     combines engineering analysis and design
devices, and diagnostic systems such as                      techniques with the biology and physiology           “Electrical engineering was
magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs). You                       of cells and organisms.                               particularly appealing
                                                                                                                   to me as I had a special
                                                                                                                   interest in the power
Computer                                                                                                           industry.

Do you want to create the next generation                    allow data to be transmitted and shared.               The next few decades will
of iPads, laptops or PCs? Are you                            Your coursework will also include detailed             see a profound energy
interested in building computers that                        studies in computer hardware and                       transformation as we
control machinery, medical instruments,                      software systems, with a strong focus on
cars, whitegoods, robots, communications                     the computers embedded in machines
                                                                                                                    begin to utilise more clean
equipment and satellites?                                    and appliances.                                        energy. With this transition
This degree will equip you with the skills and               Electrical and computer engineers are                  comes more opportunities
knowledge you need to claim your place                       highly valued in industries where advanced             for innovation and new
within a high-growth industry. During your                   electrical and electronic equipment is
studies, you will learn how to build, program                                                                       technologies.
                                                             designed, upgraded and maintained.
and network computer-based devices to
                                                                                                                    UQ has equipped me
                                                                                                                    with the knowledge and
                                                                                                                    practical experience I
                                                                                                                    needed to kick-start my
    Where you can work                                                                                              career in this field. My role
    This is a dynamic growth sector, and electrical engineers can access exciting                                   requires me to work closely
    opportunities with major internet, communications and power generation                                          with a multi-disciplinary
    organisations. Many graduates establish their own companies early in their
    careers or work overseas.                                                                                       team of engineers
    Electrical, computer, and biomedical engineers are employed by organisations                                    and clients to deliver
    such as Siemens, Phillips, Cochlear, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and ResMed.                                   innovative, clean energy
                                                                                                                    solutions.”
    Hot jobs
    Electrical Engineer                                      Biomedical Engineer
                                                                                                                    Neha Moturi
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Engineering
    Early-level: $49,000–$76,000                             Entry-level: $48,000–$71,000                           (Electrical)
    Late-career: $79,000–$166,000                            Mid-career: $60,000–$112,000
                                                                                                                    Graduate Electrical Engineer,
    *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019. All figures are in Australian dollars.                                Renewables Team, AECOM

                                                                                                    ENGINEERING, COMPUTING, ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 2021   13
Bachelor of

Engineering (Honours)
Mechanical Engineering
From planes, trains and automobiles through to artificial hearts, elevators and the world’s largest
power stations, mechanical engineering involves anything and everything with moving parts.

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                OP / RANK / IB / ATAR       ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

 717001         8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*     8 / 84    9 / 82          4 years     1, 2         St Lucia Part of standard      Arts, Business            Queensland Year
                                                                      full-time                         program, awarded      Management,               12 or equivalent
                                                                      (or                               based on weighted     Commerce, Computer        English, Mathematical
                                                                      part-time                         cumulative grade      Science, Economics,       Methods, plus one of
                                                                      equivalent)                       point average         Information Technology,   Physics or Chemistry
                                                                                                                              Mathematics, Science
 See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64

* Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the OP/Rank was used.
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  Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
>
  Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

What you will study                                            Using your strong analytical skills, you will
During this broad degree, you will learn how                   identify and develop solutions for all kinds of
to design, manufacture and control machines                    mechanical challenges, and gain an excellent
and engines ranging from power generators                      understanding of how machines are used in
through to manufacturing systems. You’ll                       everyday conveniences from refrigerators                  Boeing at UQ.
also have access to innovative technologies                    to sound production, roller-coasters and                  Access the specially-
                                                               computers. You will develop expertise in
and our specialist workshop areas (including
                                                               creating precision machinery and apply
                                                                                                                         designed, high-tech student
our race car workshop) where you can
practise your new skills.                                      the fundamentals of physics, chemistry,                   interaction centre and gain
You will study air, heat and energy flows, and
                                                               biology and technology to leverage the latest             first-hand experience in
                                                               advances in cutting-edge nanotechnology.
learn how to control and automate machines.                                                                              aeronautical engineering

                                                                                                                                                                    UQ Racing
                                                                                                                                                                    students.

