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Flexible First Year engineering

Get a taste of engineering before you decide on a stream

Still uncertain which stream to take? Our Flexible First Year program lets you try out various engineering disciplines so you can be confident in your decision, and still finish your degree in the usual time it takes.

What is a Flexible First Year in engineering?

Our Flexible First Year program allows you to explore different engineering disciplines before deciding upon your ultimate course of study.

You'll undertake a common set of units before transferring into your preferred stream at the end of your first semester or year.

You can undertake our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year) in the following eight streams:

You’ll get a taste of each of these disciplines in your first semester to help you to decide where your strengths and interests lie.

Enjoy all the same benefits

Once you’ve chosen your stream, you can select from a range of specialisations depending on your degree.

You can even do the Flexible First Year program with a combined degree in arts, commerce, science, health science, medical science, laws or project management.

Our award-winning Professional Engagement Program is built-in to all our engineering degrees, enabling you to change your approach to learning through self-reflection, and undertake a six-week internship to gain valuable firsthand experience.

Our engineering degrees are also designed to ensure our graduates are best positioned to engineer for the digital age, and embedded with enhanced foundation studies in data and computation.

An embedded honours thesis or research project will allow you to further specialise in an area of your interest. 

Ella Kerr

Ella Kerr
Engineering Honours (Mechanical)
"I chose the Flexible First Year Program as I had no idea which stream I wanted to study. It definitely helped me, as I was able to experience all the different disciplines over a semester and discover which one I enjoyed the most. I don't think I would ever have thought of choosing Mechanical Engineering – my current stream – if I hadn't done the program."
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year)