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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Economics

Enhance your engineering skill-set through a dual program including economics to prepare yourself for exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

This dual program will equip you with expertise in economics to enhance your engineering abilities, providing you with skills in investment decision-making and managing complex environmental and social priorities.

The engineering program is split into six main disciplines and a total on 18 speciality majors. The main streams of the program are chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, mining and software engineering.

Depending on your choice of major, the skills you'll develop under the engineering component of the program will allow you to work in a range of fields, from infrastructure and hospitals to energy and software.

With the economics program, you'll challenge your personal thinking and current ideas of people and the world, learning how economics is central to decision-making in business, markets, trade, government, health and more. You'll undertake a variety of courses that will build your knowledge about key economic principles, theories and tools, and study topics including microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

You'll graduate with a highly regarded skill-set, ready for exciting and rewarding career opportunities across an amazing array of industries and organisations.

Program highlights

  • Join the university ranked number one in Queensland for engineering and technology, with the largest range of engineering disciplines of any university in the state.
  • Study at the only institution in Queensland to offer the Bachelor of Economics.
  • Benefit from the School of Economics' research focus that ensures content is engaging and relevant today and into the future.
  • Develop a range of statistical and analytical tools you can use to solve policy and decision-making challenges.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Business and Industry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Software Engineering

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb Deadline: Nov
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Economic consultant
  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Investment analyst
  • Electrical engineer
  • Trade finance operations officer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Energy and resource economist
  • Software engineer

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)
Students without Specialist Mathematics and/or another high school prerequisite may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 88 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.

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