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Expand your opportunities by studying
Mechanical engineering with:

Aerospace
Can you imagine designing a satellite that                    specialist study in aeronautical or space
orbits the planet? Are you excited about the                  engineering to obtain your dual major.
possibilities of drones or exploring space –                  Coursework includes flight mechanics,
the final frontier?                                           aerospace composites, space engineering
While studying mechanical and aerospace                       and computational fluid dynamics. You will
engineering, you will learn how to apply                      also gain access to UQ’s hypersonic shock
sophisticated engineering principles to                       tunnels to help expand your understanding
design air and spacecraft using emerging                      of hypersonic aerodynamics.
technology in state-of-the-art laboratories.                  The mechanical and aerospace degree
You will learn how to design and                              incorporates project work in the aerospace
manufacture aircraft, launch vehicles,                        and aviation industry to help ensure
satellites, drones, spacecraft and ground                     graduates futureproof their careers through
support facilities. Your studies will also cover              the development of powerful industry
aerospace propulsion, before you undertake                    connections and professional networks.

                                                                                                                    “I’d always been interested
                                                                                                                     in STEM fields, but never
Materials                                                                                                            felt overly passionate about
                                                                                                                     it in high school. While I
UQ is the only university in Queensland to                    achieve functional and aesthetic outcomes
offer this highly specialised major, which                    and meet specific client requirements.                 really enjoyed the learning
prepares students to work on everything                       Your coursework will provide you with                  areas, I hated robotically
from jet engines through to iPads and                         opportunities to develop strong technical              working alone on black
contact lenses. If you’re interested in                       skills and gain an understanding of how the
learning how to select the right materials for
                                                                                                                     and white problems, and
                                                              performance of machines and structures
the right jobs, then this degree is for you.                  can be improved through the selection of               was constantly looking
During your studies, you will explore all                     the most effective and responsive materials.           for a fresh, real-world
aspects of mechanical engineering and                         With a strong grounding in all aspects of              challenge. After some
learn how to analyse the properties and                       materials engineering from material selection          research, I discovered
processing qualities of materials such as                     and failure analysis through to product
metals, alloys, ceramics and composites. You                                                                         UQ’s general first year
                                                              design, research and development, and
will also learn how to select, use, develop and               manufacturing processes, you will exit your            program. I loved the idea
manufacture new and existing materials to                     degree with a highly valued qualification.             of combining innovation
                                                                                                                     and creativity with science,
                                                                                                                     and that I could flexibly
    Where you can work                                                                                               sample different discipline
    Our graduates have the practical and advanced theoretical knowledge needed                                       areas. Engineering has long
    to step into roles that lead machinery development across the globe. Mechanical                                  been ranked as the most
    engineers find employment in dynamic environments where machines are                                             common undergraduate
    designed, developed, tested and manufactured. These engineers can be found in
    the automotive, aerospace, mining, refining, manufacturing, environmental, medical,
                                                                                                                     degree among Fortune 500
    power generation and building industries.                                                                        CEOs – so even if I didn’t
    Companies such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, General Electric and Airbus typically                                     find my life passion in the
    employ mechanical and aerospace engineers for their specialist knowledge and                                     degree I knew that it would
    technical skills. Mechanical and materials engineers are employed by private
                                                                                                                     give me an amazing skill
    companies such as AlumniTech, TechExpo and Integra LifeSciences Corp.
                                                                                                                     set for life. So I decided to
    Hot jobs                                                                                                         just take the plunge!”
    Aerospace Engineer                                        Mechanical Engineer                                    Isabelle Fleming
    Entry-level: $55,000–$117,000                             Entry-level: $47,000–$75,000                           Bachelor of Engineering
    Experienced: $76,000–$157,000                             Experienced: $70,000–$144,000                          (Honours) (Mechanical)
     *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019. All figures are in Australian dollars.                                current student

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Bachelor of

Engineering (Honours)
Mechatronic Engineering
Are you ready for one of the most hands-on mechatronic degrees in Australia? Do you want
to learn how to retrieve a submarine from the ocean floor or build an autonomous drone?

