Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Kick-start your path to career success with a combined degree in engineering and business
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business and Commerce will give you the skills to become a successful engineer in the workforce, combined with a strong background of business and commerce principles and practice.
It’s an advantage for engineering graduates to have business or commerce qualifications early in their career as they are often required to manage complex projects with both tight schedules and budgets.
This combined degree enables you to gain credentials in both disciplines in a shorter time than if you were completing two separate degrees. It incorporates theoretical knowledge with practical experience to help you become successful in whichever career pathway you choose.
A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a graduate Engineer. After further professional development, a graduate member with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer and, when granted, may use the post-nominal MIEAust CPEng.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program is accredited by Engineers Australia and, through an agreement reached between the professional engineering bodies of other countries (the Washington Accord), is also recognised in the United Kingdom, the Unites States of America, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.
Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA professional exams and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams. Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website.
Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
You can choose from a large number of different Engineering majors including: Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, and Power Engineering.
Majors in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce include: Accounting, Aviation Management and Safety, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Law, Finance, General Commerce,Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing and Sustainable Business.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.Residential schools
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 1 x Engineering major (number of courses depending on the major)
|plus 1 x Business and Commerce major (number of courses depending on the major)
|plus approved courses (number of courses depending on Engineering major)
|plus 9 x practice courses (0 units value)||0|
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 10148|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24085|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 14/68. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended prior study: Physics (4,SA) or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.