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Bachelor of Engineering Science


Domestic students are advised to refer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067), which includes industry experience and provides a comprehensive preparation for a career in the engineering profession.

City campus

Min. duration
3 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10066v5
CRICOS: 033909D

This course is an engineering technologist-level program which is similar in nature to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066) but does not provide full professional engineering status.

This course provides students with the skills required at an engineering technologist level – and hence the ability to work with professional engineers – without developing full professional engineering competencies.

Typical study program

Most subjects are offered in Spring and Autumn sessions, sometimes as day classes and sometimes as evening classes. The programs shown below for each major show a suggested sequence for students undertaking the course full time. The subjects taken in any one session are determined by what is on offer and any subject requisites.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ03134 Civil Engineering84maj03134
MAJ03515 Data Engineering84maj03515
MAJ03413 Electrical Engineering84maj03413
MAJ03511 Environmental Engineering84maj03511
MAJ03447 ICT Engineering84maj03447
MAJ03024 Innovation Engineering84maj03024
MAJ03139 Mechanical Engineering84maj03139
MAJ03507 Mechatronic Engineering84maj03507
MAJ03520 Software Engineering84maj03520
STM90357 No specified major (Engineering)84stm90357

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $755. The total credit points are 144.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Career options include positions in engineering teams across the full spectrum of engineering activities. Specific career options depend on the major chosen.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90356 Core subjects36
CBK90228 Electives18
48001 Project BEngSc6
CBK90178 Major choice (Engineering Science)84

Course structure explained

A total of 144 credit points is required for graduation, distributed in the following way:

  • core program (including the Project BEngSc): 42 credit points
  • fields of practice (including a major BEngSc project): 84 credit points, and
  • electives: 18 credit points.

The degree may be taken with a designated major which students usually select at entry. Opportunities exist in later years for students to apply to change majors. Students may choose not to take a major, instead taking a general program comprising subjects from different areas of engineering as approved by the Director, Teaching and Learning.

Additional information

Course duration

The course can be completed in three years of full-time study.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 50-57; or CAE: 169-175.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English Standard.

English Advanced is recommended.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

Students who have previously undertaken study at a university or other recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for some academic credit recognition for their prior study if the subjects previously completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course.

The prior study must have been completed before commencement of this course, but no earlier than 10 years before commencement. Students must be able to demonstrate that their knowledge is current.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For Engineering and Information Technology students

Transfer between UTS courses

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering Science may (dependent upon performance and admission requirements) be allowed to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066). This involves completion of the remaining Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) subjects. The subject 48001 Project BEngSc is not credited from this course to any Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Engineering Science in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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