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Undergraduate majors

Engineering is the ultimate field for problem-solving and innovation. Underpinned by maths, science and technology, engineers are developing solutions to global issues and driving advancement for our generation. They imagine the future and make it happen.

At UTS you can choose an engineering major which is best suited to your passions and interests. Explore the majors listed below and how they will take you on that journey.

All domestic students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice and international students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) must select a specific major or the Flexible major.


Biomedical engineers design and develop medical-related products and systems with the ultimate objective of improving our quality of life. Many of them work in major hospitals in selecting, operating and maintaining the very complex engineering infrastructure in our hospitals including artificial organs, prosthetics and wearable health devices.


Civil engineers create large-scale physical infrastructure which we see around us. It includes the development, design and build of buildings, stadiums, roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, mines, dams, water supply, wastewater treatment as well as the physical infrastructure of electrical and telecommunication systems.

Civil (Construction)

Civil construction engineers specialise in the construction of large projects such as high-rise apartments or office blocks. You’ll learn all the key skills you need to become a professional civil engineer, plus an understanding of human resources, finance and environmental planning and law.

Civil (Structures)

Civil structures engineers specialise in the analysis and design of structures, ranging from small to large complex ones, such as Sydney Tower, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. They are proficient in the advanced design, modelling and testing techniques needed to design efficient, long-lasting structures and to understand the traditional and advanced materials available for their construction.

Civil and Environmental^

Civil and environmental engineers are experts in assessing environmental impact and design of green buildings, transport, waste and other engineered systems. They specialise in efficient use of energy, protecting soil and water from contamination and design waste, pollution control and resource recovery systems.


Data engineers build the secure cyber-physical hardware and software infrastructure and systems that drives the collection, transmission, storage and analysis of data. This infrastructure enables organisations to innovate and optimise their services using broadband networking and powerful computing. Data engineers will play a critical role as more devices are connected via the Internet of Things.


Electrical engineers deal with the generation and application of electricity, from small circuitry to high-voltage power generation and supply networks. With traditional power generation at the centre of global warming issues, electrical engineers are now at the forefront of developing renewable energy systems and super efficient electrical devices that aim to reduce our energy demands.

Electronic - new in 2018

Electronic engineers design, build and test application specific hardware and software microsystems which exist in everyday gadgets including; smart watches, phones, robotics and biomedical devices.


Not ready to choose a major? You can customise your degree by combining several majors allowing you to explore the areas that interest you. If you find certain areas interest you more than others, you can negotiate to specialise and transfer to one of the other majors after your first year.


Mechanical engineers work with moving things and systems. They design, build and maintain anything that moves – from engines and other parts that move planes, trains and automobiles, to heavy industrial machinery, biomedical devices, space vehicles, wind turbines and other power generation equipment.


Mechatronic engineers work with moving things and the advanced electronics that drive them. They use a combination of mechanical, electronics, computer systems and software engineering to design and build mechanical systems and their controllers, software and hardware, plus electronic processes and the networks that link them.

Mechanical and Mechatronic^

This Mechanical and Mechatronic major brings together both engineering subjects to gain an understanding of both specialisations and increase your career opportunities.


Software engineers design, develop and maintain complex software systems. It ensures critical software systems (e.g. electricity distribution or national transport systems) are built systematically, rigorously, on time, on budget, and within specification. They must work the first and every time.


* Not available with combined degrees (except Business and Creative Intelligence and Innovation) and the Bachelor of Engineering Science

^ Not available with combined degrees and the Bachelor of Engineering Science