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Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) With Honours

University of Tasmania
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) With Honours

Engineers are collaborators who balance creative design, analysis and applied science to design, build and manage structures, machines, manufacturing processes and infrastructure. They cross disciplines, and borders, embracing the challenge of creating the world of tomorrow.

When you study Engineering, you’re on the path to a career with the potential to positively impact the world. Every exciting, future-focused development in society has engineering at its core, from decentralised energy generation to next-generation biomedical implants. No matter how fast technology advances, or what needs society creates, engineers are always there, pushing the boundaries and creating solutions.

Our engineering curriculum is specifically designed to create the next generation of professional Engineers. Problem solving forward thinkers who can work in teams, and are committed to crafting modern engineering solutions that are sustainable, economically feasible, safe, and appropriate to context and purpose.

If you want to play a major role in raising living standards, improving the quality of life in our community, and protecting our environment, this is the study option for you.

When you study this degree, you will:

  • Build a degree tailored specifically to your own interests and ambitions. Specialise in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, then tailor your study with elective units, projects, work experience, and extra-curricular activities that customise your learning towards your career of choice.
  • Learn through hands-on practical experiences including industry placements, laboratory work and independent research projects.
  • Develop a combination of specialised and transferable skills that have your graduating work ready and attractive to employers
  • Enjoy being mentored by highly qualified teaching, research and professional staff, people with long standing industry links, and many of whom are leaders in their field.

Course objectives

You will gain a broad, practical foundation of engineering skills and knowledge, covering physical sciences, mathematics and engineering science, followed by specific theory and practice in one of the specialised engineering fields.

Group work, projects, and engineering design competitions provide extra challenges and opportunities to work alongside world-class academics and researchers. The university also encourages you to find opportunities for international exchange and all students undertake 12 weeks of integrated work experience as part of their degree. Engineering is about design and making, and we ensure you have the skills and experience to do both when you graduate.

Our new engineering degree also lets you customise your learning towards your career of choice by studying complementary units from another area of the University. For example, pick up units from Health and Medicine for a career in biomedical engineering.

The degree is desired by employers world-wide, with graduates being highly sought after due to the hands-on and multi-disciplinary nature of their education.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last two years must be provided.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers focus on designing, planning and constructing the world we live in, both above and below the ground. Projects include dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports, and structures across all scales, including residential buildings. As cities grow, the role of the civil engineer becomes even more important as we balance development with sustainability, working to futureproof where we live, both functionally and for the environment.

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Our world is more connected than ever, and electronics and communications engineers are designing, creating and maintaining the infrastructure that enables that global connectivity. They design and maintain 4G and emerging 5G networks, control automatic and robotic autonomous vehicles and mobile devices, and enable the safe navigation of ships and aircraft by radar and GPS. They also help improve quality of life around the world, creating bionic ears, pacemakers, life support systems and other biomedical devices. Engineers are collaborators who balance creative design, analysis and applied science to design, build and manage structures, machines, manufacturing processes and infrastructure. They cross disciplines, and borders, embracing the challenge of creating the world of tomorrow.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Combining elements from both electronics and communications and engineering, and electrical power engineering, this specialisation provides skills and knowledge applicable to both areas. Graduates may choose career paths where crossover skills are desirable, such as automation and control within the electrical power industry.

Electrical Power Engineering

Sustainably meeting global energy requirements is at the forefront of modern engineering challenges. In response, electrical power engineers manage projects across the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy. They are looking to reinvent the world’s energy systems, working across a scale that crosses continents, right down to the local community where delivering reliable, sustainable power can directly tackle poverty and save lives.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in mechanical design, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, maintenance, safety, management, and development of policies within vast global sectors including energy, transportation, manufacturing, and automation. The largest and most complicated machines on the planet, from ships and aircraft to highly technical mechatronics and automation, need the skills and knowledge of a mechanical engineer.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Continuing studies

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

Career paths

Graduates qualify for technical positions but often move into management roles within companies, organisations or consultancies across many industries. Career options in Engineering include the following jobs and industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Building and construction
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer systems
  • Government agencies
  • Health industry
  • Industrial electronics
  • International development
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and exploration
  • Petrochemical
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Property development
  • Renewable energy
  • Robotics and automation
  • Software engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

About this institute

University of Tasmania

Our story began 130 years ago, in a sandstone building overlooking Hobart. Since those early days, with three lecturers teaching eleven students, our purpose has remained the same. Through academic excellence, we make our home, and the world, a better...

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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