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                   OP / RANK / IB / ATAR       ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

    717001         8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*     8 / 84    9 / 82         4 years     1, 2        St Lucia Part of standard  Computer Science,      Queensland Year
                                                                        full-time                        program, awarded Information Technology, 12 or equivalent
                                                                        (or                              based on weighted Mathematics, Science   English, Mathematical
                                                                        part-time                        cumulative grade                         Methods, plus one of
                                                                        equivalent)                      point average                            Physics or Chemistry

    See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64

* Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the OP/Rank was used.
<
  Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
>
  Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

What you will study
This study area begins with foundational                                                                                “Reflecting on all the
elements including theory, principles of
design, mechatronic systems, professional                                                                                opportunities I had – studying
communication skills and ethics. Your studies                                                                            engineering, science and
will incorporate the dynamics and materials                                                                              languages, being a student
of mechanical engineering along with
                                                                                                                         leader, an executive member
electrical elements such as circuit design.
                                                                                                                         for a student society, studying
You will explore concepts and practical
applications with studies in artificial                                                                                  abroad in Hong Kong and
intelligence, signal and systems theory, and                                                                             representing the uni through
control theory. This knowledge will also                                                                                 dance - I’ve realised there
be integrated with computer science as
you learn how mechanical and electrical
                                                                                                                         truly is something for
components work together in aerospace                                                                                    everyone at UQ!”
systems and industrial automation.
Each year you will complete a hands-on,                                                                                  Pamela Cheok
project-based subject as part of a student                                                                               Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
team. This will involve designing and                                                                                    (Mechatronic) (Minor: Biomedical
building a system to solve a mechatronics                                                                                Engineering) / Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                                         (Biomedical Science) / Diploma in
task. Previous projects include a mini-rescue
                                                                                                                         Languages (Chinese)
vehicle, autonomous drones, cars and
sailboats, and submarine recovery.                                                                                       Manufacturing Engineer II, Boston
You will also complete a robotics project in                                                                             Scientific, Galway (Ireland)
your third year of study.

                    Combine robotics with computer
                    science and take artificial
                    intelligence to the next level.

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Where you can work
     Mechatronic engineers are highly sought after as the
     demand for artificial intelligence systems, robotics,
     automated industrial machinery and avionics continues to
     grow globally. You will exit with qualifications that allow
     you to take advantage of employment opportunities in the
     aerospace, automotive, robotics, fabrication and processing,
     mining, shipping and rail sectors.
     Mechatronic engineers invent, design and create advanced
     robotic technology to meet the needs of our future world.
     Employers include BAE Systems, Arnott’s Australia, Epsom,
     Google, Amazon, Boeing ABB, Telstra, Uber and Accenture.
     These engineers can also be found in challenging consulting
     roles and within public departments and agencies such as
     the Department of Defence.

     Hot jobs
     Automation Engineer
     Entry-level: $51,000–$88,000
     Experienced: $79,000–$135,000
     Design Engineering Manager
     Entry-level: $57,000–$147,000
     Late-career: $104,000–$218,000
     *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019. All figures are in Australian dollars.

Alan Kosinski , current Bachelor
of Engineering (Honours)/
Master of Engineering student,
on placement at Skyborne.

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5th in the world
                                                                                                                                               Mining and Mineral
                                                                                                                                               Engineering*
                                                                                                                                               *QS World University Rankings by
                                                                                                                                               Subject, 2019

Mining Engineering
 Mining is one of the most technologically advanced industries in Australia.
 As a graduate, you’ll help build the most environmentally friendly and
 productive resources sector we’ve ever seen.

 What you will study                                                    This study area, ranked in the top five in
 As a mining engineer, you will help ensure                             the world*, will provide you with a strong
 our communities have the vital metals and                              grounding in advanced mathematics, and
 minerals we need for the steel frames in our                           earth and engineering sciences. Subjects
 buildings through to the microprocessors                               will cover thermodynamics; fluid, particle              Outstanding
                                                                        and structural mechanics; mechanical and
 in our laptops. You will also possess the
                                                                        electrical machinery; and controls. You will            employment rates:
 expertise to manage all phases of mining
 operations from discovery through to                                   also explore mining methods, mine planning              97.2% of Mining Engineers
                                                                        and design, geomechanics, ventilation,
 feasibility, development production,
                                                                        surveying, economics, management, safety                are employed
 processing and marketing, and finally to
                                                                        and environmental aspects.                              Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
 mine closure and rehabilitation.
                                                                        *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

           Where you can work
           Mining engineers find rewarding roles with local and international mining and contracting companies, and often begin their careers
           in centres where minerals such as gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium ores, coal, natural gas, limestone and phosphate rock
           are extracted. These engineers will usually work (at least in the early stages of their careers) in outdoor conditions away from
           major cities. Experienced mining engineers also find roles as mine inspectors and advisers to government bodies, and supervise
           tunnelling and open-cut operations for railways, roads, hydroelectric and sewerage works for civil engineering companies.
           These engineers are frequently employed by major companies such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Golder Associates.

