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Technical expertise to deliver challenging engineering projects

Gain two qualifications in five years

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  • 61st in the world

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  • 1st for employability

    Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally for employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Overview

In this combined degree you will develop technical expertise in your chosen engineering stream and complementary project management skills. Along with engineering, you will study core project management subjects including project finance, complex project coordination, analytics, risk management, organisational behaviour and psychology.

You can combine any engineering stream (AeronauticalBiomedicalChemical and BiomolecularCivilElectricalMechanicalMechatronic, and Software) with a Bachelor of Project Management.

As part of your engineering degree you will undertake the award-winning Professional Engagement Program enabling you to change your approach to learning through self-reflection and extra-curricular activities throughout your degree.

In today's complex world, there is an increasing demand for professionals who can leverage technical expertise to lead challenging projects.

Complementing your engineering studies, the Bachelor of Project Management covers the fundamental project management skills, theories and methods required to help organisations deliver new products, services and infrastructure. 

You can complete this combined degree in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. With a wide range of career options spanning the commercial and public sectors, your skills and experiences will position you to take a lead role in innovation and development.

Subject areas

There are over 15 engineering majors to choose from. Depending on your engineering stream, some majors may require additional study. Certain majors may also have limited capacity. There is no requirement to complete a major.

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How to apply

Prospective domestic students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for a Commonwealth supported place. Refer to the UAC website for key dates. Separate scholarship deadlines apply, visit the scholarships website for details.

For other useful information, visit our How to apply page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Current students applying to transfer from a diploma to a bachelor's degree must apply through UAC.

Closing dates:

Refer to the UAC website. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

Visit the How to apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). If you are a direct applicant, when you are ready to apply select the `Apply’ button on this course page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Standard closing dates:

Direct applicants:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year.
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

UAC Applicants: Refer to the UAC website

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

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

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

This course includes mandatory completion of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP). The program requires completion of 600 hours of professional engagement experiences integrated continuously throughout the degree. It is designed to allow students to contextualise their learning, enhance their own professional development, and build the foundations of a strong professional engineering career. The professional engagement activities are spread over 3 flexible stages. This involves

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

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management

Year Sem  Unit of study 
The Professional Engagement Program (PEP) is embedded throughout each semester of the degree.
1 1 Engineering stream core Integrated Engineering 1 Introduciton to Project Management Mathematics
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement Mathematics
2 1 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Effective Project Communication
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Project Time, Cost and Resources
Integrated Engineering 2 (2 credit points)
3 1 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Project Initiation and Scope Critical Thinking for Projects
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Systems Thinking for Projects Project Conflict Management
4 1 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Project Analytics Project Acceptance
(Integrated Engineering 3 (2 credit points)
  2 Engineering stream core Engineering stream core Executing Projects Reframing Projects
5 1 Thesis Engineering stream core Adapting to Project Context Engineering specialist elective or project management elective)
Integrated Engineering 4 (2 credit points)
  2 Thesis Legal Aspects of Projects Engineering specialist elective or project management elective  

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and/or Chemistry. If you attempt engineering without this prior level of knowledge of Mathematics you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course. Science assumed knowledge should be appropriate to the Engineering stream chosen.

Admission criteria

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

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Prerequisites

This course has a mathematics course prerequisite. For details on the prerequisite, and how it applies to you, visit: Mathematics course prerequisites.

Credit for previous study

If you’ve already completed university-level or equivalent subjects, you may be able to apply for credit for previous study.

Course opportunities

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

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

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are also recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.

The Bachelor of Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs.

Career Pathways

  • Engineering project coordinators
  • Project management
  • Property development
  • Construction 
  • Mining
  • Banking and finance
  • State or federal governments
  • Water and resource management
  • Engineering firm management
  • Consultancy
Future study options

After completing the Bachelor of Engineering Honours, further study is available via research or coursework. The faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different Engineering and IT disciplines. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. Our postgraduate coursework and research is focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics.

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