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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Arts

Combine your engineering and arts programs to broaden your perspective, maximise your skills and stand out in a competitive jobs market.

This dual program allows you to combine studies in engineering with your choice of majors from a wide range of subjects in the arts.

UQ is home to the largest number of engineering study options in Queensland. The program is split into six main disciplines and a total on 18 speciality majors. Under this dual program, you'll choose a major from choices including chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, mining or software engineering.

You'll develop your knowledge by applying science and engineering principles to problems of commercial importance. In addition to technical expertise, you'll develop essential workplace skills such as communication, teamwork, project management, problem-solving and lifelong learning.

In the arts component, you'll select from an extensive list of majors. For example, you may choose to pursue language studies, develop your passion for music or study a major that aligns with your career goals or an industry vertical.

Program highlights

  • Broaden your skills and knowledge and improve your employment prospects by studying a dual program and gaining two qualifications in less time.
  • Join the university ranked number one in Queensland for engineering and technology.
  • Experience a diverse range of engineering disciplines before deciding on a specialisation, with the option to choose your program path in your first year or wait until your second year.
  • Follow your passion for the arts and choose your speciality from more than 40 majors.

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

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Mining Engineering
  • Music
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

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

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

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.


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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:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Protection and automation engineer
  • Embedded software engineer
  • Sports administrator
  • Performing musician
  • Language teacher
  • Government relations manager
  • Communications officer
  • Travel consultant

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).

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