           Hot jobs

           Mining Engineer                                              Geotechnical Engineer
           Mid-level: $125,527 (average salary)                         Early-level: $50,000–$74,000                          *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019.
           Experienced: $145,591 (average salary)                       Late-career: $82,000–$238,000                          All figures are in Australian dollars.

           How mining is changing
Existing

                                                                             Diesel-powered                Exploratory            Standard drill                  Mining
                Drill operator                    Truck driver
                                                                                machines                     drilling               and blast                   operations

             Data modeller and                 Autonomous                      Electric and              Use of historical         Adapting to             Data analytics and
             systems (working                 fleet operator                    renewable                 and predictive       drilling conditions         geological model
Emerging

             remotely to make                   (managing                    energy-powered              data, real-time          using AI and                design skills;
              decisions about                 the human-to-                      machines               data analysis, 3D         robotics, and             data and digital
             data collected by               machine interface                                          and virtual reality      predicting blast            literacy skills;
              an autonomous                   with driverless                                              visualisation         results with 3D            operational and
                  drill rig)                     vehicles)                                                   software          simulations and AI            planning skills

           Source: Minerals Council of Australia: More to mining 2019

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“It was a passion for problem
solving in complex situations
that led me to a degree in
mining engineering. Not only
that, but it is a field that comes
with broad career prospects.
I chose UQ because it has
one of the highest-ranking
mining engineering courses
in Australia, and you can
experience a variety of different
majors in your first year.”

George Eadie
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
(Mining)
Mining Engineer, BHP

                                     ENGINEERING, COMPUTING, ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 2021   19
Bachelor of

Engineering (Honours)
Software Engineering
Do you envision a world where lens-free cameras and spray-on screens are a reality?

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                OP / RANK / IB / ATAR      ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

717001          8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 84       9 / 82          4 years     1, 2        St Lucia Part of standard     Arts, Business         Queensland Year
                                                                        full-time                        program, awarded     Management,            12 or equivalent
                                                                        (or                              based on weighted    Commerce, Economics,   English, Mathematical
                                                                        part-time                        cumulative grade     Mathematics, Science   Methods, plus one of
                                                                        equivalent)                      point average                               Physics or Chemistry

See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64

* Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the OP/Rank was used.
<
  Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
>
  Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

What you will study                                              software engineering including how to                   existing operating environments.
The software engineering study area                              design programs and systems that are                    In this field, you will use the principles
focuses on designing high-quality computer                       free from errors, reliable, safe, efficient and         of computer design, engineering,
software and offers focused studies in                           manageable.                                             management, psychology and sociology
computer programming, databases,                                 You will learn how to use computers to                  in small or large multinational companies.
web-based computing, cloud computing                             provide solutions and deliver high-quality
and cyber security. It also explores formal                      code on time that can be integrated into

     Where you can work
     Accredited software engineers establish their own companies or work with large
     corporations in the areas of software design, development and advancement.
     Diverse roles are available, ranging from information security analysts, computer                                   In a digital future, the
     and multimedia programmers, through to software developers and information
     systems managers. Graduates also find employment as network managers with
                                                                                                                         opportunities for software
     oversight of all company data including databases and storage.                                                      are as limitless as the
     Software engineers are employed by leading organisations such as SAP, Oracle, IBM,                                  human imagination.
     eBay, LinkedIn, Google and Canon.

     Hot jobs
     Software Engineer                                           Software Developer
     Entry-level: $48,000 - $79,000                              Entry-level: $40,000- $70,000
     Experienced: $72,000 - $132,000                             Late-career: $72,000 - $213,000
      *Salaries according to Payscale.com 2019. All figures are in Australian dollars.

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Digital Information is everywhere
and has the capacity to
revolutionise the way that we live.

                                      ENGINEERING, COMPUTING, ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 2021   21
Alternative pathways
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Didn’t get a high enough OP?

            Preferred degree                                            Year 1                             Year 2

     Bachelor of Engineering                                   Bachelor of Science                Bachelor of Engineering
           (Honours)                                                                                    (Honours)

                      Completed
                                                                                                         Receive up to one year
                Mathematical Methods,                                    Take Engineering
                                                                                                        of credit towards the BE
                and either Chemistry or                             academic advice in course
                                                                                                        (Hons). Undertake core
                 Physics in high school,                             selection. Achieve a GPA
                                                                                                         engineering courses in
                   but didn’t get the                                   of 4.0 or higher in
                                                                                                           second year before
                     required OP?                                         your first year.
                                                                                                               realigning.

