Engineering (Honours)

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Do you want to make solar energy more efficient, create new technology in robotics or even develop materials to support the growth of human cells? This is the degree for you!
The ANU Bachelor of Engineering boasts many unique characteristics, but best of all, it is built on a 'multidisciplinary systems' approach. What does that mean? Successful engineers need to understand how disciplines work together. Our state-of-the-art education experience ensures that you will be able to design, analyse and manage the complex systems of the future.
This exceptional degree will not only allow you to excel in your career, but to also make a real difference and help to solve some of the world's largest problems.

Employment Opportunities

After graduation you can work as an accredited engineer.

Careers in engineering are diverse and engineers are in high demand in Australia and overseas. As an ANU graduate with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers.

The skills and abilities you gain while studying are highly sought after in engineering companies and across many other professions and organisations.

Because of our unique systems engineering approach, many of our graduates progress to senior management roles due to their skills and knowledge in more than one engineering discipline.

For this reason engineering at ANU is often considered a springboard into the wider corporate world.

Our graduates work in many organisations including:

  • Toyota
  • Telstra
  • Qantas
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Department of Defence
  • Energy Australia
  • GHD
  • CEA Technologies
  • Cochlear Limited
  • ABB
  • Thales
  • Ford.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) requires completion of 192 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 192 units must include:

90 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

ENGN1215 Engineering Science

ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics

ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics

ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems & Design

ENGN2218 Electronic Systems & Design

ENGN2219 Computing for Engineering Simulation

ENGN2225 Systems Engineering Design

ENGN2226 Systems Engineering Analysis

ENGN3100 Practical Experience (0 unit)

ENGN3221 Engineering Management

ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation

ENGN4200 Individual Project (12 units)

ENGN4221 Systems Engineering Project

PHYS1101 Advanced Physics I

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics & Applications 1

MATH1115 Mathematics & Applications I Honours 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1014 Mathematics & Applications 2

MATH1116 Mathematics & Applications II Honours 

48 units from completion of one of the following Engineering majors, of which 12 units contribute towards meeting the compulsory course requirements above:

Biomedical Systems

Electronic and Communication Systems

Mechanical and Material Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Photonic Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

A further 12 units from completion of courses in the subject area ENGN

36 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


  • Biomedical Systems
  • Electronic and Communication Systems
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Photonic Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Systems


  • Biomedical Systems
  • Electronic and Communication Systems
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Photonic Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Systems

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR

• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR

• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR

• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Requirements for domestic applicants:


QLD Band:6

International Baccalaureate:32

For international students:

Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements: 

English Language Requirements:

ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Students must formally enrol in ENGN4100 Engineering Honours at the commencement of their intended final semester.

Honours grades in the BE degree are awarded by the Research School of Engineering on the basis of a recommendation from the Director of the Research School Engineering. They may be awarded with first class honours; second class honours, division A; or second class honours, division B.

The awarding of honours in engineering is based on meritorious performance over the entire four-year program. The assessment of meritorious performance includes the calculation of a weighted average percentage mark (APM). The APM is calculated using four clusters of courses, which are defined and weighted as follows:

Science and Engineering Foundations (0.1 weighting): ENGN1211, ENGN1215, COMP1110 or 1730, MATH1013 or 1115, MATH1014 or 1116 and PHYS1101.

Engineering Fundamentals (0.2 weighting): ENGN1217, 1218, 2217, 2218, 2219 and ENGN2000-series electives.

Professional Core (0.3 weighting): ENGN2225, 2226, 3200*, 3221, 3230 and 4221 (*not compulsory).

Engineering Discipline (0.4 weighting): ENGN3000-series and 4000-series electives, and ENGN4200.

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