Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 22 k / Year(s) Deadline: Aug 17, 2024
195 place StudyQA ranking:1743 Duration:4 years

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From the Egyptian pyramids, agricultural mechanisation and cars to TV, mobile phones, space shuttles and mechanical hearts, engineers and their pioneering innovations have been critical to growth and prosperity across the ages.

This flexible course has a strong focus on practical learning s and offers you the choice of five majors. It will equip you with the skills you’ll need to mix it with history’s greatest engineers. Maybe you’ll have the honour of creating the next lifesaving medical device, a clean water system for remote communities in Africa, or a mobile phone app that keeps children safe.

Watch this video to find out more about Engineering at Macquarie.


Key features


  • A common program of study in the first 12 months provides you with a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, computing and core areas of engineering.
  • This course is accredited by Engineers Australia, meaning your qualification will be recognised for engineering practice both in Australia and abroad. 
  • This course focuses on professional development and higher-level engineering skills that culminate in a final-year engineering project.
  • It can be combined with the Bachelors of Science, Arts or Commerce by adding just one more year of study.
  • Your learning is enhanced by our location in one of Australia’s leading high-tech precincts.


Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majors:

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

General requirements

  • Minimum number of credit points for the degree 96 ECTS
  • Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 63 ECTS
  • Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 39 ECTS
  • Minimum number of credit points at 400 level or above 21 ECTS
  • Minimum number of credit points designated as engineering 87 ECTS
  • Completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Engineering with honours
  • Completion of a designated People unit 
  • Completion of a designated Planet unit 
  • Completion of a designated PACE unit 


To be eligible to apply to Macquarie University for an undergraduate program, you must have one of the following:

  • A recognised secondary (high school) qualification
  • A recognised University Foundation course
  • A recognised two or three year Diploma
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Assumed knowledge

  • Required: HSC Mathematics (Band 4) or its equivalent is a subject prerequisite for first year Engineering, Mathematics and Physics units.
  • Recommended: HSC Physics or Chemistry, Engineering studies, Senior Science, Information Processes and Technology and/or HSC Software Design and Development; or international equivalents.
  • Note: Introductory units and bridging courses are available for students without the recommended prior knowledge. Other units taken as part of a degree may require assumed knowledge, prerequisites or recommended studies.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

The university offers scholarships to students to address financial need or hardship, academic excellence, sporting achievement and in recognition of outstanding character. It can also provide financial assistance with loans and grants to students who have difficulty with basic living expenses and help with fees. Each year Macquarie University awards around $2.5 million in scholarships, most of which are given on the basis of financial need or other hardship. 

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