Don’t have the prerequisites?

           Preferred degree                                             Year 1                             Year 2

     Bachelor of Engineering                                  Bachelor of Information             Bachelor of Engineering
           (Honours)                                               Technology                           (Honours)

                  Haven’t completed                                     Take Engineering
                                                                       academic advice in                   Receive up to one
                Physics or Chemistry
                                                                   course selection. Complete             year of credit towards
               prerequisite courses for
                                                                  prerequisite courses PHYS1171         the BE (Hons). Undertake
              the BE(Hons)? Completed
                                                                          or CHEM1090.                  core engineering courses
               Mathematical Methods?                                 Achieve a GPA of 4.0 or              in second year before
                                                                     higher in your first year.                 realigning.

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Double your opportunities

Improve your employment prospects and                                                                   DURATION
                                                                                                                      MINIMUM SELECTION
                                                                                                                       THRESHOLD 2020<
                                                                                                                                                 LOWEST OP / RANK TO
                                                                                                                                                RECEIVE AN OFFER 2020>
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broaden your skills and knowledge by studying                                                           (YEARS)X
                                                                                                                      OP / RANK / IB / ATAR     ADJUSTED    UNADJUSTED

two programs at the same time.                                                          Engineering (Honours) / Business Management
                                                                                        717301      5.5            8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 84       8 / 84
                                                                                        Engineering (Honours) / Commerce
                                                                                        717201      5.5            7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 88       8 / 84

As the world around you changes, new and fascinating career                             Engineering (Honours) / Computer Science
opportunities are created every day, and job roles increasingly                         717721      5.5            7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 88       8 / 84

combine multiple disciplines.                                                           Engineering (Honours) / Economics
                                                                                        717601      5.5            7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 87       7 / 87
A dual program, also called a double degree, will equip you for
                                                                                        Engineering (Honours) / Information Technology
this evolving job market. It gives you the flexibility to study two
                                                                                        717701      5.5            7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        6 / 89       7 / 87
different disciplines in a much shorter time, by studying only the
                                                                                        Engineering (Honours) / Mathematics
mandatory courses for each program with fewer or no electives.
                                                                                        717901      5              4 / 94 / 37/ 94.00         4 / 94       6 / 90
                                                                                        Engineering (Honours) / Science
                              MINIMUM SELECTION          LOWEST OP / RANK TO            717101      5              8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 84       8 / 84
                DURATION       THRESHOLD 2020<          RECEIVE AN OFFER 2020>
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                (YEARS)X                                                                Information Technology / Arts
                              OP / RANK / IB / ATAR     ADJUSTED    UNADJUSTED
                                                                                        733201      4              7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 88       8 / 84
Business Management / Information Technology
                                                                                        Information Technology / Science
710401      4              7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 87       7 / 87
                                                                                        733301      4              7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        4 / 94       5 / 92
Commerce / Information Technology
                                                                                        Mathematics / Computer Science
711621      4              7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 87       7 / 87
                                                                                        714421      4              4 / 94 / 37 / 94.00        4 / 94       5 / 92
Computer Science / Arts
733501      4.25           7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 88       8 / 86
Computer Science / Science                                                          x
                                                                                      Selected dual programs are currently under review, and durations are subject to
                                                                                      change. Visit future-students.uq.edu.au for up-to-date information.
733601      4              7 / 87 / 32 / 86.85        7 / 87       8 / 84
                                                                                    * Not all applicants on this OP/Rank gained entry; finer discrimination within the
Engineering (Honours) / Arts                                                          OP/Rank was used.
717401      5.5            8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    8 / 86       8 / 84           <
                                                                                      Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was
                                                                                      considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
Engineering (Honours) / Biotechnology (Honours)                                     >
                                                                                      Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who
717501      5.5            8* / 86* / 31* / 85.80*    7 / 87       8 / 84             were offered a place in 2020.

Benefits of dual programs

Save time
Graduate with two bachelor's degrees
in as little as four years (for some
combinations) – a much shorter time
                                                           Strike a balance
                                                           Why compromise when you can
                                                           balance your studies and your sanity
                                                           by pursuing both your career ambitions
                                                                                                                    16
                                                                                                                    engineering and
than it would take to study both                           and passions? Dual program students
                                                                                                                    computing dual program
programs separately.                                       appreciate the diversity of topics offered
                                                           in their two different programs.                         combinations available

                                                                                                          ENGINEERING, COMPUTING, ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 2021     23
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) /
Master of Engineering
Combine your undergraduate and postgraduate studies together in one unique integrated
degree and get your career off to a flying start.

