School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

A UQ Engineering degree is widely accredited and respected globally allowing students to work in Australia and overseas.  Engineering involves finding innovative solutions to solve contemporary problems and engineers will be responsible for the future's exciting and innovative technology.  UQ's flexible engineering curriculum equips graduates with the skills to work in both established and newly emerging areas of engineering. 

From 2015 the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program became the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)). Further updates to the plan rules and course offerings will take effect over the period 2017-2019. Details are available here.

At the School of IT & Electrical Engineering, we manage the following majors:

Advice for Current Students

First Year Engineering Students
Please visit the First Year Engineering Students page which has important information about the first year of study in the Engineering program.

Academic Advice
As a starting point, please follow the links above for your engineering major to find the set of program rules and program mud-maps (a graphical view of your program rules) to help you plan your enrolment. 

The Engineering Program Support page will answer the most common queries regarding enrolling and studying the Bachelor of Enigneering program.  If you cannot find the answer to your question, you may need to see an Academic Advisor.  These are booked by the School Office, please refer to the information on the academic advice page for available times and how to book appointments.

If you are enrolled in the BE/ME program please see the BE/ME program information page.

Student Resources


Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is concerned with electrical and electronic devices and systems.  This major prepares students to design cutting edge products for applications in communication systems, electronics, computer and digital hardware, automatic control systems and power systems.  It involves practical hands-on experience with high technology equipment.

BE(Hons) - Students enrolled from 2015 onwards

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. Explanation of these changes are provided here.

BE - Students enrolled between 2012 - 2015
BE - Students enrolled prior to 2011

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering - Dual Major

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology.  Through this dual major students study a broad range of foundation courses in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics followed by more advanced courses and laboratory training.

BE(Hons) - Students enrolled from 2017 onwards 

There were significant changes to the BE(electrical and biomedical) plan rules in 2017. These are detailed here. Students enrolled prior to 2017 should also view details about more general changes to course offerings detailed here

BE(Hons) - Students enrolled from 2015-2016

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. Explanation of these changes are provided here. Specific changes to the electrical and biomedical engineering plan are shown in the section for students enrolled after 2017, and are detailed here.

BE - Students enrolled between 2012 - 2015
BE - Students enrolled prior to 2011

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Dual Major

Electrical and computer engineering is concerned with the design and management of computer-based systems including embedded systems and conventional computers.  This dual major prepares students to work in innovative environments, designing cutting-edge products for information and communication industries.

BE(Hons) - Students enrolled from 2015 onwards

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. Explanation of these changes are provided here.

BE - Students enrolled between 2012 - 2015
BE - Students enrolled prior to 2011

Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic engineering integrates precision mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems and advanced controls.  Graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to design and build advanced products such as robots and machine tools, scientific instrumentation and automatic suspension and braking systems which can apply to a variety of industry sectors including mining, aerospace and defence.

BE(Hons) - Students enrolled from 2015 onwards
BE - Students enrolled between 2012 - 2015
BE - Students enrolled prior to 2011

Software Engineering

Software engineering deals with the challenges associated with the development, operation and mantainence of large-scale, high-quality software.

BE(Hons) - Students enrolled from 2015 onwards

These resources include changes to the plan rules taking effect from 2017. Explanation of these changes are provided here.

BE - Students enrolled between 2012 - 2015
BE - Students enrolled prior to 2011