Flexible First Year

The Flexible First Year pathway allows you to explore different engineering streams before deciding upon your ultimate stream. You will undertake a common set of units of study in your first semester before transferring to a stream.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours may be undertaken and awarded in the following streams:

  • Aeronautical
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical and Biomolecular
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronic
  • Software


In all streams, you will undertake the Professional Engagement Program, and enjoy opportunities for the development of significant professional relationships with industry partners.

The Flexible First Year pathway has a common first semester. You can pick any engineering project unit to help decide which direction to take. This unit will count as a core even if you ultimately decide on a different engineering stream. Students then transfer prior to Semester 2 into the stream of their choice.

Flexible first year is not available for mid year entry.

Flexible first year is not suited for students seeking to apply for credit for previous studies, and such students should apply directly for their chosen stream of engineering.

For a standard enrolment plan for Flexible First Year visit CUSP.