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                   THRESHOLD 2020<             RECEIVE AN OFFER 2020>                  SEMESTER
                   OP / RANK / IB / ATAR       ADJUSTED UNADJUSTED

    717111         2 / 97 / 39 / 97.00         2 / 97     4 / 94         5 years     1, 2          St Lucia Part of             For direct entry: Queensland Year 12 or equivalent
                                                                         full-time                          standard            English, Mathematical Methods, plus one of
                                                                         (or                                program,            Physics or Chemistry.
                                                                         part-time                          awarded based       For internal application: You must have completed
                                                                         equivalent)                        on weighted         at least 16 units of study (equivalent to one
                                                                                                            cumulative          year full-time study) with an appropriate major
                                                                                                            grade point         towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or
                                                                                                            average             BE(Hons) dual degree in a relevant discipline, with
                                                                                                                                a weighted grade point average of at least 5 on a
    See ‘Program table explained’ on page 64                                                                                    7-point scale.
<
     Minimum (adjusted) selection threshold 2020 is the minimum score that was considered for an offer of a place to all applicants.
>
     Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer refers to all recent secondary students who were offered a place in 2020.

What you will study                                         disciplines and place you closer to the
                                                            leading edge of technology. Industry needs                           STUDY AREAS
If you want to lead your field, advance the                 graduates who can apply new technologies
boundaries of knowledge and develop                         to existing and emerging industries. The
high-level competence and expertise,                                                                                        The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/
                                                            master’s courses will give you a clear and                      Master of Engineering fields of study
the integrated Bachelor of Engineering                      demonstrable advantage when applying
(Honours) / Master of Engineering                                                                                           include:
                                                            for jobs that require advanced skills and
(BE(Hons)/ME) degree is for you.                                                                                            – Chemical
                                                            capabilities.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) /                     UQ Engineering has a proud history of                           – Chemical and Biological
Master of Engineering combines our                          innovation and leadership in engineering                        – Chemical and Environmental
undergraduate engineering program                           education, and the BE(Hons)/ME                                  – Chemical and Materials
with master’s level coursework and a                        program will continue to position UQ
semester-long placement or research                                                                                         – Chemical and Metallurgical
                                                            engineers as industry leaders, both in
thesis with an industry or research                         Australia and internationally. Our existing                     – Civil
partner.                                                    industry partners have shown great                              – Electrical
These courses are designed to provide                       enthusiasm for this program as a way of                         – Electrical and Biomedical
specialist knowledge of the various                         developing outstanding engineers.
                                                                                                                            – Electrical and Computer
                                                                                                                            – Mechanical
                                                                                                                            – Mechanical and Aerospace
                                                                                                                            – Mechanical and Materials
                                                                                                                            – Mechatronic
                               Gain a clear advantage when                                                                  – Software
                               applying for jobs that require
                               advanced skills and capabilities
                                                                                                                            Students who directly enter the
                                                                                                                            BE(Hons)/ME from first year
                                                                                                                            automatically become members of
                                                                                                                            the Engineering, Architecture and
                                                                                                                            Information Technology (EAIT) Scholars
                                                                                                                            program for their first year of study.

24       ENGINEERING, COMPUTING, ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 2021
Adam Webber, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical
and Aerospace)/ Master of Engineering on placement at Volvo

Your integrated masters over five years

            YEAR                                     YEAR                              YEAR                                  YEARS

               1                  +                   2                    +             3                    + 4 &5
Flexible first year                     Engineering major                  Consolidate your study                Master’s courses /
You will study foundation               Choose a study area and            Consolidate your learning in          industry placement
courses introducing you to the          undertake courses specific to      your chosen study area to             Undertake a semester-long
way professional engineers              your career aspirations.           match your individual career          industry or research placement.
think and work, combined with           There are 14 areas to choose       goals. This is also a great time      Your interest and career
engineering practice courses            from (refer to the table, left).   to undertake an exchange              ambitions will be the driving
involving engineering design,                                              semester!                             force behind what you choose
physical prototyping and                                                   uq.edu.au/uqabroad                    to do.
modelling – each incorporating
                                                                                                                 Study advanced-level specialist
different engineering
                                                                                                                 courses in your discipline and
disciplines.
                                                                                                                 gain exposure to the challenges
                                                                                                                 of engineering.

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